Greek Blue

HEX #1269C7 / RGB (18, 105, 199)

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What is Greek Blue Color?

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Greek Blue has the hex code #1269C7. The equivalent RGB values are (18, 105, 199), which means it is composed of 6% red, 33% green and 62% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:91 M:47 Y:0 K:22. In the HSV/HSB scale, Greek Blue has a hue of 211°, 91% saturation and a brightness value of 78%.
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.

Greek blue comes from the country of Greece where it can be found adorning buildings, homes and even the national flag. Though the blue of the flag has not been standardised and can vary from dark to very light, the color displayed on this page reflects the most used tint.
Greek blue can be applied on web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its CMYK, HSB, RGB or hexadecimal color code.

Greek Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#1269C7
RGB Values(18, 105, 199)
CMYK Values(91%, 47%, 0%, 22%)
HSV/HSB Values(211°, 91%, 78%)
Closest Web Safe#0066CC
Inverse Color#ED9638 [Tiger's Eye]
Closest Pantone®2175 C
Closest RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#C77012 [Alloy Orange]
Greek Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6B6B6B
Desaturated#6D6D6D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#595959
Weighted Average (Luma)#5D5D5D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9D9D9D

Greek Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 1269C7. Complementary color is C77012

Complementary Palette

The complement of Greek Blue is Alloy Orange with the hex code #C77012. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1269C7 color is offered by #C77012. 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.

Analogous color palette with (1269C7, 1512C7 and 12C4C7)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Greek Blue (#1269C7) are Medium Blue (#1512C7) and Turquoise Surf (#12C4C7). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Greek 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (1269C7, C71612 and C4C712)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Greek Blue (#1269C7) are #C71612 (International Orange (Engineering)) and #C4C712 (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.

Triadic color palette with (1269C7, C71269 and 69C712)

Triadic Palette

Greek Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C71269 (Dogwood Rose) and #69C712 (Kelly Green) along with #1269C7 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (1269C7, C71269, C77012 and 12C770)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Greek Blue has four colors - #C71269 (Dogwood Rose), #C77012 (Alloy Orange) and #12C770 (Green (Crayola)) in addition to the base color (#1269C7). 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.

Square color palette with (1269C7, C712C4, C77012 and 12C716)

Square Palette

Greek Blue square color palette has #C712C4 (Deep Magenta), #C77012 (Alloy Orange) and #12C716 (Vivid Malachite). 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.

Rainbow color

Greek Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Greek 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Greek Blue Color

Tints

  • Transparent 4187D2#4187D2
  • Transparent 5996D8#5996D8
  • Transparent 71A5DD#71A5DD
  • Transparent 89B4E3#89B4E3
  • Transparent A0C3E9#A0C3E9
  • Transparent B8D2EE#B8D2EE
  • Transparent D0E1F4#D0E1F4
  • Transparent E7F0F9#E7F0F9

Tones

  • Transparent 286EB9#286EB9
  • Transparent 3370B2#3370B2
  • Transparent 3E72AB#3E72AB
  • Transparent 4975A4#4975A4
  • Transparent 54779C#54779C
  • Transparent 5F7995#5F7995
  • Transparent 6A7B8E#6A7B8E
  • Transparent 757E87#757E87

Shades

  • Transparent 0E549F#0E549F
  • Transparent 0D4A8B#0D4A8B
  • Transparent 0B3F77#0B3F77
  • Transparent 093564#093564
  • Transparent 072A50#072A50
  • Transparent 05203C#05203C
  • Transparent 041528#041528
  • Transparent 020B14#020B14

Greek Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Greek Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Greek Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Greek Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Greek Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Greek Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Greek Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Greek Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Greek Blue Plaid Pattern

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