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A comprehensive guide to hex color #00008b

About hex color #00008b - Dark blue

Hex color #00008b has the name "Dark blue". It's described as "blue". When people from western culture see blue in brand logos, they might associate it with: peace, offices, a sense of security or trust, finance, and widely-used. The color typically isn't associated with clothing. MLB and London Underground are using a color close to Dark blue in their branding. (Explore brands using Dark blue).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #00008b is created using 0% red, 0% green, and 54.5% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 100% cyan, 100% magenta, 0% yellow, and 45.5% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
0%
 
0%
 
54.5%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
100%
 
100%
 
0%
45.5%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#00008b is made up of R: 0, G: 0, B: 139 in RGB colorspace and C: 100, M:100, Y:0, K:45.49 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 139 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000099. This color is named "Dark blue". White should be used ontop of #00008b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00008b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00008b
Websafe hex #000099
rgb 0, 0, 139
rgb percent (%) 0%, 0%, 54.3%
rgba R: 0, G: 0, B: 139, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 100, M:100, Y:0, K:45.49
hsv 240, 100, 27.25
hsb 240, 100, 54.51
luma 15.707
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 1, 0, 135
Closest named color Dark blue
Hunter-Lab 13.65, 38.36, -101.51
CIE-L*ab 14.76, 50.43, -68.68
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 14.76, 85.21, 306.29
CIE-L*uv 14.76, -4.29, -59.55°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #00008b. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #00008b and the second color is called the "compliment" #8b8b00.

Design Tip: It's not a good idea to use one of these colors for text and the other for the background.

#8b8b00
#00008b

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #00008b is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8b8b00.

Design Tip: If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

#458b00
#00008b
#8b4500

Triadic

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

#008b00
#00008b
#8b0000

Tetradic

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

Design Tip: Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

#008b8b
#8b8b00
#8b0000
#00008b

Analagous

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Design Tip: This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

#00458b
#00008b
#45008b

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #00008b: "health care".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #00008b can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #00008b with black #000000.

#00001b
#000029
#000037
#000045
#000053
#000061
#00006f
#00007d

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00008b with white #FFFFFF.

#3333a2
#4c4cad
#6666b9
#7f7fc5
#9999d0
#b2b2dc
#cccce7
#e5e5f3

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #00008b with gray #808080.

#666682
#595983
#4c4c84
#404085
#333386
#262687
#191988
#0c0c89

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #00008b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #00008b on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #00008b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #00008b appears as #1d0085 when in old daylight and as #0013a8 when in white fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #00008b

#00008b might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Dark blue
Navy blue
Phthalo blue
Duke blue
Cadmium blue
Dark imperial blue
Indigo dye
Zaffre

Furthest named colors to #00008b

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #00008b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Yellow
Lemon glacier
Lemon
Neon yellow
Yellow Sunshine
Cadmium yellow
White
Christmas yellow

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #00008b, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

MLB uses the color #000088

#000088
#cc0000
  

London Underground uses the color #000099

#000099
#cc3333
  
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

HTML, CSS #00008b
Java new Color(0, 0, 139)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 0, 139);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0 blue:0.5451 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0f, 0.5451f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0, blue:0.5451, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8B0000
Python Color('#00008b')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00008b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 139 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 0, 139.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000000000000000010001011
Hex00008b
Octal00213
Decimal00139

If you're considering using #00008b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00008b colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #00008b on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #00008b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00008b background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00008b background.

This text is hex color #00008b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #00008b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00008b and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00008b and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #00008b.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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