Bright Blue CMYK

HEX #2A5CAB / RGB (42, 92, 171)

What is Bright Blue CMYK Color?

Bright Blue CMYK (Hex code: 2A5CAB) Thumbnail

Bright Blue CMYK is (90, 70, 0, 0); meaning it has 90 of cyan, 70 of magenta and 0 of both yellow and black. This translates to an approximate hex code #2A5CAB and RGB values of (42, 92, 171). The CMYK system is the foundation of color printing technology that runs both large industrial and small desktop printers. Colors are created using only four inks - cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K). Please understand that bright blue CMYK as it looks on the screen may not be reproduced exactly on printed paper not only because of the two different color models - hex and CMYK - but also because of the quality of the printer, the paper and the four inks.

NOTE: The bright blue (CMYK) hex color code mentioned on this page is just an approximation. It has been calculated from the CMYK values. As you probably know, the CMYK color model is for print media while hex codes and the equivalent RGB values are for screen. The two can seldom be converted correctly. Additionally, bright blue color displayed on the screen through its hex code, may look very different when printed (by the CMYK values).

Bright Blue CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#2A5CAB
RGB Values(42, 92, 171)
CMYK Values(90%, 70%, 0%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(217°, 75%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#336699
Inverse Color#D5A354 [Indian Yellow]
Closest Pantone®2133 C
Closest RAL5007 [Brilliant blue]
Complementary Color#AB792A [Copper]
Bright Blue CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#666666
Weighted Average (Most Common)#565656
Weighted Average (Luma)#575757
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#999999

Bright Blue CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2A5CAB. Complementary color is AB792A

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bright Blue CMYK is Copper with the hex code #AB792A. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2A5CAB color is offered by #AB792A. 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 (2A5CAB, 392AAB and 2A9DAB)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bright Blue CMYK (#2A5CAB) are Blue (Pigment) (#392AAB) and Light Sea Green (#2A9DAB). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bright Blue CMYK 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (2A5CAB, AB392A and 9DAB2A)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bright Blue CMYK (#2A5CAB) are #AB392A (Sweet Brown) and #9DAB2A (Citron). 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.

Triadic color palette with (2A5CAB, AB2A5C and 5CAB2A)

Triadic Palette

Bright Blue CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AB2A5C (Maroon (X11)) and #5CAB2A (Green (RYB)) along with #2A5CAB 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 (2A5CAB, AB2A5C, AB792A and 2AAB79)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bright Blue CMYK has four colors - #AB2A5C (Maroon (X11)), #AB792A (Copper) and #2AAB79 (Jungle Green) in addition to the base color (#2A5CAB). 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 (2A5CAB, AB2A9D, AB792A and 2AAB39)

Square Palette

Bright Blue CMYK square color palette has #AB2A9D (Byzantine), #AB792A (Copper) and #2AAB39 (Wageningen Green). 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.

Rainbow color

Bright Blue CMYK Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bright Blue CMYK 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Bright Blue CMYK Color


  • Transparent 557DBC#557DBC
  • Transparent 6A8DC4#6A8DC4
  • Transparent 7F9DCD#7F9DCD
  • Transparent 95AED5#95AED5
  • Transparent AABEDD#AABEDD
  • Transparent BFCEE6#BFCEE6
  • Transparent D4DEEE#D4DEEE
  • Transparent EAEFF7#EAEFF7


  • Transparent 3B63A2#3B63A2
  • Transparent 44679E#44679E
  • Transparent 4C6A9A#4C6A9A
  • Transparent 556E96#556E96
  • Transparent 5E7291#5E7291
  • Transparent 66758D#66758D
  • Transparent 6F7989#6F7989
  • Transparent 777C84#777C84


  • Transparent 224A89#224A89
  • Transparent 1D4078#1D4078
  • Transparent 193767#193767
  • Transparent 152E56#152E56
  • Transparent 112544#112544
  • Transparent 0D1C33#0D1C33
  • Transparent 081222#081222
  • Transparent 040911#040911

Bright Blue CMYK Color Patterns

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    Bright Blue CMYK Gingham Checks

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    Bright Blue CMYK Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Bright Blue CMYK Polka Dots Pattern

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    Bright Blue CMYK Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bright Blue CMYK Leaves Pattern

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    Bright Blue CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

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    Bright Blue CMYK Trellis Pattern

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    Bright Blue CMYK Plaid Pattern