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Light Blue Colors

Almost White to Sky Blues and Pale Blue-Green Colors

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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.

Alice Blue

Alice Blue (aliceblue)
Alice Blue (aliceblue)

This very pale blue is the SVG keyword aliceblue. Being such a pale blue, it's more of a neutral than other shades of blue, sharing some of the attributes of a cool white such as purity, cleanliness.

  • Hex #F0F8FF
  • RGB 240,248,255

Azure (Web)

Azure (azure; web)
Azure (azure; web)

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

Light Cyan

Light Cyan
Light Cyan

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

Pale Turquoise

Pale Turquoise
Pale Turquoise

This is a light shade of the blue-green color known as turquoise. Pale turquoise (SVG color keyword paleturquoise) is a watery blue with feminine appeal.

  • Hex #AEEEEE
  • RGB 174,238,238

Light Blue

Light Blue
Light Blue

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

Powder Blue
Powder Blue

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
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

Sky Blue

Sky Blue
Sky Blue

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
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

Cerulean (Pantone)

Cerulean (Pantone)
Cerulean (Pantone)

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

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