Fountain Blue Color


Fountain Blue is pale, cool-toned shade of mid cyan. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid red, yellow green or mid magenta

Inverse Color #a94b41
Complementary Color #be5f56
Color Shade: mid cyan (185.77° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 54.12% (better contrasting with white)
Fountain Blue Color Sample
Fountain Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #56b4be

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Fountain Blue Color. The Rainy Mood color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Aquatic Green (#49999a) for more calm effect. Try Sports Blue as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#be5f56 is the best complementary color to Fountain Blue. Mid red shades generally complement the mid cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #56b4be complementary color is Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of green cyan, mid cyan, and blue cyan colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Fountain Blue are #56be93 and #5680be. Thus found on the left and right of #56b4be on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Silver Tree and Steel Blue colors as they work well with Fountain Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Fountain Blue palette consists of #be9356 and #be5680 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#be5f56). Try Twine and Mulberry colors in combination with #56b4be, 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 #56b4be offers a combination of mid yellow and mid magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Fountain Blue. Thus Celery and Fuchsia Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Fountain Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown, Fuchsia Blue, and Mantis split by 90° on the color wheel. #56b4be square combo is a palette of mid cyan, violet, mid red and yellow 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. Fountain Blue tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#be5f56) and two others. The Fuchsia Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Fern – 120° from the complementary Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #be56b4 and #56be60.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #56b4be is made of 19% red, 39% green and 42% blue. In a HSL mode Fountain Blue has a hue angle of 185.77°, a saturation of 44.44% and a lightness of 54.12%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #56b4be is made of 40.78% cyan, 3.92% magenta, 0% yellow and 25.49% black ink.

HEX #56b4be
RGB Decimal rgb(86,180,190)
RGB Percentage 19%, 39%, 42%
CMYK 40.78, 3.92, 0, 25.49
HSL hsl(185.77,44.44%,54.12%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(185.77,54.74%,74.51%)
CIE-LAB lab(68.2695,-24.8788,-13.5659)
XYZ xyz(29.4533,38.3387,54.5629)