Caribbean Blue Color


Caribbean Blue 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 #e53e22
Complementary Color #dd3619
Color Shade: mid cyan (188.62° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 48.43% (better contrasting with white)
Caribbean Blue Color Sample
Caribbean Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #1ac1dd

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Caribbean Blue Color. The Celestine Spring color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Cyan Blue (#14a3c7) for more energetic effect. Try Mermaid Treasure as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#dd3619 is the best complementary color to Caribbean Blue. 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 #1ac1dd complementary color is Thunderbird, 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 Java are #19dd97 and #195fdd. Thus found on the left and right of #1ac1dd on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Mountain Meadow and Denim colors as they work well with Caribbean Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Caribbean Blue palette consists of #dd9719 and #dd195f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#dd3619). Try Dixie and Amaranth colors in combination with #1ac1dd, 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 #1ac1dd 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 Caribbean Blue. Thus Inch Worm and Red Violet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Caribbean Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Thunderbird, Electric Violet, and Lima split by 90° on the color wheel. #1ac1dd 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. Caribbean Blue tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#dd3619) and two others. The Red Violet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Malachite – 120° from the complementary Thunderbird. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #dd19c0 and #19dd36.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #1ac1dd is made of 6% red, 44% green and 50% blue. In a HSL mode Caribbean Blue has a hue angle of 188.62°, a saturation of 78.95% and a lightness of 48.43%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #1ac1dd is made of 76.47% cyan, 10.98% magenta, 0% yellow and 13.33% black ink.

HEX #1ac1dd
RGB Decimal rgb(26,193,221)
RGB Percentage 6%, 44%, 50%
CMYK 76.47, 10.98, 0, 13.33
HSL hsl(188.62,78.95%,48.43%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(188.62,88.24%,86.67%)
CIE-LAB lab(71.9469,-29.2747,-25.078)
XYZ xyz(32.5471,43.58,75.103)