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Flat Blue Color

HEX #73A8E6 / RGB (115, 168, 230)

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What is Flat Blue Color?

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Flat Blue has the hex code #73A8E6. The equivalent RGB values are (115, 168, 230), which means it is composed of 22% red, 33% green and 45% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:50 M:27 Y:0 K:10. In the HSV/HSB scale, Flat Blue has a hue of 212°, 50% saturation and a brightness value of 90%.
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.

Flat Blue color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Flat Blue can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Flat Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#73A8E6
RGB Values(115, 168, 230)
CMYK Values(50%, 27%, 0%, 10%)
HSV/HSB Values(212°, 50%, 90%)
Closest Web Safe#6699FF
Inverse Color#8C5719 [Saddle Brown]
Closest Pantone®284 C
Closest RAL6027 [Light green]
Complementary Color#E6B173 [Middle Yellow Red]
Flat Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9F9F9F
Weighted Average (Luma)#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C9C9C9

Flat Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 73A8E6. Complementary color is E6B173

Complementary Palette

The complement of Flat Blue is Middle Yellow Red with the hex code #E6B173. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #73A8E6 color is offered by #E6B173. 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 (73A8E6, 7873E6 and 73E2E6)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Flat Blue (#73A8E6) are Medium Slate Blue (#7873E6) and Sky Blue (Crayola) (#73E2E6). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Flat 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (73A8E6, E67873 and E2E673)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Flat Blue (#73A8E6) are #E67873 (Candy Pink) and #E2E673 (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.

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Triadic color palette with (73A8E6, E673A8 and A8E673)

Triadic Palette

Flat Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E673A8 (Chinese Pink) and #A8E673 (Inchworm) along with #73A8E6 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 (73A8E6, E673A8, E6B173 and 73E6B1)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Flat Blue has four colors - #E673A8 (Chinese Pink), #E6B173 (Middle Yellow Red) and #73E6B1 (Medium Aquamarine) in addition to the base color (#73A8E6). 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 (73A8E6, E673E2, E6B173 and 73E678)

Square Palette

Flat Blue square color palette has #E673E2 (Orchid), #E6B173 (Middle Yellow Red) and #73E678 (Pastel 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.

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Rainbow color

Flat Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Flat 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Flat Blue Color


  • Transparent 8FB9EB8FB9EB
  • Transparent 9DC2EE9DC2EE
  • Transparent ABCBF0ABCBF0
  • Transparent B9D4F3B9D4F3
  • Transparent C7DCF5C7DCF5
  • Transparent D5E5F8D5E5F8
  • Transparent E3EEFAE3EEFA
  • Transparent F1F6FDF1F6FD


  • Transparent 76A0D276A0D2
  • Transparent 779CC7779CC7
  • Transparent 7898BD7898BD
  • Transparent 7A94B37A94B3
  • Transparent 7B90A97B90A9
  • Transparent 7C8C9F7C8C9F
  • Transparent 7D88947D8894
  • Transparent 7F848A7F848A


  • Transparent 5C86B85C86B8
  • Transparent 5176A15176A1
  • Transparent 45658A45658A
  • Transparent 3A54733A5473
  • Transparent 2E435C2E435C
  • Transparent 233245233245
  • Transparent 17222E17222E
  • Transparent 0C11170C1117

Flat Blue Color Patterns

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    Flat Blue Gingham Checks

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    Flat Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Flat Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Flat Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Flat Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Flat Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Flat Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Flat Blue Plaid Pattern

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