Permanent Blue has the hex code #2522CA. The equivalent RGB values are (37, 34, 202), which means it is composed of
14% red, 12% green and 74% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:82 M:83 Y:0 K:21. In the HSV/HSB scale, Permanent Blue has a hue of 241°, 83% saturation and a brightness value of 79%. 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.
Permanent Blue is the name given to the synthetic ultramarine color created 1826 in France. This brought this bright blue color affordable to the masses because, originally, it was expensive and could only be produced by grinding the lapis lazuli mineral.
The complement of Permanent Blue is Acid Green with the hex code #C7CA22. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2522CA color is offered by #C7CA22. 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 Permanent Blue (#2522CA) are Blue-Violet (#7922CA) and Celtic Blue (#2273CA). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Permanent 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 Permanent Blue (#2522CA) are #CA7922 (Ochre) and #73CA22 (Dark Lemon Lime). 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.
Permanent Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #CA2522 (Fire Engine Red) and #22CA25 (Lime Green) along with #2522CA 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 Permanent Blue has four colors - #CA2522 (Fire Engine Red), #C7CA22 (Acid Green) and #22C7CA (Maximum Blue Green) in addition to the base color (#2522CA). 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.
Permanent Blue square color palette has #CA2273 (Magenta (Dye)), #C7CA22 (Acid Green) and #22CA79 (UFO 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.
Permanent Blue Color Rainbow Palette
Our Permanent 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.