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China Blue Color

HEX #00838D / RGB (0, 131, 141)

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What is China Blue Color?

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China Blue has the hex code #00838D. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 131, 141), which means it is composed of 0% red, 48% green and 52% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:100 M:7 Y:0 K:45. In the HSV/HSB scale, China Blue has a hue of 184°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 55%.
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.

China Blue is from the RAL Design list where it is included with the number 210 50 30. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries like Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. RAL Design, which has colors for interiors, is different from the RAL Classic list.

China Blue color hex code is #00838D which can be used along with RGB (0, 131, 141) or HSL values in HTML and/or CSS to display the color on web pages. Please note that the corresponding CMYK values and the Pantone (PMS) number listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code and are only approximations.

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China Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#00838D
RGB Values(0, 131, 141)
CMYK Values(100%, 7%, 0%, 45%)
HSV/HSB Values(184°, 100%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#009999
Inverse Color#FF7C72 [Coral Reef]
Closest Pantone®2237 C
Closest RAL5021 [Water blue]
Complementary Color#8D0A00 [Blood]
China Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5B5B5B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5D5D5D
Weighted Average (Luma)#686868
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A5A5A5

China Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 00838D. Complementary color is 8D0A00

Complementary Palette

The complement of China Blue is Blood with the hex code #8D0A00. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #00838D color is offered by #8D0A00. 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 (00838D, 003D8D and 008D51)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of China Blue (#00838D) are Midnight Blue (#003D8D) and Spanish Green (#008D51). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of China 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 (00838D, 8D003D and 8D5100)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of China Blue (#00838D) are #8D003D (Rose Garnet) and #8D5100 (Brown (Traditional)). 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 (00838D, 8D0083 and 838D00)

Triadic Palette

China Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8D0083 (Mardi Gras) and #838D00 (Olive) along with #00838D 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 (00838D, 8D0083, 8D0A00 and 008D0A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of China Blue has four colors - #8D0083 (Mardi Gras), #8D0A00 (Blood) and #008D0A (Islamic Green) in addition to the base color (#00838D). 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 (00838D, 51008D, 8D0A00 and 3D8D00)

Square Palette

China Blue square color palette has #51008D (Indigo), #8D0A00 (Blood) and #3D8D00 (Avocado). 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

China Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our China 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.

00848D 000B8D 6E008D 8D0033 8D4600 5B8D00 008D1E

Tints, Tones & Shades of China Blue Color


  • Transparent 339CA4339CA4
  • Transparent 4DA8AF4DA8AF
  • Transparent 66B5BB66B5BB
  • Transparent 80C1C680C1C6
  • Transparent 99CDD199CDD1
  • Transparent B3DADDB3DADD
  • Transparent CCE6E8CCE6E8
  • Transparent E6F3F4E6F3F4


  • Transparent 1A828A1A828A
  • Transparent 268289268289
  • Transparent 338288338288
  • Transparent 408287408287
  • Transparent 4D81854D8185
  • Transparent 5A81845A8184
  • Transparent 668183668183
  • Transparent 738081738081


  • Transparent 006971006971
  • Transparent 005C63005C63
  • Transparent 004F55004F55
  • Transparent 004247004247
  • Transparent 003438003438
  • Transparent 00272A00272A
  • Transparent 001A1C001A1C
  • Transparent 000D0E000D0E

China Blue Color Patterns

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    China Blue Gingham Checks

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    China Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    China Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    China Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    China Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    China Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    China Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    China Blue Plaid Pattern

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