PRU Blue Color

HEX #72A0C1 / RGB (114, 160, 193)

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What is PRU Blue Color?

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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

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PRU Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#72A0C1
RGB Values(114, 160, 193)
CMYK Values(41%, 17%, 0%, 24%)
HSV/HSB Values(205°, 41%, 76%)
Closest Web Safe#6699CC
Inverse Color#8D5F3E [Coconut]
Closest Pantone®645 C
Closest RAL6034 [Pastel turquoise]
Complementary Color#C19372 [Camel]
PRU Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9C9C9C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#969696
Weighted Average (Luma)#999999
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C5C5C5

PRU Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 72A0C1. Complementary color is C19372

Complementary Palette

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.

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Analogous color palette with (72A0C1, 7279C1 and 72C1BB)

Analogous Palette

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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (72A0C1, C17279 and C1BB72)

Split-Complementary Palette

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.

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Triadic color palette with (72A0C1, C172A0 and A0C172)

Triadic Palette

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.

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Tetradic color palette with (72A0C1, C172A0, C19372 and 72C193)

Tetradic Palette

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.

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Square color palette with (72A0C1, BB72C1, C19372 and 79C172)

Square Palette

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.

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Rainbow color

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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of PRU Blue Color


  • Transparent 8EB3CD8EB3CD
  • Transparent 9CBDD49CBDD4
  • Transparent AAC6DAAAC6DA
  • Transparent B9D0E0B9D0E0
  • Transparent C7D9E6C7D9E6
  • Transparent D5E3ECD5E3EC
  • Transparent E3ECF3E3ECF3
  • Transparent F1F6F9F1F6F9


  • Transparent 759AB4759AB4
  • Transparent 7696AE7696AE
  • Transparent 7893A77893A7
  • Transparent 7990A17990A1
  • Transparent 7A8D9A7A8D9A
  • Transparent 7C8A947C8A94
  • Transparent 7D868D7D868D
  • Transparent 7F83877F8387


  • Transparent 5B809A5B809A
  • Transparent 507087507087
  • Transparent 446074446074
  • Transparent 395061395061
  • Transparent 2E404D2E404D
  • Transparent 22303A22303A
  • Transparent 172027172027
  • Transparent 0B10130B1013

PRU Blue Color Patterns

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    PRU Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    PRU Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    PRU Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    PRU Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    PRU Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    PRU Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    PRU Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    PRU Blue Plaid Pattern

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