Cornflower Blue

HEX #6495ED / RGB (100, 149, 237)


What is Cornflower Blue Color?

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Cornflower Blue has the hex code #6495ED. The equivalent RGB values are (100, 149, 237), which means it is composed of 21% red, 31% green and 49% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:58 M:37 Y:0 K:7. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cornflower Blue has a hue of 219°, 58% saturation and a brightness value of 93%.
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.

The name of this color comes from the flowers of the cornflower plant, a weed found primarily in Europe that has a tendency to grow in fields of corn. Included in the X11 and wen colors lists, the color can be used in HTML and CSS code by name, "CornflowerBlue", in addition to hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB codes.

An interesting note: Cornflower blue was one of the favourite colors of Johannes Vermeer.

Cornflower Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#6495ED
RGB Values(100, 149, 237)
CMYK Values(58%, 37%, 0%, 7%)
HSV/HSB Values(219°, 58%, 93%)
Closest Web Safe#6699FF
Inverse Color#9B6A12 [Golden Brown]
Closest Pantone®2718 C
Closest RAL5024 [Pastel blue]
Complementary Color#EDBC64 [Middle Yellow Red]
Cornflower Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A2A2A2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#909090
Weighted Average (Luma)#919191
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C0C0C0

Cornflower Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 6495ED. Complementary color is EDBC64

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cornflower Blue is Middle Yellow Red with the hex code #EDBC64. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #6495ED color is offered by #EDBC64. 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 (6495ED, 7864ED and 64DAED)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cornflower Blue (#6495ED) are Medium Slate Blue (#7864ED) and Sky Blue (Crayola) (#64DAED). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cornflower 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (6495ED, ED7864 and DAED64)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cornflower Blue (#6495ED) are #ED7864 (Terra Cotta) and #DAED64 (Booger Buster). 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 (6495ED, ED6495 and 95ED64)

Triadic Palette

Cornflower Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #ED6495 (Light Crimson) and #95ED64 (Inchworm) along with #6495ED 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 (6495ED, ED6495, EDBC64 and 64EDBC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cornflower Blue has four colors - #ED6495 (Light Crimson), #EDBC64 (Middle Yellow Red) and #64EDBC (Medium Aquamarine) in addition to the base color (#6495ED). 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 (6495ED, ED64DA, EDBC64 and 64ED78)

Square Palette

Cornflower Blue square color palette has #ED64DA (Orchid), #EDBC64 (Middle Yellow Red) and #64ED78 (Very Light Malachite 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

Cornflower Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cornflower 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cornflower Blue Color


  • Transparent 83AAF1#83AAF1
  • Transparent 93B5F2#93B5F2
  • Transparent A2BFF4#A2BFF4
  • Transparent B2CAF6#B2CAF6
  • Transparent C1D5F8#C1D5F8
  • Transparent D1DFFA#D1DFFA
  • Transparent E0EAFB#E0EAFB
  • Transparent F0F4FD#F0F4FD


  • Transparent 6A91D7#6A91D7
  • Transparent 6C8FCC#6C8FCC
  • Transparent 6F8DC1#6F8DC1
  • Transparent 728BB7#728BB7
  • Transparent 7588AC#7588AC
  • Transparent 7886A1#7886A1
  • Transparent 7A8496#7A8496
  • Transparent 7D828B#7D828B


  • Transparent 5077BE#5077BE
  • Transparent 4668A6#4668A6
  • Transparent 3C598E#3C598E
  • Transparent 324B77#324B77
  • Transparent 283C5F#283C5F
  • Transparent 1E2D47#1E2D47
  • Transparent 141E2F#141E2F
  • Transparent 0A0F18#0A0F18

Cornflower Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Cornflower Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cornflower Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cornflower Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cornflower Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cornflower Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cornflower Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cornflower Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cornflower Blue Plaid Pattern

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