Royal Blue

HEX #4169E1 / RGB (65, 105, 225)

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What is Royal Blue Color?

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Royal Blue has the hex code #4169E1. The equivalent RGB values are (65, 105, 225), which means it is composed of 16% red, 27% green and 57% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:71 M:53 Y:0 K:12. In the HSV/HSB scale, Royal Blue has a hue of 225°, 71% saturation and a brightness value of 88%.
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.

Royal Blue is from the web colors and X11 lists. It is a saturated medium blue color that can be used in HTML and CSS code with its name, "RoyalBlue", in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

Royal Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#4169E1
RGB Values(65, 105, 225)
CMYK Values(71%, 53%, 0%, 12%)
HSV/HSB Values(225°, 71%, 88%)
Closest Web Safe#3366CC
Inverse Color#BE961E [Gold Foil]
Closest Pantone®2727 C
Closest RAL5012 [Light blue]
Complementary Color#E1B941 [Meat Brown]
Royal Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#848484
Weighted Average (Most Common)#6A6A6A
Weighted Average (Luma)#696969
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A6A6A6

Royal Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 4169E1. Complementary color is E1B941

Complementary Palette

The complement of Royal Blue is Meat Brown with the hex code #E1B941. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #4169E1 color is offered by #E1B941. 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 (4169E1, 6941E1 and 41B9E1)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Royal Blue (#4169E1) are Majorelle Blue (#6941E1) and Picton Blue (#41B9E1). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Royal 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 (4169E1, E16941 and B9E141)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Royal Blue (#4169E1) are #E16941 (Medium Vermilion) and #B9E141 (June Bud). 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 (4169E1, E14169 and 69E141)

Triadic Palette

Royal Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E14169 (Paradise Pink) and #69E141 (Kiwi) along with #4169E1 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 (4169E1, E14169, E1B941 and 41E1B9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Royal Blue has four colors - #E14169 (Paradise Pink), #E1B941 (Meat Brown) and #41E1B9 (Eucalyptus) in addition to the base color (#4169E1). 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 (4169E1, E141B9, E1B941 and 41E169)

Square Palette

Royal Blue square color palette has #E141B9 (Frostbite), #E1B941 (Meat Brown) and #41E169 (UFO 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.

Rainbow color

Royal Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Royal 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 Royal Blue Color


  • Transparent 6787E7#6787E7
  • Transparent 7A96EA#7A96EA
  • Transparent 8DA5ED#8DA5ED
  • Transparent A0B4F0#A0B4F0
  • Transparent B3C3F3#B3C3F3
  • Transparent C6D2F6#C6D2F6
  • Transparent D9E1F9#D9E1F9
  • Transparent ECF0FC#ECF0FC


  • Transparent 4E6ECE#4E6ECE
  • Transparent 5470C4#5470C4
  • Transparent 5A72BA#5A72BA
  • Transparent 6175B1#6175B1
  • Transparent 6777A7#6777A7
  • Transparent 6D799D#6D799D
  • Transparent 737B93#737B93
  • Transparent 7A7E8A#7A7E8A


  • Transparent 3454B4#3454B4
  • Transparent 2E4A9E#2E4A9E
  • Transparent 273F87#273F87
  • Transparent 213571#213571
  • Transparent 1A2A5A#1A2A5A
  • Transparent 142044#142044
  • Transparent 0D152D#0D152D
  • Transparent 070B17#070B17

Royal Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue Plaid Pattern

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