Venice Blue Color


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

Inverse Color #faa676
Complementary Color #893405
Color Shade: cool cyan (201.82° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 27.84% (better contrasting with white)
Venice Blue Color Sample
Venice Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #055989

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Venice Blue Color. The Jamaican Dream color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Methyl Blue (#0074a8) for more energetic effect. Try Reef Escape as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#893405 is the best complementary color to Venice Blue. Warm red shades generally complement the cool cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #055989 complementary color is Peru Tan, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm cyan, cool cyan, and cool blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Venice Blue are #058976 and #051689. Thus found on the left and right of #055989 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Observatory and Resolution Blue colors as they work well with Venice Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Venice Blue palette consists of #897605 and #890516 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#893405). Try Yukon Gold and Pohutukawa colors in combination with #055989, 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 #055989 offers a combination of cool yellow and warm magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Venice Blue. Thus Limeade and Cardinal Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Venice Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Peru Tan, Purple, and Japanese Laurel split by 90° on the color wheel. #055989 square combo is a palette of cool cyan, cool magenta, warm red and warm 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. Venice Blue tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#893405) and two others. The Cardinal Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Salem – 120° from the complementary Peru Tan. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #890559 and #058935.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #055989 is made of 2% red, 39% green and 59% blue. In a HSL mode Venice Blue has a hue angle of 201.82°, a saturation of 92.96% and a lightness of 27.84%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #055989 is made of 51.77% cyan, 18.83% magenta, 0% yellow and 46.27% black ink.

HEX #055989
RGB Decimal rgb(5,89,137)
RGB Percentage 2%, 39%, 59%
CMYK 51.77, 18.83, 0, 46.27
HSL hsl(201.82,92.96%,27.84%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(201.82,96.35%,53.73%)
CIE-LAB lab(35.9519,-3.4439,-32.8491)
XYZ xyz(8.1503,8.9832,24.9713)