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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.