Persian Blue Color


Persian Blue is deep, cool-toned shade of cool blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm yellow, cool green or cool red

Inverse Color #e3c644
Complementary Color #bb9d1b
Color Shade: cool blue (229.06° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 42.16% (better contrasting with white)
Persian Blue Color Sample
Persian Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #1c39bb

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Persian Blue Color. The Palatinate Blue color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Lapis on Neptune (#1f22d2) for more energetic effect. Try Tetraammine as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#bb9d1b is the best complementary color to Persian Blue. Warm yellow shades generally complement the cool blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #1c39bb complementary color is Lucky, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool cyan, cool blue, and warm blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Persian Blue are #1b88bb and #4e1bbb. Thus found on the left and right of #1c39bb on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Eastern Blue and Purple Heart colors as they work well with Persian Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Persian Blue palette consists of #88bb1b and #bb4e1b colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#bb9d1b). Try Lima and Orange Roughy colors in combination with #1c39bb, 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 #1c39bb offers a combination of warm green and cool red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Persian Blue. Thus Christi and Cardinal giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Persian Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Lucky, Red Violet, and Mountain Meadow split by 90° on the color wheel. #1c39bb square combo is a palette of cool blue, warm magenta, warm yellow and cool 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. Persian Blue tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#bb9d1b) and two others. The Cardinal is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Mountain Meadow – 120° from the complementary Lucky. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #bb1b39 and #1bbb9d.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #1c39bb is made of 10% red, 21% green and 69% blue. In a HSL mode Persian Blue has a hue angle of 229.06°, a saturation of 73.95% and a lightness of 42.16%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #1c39bb is made of 62.35% cyan, 50.98% magenta, 0% yellow and 26.67% black ink.

HEX #1c39bb
RGB Decimal rgb(28,57,187)
RGB Percentage 10%, 21%, 69%
CMYK 62.35, 50.98, 0, 26.67
HSL hsl(229.06,73.95%,42.16%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(229.06,85.03%,73.33%)
CIE-LAB lab(31.2565,39.3164,-70.4667)
XYZ xyz(10.9117,6.761,47.7436)