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Heron Blue Color

HEX #2F2B3A / RGB (47, 43, 58)

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What is Heron Blue Color?

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Heron Blue has the hex code #2F2B3A. The equivalent RGB values are (47, 43, 58), which means it is composed of 32% red, 29% green and 39% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:19 M:26 Y:0 K:77. In the HSV/HSB scale, Heron Blue has a hue of 256°, 26% saturation and a brightness value of 23%.
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.

Included in the RAL Design list with the number 300 20 10, Heron Blue hex code is #2F2B3A with equivalent RGB (47, 43, 58). It is not a web color and cannot be applied to web pages by name. However, it can be used in HTML and CSS code by the hex, RGB or HSL values.
FYI, Heron Blue's CMYK numbers and corresponding Pantone (PMS) color value mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal code and are only approximations.

RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries including Germany, France, Italy and the UK. Please note that RAL Design catalogue is for interior colors and is different from the original RAL Classic list.

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Heron Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#2F2B3A
RGB Values(47, 43, 58)
CMYK Values(19%, 26%, 0%, 77%)
HSV/HSB Values(256°, 26%, 23%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#D0D4C5 [Pastel Gray]
Closest Pantone®412 C
Closest RAL7021 [Black grey]
Complementary Color#363A2B [Kombu Green]
Heron Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#313131
Weighted Average (Most Common)#2E2E2E
Weighted Average (Luma)#2D2D2D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#707070

Heron Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2F2B3A. Complementary color is 363A2B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Heron Blue is Kombu Green with the hex code #363A2B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2F2B3A color is offered by #363A2B. 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.

2F2B3A 363A2B
Analogous color palette with (2F2B3A, 372B3A and 2B2F3A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Heron Blue (#2F2B3A) are Jet (#372B3A) and Gunmetal (#2B2F3A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Heron 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.

2F2B3A 372B3A 2B2F3A
Split Complementary color palette with (2F2B3A, 3A372B and 2F3A2B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Heron Blue (#2F2B3A) are #3A372B (Jacko Bean) and #2F3A2B (Kombu 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.

2F2B3A 3A372B 2F3A2B
Triadic color palette with (2F2B3A, 3A2F2B and 2B3A2F)

Triadic Palette

Heron Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3A2F2B (Black Coffee) and #2B3A2F (Black Leather Jacket) along with #2F2B3A create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

2F2B3A 3A2F2B 2B3A2F
Tetradic color palette with (2F2B3A, 3A2F2B, 363A2B and 2B363A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Heron Blue has four colors - #3A2F2B (Black Coffee), #363A2B (Kombu Green) and #2B363A (Gunmetal) in addition to the base color (#2F2B3A). 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.

2F2B3A 3A2F2B 363A2B 2B363A
Square color palette with (2F2B3A, 3A2B2F, 363A2B and 2B3A37)

Square Palette

Heron Blue square color palette has #3A2B2F (Black Coffee), #363A2B (Kombu Green) and #2B3A37 (Outer Space (Crayola)). 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.

2F2B3A 3A2B2F 363A2B 2B3A37
Rainbow color

Heron Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Heron 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.

2F2B3A 3A2B38 3A2B2B 3A382B 303A2B 2B3A33 2B343A

Tints, Tones & Shades of Heron Blue Color


  • Transparent 595561595561
  • Transparent 6D6B756D6B75
  • Transparent 828089828089
  • Transparent 97959D97959D
  • Transparent ACAAB0ACAAB0
  • Transparent C1BFC4C1BFC4
  • Transparent D5D5D8D5D5D8
  • Transparent EAEAEBEAEAEB


  • Transparent 3F3C483F3C48
  • Transparent 47454F47454F
  • Transparent 4F4D564F4D56
  • Transparent 58565D58565D
  • Transparent 605E64605E64
  • Transparent 68676B68676B
  • Transparent 706F72706F72
  • Transparent 787879787879


  • Transparent 26222E26222E
  • Transparent 211E29211E29
  • Transparent 1C1A231C1A23
  • Transparent 18161D18161D
  • Transparent 131117131117
  • Transparent 0E0D110E0D11
  • Transparent 09090C09090C
  • Transparent 050406050406

Heron Blue Color Patterns

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    Heron Blue Gingham Checks

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    Heron Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Heron Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Heron Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Heron Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Heron Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Heron Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Heron Blue Plaid Pattern

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