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Boy Blue Color

HEX #8CACD6 / RGB (140, 172, 214)

What is Boy Blue Color?

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Boy Blue has the hex code #8CACD6. The equivalent RGB values are (140, 172, 214), which means it is composed of 27% red, 33% green and 41% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:35 M:20 Y:0 K:16. In the HSV/HSB scale, Boy Blue has a hue of 214°, 35% 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.

Boy Blue is an RAL Design color with the number 270 70 25. Different from the Classic list, the RAL Design catalogue specifies colors for interiors. RAL is a well-known color matching system used in several European countries including Germany, France, Italy and the UK.

Boy Blue hex code is #8CACD6 with equivalent RGB (140, 172, 214). You can use these along with HSL values in HTML and CSS code to display the color on web pages. Please also note that the CMYK values and the corresponding Pantone (PMS) number mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code and are only approximations.

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Boy Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#8CACD6
RGB Values(140, 172, 214)
CMYK Values(35%, 20%, 0%, 16%)
HSV/HSB Values(214°, 35%, 84%)
Closest Web Safe#9999CC
Inverse Color#735329 [Field Drab]
Closest Pantone®7451 C
Closest RAL6027 [Light green]
Complementary Color#D6B68C [Tan]
Boy Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AFAFAF
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A7A7A7
Weighted Average (Luma)#A8A8A8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CDCDCD

Boy Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8CACD6. Complementary color is D6B68C

Complementary Palette

The complement of Boy Blue is Tan with the hex code #D6B68C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8CACD6 color is offered by #D6B68C. 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.

Analogous color palette with (8CACD6, 918CD6 and 8CD1D6)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Boy Blue (#8CACD6) are Ceil (#918CD6) and Middle Blue Green (#8CD1D6). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Boy Blue 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.

8CACD6 918CD6 8CD1D6
Split Complementary color palette with (8CACD6, D6918C and D1D68C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Boy Blue (#8CACD6) are #D6918C (Shimmering Blush) and #D1D68C (Medium Spring Bud). 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.

8CACD6 D6918C D1D68C
Triadic color palette with (8CACD6, D68CAC and ACD68C)

Triadic Palette

Boy Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D68CAC (Middle Purple) and #ACD68C (Granny Smith Apple) along with #8CACD6 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (8CACD6, D68CAC, D6B68C and 8CD6B6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Boy Blue has four colors - #D68CAC (Middle Purple), #D6B68C (Tan) and #8CD6B6 (Pearl Aqua) in addition to the base color (#8CACD6). 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.

Square color palette with (8CACD6, D68CD1, D6B68C and 8CD691)

Square Palette

Boy Blue square color palette has #D68CD1 (Light Medium Orchid), #D6B68C (Tan) and #8CD691 (Eton Blue). 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.

8CACD6 D68CD1 D6B68C 8CD691
Rainbow color

Boy Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Boy Blue 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.

8CACD6 AB8CD6 D68CC1 D6968C D6D68C 97D68C 8CD6C1

Tints, Tones & Shades of Boy Blue Color


  • Transparent A3BDDEA3BDDE
  • Transparent AFC5E2AFC5E2
  • Transparent BACDE6BACDE6
  • Transparent C6D6EBC6D6EB
  • Transparent D1DEEFD1DEEF
  • Transparent DDE6F3DDE6F3
  • Transparent E8EEF7E8EEF7
  • Transparent F4F7FBF4F7FB


  • Transparent 8AA3C58AA3C5
  • Transparent 889FBC889FBC
  • Transparent 879AB4879AB4
  • Transparent 8696AB8696AB
  • Transparent 8592A28592A2
  • Transparent 848D9A848D9A
  • Transparent 828991828991
  • Transparent 818489818489


  • Transparent 708AAB708AAB
  • Transparent 627896627896
  • Transparent 546780546780
  • Transparent 46566B46566B
  • Transparent 384556384556
  • Transparent 2A34402A3440
  • Transparent 1C222B1C222B
  • Transparent 0E11150E1115

Boy Blue Color Patterns

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    Boy Blue Gingham Checks

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    Boy Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Boy Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boy Blue Honeycomb Pattern

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    Boy Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boy Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boy Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Boy Blue Plaid Pattern

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