Blue Bayoux Color


Blue Bayoux is pale, 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 #b69986
Complementary Color #795c49
Color Shade: cool cyan (203.75° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 38.04% (better contrasting with white)
Blue Bayoux Color Sample
Blue Bayoux Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #496679

If you're looking for a similar cool cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Blue Bayoux Color. The Cavalry color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Biedermeier Blue (#507ca0) for more energetic effect. Try Blue Plate as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#795c49 is the best complementary color to Blue Bayoux. 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 #496679 complementary color is Roman Coffee, 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 Blue Bayoux are #497974 and #494d79. Thus found on the left and right of #496679 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Faded Jade and East Bay colors as they work well with Blue Bayoux.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Blue Bayoux palette consists of #797349 and #79494d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#795c49). Try Shadow and Ferra colors in combination with #496679, 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 #496679 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 Blue Bayoux. Thus Dingley and Cannon Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Blue Bayoux contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Roman Coffee, Affair, and Hippie Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #496679 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. Blue Bayoux tetradic combo consists of warm red complementary color (#795c49) and two others. The Cannon Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Como – 120° from the complementary Roman Coffee. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #794965 and #49795c.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #496679 is made of 25% red, 34% green and 41% blue. In a HSL mode Blue Bayoux has a hue angle of 203.75°, a saturation of 24.74% and a lightness of 38.04%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #496679 is made of 18.82% cyan, 7.45% magenta, 0% yellow and 52.55% black ink.

HEX #496679
RGB Decimal rgb(73,102,121)
RGB Percentage 25%, 34%, 41%
CMYK 18.82, 7.45, 0, 52.55
HSL hsl(203.75,24.74%,38.04%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(203.75,39.67%,47.45%)
CIE-LAB lab(41.6885,-5.3634,-14.0102)
XYZ xyz(10.9502,12.2997,19.8861)