Royal Blue CMYK

HEX #424972 / RGB (66, 73, 114)

What is Royal Blue CMYK Color?

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Royal Blue CMYK is (60, 50, 0, 50); meaning it has 60 of cyan, 50 of magenta, 0 of yellow and 50 of black. This translates to an approximate hex code #424972 and RGB values of (66, 73, 114). The CMYK system is the foundation of color printing technology that runs both large industrial and small desktop printers. Colors are created using only four inks - cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K). Please understand that royal blue CMYK as it looks on the screen may not be reproduced exactly on printed paper not only because of the two different color models - hex and CMYK - but also because of the quality of the printer, the paper and the four inks.

NOTE: The royal blue (CMYK) hex color code mentioned on this page is just an approximation. It has been calculated from the CMYK values. As you probably know, the CMYK color model is for print media while hex codes and the equivalent RGB values are for screen. The two can seldom be converted correctly. Additionally, royal blue color displayed on the screen through its hex code, may look very different when printed (by the CMYK values).

Royal Blue CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#424972
RGB Values(66, 73, 114)
CMYK Values(60%, 50%, 0%, 50%)
HSV/HSB Values(231°, 42%, 45%)
Closest Web Safe#333366
Inverse Color#BDB68D [Sage]
Closest Pantone®7545 C
Closest RAL5000 [Violet blue]
Complementary Color#726B42 [Boy Red]
Royal Blue CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#545454
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4B4B4B
Weighted Average (Luma)#4A4A4A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8E8E8E

Royal Blue CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 424972. Complementary color is 726B42

Complementary Palette

The complement of Royal Blue CMYK is Boy Red with the hex code #726B42. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #424972 color is offered by #726B42. 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 (424972, 534272 and 426172)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Royal Blue CMYK (#424972) are Cyber Grape (#534272) and Deep Space Sparkle (#426172). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Royal Blue CMYK 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 (424972, 725342 and 617242)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Royal Blue CMYK (#424972) are #725342 (Mud) and #617242 (Fern 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 (424972, 724249 and 497242)

Triadic Palette

Royal Blue CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #724249 (Deep Coffee) and #497242 (Fern Green) along with #424972 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 (424972, 724249, 726B42 and 42726B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Royal Blue CMYK has four colors - #724249 (Deep Coffee), #726B42 (Boy Red) and #42726B (Hooker's Green) in addition to the base color (#424972). 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 (424972, 724261, 726B42 and 427253)

Square Palette

Royal Blue CMYK square color palette has #724261 (Deep Ruby), #726B42 (Boy Red) and #427253 (Amazon). 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

Royal Blue CMYK Color Rainbow Palette

Our Royal Blue CMYK 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 Royal Blue CMYK Color


  • Transparent 686D8E#686D8E
  • Transparent 7B809C#7B809C
  • Transparent 8E92AA#8E92AA
  • Transparent A1A4B9#A1A4B9
  • Transparent B3B6C7#B3B6C7
  • Transparent C6C8D5#C6C8D5
  • Transparent D9DBE3#D9DBE3
  • Transparent ECEDF1#ECEDF1


  • Transparent 4E5475#4E5475
  • Transparent 555A76#555A76
  • Transparent 5B5F78#5B5F78
  • Transparent 616579#616579
  • Transparent 676A7A#676A7A
  • Transparent 6D707C#6D707C
  • Transparent 74757D#74757D
  • Transparent 7A7B7F#7A7B7F


  • Transparent 353A5B#353A5B
  • Transparent 2E3350#2E3350
  • Transparent 282C44#282C44
  • Transparent 212539#212539
  • Transparent 1A1D2E#1A1D2E
  • Transparent 141622#141622
  • Transparent 0D0F17#0D0F17
  • Transparent 07070B#07070B

Royal Blue CMYK Color Patterns

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    Royal Blue CMYK Gingham Checks

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    Royal Blue CMYK Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Royal Blue CMYK Polka Dots Pattern

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    Royal Blue CMYK Honeycomb Pattern

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    Royal Blue CMYK Leaves Pattern

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    Royal Blue CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

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    Royal Blue CMYK Trellis Pattern

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    Royal Blue CMYK Plaid Pattern

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