1. Blue Grotto

Everything about the color Blue Grotto

The meaning of the color Blue Grotto and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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One look at blue grotto and you’ll be thinking about the unforgettable Greek coastline or an escapade in Southern Italy. Blue grotto is named after the color often seen in small picturesque caves characteristic of these regions and, more specifically, after the Grotta Azzurra in Capri.


Like other blues, blue grotto is relaxing and is reminiscent of the ocean. This particular hue is also closely associated with romance, possibly because many romantic scenes in films often take place in small grottos in Italy—a country enamored with love.

Combine blue grotto with whites and desert sun for a Mediterranean feel, or build a monochromatic palette with it for a fresh and relaxing vibe. The hex code for blue grotto is #0476D0.

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Information about Blue Grotto / #0476D0

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #0476D0 is made of 1.6% red, 46.3% green and 81.6% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #0476D0 is made of 98% cyan, 43% magenta, 0% yellow and 18% black. Blue Grotto has a hue angle of 206.5 degrees, a saturation of 96.2% and a lightness of 41.6%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #0476D0 has RGB values of R: 1.6, G: 46.3, B: 81.6 and CMYK values of C: 0.98, M: 0.43, Y: 0, K:0.18.




RGB Decimal

4, 118, 208


RGB Percentage

1.6, 46.3, 81.6

rgb(1.6%, 46.3%, 81.6%)


98, 43, 0, 18


206.5°, 96.2, 41.6

hsl(206.5°, 96.2%, 41.6%)

HSV (or HSB)

206.5°, 98.1, 81.6

Web Safe




48.926, 6.794, -53.92


17.909, 17.534, 62.103


0.184, 0.18, 17.534


48.926, 54.346, 277.181


48.926, -28.315, -83.057


41.874, 5.385, -63.241


00000100, 01110110, 11010000

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