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#3B97AB Hex Code

Color Name: Steel Blue

What is hex #3B97AB Color?

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The color name of hex code #3B97AB is Steel Blue. The RGB values are (59, 151, 171) which means it is composed of 15% red, 40% green and 45% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:66 M:12 Y:0 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, #3B97AB has a hue of 191°, 65% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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 #3B97AB Color Codes

Color NameSteel Blue
RGB Values(59, 151, 171)
CMYK Values(66%, 12%, 0%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(191°, 65%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#339999
Inverse Color#C46854 [Copper Red]
Closest Pantone®7459 C
Closest RAL5012 [Light blue]
Complementary Color#AB4F3B [Brown (Crayola)]
#3B97AB Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#7F7F7F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#7E7E7E
Weighted Average (Luma)#858585
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B9B9B9

Hex #3B97AB Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 3B97AB. Complementary color is AB4F3B

Complementary Palette

The complement of #3B97AB is #AB4F3B which is called Brown (Crayola). Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #3B97AB color is offered by #AB4F3B. 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 (3B97AB, 3B5FAB and 3BAB87)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #3B97AB are #3B5FAB and #3BAB87, called Violet-Blue and Zomp, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #3B97AB 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.

3B97AB 3B5FAB 3BAB87
Split Complementary color palette with (3B97AB, AB3B5F and AB873B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #3B97AB are #AB3B5F (Medium Ruby) and #AB873B (Metallic Sunburst). 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.

3B97AB AB3B5F AB873B
Triadic color palette with (3B97AB, AB3B97 and 97AB3B)

Triadic Palette

#3B97AB triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AB3B97 (Fandango) and #97AB3B (Citron) along with #3B97AB, 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.

3B97AB AB3B97 97AB3B
Tetradic color palette with (3B97AB, AB3B97, AB4F3B and 3BAB4F)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #3B97AB has #AB3B97 (Fandango), #AB4F3B (Brown (Crayola)) and #3BAB4F (American 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.

Square color palette with (3B97AB, 873BAB, AB4F3B and 5FAB3B)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #3B97AB contains #873BAB (Cadmium Violet), #AB4F3B (Brown (Crayola)) and #5FAB3B (Green (RYB)). 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

Hex #3B97AB Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #3B97AB 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 3B97AB Color


  • Transparent 62ACBC62ACBC
  • Transparent 76B6C476B6C4
  • Transparent 89C1CD89C1CD
  • Transparent 9DCBD59DCBD5
  • Transparent B1D5DDB1D5DD
  • Transparent C4E0E6C4E0E6
  • Transparent D8EAEED8EAEE
  • Transparent EBF5F7EBF5F7


  • Transparent 4992A24992A2
  • Transparent 50909E50909E
  • Transparent 578E9A578E9A
  • Transparent 5E8C965E8C96
  • Transparent 648991648991
  • Transparent 6B878D6B878D
  • Transparent 728589728589
  • Transparent 798284798284


  • Transparent 2F79892F7989
  • Transparent 296A78296A78
  • Transparent 235B67235B67
  • Transparent 1E4C561E4C56
  • Transparent 183C44183C44
  • Transparent 122D33122D33
  • Transparent 0C1E220C1E22
  • Transparent 060F11060F11

#3B97AB Color Patterns

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#3B97AB Color Interior Ideas

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