Blizzard Blue Color


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

Inverse Color #5c1c12
Complementary Color #ecada3
Color Shade: mid cyan (188.11° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 78.43% (better contrasting with black)
Blizzard Blue Color Sample
Blizzard Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a3e3ed

If you're looking for a similar mid cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Blizzard Blue Color. The Medical Mask color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Frosty Day (#ccebf5) for more calm effect. Try Anakiwa as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#ecada3 is the best complementary color to Blizzard 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 #a3e3ed complementary color is Sea Pink, 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 Blizzard Blue are #a3ecd2 and #a3bdec. Thus found on the left and right of #a3e3ed on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Magic Mint and Cornflower colors as they work well with Blizzard Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Blizzard Blue palette consists of #ecd2a3 and #eca3bd colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#ecada3). Try Pancho and Kobi colors in combination with #a3e3ed, 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 #a3e3ed 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 Blizzard Blue. Thus Primrose and Kobi giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Blizzard Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Sea Pink, Biloba Flower, and Madang split by 90° on the color wheel. #a3e3ed 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. Blizzard Blue tetradic combo consists of mid red complementary color (#ecada3) and two others. The Kobi is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Madang – 120° from the complementary Sea Pink. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #eca3e3 and #a3ecad.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a3e3ed is made of 26% red, 36% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Blizzard Blue has a hue angle of 188.11°, a saturation of 67.27% and a lightness of 78.43%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a3e3ed is made of 29.02% cyan, 3.92% magenta, 0% yellow and 7.06% black ink.

HEX #a3e3ed
RGB Decimal rgb(163,227,237)
RGB Percentage 26%, 36%, 38%
CMYK 29.02, 3.92, 0, 7.06
HSL hsl(188.11,67.27%,78.43%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(188.11,31.22%,92.94%)
CIE-LAB lab(86.4243,-17.7288,-11.3523)
XYZ xyz(57.8594,68.8391,90.3585)