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Plum Blue Color

HEX #4B6176 / RGB (75, 97, 118)

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What is Plum Blue Color?

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Plum Blue has the hex code #4B6176. The equivalent RGB values are (75, 97, 118), which means it is composed of 26% red, 33% green and 41% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:37 M:18 Y:0 K:54. In the HSV/HSB scale, Plum Blue has a hue of 209°, 36% saturation and a brightness value of 46%.
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.

Plum Blue is an RAL Design color with the number 260 40 15. Different from the Classic list, the RAL Design catalogue specifies colors for interiors. RAL is a well-known color matching system used in several European countries including Germany, France, Italy and the UK.

Plum Blue hex code is #4B6176 with equivalent RGB (75, 97, 118). You can use these along with HSL values in HTML and CSS code to display the color on web pages. Please also note that the CMYK values and the corresponding Pantone (PMS) number mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code and are only approximations.

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Plum Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#4B6176
RGB Values(75, 97, 118)
CMYK Values(37%, 18%, 0%, 54%)
HSV/HSB Values(209°, 36%, 46%)
Closest Web Safe#336666
Inverse Color#B49E89 [Grullo]
Closest Pantone®431 C
Closest RAL7031 [Blue grey]
Complementary Color#76604B [Boy Red]
Plum Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#616161
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5D5D5D
Weighted Average (Luma)#5E5E5E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9E9E9E

Plum Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 4B6176. Complementary color is 76604B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Plum Blue is Boy Red with the hex code #76604B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #4B6176 color is offered by #76604B. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (4B6176, 4B4C76 and 4B7676)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Plum Blue (#4B6176) are Independence (#4B4C76) and Hooker's Green (#4B7676). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Plum 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (4B6176, 764B4C and 76764B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Plum Blue (#4B6176) are #764B4C (Tuscan Red) and #76764B (Gold Fusion). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (4B6176, 764B61 and 61764B)

Triadic Palette

Plum Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #764B61 (Deep Ruby) and #61764B (Axolotl) along with #4B6176 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (4B6176, 764B61, 76604B and 4B7660)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Plum Blue has four colors - #764B61 (Deep Ruby), #76604B (Boy Red) and #4B7660 (Hooker's Green) in addition to the base color (#4B6176). 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.

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Square color palette with (4B6176, 764B76, 76604B and 4C764B)

Square Palette

Plum Blue square color palette has #764B76 (Twilight Lavender), #76604B (Boy Red) and #4C764B (Fern 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.

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Rainbow color

Plum Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Plum 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 Plum Blue Color


  • Transparent 6F81916F8191
  • Transparent 81909F81909F
  • Transparent 93A0AD93A0AD
  • Transparent A5B0BBA5B0BB
  • Transparent B7C0C8B7C0C8
  • Transparent C9D0D6C9D0D6
  • Transparent DBDFE4DBDFE4
  • Transparent EDEFF1EDEFF1


  • Transparent 566778566778
  • Transparent 5B6A795B6A79
  • Transparent 606D7A606D7A
  • Transparent 66717B66717B
  • Transparent 6B747C6B747C
  • Transparent 70777D70777D
  • Transparent 757A7E757A7E
  • Transparent 7B7D7F7B7D7F


  • Transparent 3C4E5E3C4E5E
  • Transparent 354453354453
  • Transparent 2D3A472D3A47
  • Transparent 26313B26313B
  • Transparent 1E272F1E272F
  • Transparent 171D23171D23
  • Transparent 0F13180F1318
  • Transparent 080A0C080A0C

Plum Blue Color Patterns

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    Plum Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Plum Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Blue Plaid Pattern

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