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Denim Color

HEX #1560BD / RGB (21, 96, 189)

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What is Denim Color?

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Denim has the hex code #1560BD. The equivalent RGB values are (21, 96, 189), which means it is composed of 7% red, 31% green and 62% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:89 M:49 Y:0 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Denim has a hue of 213°, 89% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
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.

Denim is a Crayola color formulated in 1993. It is named after the denim fabric which is most often than not blue in color. It can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its RGB, HSB, CMYK or hexadecimal code.

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Denim Color Codes

Hex Code#1560BD
RGB Values(21, 96, 189)
CMYK Values(89%, 49%, 0%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(213°, 89%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#0066CC
Inverse Color#EA9F42 [Royal Orange]
Closest Pantone®300 C
Closest RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#BD7215 [Light Brown]
Denim Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#666666
Weighted Average (Most Common)#545454
Weighted Average (Luma)#575757
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#989898

Denim Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 1560BD. Complementary color is BD7215

Complementary Palette

The complement of Denim is Light Brown with the hex code #BD7215. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1560BD color is offered by #BD7215. 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 (1560BD, 1E15BD and 15B4BD)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Denim (#1560BD) are Interdimensional Blue (#1E15BD) and Tiffany Blue (#15B4BD). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Denim 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 (1560BD, BD1E15 and B4BD15)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Denim (#1560BD) are #BD1E15 (Carnelian) and #B4BD15 (Acid 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.

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Triadic color palette with (1560BD, BD1560 and 60BD15)

Triadic Palette

Denim triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BD1560 (Rose Red) and #60BD15 (Kelly Green) along with #1560BD 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 (1560BD, BD1560, BD7215 and 15BD72)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Denim has four colors - #BD1560 (Rose Red), #BD7215 (Light Brown) and #15BD72 (Green (Crayola)) in addition to the base color (#1560BD). 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 (1560BD, BD15B4, BD7215 and 15BD1E)

Square Palette

Denim square color palette has #BD15B4 (Heliotrope Magenta), #BD7215 (Light Brown) and #15BD1E (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)). 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

Denim Color Rainbow Palette

Our Denim 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Denim Color


  • Transparent 4480CA4480CA
  • Transparent 5B90D15B90D1
  • Transparent 73A0D773A0D7
  • Transparent 8AB0DE8AB0DE
  • Transparent A1BFE5A1BFE5
  • Transparent B9CFEBB9CFEB
  • Transparent D0DFF2D0DFF2
  • Transparent E8EFF8E8EFF8


  • Transparent 2A66B12A66B1
  • Transparent 356AAB356AAB
  • Transparent 406DA5406DA5
  • Transparent 4B709F4B709F
  • Transparent 557398557398
  • Transparent 607692607692
  • Transparent 6B7A8C6B7A8C
  • Transparent 757D86757D86


  • Transparent 114D97114D97
  • Transparent 0F43840F4384
  • Transparent 0D3A710D3A71
  • Transparent 0B305F0B305F
  • Transparent 08264C08264C
  • Transparent 061D39061D39
  • Transparent 041326041326
  • Transparent 020A13020A13

Denim Color Patterns

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    Denim Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Denim Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Denim Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Denim Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Denim Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Denim Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Denim Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Denim Plaid Pattern

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