#AFD3ED Hex Code

Color Name: Pale Cornflower Blue

What is hex #AFD3ED Color?

Pale Cornflower Blue (Hex code: AFD3ED) Thumbnail

The color name of hex code #AFD3ED is Pale Cornflower Blue. The RGB values are (175, 211, 237) which means it is composed of 28% red, 34% green and 38% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:26 M:11 Y:0 K:7. In the HSV/HSB scale, #AFD3ED has a hue of 205°, 26% 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.

Hex #AFD3ED Color Codes

Color NamePale Cornflower Blue
RGB Values(175, 211, 237)
CMYK Values(26%, 11%, 0%, 7%)
HSV/HSB Values(205°, 26%, 93%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCFF
Inverse Color#502C12 [Seal Brown]
Closest Pantone®277 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#EDC9AF [Desert Sand]
#AFD3ED Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D0D0D0
Weighted Average (Most Common)#CBCBCB
Weighted Average (Luma)#CDCDCD
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E0E0E0

Hex #AFD3ED Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AFD3ED. Complementary color is EDC9AF

Complementary Palette

The complement of #AFD3ED is #EDC9AF 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 #AFD3ED color is offered by #EDC9AF. 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 (AFD3ED, AFB4ED and AFEDE8)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #AFD3ED are #AFB4ED and #AFEDE8, called Maximum Blue Purple and Pale Blue, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #AFD3ED 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 (AFD3ED, EDAFB4 and EDE8AF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #AFD3ED are #EDAFB4 (Pale Chestnut) and #EDE8AF (Pale Goldenrod). 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 (AFD3ED, EDAFD3 and D3EDAF)

Triadic Palette

#AFD3ED triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #EDAFD3 (Thistle (Crayola)) and #D3EDAF (Tea Green) along with #AFD3ED, 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 (AFD3ED, EDAFD3, EDC9AF and AFEDC9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #AFD3ED has #EDAFD3 (Thistle (Crayola)), #EDC9AF (Desert Sand) and #AFEDC9 (Magic 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.

Square color palette with (AFD3ED, E8AFED, EDC9AF and B4EDAF)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #AFD3ED contains #E8AFED (Mauve), #EDC9AF (Desert Sand) and #B4EDAF (Celadon). 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 #AFD3ED Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #AFD3ED 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.

Shades of Pale Cornflower Blue Color


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#AFD3ED Color Patterns

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    Pale Cornflower Blue Gingham Checks

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    Pale Cornflower Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Pale Cornflower Blue Polka Dots Pattern

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    Pale Cornflower Blue Honeycomb Pattern

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    Pale Cornflower Blue Leaves Pattern

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    Pale Cornflower Blue Houndstooth Pattern

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    Pale Cornflower Blue Trellis Pattern

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    Pale Cornflower Blue Plaid Pattern

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.