Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb) color information

The hexidecimal color, #b6cefb, looks similar to "Pale cornflower blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "very light gray". When people from western culture see this color, Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb), used in media, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. Colors labeled as "very light gray" are rarely tied to agriculture.

Breakdown of #b6cefb

#b6cefb is made up of (182, 206, 251) in RGB colorspace and (27.49, 17.93, 0.00, 1.57) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11980539 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ccccff. Black should be used ontop of #b6cefb to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b6cefb. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b6cefb luma #203.70
Websafe hex #ccccff Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(182, 206, 251) Adobe RGB (189.00, 204.00, 248.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(71%, 81%, 98%) Closest named color Pale cornflower blue
rgba rgba(182.0, 206.0, 251.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (78.10, 2.37, -25.68)
cmyk cmyk(27.49, 17.93, 0.00, 1.57) CIE-L*ab (82.38, 2.48, -24.14)
hsv hsv(217.78, 87.10, 84.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (82.38, 24.27, 275.87)
hsb hsb(217.78, 27.55, 98.00) CIE-L*uv (82.38, -13.02, -38.97)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #b6cefb while the second is the "compliment" #f9dfb5.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #b6cefb is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #f9dfb5.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter variations of #b6cefb

Lighter shades are produced by blending #b6cefb with white

Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #b6cefb can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #b6cefb, tones are produced.

Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb) Gradients

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #b6cefb as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b6cefb → #f9dfb5
#b6cefb → #cbdcfc
#b6cefb → #000000
#b6cefb → #bdb5f9
#b6cefb → #6d7b96
#b6cefb → #b5f1f9

#b6cefb in different lighting conditions

Seeing #b6cefb on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #b6cefb could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #b6cefb

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#b6cefbmight be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

#b6cefb popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b6cefb. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#b6cefb in coding

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #b6cefb
Java new Color(182, 206, 251);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 182, 206, 251);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:182 green:206 blue:251 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(182f, 206f, 251f);
Swift UIColor(red:182, green:206, blue:251, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $fbceb6
Python Color('#b6cefb')

Base Conversions of hex color #b6cefb

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b6cefb. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11980539 while the individual RGB conversions are: 182, 206, 251.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110110 11001110 11111011
Hex b6 ce fb
Octal 266 316 373
Decimal 182 206 251

#b6cefb Icons

If you're considering using #b6cefb in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Pale cornflower blue (#b6cefb) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #b6cefb colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #b6cefb on a solid black (#000000) background.
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This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b6cefb background.
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This text is hex color #b6cefb on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b6cefb and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b6cefb and white (#ffffff) background.