Chetwode Blue Color


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

Inverse Color #7a7e26
Complementary Color #d5d981
Color Shade: mid blue (242.73° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 67.84% (better contrasting with white)
Chetwode Blue Color Sample
Chetwode Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8581d9

If you're looking for a similar mid blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Chetwode Blue Color. The Ameixa color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool blue bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Moody Blue (#7f76d3) for more calm effect. Try Kickstart Purple as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#d5d981 is the best complementary color to Chetwode Blue. Mid yellow shades generally complement the mid blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8581d9 complementary color is Deco, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of blue cyan, mid blue, and violet colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Chetwode Blue are #81a8d9 and #b181d9. Thus found on the left and right of #8581d9 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Chetwode Blue and Lavender colors as they work well with Chetwode Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Chetwode Blue palette consists of #a8d981 and #d9b181 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#d5d981). Try Feijoa and Tumbleweed colors in combination with #8581d9, 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 #8581d9 offers a combination of mid green and mid red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Chetwode Blue. Thus Pastel Green and New York Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Chetwode Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Deco, Charm, and Bermuda split by 90° on the color wheel. #8581d9 square combo is a palette of mid blue, red magenta, mid yellow and green cyan 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. Chetwode Blue tetradic combo consists of mid yellow complementary color (#d5d981) and two others. The New York Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Bermuda – 120° from the complementary Deco. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #d98581 and #81d4d9.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8581d9 is made of 28% red, 27% green and 45% blue. In a HSL mode Chetwode Blue has a hue angle of 242.73°, a saturation of 53.66% and a lightness of 67.84%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8581d9 is made of 32.94% cyan, 34.51% magenta, 0% yellow and 14.9% black ink.

HEX #8581d9
RGB Decimal rgb(133,129,217)
RGB Percentage 28%, 27%, 45%
CMYK 32.94, 34.51, 0, 14.9
HSL hsl(242.73,53.66%,67.84%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(242.73,40.55%,85.1%)
CIE-LAB lab(57.7481,22.7321,-44.6543)
XYZ xyz(30.0475,25.6968,69.0219)