Penn Blue

HEX #011F5B / RGB (1, 31, 91)

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What is Penn Blue Color?

Penn Blue (Hex code: 011F5B) Thumbnail

One of the official colors of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Blue is Pantone 288 C and CMYK values (100, 65, 0, 30). As per their brand guide, for web and digital usage, the blue color may be different.

Penn Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#011F5B
RGB Values(1, 31, 91)
HSV/HSB Values(220°, 99%, 36%)
Closest Web Safe#003366
Inverse Color#FEE0A4 [Navajo White]
Closest RAL5026 [Pearl night blue]
Complementary Color#5B3D01 [Dark Bronze (Coin)]
Penn Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#292929
Weighted Average (Most Common)#1D1D1D
Weighted Average (Luma)#1D1D1D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#5B5B5B

Penn Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 011F5B. Complementary color is 5B3D01

Complementary Palette

The complement of Penn Blue is Dark Bronze (Coin) with the hex code #5B3D01. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #011F5B color is offered by #5B3D01. 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 (011F5B, 10015B and 014C5B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Penn Blue (#011F5B) are Cetacean Blue (#10015B) and Midnight Green (Eagle Green) (#014C5B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Penn 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 (011F5B, 5B1001 and 4C5B01)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Penn Blue (#011F5B) are #5B1001 (Blood (Organ)) and #4C5B01 (Dark Bronze (Coin)). 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 (011F5B, 5B011F and 1F5B01)

Triadic Palette

Penn Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #5B011F (Dark Scarlet) and #1F5B01 (Lincoln Green) along with #011F5B 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 (011F5B, 5B011F, 5B3D01 and 015B3D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Penn Blue has four colors - #5B011F (Dark Scarlet), #5B3D01 (Dark Bronze (Coin)) and #015B3D (Castleton Green) in addition to the base color (#011F5B). 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 (011F5B, 5B014C, 5B3D01 and 015B10)

Square Palette

Penn Blue square color palette has #5B014C (Imperial Purple), #5B3D01 (Dark Bronze (Coin)) and #015B10 (Emerald 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

Penn Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Penn 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 Penn Blue Color


  • Transparent 344C7C#344C7C
  • Transparent 4D628C#4D628C
  • Transparent 67799D#67799D
  • Transparent 808FAD#808FAD
  • Transparent 99A5BD#99A5BD
  • Transparent B3BCCE#B3BCCE
  • Transparent CCD2DE#CCD2DE
  • Transparent E6E9EF#E6E9EF


  • Transparent 1A3262#1A3262
  • Transparent 273C66#273C66
  • Transparent 34466A#34466A
  • Transparent 41506E#41506E
  • Transparent 4D5971#4D5971
  • Transparent 5A6375#5A6375
  • Transparent 676D79#676D79
  • Transparent 73767C#73767C


  • Transparent 011949#011949
  • Transparent 011640#011640
  • Transparent 011337#011337
  • Transparent 01102E#01102E
  • Transparent 000C24#000C24
  • Transparent 00091B#00091B
  • Transparent 000612#000612
  • Transparent 000309#000309

Penn Blue Color Patterns

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    Penn Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Penn Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Penn Blue Plaid Pattern

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