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#B5C9D7 Hex Code

Color Name: Light Steel Blue

What is hex #B5C9D7 Color?

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The color name of hex code #B5C9D7 is Light Steel Blue. The RGB values are (181, 201, 215) which means it is composed of 30% red, 34% green and 36% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:16 M:7 Y:0 K:16. In the HSV/HSB scale, #B5C9D7 has a hue of 205°, 16% saturation and a brightness value of 84%.
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 #B5C9D7 Color Codes

Color NameLight Steel Blue
RGB Values(181, 201, 215)
CMYK Values(16%, 7%, 0%, 16%)
HSV/HSB Values(205°, 16%, 84%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#4A3628 [Café Noir]
Closest Pantone®5445 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#D7C3B5 [Dark Vanilla]
#B5C9D7 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C7C7C7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C5C5C5
Weighted Average (Luma)#C6C6C6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DDDDDD

Hex #B5C9D7 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B5C9D7. Complementary color is D7C3B5

Complementary Palette

The complement of #B5C9D7 is #D7C3B5 which is called Dark Vanilla. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B5C9D7 color is offered by #D7C3B5. 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 (B5C9D7, B5B8D7 and B5D7D4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #B5C9D7 are #B5B8D7 and #B5D7D4, called Light Steel Blue and Jet Stream, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #B5C9D7 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 (B5C9D7, D7B5B8 and D7D4B5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #B5C9D7 are #D7B5B8 (Pale Chestnut) and #D7D4B5 (Pastel Gray). 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 (B5C9D7, D7B5C9 and C9D7B5)

Triadic Palette

#B5C9D7 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D7B5C9 (Pink Lavender) and #C9D7B5 (Pastel Gray) along with #B5C9D7, 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 (B5C9D7, D7B5C9, D7C3B5 and B5D7C3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #B5C9D7 has #D7B5C9 (Pink Lavender), #D7C3B5 (Dark Vanilla) and #B5D7C3 (Jet Stream). 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 (B5C9D7, D4B5D7, D7C3B5 and B8D7B5)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #B5C9D7 contains #D4B5D7 (Pink Lavender), #D7C3B5 (Dark Vanilla) and #B8D7B5 (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.

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Hex #B5C9D7 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #B5C9D7 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 B5C9D7 Color


  • Transparent C4D4DFC4D4DF
  • Transparent CBD9E3CBD9E3
  • Transparent D3DFE7D3DFE7
  • Transparent DAE4EBDAE4EB
  • Transparent E1E9EFE1E9EF
  • Transparent E9EFF3E9EFF3
  • Transparent F0F4F7F0F4F7
  • Transparent F8FAFBF8FAFB


  • Transparent AABAC6AABAC6
  • Transparent A5B3BDA5B3BD
  • Transparent A0ACB4A0ACB4
  • Transparent 9BA5AC9BA5AC
  • Transparent 959DA3959DA3
  • Transparent 90969A90969A
  • Transparent 8B8F918B8F91
  • Transparent 858789858789


  • Transparent 91A1AC91A1AC
  • Transparent 7F8D977F8D97
  • Transparent 6D79816D7981
  • Transparent 5B656C5B656C
  • Transparent 485056485056
  • Transparent 363C41363C41
  • Transparent 24282B24282B
  • Transparent 121416121416

#B5C9D7 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.