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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.