Traditional Indigo has the hex code #274788. The equivalent RGB values are (39, 71, 136), which means it is composed of
16% red, 29% green and 55% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:71 M:48 Y:0 K:47. In the HSV/HSB scale, Traditional Indigo has a hue of 220°, 71% saturation and a brightness value of 53%. 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.
Indigo is one of the oldest known colors. It is named after India, the country in south Asia, and comes from the dye obtained from Indigofera tinctoria, a plant found abundantly in the region.
Indigo is also one of the seven colors in the rainbow as described and viewed by Sir Isaac Newton sometime in 1665. It occurs between violet and blue.
Traditional indigo is different from the indigo found in the web colors list, which has more of a violet tint than blue. In HTML and CSS code, use the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values of traditional indigo color as listed on this page.
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The complement of Traditional Indigo is Spanish Bistre with the hex code #886827. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #274788 color is offered by #886827. 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.
The analogous colors of Traditional Indigo (#274788) are Cosmic Cobalt (#372788) and Teal Blue (#277888). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Traditional Indigo 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Traditional Indigo (#274788) are #883727 (Burnt Umber) and #788827 (Olive Drab (#3)). 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.
Traditional Indigo triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #882747 (Red-Violet (Color Wheel)) and #478827 (Sap Green) along with #274788 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Traditional Indigo has four colors - #882747 (Red-Violet (Color Wheel)), #886827 (Spanish Bistre) and #278868 (Sea Green) in addition to the base color (#274788). 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.
Traditional Indigo square color palette has #882778 (Midnight), #886827 (Spanish Bistre) and #278837 (Japanese Laurel). 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.
Traditional Indigo Color Rainbow Palette
Our Traditional Indigo 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.