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Pewter Blue Color

HEX #8BA8B7 / RGB (139, 168, 183)

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What is Pewter Blue Color?

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Pewter Blue has the hex code #8BA8B7. The equivalent RGB values are (139, 168, 183), which means it is composed of 28% red, 34% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:24 M:8 Y:0 K:28. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pewter Blue has a hue of 200°, 24% saturation and a brightness value of 72%.
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.

Pewter blue is a Crayola color introduced in 1990 as part of their Silver Swirls set of 24 colors. It is not included in their web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. It can be applied on web pages with the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Pewter Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#8BA8B7
RGB Values(139, 168, 183)
CMYK Values(24%, 8%, 0%, 28%)
HSV/HSB Values(200°, 24%, 72%)
Closest Web Safe#9999CC
Inverse Color#745748 [Quincy]
Closest Pantone®535 C
Closest RAL6034 [Pastel turquoise]
Complementary Color#B79A8B [Rosy Brown]
Pewter Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A3A3A3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Luma)#A3A3A3
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CACACA

Pewter Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8BA8B7. Complementary color is B79A8B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pewter Blue is Rosy Brown with the hex code #B79A8B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8BA8B7 color is offered by #B79A8B. 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.

8BA8B7 B79A8B
Analogous color palette with (8BA8B7, 8B92B7 and 8BB7B0)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pewter Blue (#8BA8B7) are Cool Grey (#8B92B7) and Pewter Blue (#8BB7B0). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pewter 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.

8BA8B7 8B92B7 8BB7B0
Split Complementary color palette with (8BA8B7, B78B92 and B7B08B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pewter Blue (#8BA8B7) are #B78B92 (Rosy Brown) and #B7B08B (Sage). 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.

8BA8B7 B78B92 B7B08B
Triadic color palette with (8BA8B7, B78BA8 and A8B78B)

Triadic Palette

Pewter Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B78BA8 (Opera Mauve) and #A8B78B (Laurel Green) along with #8BA8B7 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

8BA8B7 B78BA8 A8B78B
Tetradic color palette with (8BA8B7, B78BA8, B79A8B and 8BB79A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pewter Blue has four colors - #B78BA8 (Opera Mauve), #B79A8B (Rosy Brown) and #8BB79A (Dark Sea Green) in addition to the base color (#8BA8B7). 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.

8BA8B7 B78BA8 B79A8B 8BB79A
Square color palette with (8BA8B7, B08BB7, B79A8B and 92B78B)

Square Palette

Pewter Blue square color palette has #B08BB7 (Glossy Grape), #B79A8B (Rosy Brown) and #92B78B (Dark Sea 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.

8BA8B7 B08BB7 B79A8B 92B78B
Rainbow color

Pewter Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pewter 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Pewter Blue Color


  • Transparent A2B9C5A2B9C5
  • Transparent AEC2CDAEC2CD
  • Transparent B9CBD4B9CBD4
  • Transparent C5D4DBC5D4DB
  • Transparent D1DCE2D1DCE2
  • Transparent DCE5E9DCE5E9
  • Transparent E8EEF1E8EEF1
  • Transparent F3F6F8F3F6F8


  • Transparent 89A0AC89A0AC
  • Transparent 889CA7889CA7
  • Transparent 8798A18798A1
  • Transparent 86949C86949C
  • Transparent 849096849096
  • Transparent 838C91838C91
  • Transparent 82888B82888B
  • Transparent 818486818486


  • Transparent 6F86926F8692
  • Transparent 617680617680
  • Transparent 53656E53656E
  • Transparent 46545C46545C
  • Transparent 384349384349
  • Transparent 2A32372A3237
  • Transparent 1C22251C2225
  • Transparent 0E11120E1112

Pewter Blue Color Patterns

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    Pewter Blue Gingham Checks

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    Pewter Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Blue Plaid Pattern

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