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Kitchen Blue Color

HEX #8AB5BD / RGB (138, 181, 189)


What is Kitchen Blue Color?

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Kitchen Blue has the hex code #8AB5BD. The equivalent RGB values are (138, 181, 189), which means it is composed of 27% red, 36% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:27 M:4 Y:0 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Kitchen Blue has a hue of 189°, 27% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
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.

Included in the RAL Design list with the number 220 70 15, Kitchen Blue hex code is #8AB5BD with equivalent RGB (138, 181, 189). It is not a web color and cannot be applied to web pages by name. However, it can be used in HTML and CSS code by the hex, RGB or HSL values.
FYI, Kitchen Blue's CMYK numbers and corresponding Pantone (PMS) color value mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal code and are only approximations.

RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries including Germany, France, Italy and the UK. Please note that RAL Design catalogue is for interior colors and is different from the original RAL Classic list.

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Kitchen Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#8AB5BD
RGB Values(138, 181, 189)
CMYK Values(27%, 4%, 0%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(189°, 27%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#754A42 [Tuscan Red]
Closest Pantone®5503 C
Closest RAL6027 [Light green]
Complementary Color#BD928A [Rosy Brown]
Kitchen Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Luma)#ACACAC
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D0D0D0

Kitchen Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8AB5BD. Complementary color is BD928A

Complementary Palette

The complement of Kitchen Blue is Rosy Brown with the hex code #BD928A. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8AB5BD color is offered by #BD928A. 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 (8AB5BD, 8A9CBD and 8ABDAC)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Kitchen Blue (#8AB5BD) are Pewter Blue (#8A9CBD) and Eton Blue (#8ABDAC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Kitchen 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (8AB5BD, BD8A9C and BDAC8A)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Kitchen Blue (#8AB5BD) are #BD8A9C (English Lavender) and #BDAC8A (Khaki (HTML/CSS)). 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 (8AB5BD, BD8AB5 and B5BD8A)

Triadic Palette

Kitchen Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BD8AB5 (African Violet) and #B5BD8A (Sage) along with #8AB5BD 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 (8AB5BD, BD8AB5, BD928A and 8ABD92)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Kitchen Blue has four colors - #BD8AB5 (African Violet), #BD928A (Rosy Brown) and #8ABD92 (Dark Sea Green) in addition to the base color (#8AB5BD). 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.

Square color palette with (8AB5BD, AC8ABD, BD928A and 9CBD8A)

Square Palette

Kitchen Blue square color palette has #AC8ABD (African Violet), #BD928A (Rosy Brown) and #9CBD8A (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.

Rainbow color

Kitchen Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Kitchen 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.


Tints, Tones & Shades of Kitchen Blue Color


  • Transparent A1C4CAA1C4CA
  • Transparent ADCBD1ADCBD1
  • Transparent B9D3D7B9D3D7
  • Transparent C5DADEC5DADE
  • Transparent D0E1E5D0E1E5
  • Transparent DCE9EBDCE9EB
  • Transparent E8F0F2E8F0F2
  • Transparent F3F8F8F3F8F8


  • Transparent 88AAB188AAB1
  • Transparent 87A5AB87A5AB
  • Transparent 86A0A586A0A5
  • Transparent 859B9F859B9F
  • Transparent 849598849598
  • Transparent 839092839092
  • Transparent 828B8C828B8C
  • Transparent 818586818586


  • Transparent 6E91976E9197
  • Transparent 617F84617F84
  • Transparent 536D71536D71
  • Transparent 455B5F455B5F
  • Transparent 37484C37484C
  • Transparent 293639293639
  • Transparent 1C24261C2426
  • Transparent 0E12130E1213

Kitchen Blue Color Patterns

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    Kitchen Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Kitchen Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kitchen Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kitchen Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kitchen Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kitchen Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kitchen Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Kitchen Blue Plaid Pattern

Kitchen Blue Color Interior Ideas

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