Cobalt Blue (RAL)

HEX #223053 / RGB (34, 48, 83)

Blue Colored Crystal Mineral Gemstone

What is Cobalt Blue (RAL) Color?

Cobalt Blue (RAL) (Hex code: 223053) Thumbnail

Cobalt Blue (RAL) color hex code is #223053 and RGB (34, 48, 83). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 223°, saturation of 59% and a brightness of 33%. The CMYK values of Cobalt Blue (RAL) are C:59 M:42 Y:0 K:68.

Cobalt blue is from the RAL Classic list where it is numbered 5013 and is a deep blue color. It can be applied to web pages through HTML and/or CSS via its HSB, RGB, CMYK or hexadecimal code.
Please Note: The CMYK values displayed on this page are only approximations because they have been calculated from the hex code.

Please note: RAL colors displayed on the screen are close approximates to the actual color because of the variations in brightness and contrast. The same hold true for these colors printed out on standard printers where the variations in the quality of paper, ink and the device may produce different results.

Cobalt Blue (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#223053
RGB Values(34, 48, 83)
CMYK Values(59%, 42%, 0%, 68%)
HSV/HSB Values(223°, 59%, 33%)
Closest Web Safe#333366
Inverse Color#DDCFAC [Desert Sand]
Closest Pantone®534 C
Complementary Color#534522 [Army Green]
Cobalt Blue (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#373737
Weighted Average (Most Common)#303030
Weighted Average (Luma)#303030
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#737373

Cobalt Blue (RAL) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 223053. Complementary color is 534522

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cobalt Blue (RAL) is Army Green with the hex code #534522. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #223053 color is offered by #534522. 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 (223053, 2D2253 and 224953)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cobalt Blue (RAL) (#223053) are Russian Violet (#2D2253) and Japanese Indigo (#224953). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cobalt Blue (RAL) 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 (223053, 532D22 and 495322)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cobalt Blue (RAL) (#223053) are #532D22 (Caput Mortuum) and #495322 (Army 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.

Triadic color palette with (223053, 532230 and 305322)

Triadic Palette

Cobalt Blue (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #532230 (Brown Coffee) and #305322 (Mughal Green) along with #223053 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 (223053, 532230, 534522 and 225345)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cobalt Blue (RAL) has four colors - #532230 (Brown Coffee), #534522 (Army Green) and #225345 (Brunswick Green) in addition to the base color (#223053). 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 (223053, 532249, 534522 and 22532D)

Square Palette

Cobalt Blue (RAL) square color palette has #532249 (American Purple), #534522 (Army Green) and #22532D (Cal Poly Pomona 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

Cobalt Blue (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cobalt Blue (RAL) 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 Cobalt Blue (RAL) Color


  • Transparent 4E5975#4E5975
  • Transparent 646E87#646E87
  • Transparent 7A8398#7A8398
  • Transparent 9198A9#9198A9
  • Transparent A7ACBA#A7ACBA
  • Transparent BDC1CB#BDC1CB
  • Transparent D3D6DD#D3D6DD
  • Transparent E9EAEE#E9EAEE


  • Transparent 35405C#35405C
  • Transparent 3E4861#3E4861
  • Transparent 485065#485065
  • Transparent 51586A#51586A
  • Transparent 5A606E#5A606E
  • Transparent 646873#646873
  • Transparent 6D7077#6D7077
  • Transparent 77787C#77787C


  • Transparent 1B2642#1B2642
  • Transparent 18223A#18223A
  • Transparent 141D32#141D32
  • Transparent 11182A#11182A
  • Transparent 0E1321#0E1321
  • Transparent 0A0E19#0A0E19
  • Transparent 070A11#070A11
  • Transparent 030508#030508

Cobalt Blue (RAL) Color Patterns

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    Cobalt Blue (RAL) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cobalt Blue (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cobalt Blue (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cobalt Blue (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cobalt Blue (RAL) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cobalt Blue (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cobalt Blue (RAL) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cobalt Blue (RAL) Plaid Pattern

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