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Non-photo blue

Non-photo blue

Parameters:
HEX Triplet:
#a4dded
RGB:
164, 221, 237
CMYK:
31, 7, 0, 7
HSL:
193.2°, 67%, 78.6%
Closest colors:
in PANTONE:
PANTONE 2975
in RAL Classic:
RAL 6019
in RAL Design:
RAL 240 80 20
in RAL Effect:
RAL 190-1
in NCS:
NCS S 0540-B
What color is Non-photo blue? What are the examples of Non-photo blue color in everyday life? What looks best in Non-photo blue?
2023-05-31 Snargl 4 minutes 2 seconds
# General # Fashion

What color is Non-photo blue?

Woman with a large afro standing in front of a lantern and a lantern light in the background
Woman with blue hair and a necklace on her neck
Blue flower with white and blue petals and leaves on a black background with a blue
Room with a window and a wall with paint peeling off it and a radiator in the corner
Woman smiling and holding a cell phone in her hand and wearing a blue shirt and gold earrings
Blue and white cat figurine on a table next to another blue
Woman in a sci - fi outfit with a sci - fi helmet
Man with a beard and a blue jacket smiling at the camera with a smile on his face
Bowl of soup with a spoon next to it on a table with a bowl of soup in the background
Blue ball on top of a wooden stand with a mirror on top of it's sides
Blue room with a couch and a mirror on the wall and a person on the couch in front of it
Cat with a tiara and a key on its chest is surrounded by candy cubes and candies

Non-photo blue is a shade of blue that is used in graphic design and print industry, especially for sketching and writing notes.

This color has a hexadecimal code of #A4DDED and a RGB value of 164, 221, 237.

It is also known as non-repro blue, because it cannot be detected by graphic arts camera film or most scanners.

Non-photo blue is often used by artists, illustrators, and comic book creators to lay down the initial sketch before inking or coloring.

It can also be used by layout editors to write instructions or comments for the printer or the graphic designer.

Non-photo blue pencils, pens, and leads are widely available in various brands and models.

Some examples are Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Non Photo Blue, Staedtler Non-Photo Blue Pencil, and Pilot Color Eno Erasable Lead - Soft Blue.

Non-photo blue is a useful tool for graphic design and print industry, as it allows the user to sketch and write notes without worrying about them appearing in the final image.

It is a very soft cyan color that has a hue angle of 193.2 degrees, a saturation of 67%, and a lightness of 78.6%.

This color is composed of 31% cyan, 7% magenta, 0% yellow, and 7% black in CMYK color space.

It is similar to other colors such as baby blue, powder blue, and sky blue.

Example of the palette with the Non-photo blue color

Picture with primary colors of Non-photo blue, Robin egg blue, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Black and Sea blue
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
RAL Classic
RAL 9002
RAL 5012
RAL 3022
RAL 9005
RAL 5021
RAL Design
RAL 240 80 20
RAL 180 70 40
RAL 040 60 40
RAL 170 20 25
RAL 230 40 35

Example of the palette with the Non-photo blue color

Picture with primary colors of Blue green, Non-photo blue, Dark cerulean, Pearl Aqua and Rich black
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 2060-R90B
NCS S 1030-B10G
NCS S 4050-R90B
NCS S 1040-B70G
NCS S 6020-B90G
RAL Classic
RAL 5012
RAL 9002
RAL 5010
RAL 6027
RAL 6004
RAL Design
RAL 210 60 40
RAL 240 80 20
RAL 260 30 35
RAL 170 80 25
RAL 200 20 20
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What are the examples of Non-photo blue color in everyday life?

Painting of a river surrounded by ice formations and mountains with a full moon in the sky above it. Example of CMYK 31,7,0,7 color.
Non-photo blue color. Living room with a christmas tree and presents on the floor and a painting of a snowy landscape behind it
White and black car driving down a street at night with neon lights on the buildings behind it. Example of Non-photo blue color.
Hallway with a blue wall and a blue mirror on the wall and a blue rug on the floor. Color RGB 164,221,237.
Painting of a mountain landscape with a river running through it and a sun. Color #A4DDED.
Stream running through a forest covered in snow covered ground next to trees and bushes covered in snow with the sun setting in the background
Non-photo blue is a shade of blue that is not detected by graphic arts camera film or scanners.
It is used by artists and designers to sketch and write notes that will not show up in the final product.

Some examples of non-photo blue color in everyday life are:
  • The sky on a clear day.
    Non-photo blue is very similar to the color of the sky, which is why it is sometimes called sky blue.
    The sky appears blue because of the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the atmosphere.

  • The water in a swimming pool.
    Non-photo blue is also close to the color of water, which is why it is often used for water-related themes.
    Water is blue because it reflects the color of the sky and absorbs other colors more strongly.

  • The logo of Twitter.
    Non-photo blue is one of the colors used in the logo of the popular social media platform Twitter.
    The logo is a stylized bird that represents the company's mission of giving everyone a voice.
    The color choice may also reflect the sky theme of the company's name.

Example of the palette with the Non-photo blue color

Picture with primary colors of Blue Gray, Non-photo blue, Cerulean, Oxford Blue and Dark slate gray
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
RAL Classic
RAL 5024
RAL 9002
RAL 5015
RAL 5026
RAL 6028
RAL Design
RAL 260 60 35
RAL 240 80 20
RAL 210 50 40
RAL 200 20 23
RAL 180 30 15
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What looks best in Non-photo blue?

Blue car driving on a snowy road in the snow with trees in the background. Example of CMYK 31,7,0,7 color.
Futuristic car is shown in a futuristic setting. Color #A4DDED.
Bathroom with a tub and a sink in it and a plant in the corner of the room and a blue shelf. Example of #A4DDED color.
Blue monster truck is in a room with mountains and snow on the walls and ceiling lights on the ceiling. Example of Non-photo blue color.
Painting of a fantasy city surrounded by clouds and mountains with a blue sky and a large body of water. Example of CMYK 31,7,0,7 color.
Non-photo blue is a very soft cyan color that is often used in graphic design and print industry as a tool for sketching and writing notes that will not show up in the final image.
It is also a popular choice for artists who want to create a cool and calm atmosphere in their artworks, as it can evoke feelings of tranquility, freshness, and clarity.

Some examples of things that look best in non-photo blue are:
  • The sky on a clear and sunny day, with some white clouds and birds flying by.

  • The ocean or a lake, reflecting the light and creating a contrast with the darker shades of blue and green.

  • A snowflake or an ice crystal, showing the intricate patterns and details of nature.

  • A butterfly or a dragonfly, with their delicate wings and iridescent colors.

  • A pair of jeans or a denim jacket, adding a casual and stylish touch to any outfit.

  • A sapphire or a turquoise, sparkling with brilliance and elegance.

Example of the palette with the Non-photo blue color

Picture with primary colors of Cinnabar, Non-photo blue, Onyx, Rose vale and Dark slate gray
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
RAL Classic
RAL 3018
RAL 9002
RAL 9005
RAL 3033
RAL 6028
RAL Design
RAL 040 50 70
RAL 240 80 20
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 010 40 45
RAL 180 30 15
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