Dark Slate Blue

HEX #483D8B / RGB (72, 61, 139)

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What is Dark Slate Blue Color?

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Dark Slate Blue has the hex code #483D8B. The equivalent RGB values are (72, 61, 139), which means it is composed of 26% red, 22% green and 51% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:48 M:56 Y:0 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dark Slate Blue has a hue of 248°, 56% 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.

Dark Slate Blue is from the web colors list. Thus, you can use it in HTML and CSS by name, "DarkSlateBlue", in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYk or HSB values.

Dark Slate Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#483D8B
RGB Values(72, 61, 139)
CMYK Values(48%, 56%, 0%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(248°, 56%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#333399
Inverse Color#B7C274 [Misty Moss]
Closest Pantone®7672 C
Closest RAL5000 [Violet blue]
Complementary Color#808B3D [Old Moss Green]
Dark Slate Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5B5B5B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#494949
Weighted Average (Luma)#454545
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#898989

Dark Slate Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 483D8B. Complementary color is 808B3D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dark Slate Blue is Old Moss Green with the hex code #808B3D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #483D8B color is offered by #808B3D. 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 (483D8B, 6F3D8B and 3D598B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dark Slate Blue (#483D8B) are Maximum Purple (#6F3D8B) and Chinese Blue (#3D598B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dark Slate 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 (483D8B, 8B6F3D and 598B3D)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dark Slate Blue (#483D8B) are #8B6F3D (Raw Umber) and #598B3D (Maximum 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 (483D8B, 8B483D and 3D8B48)

Triadic Palette

Dark Slate Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8B483D (Brandy) and #3D8B48 (May Green) along with #483D8B 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 (483D8B, 8B483D, 808B3D and 3D808B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dark Slate Blue has four colors - #8B483D (Brandy), #808B3D (Old Moss Green) and #3D808B (Jelly Bean Blue) in addition to the base color (#483D8B). 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 (483D8B, 8B3D59, 808B3D and 3D8B6F)

Square Palette

Dark Slate Blue square color palette has #8B3D59 (Quinacridone Magenta), #808B3D (Old Moss Green) and #3D8B6F (Deep Aquamarine). 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

Dark Slate Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dark Slate 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 Dark Slate Blue Color


  • Transparent 6D64A2#6D64A2
  • Transparent 7F77AE#7F77AE
  • Transparent 918BB9#918BB9
  • Transparent A49EC5#A49EC5
  • Transparent B6B1D1#B6B1D1
  • Transparent C8C5DC#C8C5DC
  • Transparent DAD8E8#DAD8E8
  • Transparent EDECF3#EDECF3


  • Transparent 534A89#534A89
  • Transparent 595188#595188
  • Transparent 5E5887#5E5887
  • Transparent 645F86#645F86
  • Transparent 6A6584#6A6584
  • Transparent 6F6C83#6F6C83
  • Transparent 757382#757382
  • Transparent 7A7981#7A7981


  • Transparent 3A316F#3A316F
  • Transparent 322B61#322B61
  • Transparent 2B2553#2B2553
  • Transparent 241F46#241F46
  • Transparent 1D1838#1D1838
  • Transparent 16122A#16122A
  • Transparent 0E0C1C#0E0C1C
  • Transparent 07060E#07060E

Dark Slate Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Blue Plaid Pattern

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