Rock Blue Color


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

Inverse Color #614e32
Complementary Color #cdba9e
Color Shade: blue cyan (215.74° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 71.18% (better contrasting with white)
Rock Blue Color Sample
Rock Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9eb1cd

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Rock Blue Color. The Sleep Baby Sleep color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Monet (#c3cfdc) for more calm effect. Try Magical as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#cdba9e is the best complementary color to Rock Blue. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #9eb1cd complementary color is Rodeo Dust, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid cyan, blue cyan, and mid blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Rock Blue are #9ec8cd and #a29ecd. Thus found on the left and right of #9eb1cd on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Casper and Blue Bell colors as they work well with Rock Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Rock Blue palette consists of #c8cd9e and #cda29e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#cdba9e). Try Chino and Eunry colors in combination with #9eb1cd, 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 #9eb1cd offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Rock Blue. Thus Sprout and Careys Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Rock Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Rodeo Dust, Lilac, and Spring Rain split by 90° on the color wheel. #9eb1cd square combo is a palette of blue cyan, mid magenta, orange and mid 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. Rock Blue tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#cdba9e) and two others. The Careys Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Shadow Green – 120° from the complementary Rodeo Dust. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #cd9eb1 and #9ecdba.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9eb1cd is made of 29% red, 33% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Rock Blue has a hue angle of 215.74°, a saturation of 31.97% and a lightness of 71.18%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9eb1cd is made of 18.43% cyan, 10.98% magenta, 0% yellow and 19.61% black ink.

HEX #9eb1cd
RGB Decimal rgb(158,177,205)
RGB Percentage 29%, 33%, 38%
CMYK 18.43, 10.98, 0, 19.61
HSL hsl(215.74,31.97%,71.18%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(215.74,22.93%,80.39%)
CIE-LAB lab(71.6371,-0.4406,-16.373)
XYZ xyz(40.8421,43.1212,63.9282)