Marian Blue

HEX #2B4593 / RGB (43, 69, 147)

Mother Mary with Jesus Christ

What is Marian Blue Color?

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Marian Blue has the hex code #2B4593. The equivalent RGB values are (43, 69, 147), which means it is composed of 17% red, 27% green and 57% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:71 M:53 Y:0 K:42. In the HSV/HSB scale, Marian Blue has a hue of 225°, 71% saturation and a brightness value of 58%.
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.

The color is named after the Virgin Mary who, especially during the Medieval and Renaissance periods, was depicted with blue robes. Since the color was made from the lapis lazuli mineral which was difficult to procure and, hence, expensive, the choice of blue for the Virgin Mary a sign of devotion and respect.

Marian Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#2B4593
RGB Values(43, 69, 147)
CMYK Values(71%, 53%, 0%, 42%)
HSV/HSB Values(225°, 71%, 58%)
Closest Web Safe#333399
Inverse Color#D4BA6C [Dark Khaki]
Closest Pantone®10249 C
Closest RAL5002 [Ultramarine blue]
Complementary Color#93792B [Metallic Sunburst]
Marian Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#565656
Desaturated#5F5F5F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#464646
Weighted Average (Luma)#454545
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#898989

Marian Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2B4593. Complementary color is 93792B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Marian Blue is Metallic Sunburst with the hex code #93792B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2B4593 color is offered by #93792B. 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 (2B4593, 452B93 and 2B7993)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Marian Blue (#2B4593) are KSU Purple (#452B93) and Teal Blue (#2B7993). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Marian 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 (2B4593, 93452B and 79932B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Marian Blue (#2B4593) are #93452B (Chestnut) and #79932B (Olive Drab (#3)). 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 (2B4593, 932B45 and 45932B)

Triadic Palette

Marian Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #932B45 (Red-Violet (Color Wheel)) and #45932B (May Green) along with #2B4593 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 (2B4593, 932B45, 93792B and 2B9379)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Marian Blue has four colors - #932B45 (Red-Violet (Color Wheel)), #93792B (Metallic Sunburst) and #2B9379 (Illuminating Emerald) in addition to the base color (#2B4593). 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 (2B4593, 932B79, 93792B and 2B9345)

Square Palette

Marian Blue square color palette has #932B79 (Violet (Crayola)), #93792B (Metallic Sunburst) and #2B9345 (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

Marian Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Marian 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 Marian Blue Color

Tints

  • Transparent 556AA9#556AA9
  • Transparent 6B7DB3#6B7DB3
  • Transparent 808FBE#808FBE
  • Transparent 95A2C9#95A2C9
  • Transparent AAB5D4#AAB5D4
  • Transparent BFC7DF#BFC7DF
  • Transparent D5DAE9#D5DAE9
  • Transparent EAECF4#EAECF4

Tones

  • Transparent 3C518F#3C518F
  • Transparent 45578D#45578D
  • Transparent 4D5D8B#4D5D8B
  • Transparent 56638A#56638A
  • Transparent 5E6888#5E6888
  • Transparent 676E86#676E86
  • Transparent 6F7484#6F7484
  • Transparent 787A82#787A82

Shades

  • Transparent 223776#223776
  • Transparent 1E3067#1E3067
  • Transparent 1A2958#1A2958
  • Transparent 16234A#16234A
  • Transparent 111C3B#111C3B
  • Transparent 0D152C#0D152C
  • Transparent 090E1D#090E1D
  • Transparent 04070F#04070F

Marian Blue Color Patterns

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    Marian Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Marian Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Marian Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Marian Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Marian Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Marian Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Marian Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Marian Blue Plaid Pattern

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