Color Name: Columbia Blue
Hex Color Code: #B9D9EB
RGB Color Code: RGB(185, 217, 235)
CMYK Values *: 21.3%, 7.7%, 0.0%, 7.8%
Pantone PMS 290 C




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Columbia blue is a medium-light tone of azure named after Columbia University. The typical Columbia blue is defined by Pantone Columbia Blue (PANTONE 290). It is based on the color of the Philolexian Society, Columbia’s oldest student organization, founded in 1802.

What color is Columbia Blue?

Columbia Blue color belongs to the Azure,Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Columbia Blue is #B9D9EB, and the RGB color code is RGB(185, 217, 235).

In the RGB color model, Columbia Blue has a red value of 185, a green value of 217, and a blue value of 235. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 21.3% cyan, 7.7% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 7.8% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 201.6° (degrees), 55.6 % saturation, and 82.4 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Columbia Blue has a hue of 201.6° (degrees), 21.3 % saturation and 92.2 % brightness/value.

Columbia Blue is cool or warm?

Columbia Blue is a cool color.





Color Codes - Color Space Conversions


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

RGBA - RGB(185, 217, 235)

Red 185 (72.5%)
Green 217 (85.1%)
Blue 235 (92.2%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)

HSL

Hue 201.6°
Saturation 55.56 %.
Lightness 82.35 %.
HWB H: 201.6°
W: 72.55 %
B: 7.84 %
LRV ~ 65.9 %
Munsell Color System 5B 8.4/2.9
XYZ X : 59.82
Y : 65.94
Z : 88.17
YXY Y1 : 65.94
X : 0.28
Y2 : 0.31
CMY C : 27.45%
M : 14.90%
Y : 7.84%

CMYK

Cyan 21.28%
Magenta 7.66%
Yellow 0.00%
Key 7.84%

HSV/HSB

Hue 201.6°
Saturation 21.28 %.
Brightness / Value 92.16 %.
CIE-Lab L : 84.96
A : -6.71
B : -12.34
CIE-Lch L : 84.96
C : 14.05
H : 241.45
CIE-Luv L : 84.96
U : -17.31
V : -18.23
Hunter-Lab L : 81.2
A : -10.62
B : -7.54








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Color Combinations


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Columbia Blue b9d9eb 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.

Columbia Blue b9d9eb 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.

Columbia Blue b9d9eb triadic Color Palette
Triadic Color Palette

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

Columbia Blue b9d9eb 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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