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#3978A5 Hex Code

Color Name: Steel Blue

What is hex #3978A5 Color?

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The color name of hex code #3978A5 is Steel Blue. The RGB values are (57, 120, 165) which means it is composed of 17% red, 35% green and 48% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:66 M:27 Y:0 K:35. In the HSV/HSB scale, #3978A5 has a hue of 205°, 65% saturation and a brightness value of 65%.
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.

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Hex #3978A5 Color Codes

Color NameSteel Blue
RGB Values(57, 120, 165)
CMYK Values(66%, 27%, 0%, 35%)
HSV/HSB Values(205°, 65%, 65%)
Closest Web Safe#336699
Inverse Color#C6875A [Deer]
Closest Pantone®7683 C
Closest RAL5012 [Light blue]
Complementary Color#A56639 [Dark Gold]
#3978A5 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#727272
Weighted Average (Most Common)#6A6A6A
Weighted Average (Luma)#6E6E6E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#AAAAAA

Hex #3978A5 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 3978A5. Complementary color is A56639

Complementary Palette

The complement of #3978A5 is #A56639 which is called Dark Gold. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #3978A5 color is offered by #A56639. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (3978A5, 3942A5 and 39A59C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #3978A5 are #3942A5 and #39A59C, called Violet-Blue and Keppel, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #3978A5 with a 30° separation. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

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Split Complementary color palette with (3978A5, A53942 and A59C39)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #3978A5 are #A53942 (Sweet Brown) and #A59C39 (Brass). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (3978A5, A53978 and 78A539)

Triadic Palette

#3978A5 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A53978 (Maximum Red Purple) and #78A539 (Palm Leaf) along with #3978A5, our main color, create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (3978A5, A53978, A56639 and 39A566)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #3978A5 has #A53978 (Maximum Red Purple), #A56639 (Dark Gold) and #39A566 (Medium Sea Green). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

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Square color palette with (3978A5, 9C39A5, A56639 and 42A539)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #3978A5 contains #9C39A5 (Purpureus), #A56639 (Dark Gold) and #42A539 (Wageningen 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.

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Hex #3978A5 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #3978A5 rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of 3978A5 Color


  • Transparent 6193B76193B7
  • Transparent 74A1C074A1C0
  • Transparent 88AEC988AEC9
  • Transparent 9CBCD29CBCD2
  • Transparent B0C9DBB0C9DB
  • Transparent C4D7E4C4D7E4
  • Transparent D7E4EDD7E4ED
  • Transparent EBF2F6EBF2F6


  • Transparent 477A9E477A9E
  • Transparent 4E7A9A4E7A9A
  • Transparent 557B96557B96
  • Transparent 5D7C935D7C93
  • Transparent 647D8F647D8F
  • Transparent 6B7E8B6B7E8B
  • Transparent 727E87727E87
  • Transparent 797F84797F84


  • Transparent 2E60842E6084
  • Transparent 285474285474
  • Transparent 224863224863
  • Transparent 1D3C531D3C53
  • Transparent 173042173042
  • Transparent 112432112432
  • Transparent 0B18210B1821
  • Transparent 060C11060C11

#3978A5 Color Patterns

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Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.