Pastel Blue has the hex code #C9D6E8. The equivalent RGB values are (201, 214, 232), which means it is composed of
31% red, 33% green and 36% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:13 M:8 Y:0 K:9. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pastel Blue has a hue of 215°, 13% saturation and a brightness value of 91%. 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.
Pastel blue is a gentle tint of blue/azure color that can be applied to web pages through HTML and/or CSS via its HSB, RGB or hex code. Please also note that the pastel blue color CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.
The complement of Pastel Blue is Bone with the hex code #E8DBC9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C9D6E8 color is offered by #E8DBC9. 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 Pastel Blue (#C9D6E8) are Soap (#CCC9E8) and Columbia Blue (#C9E6E8). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pastel 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 Pastel Blue (#C9D6E8) are #E8CCC9 (Dust Storm) and #E6E8C9 (Dirty White). 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.
Pastel Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E8C9D6 (Queen Pink) and #D6E8C9 (Tea Green) along with #C9D6E8 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 Pastel Blue has four colors - #E8C9D6 (Queen Pink), #E8DBC9 (Bone) and #C9E8DB (Columbia Blue) in addition to the base color (#C9D6E8). 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.
Pastel Blue square color palette has #E8C9E6 (Queen Pink), #E8DBC9 (Bone) and #C9E8CC (Tea 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.
Pastel Blue Color Rainbow Palette
Our Pastel 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.