Sky Blue

HEX #87CEEB / RGB (135, 206, 235)

Cloud in sky

What is Sky Blue Color?

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Sky Blue has the hex code #87CEEB. The equivalent RGB values are (135, 206, 235), which means it is composed of 23% red, 36% green and 41% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:43 M:12 Y:0 K:8. In the HSV/HSB scale, Sky Blue has a hue of 197°, 43% saturation and a brightness value of 92%.
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.

Sky Blue is included in the web colors list and can be used by its name in HTML and CSS code in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

Sky Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#87CEEB
RGB Values(135, 206, 235)
CMYK Values(43%, 12%, 0%, 8%)
HSV/HSB Values(197°, 43%, 92%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCFF
Inverse Color#783114 [Smokey Topaz]
Closest Pantone®636 C
Closest RAL6027 [Light green]
Complementary Color#EBA487 [Tumbleweed]
Sky Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C0C0C0
Weighted Average (Most Common)#BCBCBC
Weighted Average (Luma)#C1C1C1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DADADA

Sky Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 87CEEB. Complementary color is EBA487

Complementary Palette

The complement of Sky Blue is Tumbleweed with the hex code #EBA487. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #87CEEB color is offered by #EBA487. 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 (87CEEB, 879CEB and 87EBD6)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Sky Blue (#87CEEB) are Light Cobalt Blue (#879CEB) and Pale Robin Egg Blue (#87EBD6). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Sky 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 (87CEEB, EB879C and EBD687)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Sky Blue (#87CEEB) are #EB879C (Ruddy Pink) and #EBD687 (Flax). 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 (87CEEB, EB87CE and CEEB87)

Triadic Palette

Sky Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #EB87CE (Princess Perfume) and #CEEB87 (Yellow-Green (Crayola)) along with #87CEEB 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 (87CEEB, EB87CE, EBA487 and 87EBA4)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Sky Blue has four colors - #EB87CE (Princess Perfume), #EBA487 (Tumbleweed) and #87EBA4 (Light Green) in addition to the base color (#87CEEB). 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 (87CEEB, D687EB, EBA487 and 9CEB87)

Square Palette

Sky Blue square color palette has #D687EB (Bright Lilac), #EBA487 (Tumbleweed) and #9CEB87 (Light 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 Color Rainbow Palette

Our Sky 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 Sky Blue Color


  • Transparent 9FD8EF#9FD8EF
  • Transparent ABDDF1#ABDDF1
  • Transparent B7E2F3#B7E2F3
  • Transparent C3E7F5#C3E7F5
  • Transparent CFEBF7#CFEBF7
  • Transparent DBF0F9#DBF0F9
  • Transparent E7F5FB#E7F5FB
  • Transparent F3FAFD#F3FAFD


  • Transparent 86BED6#86BED6
  • Transparent 85B7CB#85B7CB
  • Transparent 84AFC0#84AFC0
  • Transparent 84A7B6#84A7B6
  • Transparent 839FAB#839FAB
  • Transparent 8297A0#8297A0
  • Transparent 819095#819095
  • Transparent 81888B#81888B


  • Transparent 6CA5BC#6CA5BC
  • Transparent 5F90A5#5F90A5
  • Transparent 517C8D#517C8D
  • Transparent 446776#446776
  • Transparent 36525E#36525E
  • Transparent 293E47#293E47
  • Transparent 1B292F#1B292F
  • Transparent 0E1518#0E1518

Sky Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sky Blue Plaid Pattern

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