The color name of hex code #6495ED is Cornflower Blue. The RGB values are (100, 149, 237) which means it is composed of
21% red, 31% green and 49% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:58 M:37 Y:0 K:7. In the HSV/HSB scale, #6495ED has a hue of 219°, 58% saturation and a brightness value of 93%. 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.
The complement of #6495ED is #EDBC64 which is called Middle Yellow Red. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #6495ED color is offered by #EDBC64. 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 #6495ED are #7864ED and #64DAED, called Medium Slate Blue and Sky Blue (Crayola), respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #6495ED 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #6495ED are #ED7864 (Terra Cotta) and #DAED64 (Booger Buster). 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.
#6495ED triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #ED6495 (Light Crimson) and #95ED64 (Inchworm) along with #6495ED, 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.
The tetradic palette of #6495ED has #ED6495 (Light Crimson), #EDBC64 (Middle Yellow Red) and #64EDBC (Medium Aquamarine). 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.
The square color palette of #6495ED contains #ED64DA (Orchid), #EDBC64 (Middle Yellow Red) and #64ED78 (Very Light Malachite 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.
Hex #6495ED Rainbow Colors Palette
Our #6495ED 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.
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.