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Cambridge Blue Color

HEX #8BC0B5 / RGB (139, 192, 181)

Coat of Arms of the University of Cambridge

What is Cambridge Blue Color?

Cambridge Blue (Hex code: 8BC0B5) Thumbnail

As per the official brand guide, Cambridge Blue color Pantone number is 557 C. To display the color on web pages with HTML and/or CSS code, use the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Cambridge Blue color hex code is #8BC0B5 with RGB equivalent (139, 192, 181). Please note that the CMYK values mentioned in the table below have been calculated from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximations.

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Cambridge Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#8BC0B5
RGB Values(139, 192, 181)
CMYK Values(28%, 0%, 6%, 25%)
HSV/HSB Values(168°, 28%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#743F4A [Deep Coffee]
Pantone®557 C
Closest RAL6027 [Light green]
Complementary Color#C08B96 [Rosy Brown]
Cambridge Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Most Common)#AFAFAF
Weighted Average (Luma)#B4B4B4
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D3D3D3

Cambridge Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8BC0B5. Complementary color is C08B96

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cambridge Blue is Rosy Brown with the hex code #C08B96. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8BC0B5 color is offered by #C08B96. 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.

8BC0B5 C08B96
Analogous color palette with (8BC0B5, 8BB1C0 and 8BC09B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cambridge Blue (#8BC0B5) are Pewter Blue (#8BB1C0) and Dark Sea Green (#8BC09B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cambridge 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.

8BC0B5 8BB1C0 8BC09B
Split Complementary color palette with (8BC0B5, C08BB1 and C09B8B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cambridge Blue (#8BC0B5) are #C08BB1 (Opera Mauve) and #C09B8B (Rosy Brown). 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.

8BC0B5 C08BB1 C09B8B
Triadic color palette with (8BC0B5, B58BC0 and C0B58B)

Triadic Palette

Cambridge Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B58BC0 (African Violet) and #C0B58B (Sage) along with #8BC0B5 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

8BC0B5 B58BC0 C0B58B
Tetradic color palette with (8BC0B5, B58BC0, C08B96 and 96C08B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cambridge Blue has four colors - #B58BC0 (African Violet), #C08B96 (Rosy Brown) and #96C08B (Dark Sea Green) in addition to the base color (#8BC0B5). 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.

8BC0B5 B58BC0 C08B96 96C08B
Square color palette with (8BC0B5, 9B8BC0, C08B96 and B1C08B)

Square Palette

Cambridge Blue square color palette has #9B8BC0 (Lavender Purple), #C08B96 (Rosy Brown) and #B1C08B (Sage). 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.

8BC0B5 9B8BC0 C08B96 B1C08B
Rainbow color

Cambridge Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cambridge 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Cambridge Blue Color


  • Transparent A2CDC4A2CDC4
  • Transparent AED3CBAED3CB
  • Transparent B9D9D3B9D9D3
  • Transparent C5E0DAC5E0DA
  • Transparent D1E6E1D1E6E1
  • Transparent DCECE9DCECE9
  • Transparent E8F2F0E8F2F0
  • Transparent F3F9F8F3F9F8


  • Transparent 89B3AA89B3AA
  • Transparent 88ADA588ADA5
  • Transparent 87A6A087A6A0
  • Transparent 86A09B86A09B
  • Transparent 849A95849A95
  • Transparent 839390839390
  • Transparent 828D8B828D8B
  • Transparent 818685818685


  • Transparent 6F9A916F9A91
  • Transparent 61867F61867F
  • Transparent 53736D53736D
  • Transparent 46605B46605B
  • Transparent 384D48384D48
  • Transparent 2A3A362A3A36
  • Transparent 1C26241C2624
  • Transparent 0E13120E1312

Cambridge Blue Color Patterns

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    Cambridge Blue Gingham Checks

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    Cambridge Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Cambridge Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cambridge Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cambridge Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cambridge Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cambridge Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cambridge Blue Plaid Pattern

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