Cyan Cornflower Blue Color


Cyan Cornflower 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 #e7743d
Complementary Color #c24f18
Color Shade: cool cyan (199.41° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 42.75% (better contrasting with white)
Cyan Cornflower Blue Color Sample
Cyan Cornflower Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #188bc2

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Cyan Cornflower Blue Color. The Serene Blue color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Delos Blue (#169ec0) for more energetic effect. Try Charybdis as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#c24f18 is the best complementary color to Cyan Cornflower 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 #188bc2 complementary color is Orange Roughy, 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 Eastern Blue are #18c2a4 and #1835c2. Thus found on the left and right of #188bc2 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Java and Persian Blue colors as they work well with Cyan Cornflower Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Cyan Cornflower Blue palette consists of #c2a418 and #c21835 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#c24f18). Try Sahara and Cardinal colors in combination with #188bc2, 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 #188bc2 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 Cyan Cornflower Blue. Thus Lima and Red Violet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Cyan Cornflower Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Orange Roughy, Seance, and Christi split by 90° on the color wheel. #188bc2 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. Cyan Cornflower Blue tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#c24f18) and two others. The Red Violet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Malachite – 120° from the complementary Orange Roughy. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c2188a and #18c24f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #188bc2 is made of 7% red, 39% green and 54% blue. In a HSL mode Cyan Cornflower Blue has a hue angle of 199.41°, a saturation of 77.98% and a lightness of 42.75%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #188bc2 is made of 66.67% cyan, 21.57% magenta, 0% yellow and 23.92% black ink.

HEX #188bc2
RGB Decimal rgb(24,139,194)
RGB Percentage 7%, 39%, 54%
CMYK 66.67, 21.57, 0, 23.92
HSL hsl(199.41,77.98%,42.75%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(199.41,87.63%,76.08%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.6104,-10.2331,-36.9311)
XYZ xyz(19.3469,22.5545,54.3727)