Blue colour

Blue is a calming and trustworthy colour often used to create soothing and serene art pieces. It can evoke feelings of tranquillity, relaxation, and creativity.

What is a complementary colour to blue?

Orange is a complementary colour to blue.

The orange colour sits directly across from the blue on the colour wheel. This creates a visually appealing contrast and makes each colour appear more intense.

What are complementary colours?

Complementary colours are a combination that provides a high contrast and high impact colour combination – together, these colours will appear brighter and more prominent.

What is the colour wheel?

The colour wheel is a diagram used in the visual arts to represent the colours of the visible spectrum and their relationships to one another.

What is a good contrasting colour combination with blue?

Orange & blue colours are high in contrast. This combination makes blue appear more vibrant and defined.

What is a neutral colour combination with blue?

Light grey and beige are neutral colours that complement blue without competing with it, creating a harmonious balance.

Colour palette (examples)

Examples of colours that work well with blue.

Keep in mind that colour palettes can vary depending on the design style, brand identity, and personal preferences. These palettes are meant to serve as a starting point for your design explorations.

Colours in the colour palette

  • Harmonize with the main colour
  • Create a visually appealing contrast with the main colour
  • Enhance the main colour without overpowering it
  • Create a cohesive and consistent look with the main colour

Monochromatic colours

  • Blue: #0000FF
  • Navy Blue: #000080
  • Dark Blue: #0000C0
  • Pale Blue: #0000E0
  • Sky Blue: #87CEEB

Analogous colours

  • Green: #008000
  • Purple: #800080
  • Pink: #FFC0CB