Portuguese Blue has the hex code #3C5E95. The equivalent RGB values are (60, 94, 149), which means it is composed of
20% red, 31% green and 49% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:60 M:37 Y:0 K:42. In the HSV/HSB scale, Portuguese Blue has a hue of 217°, 60% saturation and a brightness value of 58%. 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.
Portuguese Blue is from the RAL Design list where it is included with the number 280 40 35. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries like Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. RAL Design, which has colors for interiors, is different from the RAL Classic list.
Portuguese Blue color hex code is #3C5E95 which can be used along with RGB (60, 94, 149) or HSL values in HTML and/or CSS to display the color on web pages. Please note that the corresponding CMYK values and the Pantone (PMS) number listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code and are only approximations.
The complement of Portuguese Blue is Metallic Sunburst with the hex code #95733C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #3C5E95 color is offered by #95733C. 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 Portuguese Blue (#3C5E95) are Dark Slate Blue (#473C95) and Jelly Bean Blue (#3C8B95). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Portuguese 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 Portuguese Blue (#3C5E95) are #95473C (Chestnut) and #8B953C (Old Moss Green). 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.
Portuguese Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #953C5E (Quinacridone Magenta) and #5E953C (Maximum Green) along with #3C5E95 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 Portuguese Blue has four colors - #953C5E (Quinacridone Magenta), #95733C (Metallic Sunburst) and #3C9573 (Illuminating Emerald) in addition to the base color (#3C5E95). 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.
Portuguese Blue square color palette has #953C8B (Violet (Crayola)), #95733C (Metallic Sunburst) and #3C9547 (May 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.
Portuguese Blue Color Rainbow Palette
Our Portuguese 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.