Neutral Light Blue

HEX #8C9BB5 / RGB (140, 155, 181)

What is Neutral Light Blue Color?

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Neutral Light Blue has the hex code #8C9BB5. The equivalent RGB values are (140, 155, 181), which means it is composed of 29% red, 33% green and 38% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:23 M:14 Y:0 K:29. In the HSV/HSB scale, Neutral Light Blue has a hue of 218°, 23% saturation and a brightness value of 71%.
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.

Neutral Light Blue color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, neutral light 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.

Neutral Light Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#8C9BB5
RGB Values(140, 155, 181)
CMYK Values(23%, 14%, 0%, 29%)
HSV/HSB Values(218°, 23%, 71%)
Closest Web Safe#9999CC
Inverse Color#73644A [Boy Red]
Closest Pantone®535 C
Closest RAL7040 [Window grey]
Complementary Color#B5A68C [Khaki (HTML/CSS)]
Neutral Light Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9F9F9F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#999999
Weighted Average (Luma)#9A9A9A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C5C5C5

Neutral Light Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8C9BB5. Complementary color is B5A68C

Complementary Palette

The complement of Neutral Light Blue is Khaki (HTML/CSS) with the hex code #B5A68C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8C9BB5 color is offered by #B5A68C. 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 (8C9BB5, 928CB5 and 8CB0B5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Neutral Light Blue (#8C9BB5) are Cool Grey (#928CB5) and Pewter Blue (#8CB0B5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Neutral Light 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 (8C9BB5, B5928C and B0B58C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Neutral Light Blue (#8C9BB5) are #B5928C (Rosy Brown) and #B0B58C (Sage). 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 (8C9BB5, B58C9B and 9BB58C)

Triadic Palette

Neutral Light Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B58C9B (English Lavender) and #9BB58C (Dark Sea Green) along with #8C9BB5 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 (8C9BB5, B58C9B, B5A68C and 8CB5A6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Neutral Light Blue has four colors - #B58C9B (English Lavender), #B5A68C (Khaki (HTML/CSS)) and #8CB5A6 (Cadet Grey) in addition to the base color (#8C9BB5). 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 (8C9BB5, B58CB0, B5A68C and 8CB592)

Square Palette

Neutral Light Blue square color palette has #B58CB0 (Glossy Grape), #B5A68C (Khaki (HTML/CSS)) and #8CB592 (Dark 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

Neutral Light Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Neutral Light 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 Neutral Light Blue Color


  • Transparent A3AFC4#A3AFC4
  • Transparent AFB9CB#AFB9CB
  • Transparent BAC3D3#BAC3D3
  • Transparent C6CDDA#C6CDDA
  • Transparent D1D7E1#D1D7E1
  • Transparent DDE1E9#DDE1E9
  • Transparent E8EBF0#E8EBF0
  • Transparent F4F5F8#F4F5F8


  • Transparent 8A96AA#8A96AA
  • Transparent 8893A5#8893A5
  • Transparent 8790A0#8790A0
  • Transparent 868E9B#868E9B
  • Transparent 858B95#858B95
  • Transparent 848890#848890
  • Transparent 82858B#82858B
  • Transparent 818385#818385


  • Transparent 707C91#707C91
  • Transparent 626D7F#626D7F
  • Transparent 545D6D#545D6D
  • Transparent 464E5B#464E5B
  • Transparent 383E48#383E48
  • Transparent 2A2F36#2A2F36
  • Transparent 1C1F24#1C1F24
  • Transparent 0E1012#0E1012

Neutral Light Blue Color Patterns

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    Neutral Light Blue Gingham Checks

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    Neutral Light Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Neutral Light Blue Polka Dots Pattern

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    Neutral Light Blue Honeycomb Pattern

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    Neutral Light Blue Leaves Pattern

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    Neutral Light Blue Houndstooth Pattern

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    Neutral Light Blue Trellis Pattern

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    Neutral Light Blue Plaid Pattern

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