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#ADD8E6 Hex Code

Color Name: Light Blue

What is hex #ADD8E6 Color?

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The color name of hex code #ADD8E6 is Light Blue. The RGB values are (173, 216, 230) which means it is composed of 28% red, 35% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:25 M:6 Y:0 K:10. In the HSV/HSB scale, #ADD8E6 has a hue of 195°, 25% saturation and a brightness value of 90%.
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 #ADD8E6 Color Codes

Color NameLight Blue
RGB Values(173, 216, 230)
CMYK Values(25%, 6%, 0%, 10%)
HSV/HSB Values(195°, 25%, 90%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCFF
Inverse Color#522719 [Caput Mortuum]
Closest Pantone®635 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#E6BBAD [Desert Sand]
#ADD8E6 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#CECECE
Weighted Average (Most Common)#CDCDCD
Weighted Average (Luma)#D0D0D0
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E1E1E1

Hex #ADD8E6 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of ADD8E6. Complementary color is E6BBAD

Complementary Palette

The complement of #ADD8E6 is #E6BBAD which is called Desert Sand. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #ADD8E6 color is offered by #E6BBAD. 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 (ADD8E6, ADBCE6 and ADE6D8)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #ADD8E6 are #ADBCE6 and #ADE6D8, called Light Steel Blue and Magic Mint, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #ADD8E6 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (ADD8E6, E6ADBC and E6D8AD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #ADD8E6 are #E6ADBC (Metallic Pink) and #E6D8AD (Cookies And Cream). 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.

Triadic color palette with (ADD8E6, E6ADD8 and D8E6AD)

Triadic Palette

#ADD8E6 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E6ADD8 (Light Orchid) and #D8E6AD (Pale Goldenrod) along with #ADD8E6, 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.

Tetradic color palette with (ADD8E6, E6ADD8, E6BBAD and ADE6BB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #ADD8E6 has #E6ADD8 (Light Orchid), #E6BBAD (Desert Sand) and #ADE6BB (Celadon). 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 (ADD8E6, D8ADE6, E6BBAD and BCE6AD)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #ADD8E6 contains #D8ADE6 (Bright Ube), #E6BBAD (Desert Sand) and #BCE6AD (Light Moss 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.

Rainbow color

Hex #ADD8E6 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #ADD8E6 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.


Tints, Tones & Shades of ADD8E6 Color


  • Transparent BDE0EBBDE0EB
  • Transparent C6E4EEC6E4EE
  • Transparent CEE8F0CEE8F0
  • Transparent D6ECF3D6ECF3
  • Transparent DEEFF5DEEFF5
  • Transparent E6F3F8E6F3F8
  • Transparent EFF7FAEFF7FA
  • Transparent F7FBFDF7FBFD


  • Transparent A4C6D2A4C6D2
  • Transparent A0BEC7A0BEC7
  • Transparent 9BB5BD9BB5BD
  • Transparent 97ACB397ACB3
  • Transparent 92A3A992A3A9
  • Transparent 8E9A9F8E9A9F
  • Transparent 899294899294
  • Transparent 85898A85898A


  • Transparent 8AADB88AADB8
  • Transparent 7997A17997A1
  • Transparent 68828A68828A
  • Transparent 576C73576C73
  • Transparent 45565C45565C
  • Transparent 344145344145
  • Transparent 232B2E232B2E
  • Transparent 111617111617

#ADD8E6 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.