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#81A8BF Hex Code

Color Name: Pewter Blue

What is hex #81A8BF Color?

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The color name of hex code #81A8BF is Pewter Blue. The RGB values are (129, 168, 191) which means it is composed of 26% red, 34% green and 39% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:33 M:12 Y:0 K:25. In the HSV/HSB scale, #81A8BF has a hue of 202°, 32% saturation and a brightness value of 75%.
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 #81A8BF Color Codes

Color NamePewter Blue
RGB Values(129, 168, 191)
CMYK Values(33%, 12%, 0%, 25%)
HSV/HSB Values(202°, 32%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#9999CC
Inverse Color#7E5740 [Milk Chocolate]
Closest Pantone®7695 C
Closest RAL6034 [Pastel turquoise]
Complementary Color#BF9881 [Pale Taupe]
#81A8BF Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A3A3A3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9F9F9F
Weighted Average (Luma)#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C9C9C9

Hex #81A8BF Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 81A8BF. Complementary color is BF9881

Complementary Palette

The complement of #81A8BF is #BF9881 which is called Pale Taupe. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #81A8BF color is offered by #BF9881. 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 (81A8BF, 8189BF and 81BFB7)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #81A8BF are #8189BF and #81BFB7, called Ube and Pewter Blue, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #81A8BF 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 (81A8BF, BF8189 and BFB781)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #81A8BF are #BF8189 (Old Rose) and #BFB781 (Ecru). 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 (81A8BF, BF81A8 and A8BF81)

Triadic Palette

#81A8BF triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BF81A8 (Opera Mauve) and #A8BF81 (Olivine) along with #81A8BF, 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 (81A8BF, BF81A8, BF9881 and 81BF98)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #81A8BF has #BF81A8 (Opera Mauve), #BF9881 (Pale Taupe) and #81BF98 (Dark 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 (81A8BF, B781BF, BF9881 and 89BF81)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #81A8BF contains #B781BF (African Violet), #BF9881 (Pale Taupe) and #89BF81 (Dark Sea 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 #81A8BF Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #81A8BF 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 81A8BF Color


  • Transparent 9AB9CC9AB9CC
  • Transparent A7C2D2A7C2D2
  • Transparent B3CBD9B3CBD9
  • Transparent C0D4DFC0D4DF
  • Transparent CDDCE5CDDCE5
  • Transparent D9E5ECD9E5EC
  • Transparent E6EEF2E6EEF2
  • Transparent F2F6F9F2F6F9


  • Transparent 81A0B281A0B2
  • Transparent 819CAC819CAC
  • Transparent 8198A68198A6
  • Transparent 8194A08194A0
  • Transparent 809099809099
  • Transparent 808C93808C93
  • Transparent 80888D80888D
  • Transparent 808486808486


  • Transparent 678699678699
  • Transparent 5A76865A7686
  • Transparent 4D65734D6573
  • Transparent 415460415460
  • Transparent 34434C34434C
  • Transparent 273239273239
  • Transparent 1A22261A2226
  • Transparent 0D11130D1113

#81A8BF 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.