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Forest Blue Color

HEX #2B689C / RGB (43, 104, 156)

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What is Forest Blue Color?

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Forest Blue has the hex code #2B689C. The equivalent RGB values are (43, 104, 156), which means it is composed of 14% red, 34% green and 51% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:72 M:33 Y:0 K:39. In the HSV/HSB scale, Forest Blue has a hue of 208°, 72% saturation and a brightness value of 61%.
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.

Forest Blue is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Forest Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#2B689C
RGB Values(43, 104, 156)
CMYK Values(72%, 33%, 0%, 39%)
HSV/HSB Values(208°, 72%, 61%)
Closest Web Safe#336699
Inverse Color#D49763 [Brown Yellow]
Closest Pantone®653 C
Closest RAL5007 [Brilliant blue]
Complementary Color#9C5F2B [Coconut]
Forest Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#656565
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5B5B5B
Weighted Average (Luma)#5F5F5F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9F9F9F

Forest Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2B689C. Complementary color is 9C5F2B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Forest Blue is Coconut with the hex code #9C5F2B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2B689C color is offered by #9C5F2B. 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 (2B689C, 2B309C and 2B9C98)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Forest Blue (#2B689C) are Blue (Pigment) (#2B309C) and Zomp (#2B9C98). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Forest 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 (2B689C, 9C2B2F and 9C982B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Forest Blue (#2B689C) are #9C2B2F (Japanese Carmine) and #9C982B (Citron). 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 (2B689C, 9C2B68 and 689C2B)

Triadic Palette

Forest Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9C2B68 (Amaranth Deep Purple) and #689C2B (Olive Drab (#3)) along with #2B689C 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 (2B689C, 9C2B68, 9C5F2B and 2B9C5F)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Forest Blue has four colors - #9C2B68 (Amaranth Deep Purple), #9C5F2B (Coconut) and #2B9C5F (Sea Green) in addition to the base color (#2B689C). 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 (2B689C, 982B9C, 9C5F2B and 309C2B)

Square Palette

Forest Blue square color palette has #982B9C (Cadmium Violet), #9C5F2B (Coconut) and #309C2B (Slimy 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

Forest Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Forest 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 Forest Blue Color


  • Transparent 5586B05586B0
  • Transparent 6B95BA6B95BA
  • Transparent 80A4C480A4C4
  • Transparent 95B4CE95B4CE
  • Transparent AAC3D7AAC3D7
  • Transparent BFD2E1BFD2E1
  • Transparent D5E1EBD5E1EB
  • Transparent EAF0F5EAF0F5


  • Transparent 3C6D963C6D96
  • Transparent 456F94456F94
  • Transparent 4D72914D7291
  • Transparent 56748E56748E
  • Transparent 5E768B5E768B
  • Transparent 677988677988
  • Transparent 6F7B866F7B86
  • Transparent 787E83787E83


  • Transparent 22537D22537D
  • Transparent 1E496D1E496D
  • Transparent 1A3E5E1A3E5E
  • Transparent 16344E16344E
  • Transparent 112A3E112A3E
  • Transparent 0D1F2F0D1F2F
  • Transparent 09151F09151F
  • Transparent 040A10040A10

Forest Blue Color Patterns

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    Forest Blue Gingham Checks

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    Forest Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Forest Blue Polka Dots Pattern

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    Forest Blue Honeycomb Pattern

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    Forest Blue Leaves Pattern

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    Forest Blue Houndstooth Pattern

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    Forest Blue Trellis Pattern

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    Forest Blue Plaid Pattern

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