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Louis Blue Color

HEX #A8B8C6 / RGB (168, 184, 198)

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What is Louis Blue Color?

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Louis Blue has the hex code #A8B8C6. The equivalent RGB values are (168, 184, 198), which means it is composed of 31% red, 33% green and 36% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:15 M:7 Y:0 K:22. In the HSV/HSB scale, Louis Blue has a hue of 208°, 15% saturation and a brightness value of 78%.
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.

Louis Blue is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Louis Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#A8B8C6
RGB Values(168, 184, 198)
CMYK Values(15%, 7%, 0%, 22%)
HSV/HSB Values(208°, 15%, 78%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#574739 [Olive Drab Camouflage]
Closest Pantone®5435 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#C6B6A8 [Silver Pink]
Louis Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B5B5B5
Weighted Average (Luma)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D4D4D4

Louis Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of A8B8C6. Complementary color is C6B6A8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Louis Blue is Silver Pink with the hex code #C6B6A8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A8B8C6 color is offered by #C6B6A8. 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.

A8B8C6 C6B6A8
Analogous color palette with (A8B8C6, A8A9C6 and A8C6C5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Louis Blue (#A8B8C6) are Cadet Blue (Crayola) (#A8A9C6) and Opal (#A8C6C5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Louis 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.

A8B8C6 A8A9C6 A8C6C5
Split Complementary color palette with (A8B8C6, C6A8A9 and C6C5A8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Louis Blue (#A8B8C6) are #C6A8A9 (Silver Pink) and #C6C5A8 (Dark Vanilla). 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.

A8B8C6 C6A8A9 C6C5A8
Triadic color palette with (A8B8C6, C6A8B8 and B8C6A8)

Triadic Palette

Louis Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C6A8B8 (Black Shadows) and #B8C6A8 (Ash Gray) along with #A8B8C6 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

A8B8C6 C6A8B8 B8C6A8
Tetradic color palette with (A8B8C6, C6A8B8, C6B6A8 and A8C6B6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Louis Blue has four colors - #C6A8B8 (Black Shadows), #C6B6A8 (Silver Pink) and #A8C6B6 (Opal) in addition to the base color (#A8B8C6). 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.

A8B8C6 C6A8B8 C6B6A8 A8C6B6
Square color palette with (A8B8C6, C5A8C6, C6B6A8 and A9C6A8)

Square Palette

Louis Blue square color palette has #C5A8C6 (Lilac), #C6B6A8 (Silver Pink) and #A9C6A8 (Cambridge Blue). 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.

A8B8C6 C5A8C6 C6B6A8 A9C6A8
Rainbow color

Louis Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Louis 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.

A8B8C6 B2A8C6 C6A8C1 C6A9A8 C6C3A8 AFC6A8 A8C6BA

Tints, Tones & Shades of Louis Blue Color


  • Transparent B9C6D1B9C6D1
  • Transparent C2CDD7C2CDD7
  • Transparent CBD4DDCBD4DD
  • Transparent D4DCE3D4DCE3
  • Transparent DCE3E8DCE3E8
  • Transparent E5EAEEE5EAEE
  • Transparent EEF1F4EEF1F4
  • Transparent F6F8F9F6F8F9


  • Transparent A0ADB8A0ADB8
  • Transparent 9CA7B19CA7B1
  • Transparent 98A2AA98A2AA
  • Transparent 949CA3949CA3
  • Transparent 90969C90969C
  • Transparent 8C91958C9195
  • Transparent 888B8E888B8E
  • Transparent 848687848687


  • Transparent 86939E86939E
  • Transparent 76818B76818B
  • Transparent 656E77656E77
  • Transparent 545C63545C63
  • Transparent 434A4F434A4F
  • Transparent 32373B32373B
  • Transparent 222528222528
  • Transparent 111214111214

Louis Blue Color Patterns

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    Louis Blue Gingham Checks

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    Louis Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Louis Blue Polka Dots Pattern

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    Louis Blue Honeycomb Pattern

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    Louis Blue Leaves Pattern

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    Louis Blue Houndstooth Pattern

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    Louis Blue Trellis Pattern

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    Louis Blue Plaid Pattern

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