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Gulf Blue Color

HEX #7BB5DC / RGB (123, 181, 220)

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What is Gulf Blue Color?

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Gulf Blue has the hex code #7BB5DC. The equivalent RGB values are (123, 181, 220), which means it is composed of 23% red, 35% green and 42% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:44 M:18 Y:0 K:14. In the HSV/HSB scale, Gulf Blue has a hue of 204°, 44% saturation and a brightness value of 86%.
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.

Gulf Blue color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Gulf 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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Gulf Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#7BB5DC
RGB Values(123, 181, 220)
CMYK Values(44%, 18%, 0%, 14%)
HSV/HSB Values(204°, 44%, 86%)
Closest Web Safe#66CCCC
Inverse Color#844A23 [Russet]
Closest Pantone®542 C
Closest RAL6027 [Light green]
Complementary Color#DCA27B [Tumbleweed]
Gulf Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AFAFAF
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A8A8A8
Weighted Average (Luma)#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CFCFCF

Gulf Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 7BB5DC. Complementary color is DCA27B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Gulf Blue is Tumbleweed with the hex code #DCA27B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #7BB5DC color is offered by #DCA27B. 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 (7BB5DC, 7B85DC and 7BDCD3)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Gulf Blue (#7BB5DC) are Vista Blue (#7B85DC) and Middle Blue Green (#7BDCD3). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Gulf 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 (7BB5DC, DC7B85 and DCD37B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Gulf Blue (#7BB5DC) are #DC7B85 (New York Pink) and #DCD37B (Straw). 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 (7BB5DC, DC7BB5 and B5DC7B)

Triadic Palette

Gulf Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #DC7BB5 (Middle Purple) and #B5DC7B (Yellow-Green (Crayola)) along with #7BB5DC 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 (7BB5DC, DC7BB5, DCA27B and 7BDCA2)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Gulf Blue has four colors - #DC7BB5 (Middle Purple), #DCA27B (Tumbleweed) and #7BDCA2 (Medium Aquamarine) in addition to the base color (#7BB5DC). 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 (7BB5DC, D37BDC, DCA27B and 85DC7B)

Square Palette

Gulf Blue square color palette has #D37BDC (Deep Mauve), #DCA27B (Tumbleweed) and #85DC7B (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.

Rainbow color

Gulf Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Gulf 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 Gulf Blue Color


  • Transparent 95C4E395C4E3
  • Transparent A3CBE7A3CBE7
  • Transparent B0D3EAB0D3EA
  • Transparent BDDAEEBDDAEE
  • Transparent CAE1F1CAE1F1
  • Transparent D7E9F5D7E9F5
  • Transparent E5F0F8E5F0F8
  • Transparent F2F8FCF2F8FC


  • Transparent 7CAACA7CAACA
  • Transparent 7DA5C07DA5C0
  • Transparent 7DA0B77DA0B7
  • Transparent 7E9BAE7E9BAE
  • Transparent 7E95A57E95A5
  • Transparent 7F909C7F909C
  • Transparent 7F8B927F8B92
  • Transparent 808589808589


  • Transparent 6291B06291B0
  • Transparent 567F9A567F9A
  • Transparent 4A6D844A6D84
  • Transparent 3E5B6E3E5B6E
  • Transparent 314858314858
  • Transparent 253642253642
  • Transparent 19242C19242C
  • Transparent 0C12160C1216

Gulf Blue Color Patterns

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    Gulf Blue Gingham Checks

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    Gulf Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Gulf Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gulf Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gulf Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gulf Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gulf Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gulf Blue Plaid Pattern

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