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Nile Blue Color

HEX #35579B / RGB (53, 87, 155)

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What is Nile Blue Color?

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Nile Blue has the hex code #35579B. The equivalent RGB values are (53, 87, 155), which means it is composed of 18% red, 29% green and 53% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:66 M:44 Y:0 K:39. In the HSV/HSB scale, Nile Blue has a hue of 220°, 66% saturation and a brightness value of 61%.
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.

Nile blue is close to Egyptian blue though duller and less strong. The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Nile 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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Nile Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#35579B
RGB Values(53, 87, 155)
CMYK Values(66%, 44%, 0%, 39%)
HSV/HSB Values(220°, 66%, 61%)
Closest Web Safe#336699
Inverse Color#CAA864 [Brown Yellow]
Closest Pantone®7684 C
Closest RAL5007 [Brilliant blue]
Complementary Color#9B7935 [Metallic Sunburst]
Nile Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#626262
Weighted Average (Most Common)#545454
Weighted Average (Luma)#555555
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#979797

Nile Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 35579B. Complementary color is 9B7935

Complementary Palette

The complement of Nile Blue is Metallic Sunburst with the hex code #9B7935. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #35579B color is offered by #9B7935. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (35579B, 46359B and 358A9B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Nile Blue (#35579B) are Blue-Magenta Violet (#46359B) and Jelly Bean Blue (#358A9B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Nile 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (35579B, 9B4635 and 8A9B35)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Nile Blue (#35579B) are #9B4635 (Chestnut) and #8A9B35 (Palm Leaf). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (35579B, 9B3557 and 579B35)

Triadic Palette

Nile Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9B3557 (Quinacridone Magenta) and #579B35 (Maximum Green) along with #35579B create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (35579B, 9B3557, 9B7935 and 359B79)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Nile Blue has four colors - #9B3557 (Quinacridone Magenta), #9B7935 (Metallic Sunburst) and #359B79 (Illuminating Emerald) in addition to the base color (#35579B). 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.

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Square color palette with (35579B, 9B358A, 9B7935 and 359B46)

Square Palette

Nile Blue square color palette has #9B358A (Violet (Crayola)), #9B7935 (Metallic Sunburst) and #359B46 (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.

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Rainbow color

Nile Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Nile 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Nile Blue Color


  • Transparent 5D79AF5D79AF
  • Transparent 7289B97289B9
  • Transparent 869AC3869AC3
  • Transparent 9AABCD9AABCD
  • Transparent AEBCD7AEBCD7
  • Transparent C2CDE1C2CDE1
  • Transparent D7DDEBD7DDEB
  • Transparent EBEEF5EBEEF5


  • Transparent 445F96445F96
  • Transparent 4C63934C6393
  • Transparent 536790536790
  • Transparent 5B6C8E5B6C8E
  • Transparent 62708B62708B
  • Transparent 6A74886A7488
  • Transparent 717885717885
  • Transparent 797C83797C83


  • Transparent 2A467C2A467C
  • Transparent 253D6D253D6D
  • Transparent 20345D20345D
  • Transparent 1B2C4E1B2C4E
  • Transparent 15233E15233E
  • Transparent 101A2F101A2F
  • Transparent 0B111F0B111F
  • Transparent 050910050910

Nile Blue Color Patterns

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    Nile Blue Gingham Checks

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    Nile Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Nile Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Nile Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Nile Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Nile Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Nile Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Nile Blue Plaid Pattern

Nile Blue Color Interior Ideas

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