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Japanese Blue Color

HEX #1C3563 / RGB (28, 53, 99)

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What is Japanese Blue Color?

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Japanese Blue has the hex code #1C3563. The equivalent RGB values are (28, 53, 99), which means it is composed of 16% red, 29% green and 55% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:72 M:46 Y:0 K:61. In the HSV/HSB scale, Japanese Blue has a hue of 219°, 72% saturation and a brightness value of 39%.
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.

Japanese Blue color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Japanese Blue can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Japanese Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#1C3563
RGB Values(28, 53, 99)
CMYK Values(72%, 46%, 0%, 61%)
HSV/HSB Values(219°, 72%, 39%)
Closest Web Safe#333366
Inverse Color#E3CA9C [Desert Sand]
Closest Pantone®534 C
Closest RAL5003 [Sapphire blue]
Complementary Color#634A1C [Dark Brown]
Japanese Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#3C3C3C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#333333
Weighted Average (Luma)#333333
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#777777

Japanese Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 1C3563. Complementary color is 634A1C

Complementary Palette

The complement of Japanese Blue is Dark Brown with the hex code #634A1C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1C3563 color is offered by #634A1C. 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 (1C3563, 271C63 and 1C5863)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Japanese Blue (#1C3563) are Indigo (Rainbow) (#271C63) and Dark Slate Gray (#1C5863). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Japanese Blue with a 30° separation on either side. 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 (1C3563, 63271C and 59631C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Japanese Blue (#1C3563) are #63271C (Caput Mortuum) and #59631C (Antique Bronze). 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 (1C3563, 631C35 and 35631C)

Triadic Palette

Japanese Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #631C35 (Brown Chocolate) and #35631C (Mughal Green) along with #1C3563 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 (1C3563, 631C35, 634A1C and 1C634A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Japanese Blue has four colors - #631C35 (Brown Chocolate), #634A1C (Dark Brown) and #1C634A (Dark Spring Green) in addition to the base color (#1C3563). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

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Square color palette with (1C3563, 631C59, 634A1C and 1C6327)

Square Palette

Japanese Blue square color palette has #631C59 (Palatinate Purple), #634A1C (Dark Brown) and #1C6327 (Mughal 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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Rainbow color

Japanese Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Japanese Blue rainbow color palette is based on the RGB 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 Japanese Blue Color


  • Transparent 495D82495D82
  • Transparent 607292607292
  • Transparent 7786A17786A1
  • Transparent 8E9AB18E9AB1
  • Transparent A4AEC1A4AEC1
  • Transparent BBC2D0BBC2D0
  • Transparent D2D7E0D2D7E0
  • Transparent E8EBEFE8EBEF


  • Transparent 304469304469
  • Transparent 3A4C6C3A4C6C
  • Transparent 44536F44536F
  • Transparent 4E5B724E5B72
  • Transparent 586274586274
  • Transparent 626A77626A77
  • Transparent 6C717A6C717A
  • Transparent 76797D76797D


  • Transparent 162A4F162A4F
  • Transparent 142545142545
  • Transparent 11203B11203B
  • Transparent 0E1B320E1B32
  • Transparent 0B15280B1528
  • Transparent 08101E08101E
  • Transparent 060B14060B14
  • Transparent 03050A03050A

Japanese Blue Color Patterns

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    Japanese Blue Gingham Checks

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    Japanese Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Japanese Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Japanese Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Japanese Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Japanese Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Japanese Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Japanese Blue Plaid Pattern

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