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Retro Cyan Color

HEX #69ABAB / RGB (105, 171, 171)

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What is Retro Cyan Color?

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Retro Cyan has the hex code #69ABAB. The equivalent RGB values are (105, 171, 171), which means it is composed of 23% red, 38% green and 38% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:39 M:0 Y:0 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, Retro Cyan has a hue of 180°, 39% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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.

Retro Cyan is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Retro Cyan Color Codes

Hex Code#69ABAB
RGB Values(105, 171, 171)
CMYK Values(39%, 0%, 0%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 39%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#669999
Inverse Color#965454 [Rose Taupe]
Closest Pantone®2232 C
Closest RAL6034 [Pastel turquoise]
Complementary Color#AB6969 [Copper Penny]
Retro Cyan Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#959595
Weighted Average (Most Common)#979797
Weighted Average (Luma)#9D9D9D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C7C7C7

Retro Cyan Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 69ABAB. Complementary color is AB6969

Complementary Palette

The complement of Retro Cyan is Copper Penny with the hex code #AB6969. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #69ABAB color is offered by #AB6969. 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 (69ABAB, 698AAB and 69AB8A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Retro Cyan (#69ABAB) are Rackley (#698AAB) and Polished Pine (#69AB8A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Retro Cyan 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 (69ABAB, AB698A and AB8A69)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Retro Cyan (#69ABAB) are #AB698A (Turkish Rose) and #AB8A69 (Light Taupe). 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 (69ABAB, AB69AB and ABAB69)

Triadic Palette

Retro Cyan triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AB69AB (Pearly Purple) and #ABAB69 (Olive Green) along with #69ABAB 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 (69ABAB, AB69AB, AB6969 and 69AB69)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Retro Cyan has four colors - #AB69AB (Pearly Purple), #AB6969 (Copper Penny) and #69AB69 (Forest Green (Crayola)) in addition to the base color (#69ABAB). 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 (69ABAB, 8A69AB, AB6969 and 8AAB69)

Square Palette

Retro Cyan square color palette has #8A69AB (Middle Blue Purple), #AB6969 (Copper Penny) and #8AAB69 (Asparagus). 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

Retro Cyan Color Rainbow Palette

Our Retro Cyan 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 Retro Cyan Color


  • Transparent 87BCBC87BCBC
  • Transparent 96C4C496C4C4
  • Transparent A5CDCDA5CDCD
  • Transparent B4D5D5B4D5D5
  • Transparent C3DDDDC3DDDD
  • Transparent D2E6E6D2E6E6
  • Transparent E1EEEEE1EEEE
  • Transparent F0F7F7F0F7F7


  • Transparent 6EA2A26EA2A2
  • Transparent 709E9E709E9E
  • Transparent 729A9A729A9A
  • Transparent 759696759696
  • Transparent 779191779191
  • Transparent 798D8D798D8D
  • Transparent 7B89897B8989
  • Transparent 7E84847E8484


  • Transparent 548989548989
  • Transparent 4A78784A7878
  • Transparent 3F67673F6767
  • Transparent 355656355656
  • Transparent 2A44442A4444
  • Transparent 203333203333
  • Transparent 152222152222
  • Transparent 0B11110B1111

Retro Cyan Color Patterns

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    Retro Cyan Gingham Checks

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    Retro Cyan Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Retro Cyan Polka Dots Pattern

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    Retro Cyan Honeycomb Pattern

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    Retro Cyan Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Cyan Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Cyan Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Cyan Plaid Pattern

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