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Traditional Indigo Color

HEX #274788 / RGB (39, 71, 136)

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What is Traditional Indigo Color?

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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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Traditional Indigo Color Codes

Hex Code#274788
RGB Values(39, 71, 136)
CMYK Values(71%, 48%, 0%, 47%)
HSV/HSB Values(220°, 71%, 53%)
Closest Web Safe#333399
Inverse Color#D8B877 [Burlywood]
Closest Pantone®7687 C
Closest RAL5002 [Ultramarine blue]
Complementary Color#886827 [Spanish Bistre]
Traditional Indigo Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#525252
Weighted Average (Most Common)#454545
Weighted Average (Luma)#454545
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#898989

Traditional Indigo Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 274788. Complementary color is 886827

Complementary Palette

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.

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Analogous color palette with (274788, 372788 and 277888)

Analogous Palette

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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (274788, 883727 and 788827)

Split-Complementary Palette

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.

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Triadic color palette with (274788, 882747 and 478827)

Triadic Palette

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.

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Tetradic color palette with (274788, 882747, 886827 and 278868)

Tetradic Palette

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.

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Square color palette with (274788, 882778, 886827 and 278837)

Square Palette

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.

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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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Traditional Indigo Color


  • Transparent 526CA0526CA0
  • Transparent 687EAC687EAC
  • Transparent 7D91B87D91B8
  • Transparent 93A3C493A3C4
  • Transparent A9B5CFA9B5CF
  • Transparent BEC8DBBEC8DB
  • Transparent D4DAE7D4DAE7
  • Transparent E9EDF3E9EDF3


  • Transparent 395286395286
  • Transparent 425886425886
  • Transparent 4B5E854B5E85
  • Transparent 546484546484
  • Transparent 5C69835C6983
  • Transparent 656F82656F82
  • Transparent 6E75826E7582
  • Transparent 777A81777A81


  • Transparent 1F396D1F396D
  • Transparent 1B325F1B325F
  • Transparent 172B52172B52
  • Transparent 142444142444
  • Transparent 101C36101C36
  • Transparent 0C15290C1529
  • Transparent 080E1B080E1B
  • Transparent 04070E04070E

Traditional Indigo Color Patterns

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    Traditional Indigo Gingham Checks

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    Traditional Indigo Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Traditional Indigo Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Traditional Indigo Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Traditional Indigo Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Traditional Indigo Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Traditional Indigo Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Traditional Indigo Plaid Pattern

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