Pastel Blue

HEX #C9D6E8 / RGB (201, 214, 232)

What is Pastel Blue Color?

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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.

Pastel Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#C9D6E8
RGB Values(201, 214, 232)
CMYK Values(13%, 8%, 0%, 9%)
HSV/HSB Values(215°, 13%, 91%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCFF
Inverse Color#362917 [Bistre]
Closest Pantone®657 C
Closest RAL9002 [Grey white]
Complementary Color#E8DBC9 [Bone]
Pastel Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D8D8D8
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D4D4D4
Weighted Average (Luma)#D5D5D5
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E4E4E4

Pastel Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C9D6E8. Complementary color is E8DBC9

Complementary Palette

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.

Analogous color palette with (C9D6E8, CCC9E8 and C9E6E8)

Analogous Palette

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.

Split Complementary color palette with (C9D6E8, E8CCC9 and E6E8C9)

Split-Complementary Palette

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.

Triadic color palette with (C9D6E8, E8C9D6 and D6E8C9)

Triadic Palette

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.

Tetradic color palette with (C9D6E8, E8C9D6, E8DBC9 and C9E8DB)

Tetradic Palette

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.

Square color palette with (C9D6E8, E8C9E6, E8DBC9 and C9E8CC)

Square Palette

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.

Rainbow color

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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Pastel Blue Color


  • Transparent D4DEED#D4DEED
  • Transparent D9E2EF#D9E2EF
  • Transparent DFE6F1#DFE6F1
  • Transparent E4EBF4#E4EBF4
  • Transparent E9EFF6#E9EFF6
  • Transparent EFF3F8#EFF3F8
  • Transparent F4F7FA#F4F7FA
  • Transparent FAFBFD#FAFBFD


  • Transparent BAC5D3#BAC5D3
  • Transparent B3BCC9#B3BCC9
  • Transparent ACB4BE#ACB4BE
  • Transparent A5ABB4#A5ABB4
  • Transparent 9DA2AA#9DA2AA
  • Transparent 969A9F#969A9F
  • Transparent 8F9195#8F9195
  • Transparent 87898A#87898A


  • Transparent A1ABBA#A1ABBA
  • Transparent 8D96A2#8D96A2
  • Transparent 79808B#79808B
  • Transparent 656B74#656B74
  • Transparent 50565D#50565D
  • Transparent 3C4046#3C4046
  • Transparent 282B2E#282B2E
  • Transparent 141517#141517

Pastel Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pastel Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pastel Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pastel Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pastel Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pastel Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pastel Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pastel Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pastel Blue Plaid Pattern

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