Natural Blue has the hex code #499DD0. The equivalent RGB values are (73, 157, 208), which means it is composed of
17% red, 36% green and 47% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:65 M:25 Y:0 K:18. In the HSV/HSB scale, Natural Blue has a hue of 203°, 65% saturation and a brightness value of 82%. 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.
Natural blue is most common color that exists on our planet. It is not exactly sky blue but quite similar to it. Natural blue can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its RGB, HSL or hex code. The natural blue CMYK color codes listed on the page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using standard formulae and are, therefore, only approximates.
The complement of Natural Blue is Peru with the hex code #D07C49. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #499DD0 color is offered by #D07C49. 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.
The analogous colors of Natural Blue (#499DD0) are Han Blue (#495AD0) and Medium Turquoise (#49D0C0). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Natural 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Natural Blue (#499DD0) are #D0495A (Dark Terra Cotta) and #D0C049 (Old Gold). 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.
Natural Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D0499D (Mulberry (Crayola)) and #9DD049 (Android Green) along with #499DD0 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Natural Blue has four colors - #D0499D (Mulberry (Crayola)), #D07C49 (Peru) and #49D07C (Emerald) in addition to the base color (#499DD0). 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.
Natural Blue square color palette has #C049D0 (Medium Orchid), #D07C49 (Peru) and #5AD049 (Apple). 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.
Natural Blue Color Rainbow Palette
Our Natural 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.