Blue Stone Color


Blue Stone is calm, cool-toned shade of mid cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid red, yellow green or mid magenta

Inverse Color #fe9e9d
Complementary Color #620100
Color Shade: mid cyan (180.62° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 19.41% (better contrasting with white)
Blue Stone Color Sample
Blue Stone Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #016162

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Blue Stone Color. The Azure Green Blue color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Mediterranean Cove (#007b84) for more energetic effect. Try Romantic Isle as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#620100 is the best complementary color to Blue Stone. Mid red shades generally complement the mid cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #016162 complementary color is Rosewood, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of green cyan, mid cyan, and blue cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Blue Stone are #006232 and #003062. Thus found on the left and right of #016162 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Fun Green and Midnight Blue colors as they work well with Blue Stone.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Blue Stone palette consists of #623200 and #620030 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#620100). Try Nutmeg Wood Finish and Tyrian Purple colors in combination with #016162, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #016162 offers a combination of mid yellow and mid magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Blue Stone. Thus Verdun Green and Pompadour giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Blue Stone contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Rosewood, Christalle, and Verdun Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #016162 square combo is a palette of mid cyan, violet, mid red and yellow green shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Blue Stone tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#620100) and two others. The Pompadour is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Camarone – 120° from the complementary Rosewood. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #620061 and #006201.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #016162 is made of 1% red, 49% green and 50% blue. In a HSL mode Blue Stone has a hue angle of 180.62°, a saturation of 97.98% and a lightness of 19.41%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #016162 is made of 38.04% cyan, 0.39% magenta, 0% yellow and 61.57% black ink.

HEX #016162
RGB Decimal rgb(1,97,98)
RGB Percentage 1%, 49%, 50%
CMYK 38.04, 0.39, 0, 61.57
HSL hsl(180.62,97.98%,19.41%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(180.62,98.98%,38.43%)
CIE-LAB lab(36.8137,-23.2616,-7.5119)
XYZ xyz(6.4918,9.4377,13.0348)