Color Name: Carolina Blue
Hex Color Code: #4B9CD3
RGB Color Code: RGB(75, 156, 211)
CMYK Values: CMYK(60%, 19%, 1%, 4)
Pantone PMS 542 C




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Carolina blue (also called Tar Heel blue) is the shade of blue used as one of the official school colors of the University of North Carolina. Read about University of North Carolina branding guidelines and colors here.


What color is Carolina Blue?

Carolina Blue color belongs to the Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Carolina Blue is #4B9CD3, and the RGB color code is RGB(75, 156, 211).

In the RGB color model, Carolina Blue has a red value of 75, a green value of 156, and a blue value of 211. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 64.5% cyan, 26.1% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 17.3% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 204.3° (degrees), 60.7 % saturation, and 56.1 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Carolina Blue has a hue of 204.3° (degrees), 64.5 % saturation and 82.7 % brightness/value.

Carolina Blue is cool or warm?

Carolina Blue is a cool color.





Color Codes - Color Space Conversions


Carolina Blue (Other - School) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB

RGBA - RGB(75, 156, 211)

Red 75 (29.4%)
Green 156 (61.2%)
Blue 211 (82.7%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)

HSL

Hue 204.26°
Saturation 60.71 %.
Lightness 56.08 %.
HWB H: 204.26°
W: 29.41 %
B: 17.25 %
LRV ~ 30 %
Munsell Color System 10B 6.0/8
XYZ X : 26.55
Y : 29.98
Z : 66.01
YXY Y1 : 29.98
X : 0.22
Y2 : 0.24
CMY C : 70.59%
M : 38.82%
Y : 17.25%

CMYK

Cyan 60%
Magenta 19%
Yellow 1%
Key 4%

HSV/HSB

Hue 204.26°
Saturation 64.45 %.
Brightness / Value 82.75 %.
CIE-Lab L : 61.63
A : -7.79
B : -35.42
CIE-Lch L : 61.63
C : 36.27
H : 257.6
CIE-Luv L : 61.63
U : -32.32
V : -54.65
Hunter-Lab L : 54.75
A : -9.26
B : -33.16








Similar Colors and Paints



Colors similar to Carolina Blue (Other - School)


Here are the colors similar to Carolina Blue (Other - School). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.


#4997D0
Celestial Blue
ΔE - 1.70 (98.3% similar)
#6699CC
Blue Gray
ΔE - 4.37 (95.6% similar)
#6699CC
Livid
ΔE - 4.37 (95.6% similar)
#0892D0
Rich Electric Blue
ΔE - 4.54 (95.5% similar)


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#0D9DDA
Salesforce Blue
ΔE - 3.42 (96.6% similar)
#1D9BF0
Twitter Blue
ΔE - 3.67 (96.3% similar)
#0096D6
HP Blue
ΔE - 3.77 (96.2% similar)




Paint similar to Carolina Blue (Other - School)


Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Carolina Blue (Other - School). Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.


Behr

#4596CF
Perfect Sky (P510-5)
ΔE - 1.96 (98.0% similar)
#47A0D2
Peaceful River (P500-5)
ΔE - 2.22 (97.8% similar)
#6AA0CF
Cornflower (P520-4)
ΔE - 3.87 (96.1% similar)
#5C92C5
Come Sail Away (MQ4-26)
ΔE - 4.63 (95.4% similar)

Benjamin Moore

#3F9DD1
Bayberry Blue (790)
ΔE - 1.98 (98.0% similar)
#0F97D8
Rocky Mountain Sky (2066-40)
ΔE - 3.34 (96.7% similar)
#4298C4
Lake Tahoe (783)
ΔE - 3.56 (96.4% similar)

PPG Paints

#3398CE
Sorcerer (PPG1240-5)
ΔE - 2.67 (97.3% similar)
#62A5DF
Windjammer (PPG1241-4)
ΔE - 3.93 (96.1% similar)
#3D8ED0
Magical Merlin (PPG1241-5)
ΔE - 4.90 (95.1% similar)
#3E8FBC
Quiet Night (PPG1239-5)
ΔE - 5.11 (94.9% similar)

Sherwin Williams

#5A9EC0
Jacaranda (SW 6802)
ΔE - 4.96 (95.0% similar)
#0192C6
Dynamic Blue (SW 6958)
ΔE - 5.73 (94.3% similar)
#7498BE
Lobelia (SW 6809)
ΔE - 6.84 (93.2% similar)
#289EC4
Major Blue (SW 6795)
ΔE - 7.19 (92.8% similar)







Color Combinations


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Carolina Blue 4b9cd3 Monochromatic Color Palette
Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors belong to the same hue angle but different tints and shades. Monochromatic color palette can be generated by keeping the exact hue of the base color and then changing the saturation and lightness.

Carolina Blue 4b9cd3 Analogous Color Palette
Analogous Color Palette

Analogous colors are a group of colors adjacent to each other on a color wheel. Group of these adjacent colors forms Analogous color scheme Palette. Analogous Palette can be generated by increasing or decreasing the hue value by 30 points.

Carolina Blue 4b9cd3 triadic Color Palette
Triadic Color Palette

The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel

Carolina Blue 4b9cd3 tetradic Color Palette
Tetradic Color Palette

The tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.







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Carolina Blue - #4B9CD3 Color Images and Patterns


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