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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.