Rainbow Blue

HEX #1460BA / RGB (20, 96, 186)

Faded Rainbow Illustration

What is Rainbow Blue Color?

Rainbow Blue (Hex code: 1460BA) Thumbnail

Rainbow Blue has the hex code #1460BA. The equivalent RGB values are (20, 96, 186), which means it is composed of 7% red, 32% green and 62% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:89 M:48 Y:0 K:27. In the HSV/HSB scale, Rainbow Blue has a hue of 213°, 89% saturation and a brightness value of 73%.
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.

Rainbow blue is a moderate blue color representative of the blue of a rainbow. It is not part of the web colors list and can only be applied on HTML and/or CSS via the RGB, HSL and/or hex codes. Please note that the CMYK values given on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Tip: This blue goes very well with rainbow green color and can be the starting point of beautiful color combinations.

Rainbow Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#1460BA
RGB Values(20, 96, 186)
CMYK Values(89%, 48%, 0%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(213°, 89%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#0066CC
Inverse Color#EB9F45 [Royal Orange]
Closest Pantone®300 C
Closest RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#BA6E14 [Light Brown]
Rainbow Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#656565
Weighted Average (Most Common)#535353
Weighted Average (Luma)#565656
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#989898

Rainbow Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 1460BA. Complementary color is BA6E14

Complementary Palette

The complement of Rainbow Blue is Light Brown with the hex code #BA6E14. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1460BA color is offered by #BA6E14. 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.

Analogous color palette with (1460BA, 1B14BA and 14B3BA)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Rainbow Blue (#1460BA) are Neon Blue (#1B14BA) and Tiffany Blue (#14B3BA). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Rainbow 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (1460BA, BA1B14 and B3BA14)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Rainbow Blue (#1460BA) are #BA1B14 (International Orange (Engineering)) and #B3BA14 (Acid 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.

Triadic color palette with (1460BA, BA1460 and 60BA14)

Triadic Palette

Rainbow Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BA1460 (Rose Red) and #60BA14 (Kelly Green) along with #1460BA create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (1460BA, BA1460, BA6E14 and 14BA6E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Rainbow Blue has four colors - #BA1460 (Rose Red), #BA6E14 (Light Brown) and #14BA6E (Green (Crayola)) in addition to the base color (#1460BA). 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.

Square color palette with (1460BA, BA14B3, BA6E14 and 14BA1B)

Square Palette

Rainbow Blue square color palette has #BA14B3 (Heliotrope Magenta), #BA6E14 (Light Brown) and #14BA1B (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)). 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.

Rainbow color

Rainbow Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Rainbow 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Rainbow Blue Color


  • Transparent 4380C8#4380C8
  • Transparent 5B90CF#5B90CF
  • Transparent 72A0D6#72A0D6
  • Transparent 8AB0DD#8AB0DD
  • Transparent A1BFE3#A1BFE3
  • Transparent B9CFEA#B9CFEA
  • Transparent D0DFF1#D0DFF1
  • Transparent E8EFF8#E8EFF8


  • Transparent 2A66AE#2A66AE
  • Transparent 346AA9#346AA9
  • Transparent 3F6DA3#3F6DA3
  • Transparent 4A709D#4A709D
  • Transparent 557397#557397
  • Transparent 607691#607691
  • Transparent 6A7A8C#6A7A8C
  • Transparent 757D86#757D86


  • Transparent 104D95#104D95
  • Transparent 0E4382#0E4382
  • Transparent 0C3A70#0C3A70
  • Transparent 0A305D#0A305D
  • Transparent 08264A#08264A
  • Transparent 061D38#061D38
  • Transparent 041325#041325
  • Transparent 020A13#020A13

Rainbow Blue Color Patterns

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    Rainbow Blue Gingham Checks

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    Rainbow Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rainbow Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rainbow Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rainbow Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rainbow Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rainbow Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rainbow Blue Plaid Pattern

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