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Ultramarine Color

HEX #2142AB / RGB (33, 66, 171)

Lapis lazuli mineral

What is Ultramarine Color?

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Ultramarine has the hex code #2142AB. The equivalent RGB values are (33, 66, 171), which means it is composed of 12% red, 24% green and 63% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:81 M:61 Y:0 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, Ultramarine has a hue of 226°, 81% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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.

Ultramarine Blue or simply Ultramarine is a traditional color, typically used by the painters of the Renaissance period to color the robes of the Virgin Mary (also check out a similar color Marian Blue).

The color name comes from Latin ultramarinus literally meaning "beyond the sea". This is because the color was made by grounding the mineral lapis Lazuli imported from Afghanistan, a country that lay beyond many seas.

A synthetic ultramarine pigment was created in 1826, the powder of which appears much brighter than the traditional powder obtained by grinding lapis lazuli.

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Ultramarine Color Codes

Hex Code#2142AB
RGB Values(33, 66, 171)
CMYK Values(81%, 61%, 0%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(226°, 81%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#333399
Inverse Color#DEBD54 [Sunray]
Closest Pantone®2133 C
Closest RAL5002 [Ultramarine blue]
Complementary Color#AB8A21 [University Of California Gold]
Ultramarine Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5A5A5A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#444444
Weighted Average (Luma)#434343
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#878787

Ultramarine Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2142AB. Complementary color is AB8A21

Complementary Palette

The complement of Ultramarine is University Of California Gold with the hex code #AB8A21. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2142AB color is offered by #AB8A21. 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.

2142AB AB8A21
Analogous color palette with (2142AB, 4521AB and 2187AB)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Ultramarine (#2142AB) are Blue (Pigment) (#4521AB) and Cyan Cornflower Blue (#2187AB). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Ultramarine 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.

2142AB 4521AB 2187AB
Split Complementary color palette with (2142AB, AB4521 and 87AB21)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Ultramarine (#2142AB) are #AB4521 (Chinese Brown) and #87AB21 (Dark Lemon Lime). 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.

2142AB AB4521 87AB21
Triadic color palette with (2142AB, AB2142 and 42AB21)

Triadic Palette

Ultramarine triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AB2142 (French Wine) and #42AB21 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) along with #2142AB create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

2142AB AB2142 42AB21
Tetradic color palette with (2142AB, AB2142, AB8A21 and 21AB8A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Ultramarine has four colors - #AB2142 (French Wine), #AB8A21 (University Of California Gold) and #21AB8A (Jungle Green) in addition to the base color (#2142AB). 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.

2142AB AB2142 AB8A21 21AB8A
Square color palette with (2142AB, AB2187, AB8A21 and 21AB45)

Square Palette

Ultramarine square color palette has #AB2187 (Fandango), #AB8A21 (University Of California Gold) and #21AB45 (American 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.

2142AB AB2187 AB8A21 21AB45
Rainbow color

Ultramarine Color Rainbow Palette

Our Ultramarine 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.

2141AB 7721AB AB2169 AB5021 90AB21 21AB28 21AB9F

Tints, Tones & Shades of Ultramarine Color


  • Transparent 4D68BC4D68BC
  • Transparent 647BC4647BC4
  • Transparent 7A8ECD7A8ECD
  • Transparent 90A1D590A1D5
  • Transparent A6B3DDA6B3DD
  • Transparent BCC6E6BCC6E6
  • Transparent D3D9EED3D9EE
  • Transparent E9ECF7E9ECF7


  • Transparent 344EA2344EA2
  • Transparent 3E559E3E559E
  • Transparent 475B9A475B9A
  • Transparent 516196516196
  • Transparent 5A67915A6791
  • Transparent 646D8D646D8D
  • Transparent 6D74896D7489
  • Transparent 777A84777A84


  • Transparent 1A35891A3589
  • Transparent 172E78172E78
  • Transparent 142867142867
  • Transparent 112156112156
  • Transparent 0D1A440D1A44
  • Transparent 0A14330A1433
  • Transparent 070D22070D22
  • Transparent 030711030711

Ultramarine Color Patterns

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    Ultramarine Gingham Checks

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    Ultramarine Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Ultramarine Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ultramarine Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ultramarine Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ultramarine Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ultramarine Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ultramarine Plaid Pattern

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