Spectrum Blue

HEX #1642DE / RGB (22, 66, 222)

What is Spectrum Blue Color?

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Spectrum Blue has the hex code #1642DE. The equivalent RGB values are (22, 66, 222), which means it is composed of 7% red, 21% green and 72% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:90 M:70 Y:0 K:13. In the HSV/HSB scale, Spectrum Blue has a hue of 227°, 90% saturation and a brightness value of 87%.
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.

Spectrum Blue 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.

Spectrum Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#1642DE
RGB Values(22, 66, 222)
CMYK Values(90%, 70%, 0%, 13%)
HSV/HSB Values(227°, 90%, 87%)
Closest Web Safe#0033CC
Inverse Color#E9BD21 [Orange-Yellow]
Closest Pantone®2728 C
Closest RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#DEB216 [Urobilin]
Spectrum Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#676767
Weighted Average (Most Common)#464646
Weighted Average (Luma)#444444
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#888888

Spectrum Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 1642DE. Complementary color is DEB216

Complementary Palette

The complement of Spectrum Blue is Urobilin with the hex code #DEB216. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1642DE color is offered by #DEB216. 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 (1642DE, 4E16DE and 16A6DE)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Spectrum Blue (#1642DE) are Han Purple (#4E16DE) and Battery Charged Blue (#16A6DE). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Spectrum 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 (1642DE, DE4E16 and A6DE16)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Spectrum Blue (#1642DE) are #DE4E16 (Flame) and #A6DE16 (Vivid Lime 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 (1642DE, DE1642 and 42DE16)

Triadic Palette

Spectrum Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #DE1642 (Crimson) and #42DE16 (Harlequin Green) along with #1642DE 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 (1642DE, DE1642, DEB216 and 16DEB2)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Spectrum Blue has four colors - #DE1642 (Crimson), #DEB216 (Urobilin) and #16DEB2 (Caribbean Green) in addition to the base color (#1642DE). 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 (1642DE, DE16A6, DEB216 and 16DE4E)

Square Palette

Spectrum Blue square color palette has #DE16A6 (Barbie Pink), #DEB216 (Urobilin) and #16DE4E (Malachite). 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

Spectrum Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Spectrum 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 Spectrum Blue Color


  • Transparent 4568E5#4568E5
  • Transparent 5C7BE8#5C7BE8
  • Transparent 738EEB#738EEB
  • Transparent 8BA1EF#8BA1EF
  • Transparent A2B3F2#A2B3F2
  • Transparent B9C6F5#B9C6F5
  • Transparent D0D9F8#D0D9F8
  • Transparent E8ECFC#E8ECFC


  • Transparent 2B4ECB#2B4ECB
  • Transparent 3655C2#3655C2
  • Transparent 405BB8#405BB8
  • Transparent 4B61AF#4B61AF
  • Transparent 5667A6#5667A6
  • Transparent 606D9C#606D9C
  • Transparent 6B7493#6B7493
  • Transparent 757A89#757A89


  • Transparent 1235B2#1235B2
  • Transparent 0F2E9B#0F2E9B
  • Transparent 0D2885#0D2885
  • Transparent 0B216F#0B216F
  • Transparent 091A59#091A59
  • Transparent 071443#071443
  • Transparent 040D2C#040D2C
  • Transparent 020716#020716

Spectrum Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Spectrum Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Spectrum Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Spectrum Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Spectrum Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Spectrum Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Spectrum Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Spectrum Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Spectrum Blue Plaid Pattern