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#497EB8 Hex Code

Color Name: Steel Blue

What is hex #497EB8 Color?

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The color name of hex code #497EB8 is Steel Blue. The RGB values are (73, 126, 184) which means it is composed of 19% red, 33% green and 48% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:60 M:32 Y:0 K:28. In the HSV/HSB scale, #497EB8 has a hue of 211°, 60% saturation and a brightness value of 72%.
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 #497EB8 Color Codes

Color NameSteel Blue
RGB Values(73, 126, 184)
CMYK Values(60%, 32%, 0%, 28%)
HSV/HSB Values(211°, 60%, 72%)
Closest Web Safe#3366CC
Inverse Color#B68147 [Deer]
Closest Pantone®660 C
Closest RAL5012 [Light blue]
Complementary Color#B88349 [Deer]
#497EB8 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#808080
Weighted Average (Most Common)#747474
Weighted Average (Luma)#777777
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B0B0B0

Hex #497EB8 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 497EB8. Complementary color is B88349

Complementary Palette

The complement of #497EB8 is #B88349 which is called Deer. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #497EB8 color is offered by #B88349. 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 (497EB8, 4C49B8 and 49B6B8)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #497EB8 are #4C49B8 and #49B6B8, called Ocean Blue and Verdigris, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #497EB8 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 (497EB8, B84C49 and B6B849)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #497EB8 are #B84C49 (Deep Chestnut) and #B6B849 (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 (497EB8, B8497E and 7EB849)

Triadic Palette

#497EB8 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B8497E (Mystic Maroon) and #7EB849 (Bud Green) along with #497EB8, 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 (497EB8, B8497E, B88349 and 49B883)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #497EB8 has #B8497E (Mystic Maroon), #B88349 (Deer) and #49B883 (Mint). 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 (497EB8, B849B6, B88349 and 49B84C)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #497EB8 contains #B849B6 (Deep Fuchsia), #B88349 (Deer) and #49B84C (Apple). 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 #497EB8 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #497EB8 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 497EB8 Color


  • Transparent 6D98C66D98C6
  • Transparent 80A5CD80A5CD
  • Transparent 92B2D492B2D4
  • Transparent A4BFDCA4BFDC
  • Transparent B6CBE3B6CBE3
  • Transparent C8D8EAC8D8EA
  • Transparent DBE5F1DBE5F1
  • Transparent EDF2F8EDF2F8


  • Transparent 547EAD547EAD
  • Transparent 5A7FA75A7FA7
  • Transparent 5F7FA25F7FA2
  • Transparent 657F9C657F9C
  • Transparent 6A7F966A7F96
  • Transparent 707F91707F91
  • Transparent 75808B75808B
  • Transparent 7B80867B8086


  • Transparent 3A65933A6593
  • Transparent 335881335881
  • Transparent 2C4C6E2C4C6E
  • Transparent 253F5C253F5C
  • Transparent 1D324A1D324A
  • Transparent 162637162637
  • Transparent 0F19250F1925
  • Transparent 070D12070D12

#497EB8 Color Patterns

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