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French Blue (Pantone) Color

HEX #0072B5 / RGB (0, 114, 181)

What is French Blue (Pantone) Color?

French Blue (Pantone) (Hex code: 0072B5) Thumbnail

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

Hex Code#0072B5
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 RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#B54300 [Mahogany]
French Blue (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#626262
Weighted Average (Most Common)#575757
Weighted Average (Luma)#5F5F5F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9E9E9E

French Blue (Pantone) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 0072B5. Complementary color is B54300

Complementary Palette

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.

0072B5 B54300
Analogous color palette with (0072B5, 0018B5 and 00B59E)

Analogous Palette

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.

0072B5 0018B5 00B59E
Split Complementary color palette with (0072B5, B50018 and B59E00)

Split-Complementary Palette

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.

0072B5 B50018 B59E00
Triadic color palette with (0072B5, B50072 and 72B500)

Triadic Palette

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.

0072B5 B50072 72B500
Tetradic color palette with (0072B5, B50072, B54300 and 00B543)

Tetradic Palette

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.

0072B5 B50072 B54300 00B543
Square color palette with (0072B5, 9E00B5, B54300 and 18B500)

Square Palette

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.

0072B5 9E00B5 B54300 18B500
Rainbow color

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.

0073B5 2900B5 B500A6 B5000B B59000 3FB500 00B55C

Tints, Tones & Shades of French Blue (Pantone) Color


  • Transparent 338EC4338EC4
  • Transparent 4D9CCB4D9CCB
  • Transparent 66AAD366AAD3
  • Transparent 80B9DA80B9DA
  • Transparent 99C7E199C7E1
  • Transparent B3D5E9B3D5E9
  • Transparent CCE3F0CCE3F0
  • Transparent E6F1F8E6F1F8


  • Transparent 1A75AA1A75AA
  • Transparent 2676A52676A5
  • Transparent 3378A03378A0
  • Transparent 40799B40799B
  • Transparent 4D7A954D7A95
  • Transparent 5A7C905A7C90
  • Transparent 667D8B667D8B
  • Transparent 737F85737F85


  • Transparent 005B91005B91
  • Transparent 00507F00507F
  • Transparent 00446D00446D
  • Transparent 00395B00395B
  • Transparent 002E48002E48
  • Transparent 002236002236
  • Transparent 001724001724
  • Transparent 000B12000B12

French Blue (Pantone) Color Patterns

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    French Blue (Pantone) Gingham Checks

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    French Blue (Pantone) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    French Blue (Pantone) Polka Dots Pattern

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    French Blue (Pantone) Honeycomb Pattern

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    French Blue (Pantone) Leaves Pattern

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    French Blue (Pantone) Houndstooth Pattern

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    French Blue (Pantone) Trellis Pattern

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    French Blue (Pantone) Plaid Pattern

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