Light Steel Blue

HEX #B0C4DE / RGB (176, 196, 222)

Light blue colored steel knife

What is Light Steel Blue Color?

Light Steel Blue (Hex code: B0C4DE) Thumbnail

Light Steel Blue has the hex code #B0C4DE. The equivalent RGB values are (176, 196, 222), which means it is composed of 30% red, 33% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:21 M:12 Y:0 K:13. In the HSV/HSB scale, Light Steel Blue has a hue of 214°, 21% saturation and a brightness value of 87%.
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.

Light Steel Blue is a web color and can be used by its name, "LightSteelBlue", in HTML and CSS code.

Light Steel Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#B0C4DE
RGB Values(176, 196, 222)
CMYK Values(21%, 12%, 0%, 13%)
HSV/HSB Values(214°, 21%, 87%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#4F3B21 [Café Noir]
Closest Pantone®658 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#DECAB0 [Desert Sand]
Light Steel Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C6C6C6
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C1C1C1
Weighted Average (Luma)#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DADADA

Light Steel Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B0C4DE. Complementary color is DECAB0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Steel Blue is Desert Sand with the hex code #DECAB0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B0C4DE color is offered by #DECAB0. 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 (B0C4DE, B3B0DE and B0DBDE)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Steel Blue (#B0C4DE) are Maximum Blue Purple (#B3B0DE) and Light Blue (#B0DBDE). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Steel 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 (B0C4DE, DEB3B0 and DBDEB0)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Steel Blue (#B0C4DE) are #DEB3B0 (Pale Chestnut) and #DBDEB0 (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 (B0C4DE, DEB0C4 and C4DEB0)

Triadic Palette

Light Steel Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #DEB0C4 (Pink Lavender) and #C4DEB0 (Light Moss Green) along with #B0C4DE 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 (B0C4DE, DEB0C4, DECAB0 and B0DECA)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Steel Blue has four colors - #DEB0C4 (Pink Lavender), #DECAB0 (Desert Sand) and #B0DECA (Jet Stream) in addition to the base color (#B0C4DE). 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 (B0C4DE, DEB0DB, DECAB0 and B0DEB3)

Square Palette

Light Steel Blue square color palette has #DEB0DB (Pink Lavender), #DECAB0 (Desert Sand) and #B0DEB3 (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

Light Steel Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Steel 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 Light Steel Blue Color


  • Transparent C0D0E5#C0D0E5
  • Transparent C8D6E8#C8D6E8
  • Transparent D0DCEB#D0DCEB
  • Transparent D8E2EF#D8E2EF
  • Transparent DFE7F2#DFE7F2
  • Transparent E7EDF5#E7EDF5
  • Transparent EFF3F8#EFF3F8
  • Transparent F7F9FC#F7F9FC


  • Transparent A6B6CB#A6B6CB
  • Transparent A2B0C2#A2B0C2
  • Transparent 9DA9B8#9DA9B8
  • Transparent 98A2AF#98A2AF
  • Transparent 939BA6#939BA6
  • Transparent 8E949C#8E949C
  • Transparent 8A8E93#8A8E93
  • Transparent 858789#858789


  • Transparent 8D9DB2#8D9DB2
  • Transparent 7B899B#7B899B
  • Transparent 6A7685#6A7685
  • Transparent 58626F#58626F
  • Transparent 464E59#464E59
  • Transparent 353B43#353B43
  • Transparent 23272C#23272C
  • Transparent 121416#121416

Light Steel Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Light Steel Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Light Steel Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Steel Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Steel Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Steel Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Steel Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Steel Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Steel Blue Plaid Pattern

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