Indigo Color


Indigo is soft, 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 #b09639
Complementary Color #c6ac4f
Color Shade: cool blue (226.89° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 54.31% (better contrasting with white)
Indigo Color Sample
Indigo Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #4f69c6

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Indigo Color. The Diva Violet color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Free Speech Blue (#4156c5) for more energetic effect. Try Gorgonzola Blue as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#c6ac4f is the best complementary color to Indigo. 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 #4f69c6 complementary color is Roti, 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 Indigo are #4fa4c6 and #704fc6. Thus found on the left and right of #4f69c6 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Pelorous and Fuchsia Blue colors as they work well with Indigo.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Indigo palette consists of #a4c64f and #c6704f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#c6ac4f). Try Celery and Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown colors in combination with #4f69c6, 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 #4f69c6 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 Indigo. Thus Mantis and Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Indigo contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Roti, Mulberry, and Emerald split by 90° on the color wheel. #4f69c6 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. Indigo tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#c6ac4f) and two others. The Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Puerto Rico – 120° from the complementary Roti. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c64f69 and #4fc6ac.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #4f69c6 is made of 21% red, 27% green and 52% blue. In a HSL mode Indigo has a hue angle of 226.89°, a saturation of 51.07% and a lightness of 54.31%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #4f69c6 is made of 46.67% cyan, 36.47% magenta, 0% yellow and 22.35% black ink.

HEX #4f69c6
RGB Decimal rgb(79,105,198)
RGB Percentage 21%, 27%, 52%
CMYK 46.67, 36.47, 0, 22.35
HSL hsl(226.89,51.07%,54.31%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(226.89,60.1%,77.65%)
CIE-LAB lab(46.7673,19.0557,-51.5529)
XYZ xyz(18.4691,15.8426,55.5106)