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Limoges Blue Color

HEX #ABBABB / RGB (171, 186, 187)

What is Limoges Blue Color?

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Limoges Blue has the hex code #ABBABB. The equivalent RGB values are (171, 186, 187), which means it is composed of 31% red, 34% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:9 M:1 Y:0 K:27. In the HSV/HSB scale, Limoges Blue has a hue of 184°, 9% saturation and a brightness value of 73%.
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.

Limoges Blue color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Limoges 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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Limoges Blue Color Codes

RGB Values(171, 186, 187)
CMYK Values(9%, 1%, 0%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(184°, 9%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#544544 [Purple Taupe]
Closest Pantone®5517 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#BBACAB [Black Shadows]
Limoges Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B5B5B5
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Luma)#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D5D5D5

Limoges Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of ABBABB. Complementary color is BBACAB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Limoges Blue is Black Shadows with the hex code #BBACAB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #ABBABB color is offered by #BBACAB. 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 (ABBABB, ABB2BB and ABBBB4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Limoges Blue (#ABBABB) are Cadet Blue (Crayola) (#ABB2BB) and Ash Gray (#ABBBB4). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Limoges 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 (ABBABB, BBABB2 and BBB4AB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Limoges Blue (#ABBABB) are #BBABB2 (Black Shadows) and #BBB4AB (Black Shadows). 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 (ABBABB, BBABBA and BABBAB)

Triadic Palette

Limoges Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BBABBA (Black Shadows) and #BABBAB (Ash Gray) along with #ABBABB 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 (ABBABB, BBABBA, BBACAB and ABBBAC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Limoges Blue has four colors - #BBABBA (Black Shadows), #BBACAB (Black Shadows) and #ABBBAC (Cambridge Blue) in addition to the base color (#ABBABB). 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 (ABBABB, B4ABBB, BBACAB and B2BBAB)

Square Palette

Limoges Blue square color palette has #B4ABBB (Philippine Silver), #BBACAB (Black Shadows) and #B2BBAB (Ash Gray). 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

Limoges Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Limoges 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 Limoges Blue Color


  • Transparent BCC8C9BCC8C9
  • Transparent C4CFCFC4CFCF
  • Transparent CDD6D6CDD6D6
  • Transparent D5DDDDD5DDDD
  • Transparent DDE3E4DDE3E4
  • Transparent E6EAEBE6EAEB
  • Transparent EEF1F1EEF1F1
  • Transparent F7F8F8F7F8F8


  • Transparent A2AEAFA2AEAF
  • Transparent 9EA9A99EA9A9
  • Transparent 9AA3A39AA3A3
  • Transparent 969D9E969D9E
  • Transparent 919798919798
  • Transparent 8D91928D9192
  • Transparent 898C8C898C8C
  • Transparent 848686848686


  • Transparent 899596899596
  • Transparent 788283788283
  • Transparent 677070677070
  • Transparent 565D5E565D5E
  • Transparent 444A4B444A4B
  • Transparent 333838333838
  • Transparent 222525222525
  • Transparent 111313111313

Limoges Blue Color Patterns

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    Limoges Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Limoges Blue Polka Dots Pattern

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    Limoges Blue Honeycomb Pattern

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    Limoges Blue Leaves Pattern

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    Limoges Blue Houndstooth Pattern

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    Limoges Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Limoges Blue Plaid Pattern

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