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Boston Color

HEX #5F94D5 / RGB (95, 148, 213)

What is Boston Color?

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Boston has the hex code #5F94D5. The equivalent RGB values are (95, 148, 213), which means it is composed of 21% red, 32% green and 47% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:55 M:31 Y:0 K:17. In the HSV/HSB scale, Boston has a hue of 213°, 55% saturation and a brightness value of 84%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Boston is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the Boston CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

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Boston Color Codes

Hex Code#5F94D5
RGB Values(95, 148, 213)
CMYK Values(55%, 31%, 0%, 17%)
HSV/HSB Values(213°, 55%, 84%)
Closest Web Safe#6699CC
Inverse Color#A06B2A [Dark Gold]
Closest Pantone®2718 C
Closest RAL5024 [Pastel blue]
Complementary Color#D5A05F [Brown Yellow]
Boston Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#989898
Weighted Average (Most Common)#8B8B8B
Weighted Average (Luma)#8D8D8D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BEBEBE

Boston Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 5F94D5. Complementary color is D5A05F

Complementary Palette

The complement of Boston is Brown Yellow with the hex code #D5A05F. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #5F94D5 color is offered by #D5A05F. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

5F94D5 D5A05F
Analogous color palette with (5F94D5, 655FD5 and 5FCFD5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Boston (#5F94D5) are Slate Blue (#655FD5) and Sea Serpent (#5FCFD5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Boston with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

5F94D5 655FD5 5FCFD5
Split Complementary color palette with (5F94D5, D5655F and CFD55F)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Boston (#5F94D5) are #D5655F (Fuzzy Wuzzy) and #CFD55F (Chinese Green). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

5F94D5 D5655F CFD55F
Triadic color palette with (5F94D5, D55F94 and 94D55F)

Triadic Palette

Boston triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D55F94 (Pale Red-Violet) and #94D55F (Pistachio) along with #5F94D5 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

5F94D5 D55F94 94D55F
Tetradic color palette with (5F94D5, D55F94, D5A05F and 5FD5A0)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Boston has four colors - #D55F94 (Pale Red-Violet), #D5A05F (Brown Yellow) and #5FD5A0 (Medium Aquamarine) in addition to the base color (#5F94D5). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

5F94D5 D55F94 D5A05F 5FD5A0
Square color palette with (5F94D5, D55FCF, D5A05F and 5FD565)

Square Palette

Boston square color palette has #D55FCF (Orchid), #D5A05F (Brown Yellow) and #5FD565 (Emerald). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

5F94D5 D55FCF D5A05F 5FD565
Rainbow color

Boston Color Rainbow Palette

Our Boston rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

5F94D5 8F5FD5 D55FB6 D56D5F D5D25F 72D55F 5FD5B1

Tints, Tones & Shades of Boston Color


  • Transparent 7FA9DD7FA9DD
  • Transparent 8FB4E28FB4E2
  • Transparent 9FBFE69FBFE6
  • Transparent AFCAEAAFCAEA
  • Transparent BFD4EEBFD4EE
  • Transparent CFDFF2CFDFF2
  • Transparent DFEAF7DFEAF7
  • Transparent EFF4FBEFF4FB


  • Transparent 6690C46690C4
  • Transparent 698EBC698EBC
  • Transparent 6C8CB36C8CB3
  • Transparent 708AAB708AAB
  • Transparent 7388A27388A2
  • Transparent 76869A76869A
  • Transparent 798491798491
  • Transparent 7D82897D8289


  • Transparent 4C76AA4C76AA
  • Transparent 436895436895
  • Transparent 395980395980
  • Transparent 304A6B304A6B
  • Transparent 263B55263B55
  • Transparent 1D2C401D2C40
  • Transparent 131E2B131E2B
  • Transparent 0A0F150A0F15

Boston Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Boston Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Boston Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boston Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boston Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boston Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boston Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boston Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boston Plaid Pattern

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