Pale Cerulean

HEX #9BC4E2 / RGB (155, 196, 226)

What is Pale Cerulean Color?

Pale Cerulean (Hex code: 9BC4E2) Thumbnail

Pale Cerulean has the hex code #9BC4E2. The equivalent RGB values are (155, 196, 226), which means it is composed of 27% red, 34% green and 39% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:31 M:13 Y:0 K:11. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pale Cerulean has a hue of 205°, 31% saturation and a brightness value of 89%.
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.

Pale Cerulean 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.

Pale Cerulean Color Codes

Hex Code#9BC4E2
RGB Values(155, 196, 226)
CMYK Values(31%, 13%, 0%, 11%)
HSV/HSB Values(205°, 31%, 89%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#643B1D [Liver (Dogs)]
Closest Pantone®543 C
Closest RAL7035 [Light grey]
Complementary Color#E2B99B [Gold (Crayola)]
Pale Cerulean Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C0C0C0
Weighted Average (Most Common)#BBBBBB
Weighted Average (Luma)#BDBDBD
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D8D8D8

Pale Cerulean Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 9BC4E2. Complementary color is E2B99B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pale Cerulean is Gold (Crayola) with the hex code #E2B99B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #9BC4E2 color is offered by #E2B99B. 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 (9BC4E2, 9BA1E2 and 9BE2DD)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pale Cerulean (#9BC4E2) are Blue Bell (#9BA1E2) and Pale Robin Egg Blue (#9BE2DD). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pale Cerulean 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 (9BC4E2, E29BA1 and E2DD9B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pale Cerulean (#9BC4E2) are #E29BA1 (Parrot Pink) and #E2DD9B (Pale Goldenrod). 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 (9BC4E2, E29BC4 and C4E29B)

Triadic Palette

Pale Cerulean triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E29BC4 (Kobi) and #C4E29B (Medium Spring Bud) along with #9BC4E2 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 (9BC4E2, E29BC4, E2B99B and 9BE2B9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pale Cerulean has four colors - #E29BC4 (Kobi), #E2B99B (Gold (Crayola)) and #9BE2B9 (Sea Foam Green) in addition to the base color (#9BC4E2). 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 (9BC4E2, DD9BE2, E2B99B and A1E29B)

Square Palette

Pale Cerulean square color palette has #DD9BE2 (Medium Lavender Magenta), #E2B99B (Gold (Crayola)) and #A1E29B (Granny Smith 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.

Rainbow color

Pale Cerulean Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pale Cerulean 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 Pale Cerulean Color


  • Transparent AFD0E8#AFD0E8
  • Transparent B9D6EB#B9D6EB
  • Transparent C3DCEE#C3DCEE
  • Transparent CDE2F1#CDE2F1
  • Transparent D7E7F3#D7E7F3
  • Transparent E1EDF6#E1EDF6
  • Transparent EBF3F9#EBF3F9
  • Transparent F5F9FC#F5F9FC


  • Transparent 96B6CE#96B6CE
  • Transparent 93B0C5#93B0C5
  • Transparent 90A9BB#90A9BB
  • Transparent 8EA2B1#8EA2B1
  • Transparent 8B9BA7#8B9BA7
  • Transparent 88949D#88949D
  • Transparent 858E94#858E94
  • Transparent 83878A#83878A


  • Transparent 7C9DB5#7C9DB5
  • Transparent 6D899E#6D899E
  • Transparent 5D7688#5D7688
  • Transparent 4E6271#4E6271
  • Transparent 3E4E5A#3E4E5A
  • Transparent 2F3B44#2F3B44
  • Transparent 1F272D#1F272D
  • Transparent 101417#101417

Pale Cerulean Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pale Cerulean Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pale Cerulean Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Cerulean Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Cerulean Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Cerulean Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Cerulean Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Cerulean Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Cerulean Plaid Pattern