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Yale Blue Color

HEX #03346A / RGB (3, 52, 106)

What is Yale Blue Color?

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The official brand guidelines specify the exact CMYK values for Yale Blue color as (100, 75, 8, 40). The Pantone number mentioned in the table below is only an approximation and has been derived from the hex color code using known formulae. Yale Blue hex code is #03346A with equivalent RGB (3, 52, 106). To use the color in digital works, either in graphics or a web page (via HTML and CSS), employ the hexadecimal code, RGB and/or HSL values.

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Yale Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#03346A
RGB Values(3, 52, 106)
CMYK Values(100%, 75%, 8%, 40%)
HSV/HSB Values(211°, 97%, 42%)
Closest Web Safe#003366
Inverse Color#FCCB95 [Peach-Orange]
Closest Pantone®294 C
Closest RAL5010 [Gentian blue]
Complementary Color#6A3903 [Philippine Bronze]
Yale Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#363636
Weighted Average (Most Common)#2B2B2B
Weighted Average (Luma)#2D2D2D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#717171

Yale Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 03346A. Complementary color is 6A3903

Complementary Palette

The complement of Yale Blue is Philippine Bronze with the hex code #6A3903. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #03346A color is offered by #6A3903. 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 (03346A, 06036A and 03686A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Yale Blue (#03346A) are Navy Blue (#06036A) and Skobeloff (#03686A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Yale Blue 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 (03346A, 6A0503 and 686A03)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Yale Blue (#03346A) are #6A0503 (Blood Red) and #686A03 (Bronze Yellow). 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 (03346A, 6A0334 and 346A03)

Triadic Palette

Yale Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6A0334 (Spanish Purple) and #346A03 (Metallic Green) along with #03346A 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 (03346A, 6A0334, 6A3903 and 036A39)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Yale Blue has four colors - #6A0334 (Spanish Purple), #6A3903 (Philippine Bronze) and #036A39 (Cadmium Green) in addition to the base color (#03346A). 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 (03346A, 6A0368, 6A3903 and 036A05)

Square Palette

Yale Blue square color palette has #6A0368 (Philippine Violet), #6A3903 (Philippine Bronze) and #036A05 (Deep 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.

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Rainbow color

Yale Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Yale Blue 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.

03356A 2A036A 6A0352 6A0C03 6A6403 176A03 036A47

Tints, Tones & Shades of Yale Blue Color


  • Transparent 355D88355D88
  • Transparent 4F71974F7197
  • Transparent 6885A66885A6
  • Transparent 819AB5819AB5
  • Transparent 9AAEC39AAEC3
  • Transparent B3C2D2B3C2D2
  • Transparent CDD6E1CDD6E1
  • Transparent E6EBF0E6EBF0


  • Transparent 1C436E1C436E
  • Transparent 294B71294B71
  • Transparent 355273355273
  • Transparent 425A75425A75
  • Transparent 4E62774E6277
  • Transparent 5B69795B6979
  • Transparent 67717C67717C
  • Transparent 74787E74787E


  • Transparent 022A55022A55
  • Transparent 02244A02244A
  • Transparent 021F40021F40
  • Transparent 021A35021A35
  • Transparent 01152A01152A
  • Transparent 011020011020
  • Transparent 010A15010A15
  • Transparent 00050B00050B

Yale Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Yale Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Yale Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yale Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yale Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yale Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yale Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yale Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Yale Blue Plaid Pattern

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