Blue is a favorite color of both men and women. But which shade of blue? From the palest blues that are almost white to the light blue sky colors, explore the lighter side of the color blue and see how the symbolism behind blue changes depending on the specific blue you choose.
This is the light Web color named azure. This pale shade of blue is closer to a neutral cool white.
- Hex #F0FFFF
- RGB 240,255,255
Cyan is one of the ink colors in CMYK or 4-color process printing. Light cyan (SVG color keyword lightcyan) is a lighter version of that color. Cyan is a cool blue-green color. Light cyan, like other pale and pastel blues, may have Springtime connotations.
- Hex #E0FFFF
- RGB 224,255,255
Many blues may be considered light blue, including this light blue (SVG color keyword lightblue). It's bluer than pale blues but lighter than medium blue. Light blue is a cool, corporate color as well as one of the colors of nature and Springtime. It's a peaceful color.
- Hex #ADD8E6
- RGB 173,216,230
Powder blue (SVG color keyword powderblue) is another light blue color. Powder blue carries the same symbolism as light blue. It's a peaceful color of nature and Springtime.
- Hex #B0E0E6
- RGB 176,224,230
Light Steel Blue
Light steel blue has a slightly silvery or grayish tinge to it. Lighter, paler blues often suggest Springtime. Light steel blue (SVG color keyword lightsteelblue) is a more year-round light and cool blue color.
- Hex #80C4DE
- RGB 176,196,222
The SVG color keyword skyblue produces this sky blue, just one of the many shades of blue associated with blue skies. Combine a light blue such as this with dark blue to convey trust and truthfulness — banker's colors.
- Hex #87CEEB
- RGB 135,206,235
Light Sky Blue
Light Sky Blue (lightskyblue) is actually a touch bluer than sky blue (hey, I didn't pick the names). Create a conservative but sophisticated look with subtle contrast by combining light blues such as this light sky blue and dark shades of blue such as navy and midnight blue.
- Hex #87CEFA
- RGB 135,206,250
In 1999 Pantone named Cerulean the color of the new millennium. They describe it as "the color of the sky on a serene, crystal clear day." The Pantone version of cerulean (283 C) is lighter than Cerulean blue pigment. Cerulean blue is a soothing, calming color that also evokes feelings of peace and confidence.
- Hex #9BC4E2
- RGB 155,196,226