Faux-Duke blue (#00009e) color information

The hexidecimal color, #00009e, greatly resembles "Duke blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "dark blue". When people from western culture see this color, Duke blue (#00009e), used in media, the following may come to mind: peace, coldness, human life, finance, and widely-used. Shades of "dark blue". typically aren't associated with clothing. London Underground is a brand that uses this color.

#00009e Breakdown

#00009e is made up of (0, 0, 158) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 100.00, 0.00, 38.04) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 158 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000099. White should be used ontop of #00009e to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00009e. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00009e luma #17.85
Websafe hex #000099 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 0, 158) Adobe RGB (0.00, 0.00, 155.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 0%, 62%) Closest named color Duke blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 0.0, 158.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (14.14, 52.56, -134.19)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 100.00, 0.00, 38.04) CIE-L*ab (15.49, 63.37, -80.05)
hsv hsv(240.00, 100.00, 31.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (15.49, 102.10, 308.37)
hsb hsb(240.00, 100.00, 62.00) CIE-L*uv (15.49, -4.04, -67.45)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Duke blue (#00009e)

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" #00009e and the second color is called the "compliment" #9e9e00.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Duke blue (#00009e)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #00009e is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #9e9e00.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#00009e)

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

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#00009e)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#00009e)

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.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Faux-Duke blue (#00009e)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #00009e can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #00009e

When you combine pure black with this color, #00009e, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #00009e

Tones are produced by blending #00009e with gray

#00009e in gradients

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 #00009e as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00009e → #9e9e00
#00009e → #4c4cbb
#00009e → #ffffff
#00009e → #4f009e
#00009e → #00005e
#00009e → #004f9e

How #00009e looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #00009e 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 #00009e could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#00009e popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#00009emight 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Duke blue (#00009e)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00009e. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

London Underground

#00009e in programming

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.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #00009e
Java new Color(0, 0, 158);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 0, 158);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0 blue:158 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0f, 158f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0, blue:158, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9e0000
Python Color('#00009e')

Base Conversions of hex color #00009e

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00009e. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 158 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 0, 158.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 00000000 10011110
Hex 00 00 9e
Octal 0 0 236
Decimal 0 0 158

Icons incorporating the color #00009e

If you're considering using #00009e in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #00009e on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00009e colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #00009e on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00009e on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00009e background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00009e background.
This text is hex color #00009e on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00009e on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00009e and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00009e and white (#ffffff) background.