Sky Blue (Pantone)

HEX #8ABAD3 / RGB (138, 186, 211)

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What is Sky Blue (Pantone) Color?

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Included in PantoneĀ® Textile Cotton eXtended list as Sky Blue 14-4318 TCX.

Sky Blue (Pantone) Color Codes

Hex Code#8ABAD3
RGB Values(138, 186, 211)
CMYK Values(35%, 12%, 0%, 17%)
HSV/HSB Values(201°, 35%, 83%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#75452C [Brown-Nose]
Pantone®14-4318 TCX
Closest RAL6027 [Light green]
Complementary Color#D3A38A [Tumbleweed]
Sky Blue (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B2B2B2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#AEAEAE
Weighted Average (Luma)#B2B2B2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D2D2D2

Sky Blue (Pantone) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8ABAD3. Complementary color is D3A38A

Complementary Palette

The complement of Sky Blue (Pantone) is Tumbleweed with the hex code #D3A38A. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8ABAD3 color is offered by #D3A38A. 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 (8ABAD3, 8A96D3 and 8AD3C8)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Sky Blue (Pantone) (#8ABAD3) are Ceil (#8A96D3) and Middle Blue Green (#8AD3C8). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Sky Blue (Pantone) 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 (8ABAD3, D38A96 and D3C88A)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Sky Blue (Pantone) (#8ABAD3) are #D38A96 (Shimmering Blush) and #D3C88A (Burlywood). 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 (8ABAD3, D38ABA and BAD38A)

Triadic Palette

Sky Blue (Pantone) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D38ABA (Middle Purple) and #BAD38A (Medium Spring Bud) along with #8ABAD3 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 (8ABAD3, D38ABA, D3A38A and 8AD3A3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Sky Blue (Pantone) has four colors - #D38ABA (Middle Purple), #D3A38A (Tumbleweed) and #8AD3A3 (Eton Blue) in addition to the base color (#8ABAD3). 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 (8ABAD3, C88AD3, D3A38A and 96D38A)

Square Palette

Sky Blue (Pantone) square color palette has #C88AD3 (Light Grayish Magenta), #D3A38A (Tumbleweed) and #96D38A (Dark Sea 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

Sky Blue (Pantone) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Sky Blue (Pantone) 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 Sky Blue (Pantone) Color


  • Transparent A1C8DC#A1C8DC
  • Transparent ADCFE0#ADCFE0
  • Transparent B9D6E5#B9D6E5
  • Transparent C5DDE9#C5DDE9
  • Transparent D0E3ED#D0E3ED
  • Transparent DCEAF2#DCEAF2
  • Transparent E8F1F6#E8F1F6
  • Transparent F3F8FB#F3F8FB


  • Transparent 88AEC2#88AEC2
  • Transparent 87A9BA#87A9BA
  • Transparent 86A3B2#86A3B2
  • Transparent 859DAA#859DAA
  • Transparent 8497A1#8497A1
  • Transparent 839199#839199
  • Transparent 828C91#828C91
  • Transparent 818688#818688


  • Transparent 6E95A9#6E95A9
  • Transparent 618294#618294
  • Transparent 53707F#53707F
  • Transparent 455D6A#455D6A
  • Transparent 374A54#374A54
  • Transparent 29383F#29383F
  • Transparent 1C252A#1C252A
  • Transparent 0E1315#0E1315

Sky Blue (Pantone) Color Patterns

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    Sky Blue (Pantone) Gingham Checks

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    Sky Blue (Pantone) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue (Pantone) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue (Pantone) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Sky Blue (Pantone) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue (Pantone) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue (Pantone) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue (Pantone) Plaid Pattern

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