What is French Blue (Pantone) Color?
French Blue (Pantone) comes from the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list and has the PMS number 18-4140-TCX. It is not included in the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name. French Blue (Pantone) color hex code is #0072B5 with RGB equivalent (0, 114, 181). It can be applied to web pages with its hex, RGB or HSL values.
The CMYK values of this color are not available on the Pantone web site and the ones listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal code.
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French Blue (Pantone) Color Codes
|RGB Values||(0, 114, 181)|
|CMYK Values||(100%, 37%, 0%, 29%)|
|HSV/HSB Values||(202°, 100%, 71%)|
|Closest Web Safe||#0066CC|
|Inverse Color||#FF8D4A [Royal Orange]|
|Closest RAL||5015 [Sky blue]|
|Complementary Color||#B54300 [Mahogany]|
|French Blue (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes|
|Weighted Average (Most Common)||#575757|
|Weighted Average (Luma)||#5F5F5F|
|Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)||#9E9E9E|
French Blue (Pantone) Color Palettes
The complement of French Blue (Pantone) is Mahogany with the hex code #B54300. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #0072B5 color is offered by #B54300. 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 French Blue (Pantone) (#0072B5) are Blue (Pantone) (#0018B5) and Persian Green (#00B59E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of French Blue (Pantone) 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 French Blue (Pantone) (#0072B5) are #B50018 (Cadmium Purple) and #B59E00 (Light Gold). 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.
French Blue (Pantone) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B50072 (Flirt) and #72B500 (Apple Green) along with #0072B5 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 French Blue (Pantone) has four colors - #B50072 (Flirt), #B54300 (Mahogany) and #00B543 (Green (Pantone)) in addition to the base color (#0072B5). 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.
French Blue (Pantone) square color palette has #9E00B5 (Heliotrope Magenta), #B54300 (Mahogany) and #18B500 (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.
French Blue (Pantone) Color Rainbow Palette
Our French Blue (Pantone) 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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