Kikorangi Blue Color


Kikorangi 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 #d1b140
Complementary Color #bf9e2e
Color Shade: cool blue (226.76° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 46.47% (better contrasting with white)
Kikorangi Blue Color Sample
Kikorangi Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #2e4ebf

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Kikorangi Blue Color. The Nightly Activities color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Savoy Blue (#4b61d1) for more calm effect. Try Yuè Guāng Lán Blue as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#bf9e2e is the best complementary color to Kikorangi 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 #2e4ebf complementary color is Hokey Pokey, 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 Cerulean Blue are #2e96bf and #562ebf. Thus found on the left and right of #2e4ebf on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Curious Blue and Purple Heart colors as they work well with Kikorangi Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Kikorangi Blue palette consists of #96bf2e and #bf562e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#bf9e2e). Try Atlantis and Tuscany colors in combination with #2e4ebf, 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 #2e4ebf 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 Kikorangi Blue. Thus Apple and Brick Red giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Kikorangi Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Hokey Pokey, Medium Red Violet, and Jungle Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #2e4ebf 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. Kikorangi Blue tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#bf9e2e) and two others. The Brick Red is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Shamrock – 120° from the complementary Hokey Pokey. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #bf2e4e and #2ebf9e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #2e4ebf is made of 15% red, 25% green and 61% blue. In a HSL mode Kikorangi Blue has a hue angle of 226.76°, a saturation of 61.18% and a lightness of 46.47%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #2e4ebf is made of 56.86% cyan, 44.31% magenta, 0% yellow and 25.1% black ink.

HEX #2e4ebf
RGB Decimal rgb(46,78,191)
RGB Percentage 15%, 25%, 61%
CMYK 56.86, 44.31, 0, 25.1
HSL hsl(226.76,61.18%,46.47%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(226.76,75.92%,74.9%)
CIE-LAB lab(37.4651,28.8364,-62.6128)
XYZ xyz(13.2551,9.7912,50.4815)