Curious Blue Color


Curious 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 #da692e
Complementary Color #d15f25
Color Shade: cool cyan (200.58° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 48.24% (better contrasting with white)
Curious Blue Color Sample
Curious Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #2596d1

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Curious Blue Color. The Ahriman 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 Battery Charged Blue (#1dacd4) for more energetic effect. Try Vermeer Blue as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#d15f25 is the best complementary color to Curious 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 #2596d1 complementary color is Piper, 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 Curious Blue are #25d1b6 and #253fd1. Thus found on the left and right of #2596d1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Turquoise and Persian Blue colors as they work well with Curious Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Curious Blue palette consists of #d1b625 and #d1253f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#d15f25). Try Hokey Pokey and Maroon Flush colors in combination with #2596d1, 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 #2596d1 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 Curious Blue. Thus Atlantis and Cerise giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Curious Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Piper, Purple Heart, and Lima split by 90° on the color wheel. #2596d1 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. Curious Blue tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#d15f25) and two others. The Cerise is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Mountain Meadow – 120° from the complementary Piper. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #d12596 and #25d160.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #2596d1 is made of 9% red, 38% green and 53% blue. In a HSL mode Curious Blue has a hue angle of 200.58°, a saturation of 69.92% and a lightness of 48.24%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #2596d1 is made of 67.45% cyan, 23.14% magenta, 0% yellow and 18.04% black ink.

HEX #2596d1
RGB Decimal rgb(37,150,209)
RGB Percentage 9%, 38%, 53%
CMYK 67.45, 23.14, 0, 18.04
HSL hsl(200.58,69.92%,48.24%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(200.58,82.3%,81.96%)
CIE-LAB lab(58.7975,-10.0241,-38.8122)
XYZ xyz(23.1779,26.8095,64.2747)