PRU Blue has the hex code #72A0C1. The equivalent RGB values are (114, 160, 193), which means it is composed of
24% red, 34% green and 41% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:41 M:17 Y:0 K:24. In the HSV/HSB scale, PRU Blue has a hue of 205°, 41% saturation and a brightness value of 76%. 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.
Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) Blue is a greenish-blue color used to paint Spitfire and Mosquito reconnaissance aircrafts to offer camouflage against the sky. The color was adopted later by the United States and included in the Federal Standards 595 where it is listed as #FS 15450. Other names: Air Superiority Blue
The complement of PRU Blue is Camel with the hex code #C19372. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #72A0C1 color is offered by #C19372. 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 PRU Blue (#72A0C1) are Toolbox (#7279C1) and Moonstone Blue (#72C1BB). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of PRU 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 PRU Blue (#72A0C1) are #C17279 (Rose Gold) and #C1BB72 (Dark Khaki). 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.
PRU Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C172A0 (Pearly Purple) and #A0C172 (Olivine) along with #72A0C1 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 PRU Blue has four colors - #C172A0 (Pearly Purple), #C19372 (Camel) and #72C193 (Green Sheen) in addition to the base color (#72A0C1). 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.
PRU Blue square color palette has #BB72C1 (African Violet), #C19372 (Camel) and #79C172 (Iguana 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.
PRU Blue Color Rainbow Palette
Our PRU 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.