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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.