Charcoal Blue Color

HEX #2D4256 / RGB (45, 66, 86)

What is Charcoal Blue Color?

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Charcoal Blue has the hex code #2D4256. The equivalent RGB values are (45, 66, 86), which means it is composed of 23% red, 34% green and 44% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:48 M:23 Y:0 K:66. In the HSV/HSB scale, Charcoal Blue has a hue of 209°, 48% saturation and a brightness value of 34%.
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.

Charcoal Blue is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Charcoal Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#2D4256
RGB Values(45, 66, 86)
CMYK Values(48%, 23%, 0%, 66%)
HSV/HSB Values(209°, 48%, 34%)
Closest Web Safe#333366
Inverse Color#D2BDA9 [Dark Vanilla]
Closest Pantone®7477 C
Closest RAL5003 [Sapphire blue]
Complementary Color#56412D [Royal Brown]
Charcoal Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#424242
Weighted Average (Most Common)#3E3E3E
Weighted Average (Luma)#3F3F3F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#848484

Charcoal Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2D4256. Complementary color is 56412D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Charcoal Blue is Royal Brown with the hex code #56412D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2D4256 color is offered by #56412D. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (2D4256, 2D2E56 and 2D5656)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Charcoal Blue (#2D4256) are Space Cadet (#2D2E56) and Dark Slate Gray (#2D5656). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Charcoal 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (2D4256, 562D2E and 56562D)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Charcoal Blue (#2D4256) are #562D2E (Brown Coffee) and #56562D (Soldier Green). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (2D4256, 562D42 and 42562D)

Triadic Palette

Charcoal Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #562D42 (Dark Puce) and #42562D (Dark Moss Green) along with #2D4256 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (2D4256, 562D42, 56412D and 2D5641)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Charcoal Blue has four colors - #562D42 (Dark Puce), #56412D (Royal Brown) and #2D5641 (Deep Moss Green) in addition to the base color (#2D4256). 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.

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Square color palette with (2D4256, 562D56, 56412D and 2E562D)

Square Palette

Charcoal Blue square color palette has #562D56 (Japanese Violet), #56412D (Royal Brown) and #2E562D (Mughal 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.

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Rainbow color

Charcoal Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Charcoal 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 Charcoal Blue Color


  • Transparent 576878576878
  • Transparent 6C7B896C7B89
  • Transparent 818E9A818E9A
  • Transparent 96A1AB96A1AB
  • Transparent ABB3BBABB3BB
  • Transparent C0C6CCC0C6CC
  • Transparent D5D9DDD5D9DD
  • Transparent EAECEEEAECEE


  • Transparent 3E4E5E3E4E5E
  • Transparent 465563465563
  • Transparent 4E5B674E5B67
  • Transparent 57616B57616B
  • Transparent 5F676F5F676F
  • Transparent 676D73676D73
  • Transparent 6F74786F7478
  • Transparent 787A7C787A7C


  • Transparent 243545243545
  • Transparent 202E3C202E3C
  • Transparent 1B28341B2834
  • Transparent 17212B17212B
  • Transparent 121A22121A22
  • Transparent 0E141A0E141A
  • Transparent 090D11090D11
  • Transparent 050709050709

Charcoal Blue Color Patterns

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    Charcoal Blue Gingham Checks

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    Charcoal Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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  • Transparent

    Charcoal Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal Blue Plaid Pattern

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