Turquoise (PWG)

HEX #30D5C8 / RGB (48, 213, 200)

Turquoise stone from Turkey

What is Turquoise (PWG) Color?

Turquoise (PWG) (Hex code: 30D5C8) Thumbnail

Turquoise (PWG) has the hex code #30D5C8. The equivalent RGB values are (48, 213, 200), which means it is composed of 10% red, 46% green and 43% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:78 M:0 Y:6 K:17. In the HSV/HSB scale, Turquoise (PWG) has a hue of 175°, 77% saturation and a brightness value of 84%.
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.

This turquoise color comes from the Printer Working Group (PWG) list. It is different, a bit duller, from the color of the same name in X11 and web colors lists. For HTML and CSS code, use the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values. The name of the color comes from the turquoise gem stone.

Turquoise (PWG) Color Codes

Hex Code#30D5C8
RGB Values(48, 213, 200)
CMYK Values(78%, 0%, 6%, 17%)
HSV/HSB Values(175°, 77%, 84%)
Closest Web Safe#33CCCC
Inverse Color#CF2A37 [Madder Lake]
Closest Pantone®3255 C
Closest RAL5012 [Light blue]
Complementary Color#D5303D [Rusty Red]
Turquoise (PWG) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9A9A9A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A2A2A2
Weighted Average (Luma)#B1B1B1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D2D2D2

Turquoise (PWG) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 30D5C8. Complementary color is D5303D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Turquoise (PWG) is Rusty Red with the hex code #D5303D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #30D5C8 color is offered by #D5303D. 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 (30D5C8, 3090D5 and 30D576)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Turquoise (PWG) (#30D5C8) are Tufts Blue (#3090D5) and UFO Green (#30D576). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Turquoise (PWG) 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 (30D5C8, D53090 and D57630)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Turquoise (PWG) (#30D5C8) are #D53090 (Deep Cerise) and #D57630 (Bronze). 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 (30D5C8, C830D5 and D5C830)

Triadic Palette

Turquoise (PWG) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C830D5 (Steel Pink) and #D5C830 (Old Gold) along with #30D5C8 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 (30D5C8, C830D5, D5303D and 3DD530)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Turquoise (PWG) has four colors - #C830D5 (Steel Pink), #D5303D (Rusty Red) and #3DD530 (Lime Green) in addition to the base color (#30D5C8). 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 (30D5C8, 7630D5, D5303D and 90D530)

Square Palette

Turquoise (PWG) square color palette has #7630D5 (Blue-Violet), #D5303D (Rusty Red) and #90D530 (Yellow-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

Turquoise (PWG) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Turquoise (PWG) 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 Turquoise (PWG) Color


  • Transparent 59DDD3#59DDD3
  • Transparent 6EE2D9#6EE2D9
  • Transparent 83E6DE#83E6DE
  • Transparent 98EAE4#98EAE4
  • Transparent ACEEE9#ACEEE9
  • Transparent C1F2EF#C1F2EF
  • Transparent D6F7F4#D6F7F4
  • Transparent EAFBFA#EAFBFA


  • Transparent 40C4BA#40C4BA
  • Transparent 48BCB2#48BCB2
  • Transparent 50B3AB#50B3AB
  • Transparent 58ABA4#58ABA4
  • Transparent 60A29D#60A29D
  • Transparent 689A96#689A96
  • Transparent 70918E#70918E
  • Transparent 788987#788987


  • Transparent 26AAA0#26AAA0
  • Transparent 22958C#22958C
  • Transparent 1D8078#1D8078
  • Transparent 186B64#186B64
  • Transparent 135550#135550
  • Transparent 0E403C#0E403C
  • Transparent 0A2B28#0A2B28
  • Transparent 051514#051514

Turquoise (PWG) Color Patterns

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    Turquoise (PWG) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Turquoise (PWG) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turquoise (PWG) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turquoise (PWG) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turquoise (PWG) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turquoise (PWG) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turquoise (PWG) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turquoise (PWG) Plaid Pattern

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