Gorgonzola Blue Color


Gorgonzola Blue is vivid, 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 #ba3
Complementary Color #ccbb43
Color Shade: cool blue (232.5° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 53.33% (better contrasting with white)
Gorgonzola Blue Color Sample
Gorgonzola Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #4455cc

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Gorgonzola Blue Color. The Early Spring Night 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 saturated alternative called Han Blue (#446ccf) for more energetic effect. Try Governor Bay as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#ccbb43 is the best complementary color to Gorgonzola 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 #45c complementary color is Turmeric, 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 White are #4398cc and #7743cc. Thus found on the left and right of #45c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Shakespeare and Purple Heart colors as they work well with Gorgonzola Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Gorgonzola Blue palette consists of #98cc43 and #cc7743 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#ccbb43). Try Atlantis and Raw Sienna colors in combination with #45c, 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 #45c 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 Gorgonzola Blue. Thus Apple and Chestnut Rose giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Gorgonzola Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Turmeric, Mulberry, and Emerald split by 90° on the color wheel. #45c 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. Gorgonzola Blue tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#ccbb43) and two others. The Chestnut Rose is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Puerto Rico – 120° from the complementary Turmeric. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #cc4355 and #43ccbb.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #4455cc is made of 19% red, 24% green and 57% blue. In a HSL mode Gorgonzola Blue has a hue angle of 232.5°, a saturation of 57.14% and a lightness of 53.33%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #4455cc is made of 53.33% cyan, 46.67% magenta, 0% yellow and 20% black ink.

HEX #4455cc
RGB Decimal rgb(68,85,204)
RGB Percentage 19%, 24%, 57%
CMYK 53.33, 46.67, 0, 20
HSL hsl(232.5,57.14%,53.33%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(232.5,66.67%,80%)
CIE-LAB lab(41.3518,31.8947,-63.7898)
XYZ xyz(16.5315,12.0856,58.5882)