Steel Blue (RAL)

HEX #1E2B3D / RGB (30, 43, 61)

What is Steel Blue (RAL) Color?

Steel Blue (RAL) (Hex code: 1E2B3D) Thumbnail

Steel Blue (RAL) color hex code is #1E2B3D and RGB (30, 43, 61). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 215°, saturation of 51% and a brightness of 24%. The CMYK values of Steel Blue (RAL) are C:51 M:29 Y:0 K:76.

Steel blue is from the RAL Classic list where it is numbered 5011. On web pages, steel blue color cannot be used by name and can only be applied through HTML and/or CSS code with its RGB, HSL or hex values. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries including France, Germany and Italy.
Please note: The CMYK values displayed on this page are only approximations because they have been calculated from the hex code using known formulae.

Please note: RAL colors displayed on the screen are close approximates to the actual color because of the variations in brightness and contrast. The same hold true for these colors printed out on standard printers where the variations in the quality of paper, ink and the device may produce different results.

Steel Blue (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#1E2B3D
RGB Values(30, 43, 61)
CMYK Values(51%, 29%, 0%, 76%)
HSV/HSB Values(215°, 51%, 24%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#E1D4C2 [Bone]
Closest Pantone®533 C
Complementary Color#3D301E [Pullman Green]
Steel Blue (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#2D2D2D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#292929
Weighted Average (Luma)#2A2A2A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#6C6C6C

Steel Blue (RAL) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 1E2B3D. Complementary color is 3D301E

Complementary Palette

The complement of Steel Blue (RAL) is Pullman Green with the hex code #3D301E. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1E2B3D color is offered by #3D301E. 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 (1E2B3D, 211E3D and 1E3B3D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Steel Blue (RAL) (#1E2B3D) are Yankees Blue (#211E3D) and MSU Green (#1E3B3D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Steel Blue (RAL) 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 (1E2B3D, 3D211E and 3B3D1E)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Steel Blue (RAL) (#1E2B3D) are #3D211E (Temptress) and #3B3D1E (Olive Drab #7). 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 (1E2B3D, 3D1E2B and 2B3D1E)

Triadic Palette

Steel Blue (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3D1E2B (Temptress) and #2B3D1E (Black Leather Jacket) along with #1E2B3D 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 (1E2B3D, 3D1E2B, 3D301E and 1E3D30)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Steel Blue (RAL) has four colors - #3D1E2B (Temptress), #3D301E (Pullman Green) and #1E3D30 (Medium Jungle Green) in addition to the base color (#1E2B3D). 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 (1E2B3D, 3D1E3B, 3D301E and 1E3D21)

Square Palette

Steel Blue (RAL) square color palette has #3D1E3B (Dark Purple), #3D301E (Pullman Green) and #1E3D21 (Black Leather Jacket). 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

Steel Blue (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Steel Blue (RAL) 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 Steel Blue (RAL) Color


  • Transparent 4B5564#4B5564
  • Transparent 626B77#626B77
  • Transparent 78808B#78808B
  • Transparent 8F959E#8F959E
  • Transparent A5AAB1#A5AAB1
  • Transparent BCBFC5#BCBFC5
  • Transparent D2D5D8#D2D5D8
  • Transparent E9EAEC#E9EAEC


  • Transparent 323C4A#323C4A
  • Transparent 3B4551#3B4551
  • Transparent 454D58#454D58
  • Transparent 4F565F#4F565F
  • Transparent 595E65#595E65
  • Transparent 63676C#63676C
  • Transparent 6C6F73#6C6F73
  • Transparent 767879#767879


  • Transparent 182231#182231
  • Transparent 151E2B#151E2B
  • Transparent 121A25#121A25
  • Transparent 0F161F#0F161F
  • Transparent 0C1118#0C1118
  • Transparent 090D12#090D12
  • Transparent 06090C#06090C
  • Transparent 030406#030406

Steel Blue (RAL) Color Patterns

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    Steel Blue (RAL) Gingham Checks

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    Steel Blue (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Steel Blue (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Steel Blue (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Steel Blue (RAL) Leaves Pattern

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    Steel Blue (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

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    Steel Blue (RAL) Trellis Pattern

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    Steel Blue (RAL) Plaid Pattern