Tory Blue Color


Tory Blue is deep, cool-toned shade of blue cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with orange, mid green or red magenta

Inverse Color #ebaf55
Complementary Color #aa6e14
Color Shade: blue cyan (216° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 37.25% (better contrasting with white)
Tory Blue Color Sample
Tory Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #1450aa

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Tory Blue Color. The Ephren Blue color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Blue Streak (#2266bb) for more calm effect. Try Janitor as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#aa6e14 is the best complementary color to Tory Blue. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #1450aa complementary color is Reno Sand, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid cyan, blue cyan, and mid blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Tory Blue are #149aaa and #2214aa. Thus found on the left and right of #1450aa on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Eastern Blue and Torea Bay colors as they work well with Tory Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Tory Blue palette consists of #9baa14 and #aa2314 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#aa6e14). Try Sahara and Tabasco colors in combination with #1450aa, 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 #1450aa offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Tory Blue. Thus Christi and Jazzberry Jam giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Tory Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Reno Sand, Violet Eggplant, and La Palma split by 90° on the color wheel. #1450aa square combo is a palette of blue cyan, mid magenta, orange and mid 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. Tory Blue tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#aa6e14) and two others. The Jazzberry Jam is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Mountain Meadow – 120° from the complementary Reno Sand. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #aa144f and #14aa6e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #1450aa is made of 7% red, 30% green and 63% blue. In a HSL mode Tory Blue has a hue angle of 216°, a saturation of 78.95% and a lightness of 37.25%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #1450aa is made of 58.83% cyan, 35.3% magenta, 0% yellow and 33.33% black ink.

HEX #1450aa
RGB Decimal rgb(20,80,170)
RGB Percentage 7%, 30%, 63%
CMYK 58.83, 35.3, 0, 33.33
HSL hsl(216,78.95%,37.25%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(216,88.24%,66.67%)
CIE-LAB lab(35.5735,16.9477,-53.3315)
XYZ xyz(10.4129,8.7883,39.1777)