Cadet Blue

HEX #5F9EA0 / RGB (95, 158, 160)

Embroidered Officer Patch

What is Cadet Blue Color?

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Cadet Blue has the hex code #5F9EA0. The equivalent RGB values are (95, 158, 160), which means it is composed of 23% red, 38% green and 39% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:41 M:1 Y:0 K:37. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cadet Blue has a hue of 182°, 41% saturation and a brightness value of 63%.
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.

Cadet Blue is included in the web colors list. It can therefore be used with its name, "CadetBlue" in HTML and CSS code.

Cadet Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#5F9EA0
RGB Values(95, 158, 160)
CMYK Values(41%, 1%, 0%, 37%)
HSV/HSB Values(182°, 41%, 63%)
Closest Web Safe#669999
Inverse Color#A0615F [Copper Rose]
Closest Pantone®7696 C
Closest RAL5024 [Pastel blue]
Complementary Color#A0615F [Copper Rose]
Cadet Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8A8A8A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#8B8B8B
Weighted Average (Luma)#919191
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C0C0C0

Cadet Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 5F9EA0. Complementary color is A0615F

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cadet Blue is Copper Rose with the hex code #A0615F. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #5F9EA0 color is offered by #A0615F. 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 (5F9EA0, 5F7EA0 and 5FA082)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cadet Blue (#5F9EA0) are Rackley (#5F7EA0) and Shiny Shamrock (#5FA082). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cadet 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (5F9EA0, A05F7E and A0825F)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cadet Blue (#5F9EA0) are #A05F7E (Rose Dust) and #A0825F (Café Au Lait). 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 (5F9EA0, A05F9E and 9EA05F)

Triadic Palette

Cadet Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A05F9E (Purpureus) and #9EA05F (Moss Green) along with #5F9EA0 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 (5F9EA0, A05F9E, A0615F and 5FA061)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cadet Blue has four colors - #A05F9E (Purpureus), #A0615F (Copper Rose) and #5FA061 (Russian Green) in addition to the base color (#5F9EA0). 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 (5F9EA0, 825FA0, A0615F and 7EA05F)

Square Palette

Cadet Blue square color palette has #825FA0 (French Lilac), #A0615F (Copper Rose) and #7EA05F (Moss 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

Cadet Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cadet 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cadet Blue Color


  • Transparent 7FB1B3#7FB1B3
  • Transparent 8FBBBD#8FBBBD
  • Transparent 9FC5C6#9FC5C6
  • Transparent AFCFD0#AFCFD0
  • Transparent BFD8D9#BFD8D9
  • Transparent CFE2E3#CFE2E3
  • Transparent DFECEC#DFECEC
  • Transparent EFF5F6#EFF5F6


  • Transparent 66989A#66989A
  • Transparent 699596#699596
  • Transparent 6C9293#6C9293
  • Transparent 708F90#708F90
  • Transparent 738C8D#738C8D
  • Transparent 76898A#76898A
  • Transparent 798686#798686
  • Transparent 7D8383#7D8383


  • Transparent 4C7E80#4C7E80
  • Transparent 436F70#436F70
  • Transparent 395F60#395F60
  • Transparent 304F50#304F50
  • Transparent 263F40#263F40
  • Transparent 1D2F30#1D2F30
  • Transparent 132020#132020
  • Transparent 0A1010#0A1010

Cadet Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Cadet Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cadet Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cadet Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cadet Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cadet Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cadet Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cadet Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cadet Blue Plaid Pattern

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