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Cerulean (RGB) Color

HEX #008FBE / RGB (0, 143, 190)

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What is Cerulean (RGB) Color?

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Cerulean (RGB) has the hex code #008FBE. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 143, 190), which means it is composed of 0% red, 43% green and 57% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:100 M:25 Y:0 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cerulean (RGB) has a hue of 195°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 75%.
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.

On the RGB wheel, cerulean would lie exactly between azure (traditional) and web teal. Most people will recognise it as a shade of blue though it has a decent bit of green. The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, cerulean (rgb) can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Cerulean (RGB) Color Codes

Hex Code#008FBE
RGB Values(0, 143, 190)
CMYK Values(100%, 25%, 0%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(195°, 100%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#0099CC
Inverse Color#FF7041 [Smashed Pumpkin]
Closest Pantone®313 C
Closest RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#BE2F00 [Mahogany]
Cerulean (RGB) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6F6F6F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#696969
Weighted Average (Luma)#747474
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#AEAEAE

Cerulean (RGB) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 008FBE. Complementary color is BE2F00

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cerulean (RGB) is Mahogany with the hex code #BE2F00. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #008FBE color is offered by #BE2F00. 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.

008FBE BE2F00
Analogous color palette with (008FBE, 0030BE and 00BE8E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cerulean (RGB) (#008FBE) are UA Blue (#0030BE) and Caribbean Green (#00BE8E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cerulean (RGB) 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.

008FBE 0030BE 00BE8E
Split Complementary color palette with (008FBE, BE0030 and BE8E00)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cerulean (RGB) (#008FBE) are #BE0030 (Crimson Glory) and #BE8E00 (Dark Goldenrod). 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.

008FBE BE0030 BE8E00
Triadic color palette with (008FBE, BE008F and 8FBE00)

Triadic Palette

Cerulean (RGB) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BE008F (Medium Violet-Red) and #8FBE00 (Apple Green) along with #008FBE create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

008FBE BE008F 8FBE00
Tetradic color palette with (008FBE, BE008F, BE2F00 and 00BE2F)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cerulean (RGB) has four colors - #BE008F (Medium Violet-Red), #BE2F00 (Mahogany) and #00BE2F (Dark Pastel Green) in addition to the base color (#008FBE). 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.

008FBE BE008F BE2F00 00BE2F
Square color palette with (008FBE, 8E00BE, BE2F00 and 30BE00)

Square Palette

Cerulean (RGB) square color palette has #8E00BE (Violet (RYB)), #BE2F00 (Mahogany) and #30BE00 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)). 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.

008FBE 8E00BE BE2F00 30BE00
Rainbow color

Cerulean (RGB) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cerulean (RGB) 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.

008FBE 1400BE B700BE BE0022 BE8100 58BE00 00BE4B

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cerulean (RGB) Color


  • Transparent 33A5CB33A5CB
  • Transparent 4DB1D24DB1D2
  • Transparent 66BCD866BCD8
  • Transparent 80C7DF80C7DF
  • Transparent 99D2E599D2E5
  • Transparent B3DDECB3DDEC
  • Transparent CCE9F2CCE9F2
  • Transparent E6F4F9E6F4F9


  • Transparent 1A8CB21A8CB2
  • Transparent 268BAB268BAB
  • Transparent 3389A53389A5
  • Transparent 40889F40889F
  • Transparent 4D86994D8699
  • Transparent 5A85935A8593
  • Transparent 66838C66838C
  • Transparent 738286738286


  • Transparent 007298007298
  • Transparent 006485006485
  • Transparent 005672005672
  • Transparent 00485F00485F
  • Transparent 00394C00394C
  • Transparent 002B39002B39
  • Transparent 001D26001D26
  • Transparent 000E13000E13

Cerulean (RGB) Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Cerulean (RGB) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cerulean (RGB) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean (RGB) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean (RGB) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean (RGB) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean (RGB) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean (RGB) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean (RGB) Plaid Pattern

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