Azure Color


Azure is soft, cool-toned shade of blue cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with orange, mid green or red magenta

Inverse Color #cea45e
Complementary Color #a07631
Color Shade: blue cyan (217.5° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 41.18% (better contrasting with white)
Azure Color Sample
Azure Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #315ba1

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Azure Color. The Campánula color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Flat Blue (#3c73a8) for more calm effect. Try Decoration Blue as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a07631 is the best complementary color to Azure. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #315ba1 complementary color is Luxor Gold, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid cyan, blue cyan, and mid blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Azure are #3192a0 and #3e31a0. Thus found on the left and right of #315ba1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Astral and Governor Bay colors as they work well with Azure.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Azure palette consists of #93a031 and #a03f31 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a07631). Try Sushi and Stiletto colors in combination with #315ba1, 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 #315ba1 offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Azure. Thus Apple and Night Shadz giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Azure contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Luxor Gold, Royal Heath, and Sea Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #315ba1 square combo is a palette of blue cyan, mid magenta, orange and mid 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. Azure tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#a07631) and two others. The Night Shadz is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Lochinvar – 120° from the complementary Luxor Gold. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a0315a and #31a077.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #315ba1 is made of 16% red, 30% green and 53% blue. In a HSL mode Azure has a hue angle of 217.5°, a saturation of 53.33% and a lightness of 41.18%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #315ba1 is made of 43.92% cyan, 27.45% magenta, 0% yellow and 36.86% black ink.

HEX #315ba1
RGB Decimal rgb(49,91,161)
RGB Percentage 16%, 30%, 53%
CMYK 43.92, 27.45, 0, 36.86
HSL hsl(217.5,53.33%,41.18%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(217.5,69.57%,63.14%)
CIE-LAB lab(39.0848,9.4392,-42.2672)
XYZ xyz(11.4407,10.7083,35.1821)