Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5) color information

Hex color #0000c5 is a variation of "Medium blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "dark blue". When people spot this color, Medium blue (#0000c5), in branding, they might associate it with water, coldness, a sense of security or trust, energy, and widely-used. Colors labeled as "dark blue" are rarely tied to food and restaurants.

Breakdown of Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5)

#0000c5 is made up of (0, 0, 197) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 100.00, 0.00, 22.75) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 197 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0000cc. White should be used ontop of #0000c5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #0000c5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #0000c5 luma #22.26
Websafe hex #0000cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 0, 197) Adobe RGB (0.00, 5.00, 192.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 0%, 77%) Closest named color Medium blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 0.0, 197.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (20.00, 56.20, -149.75)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 100.00, 0.00, 22.75) CIE-L*ab (23.67, 65.05, -88.93)
hsv hsv(240.00, 100.00, 38.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (23.67, 110.18, 306.18)
hsb hsb(240.00, 100.00, 77.00) CIE-L*uv (23.67, -7.13, -95.74)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #0000c5 while the second is the "compliment" #c4c400.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #0000c5 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #c4c400.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5)

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.

Lighter variations of #0000c5

When you combine pure white with this color, #0000c5, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #0000c5

Darker shades of #0000c5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #0000c5 with gray

Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5) 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 #0000c5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#0000c5 → #c4c400
#0000c5 → #4c4cd6
#0000c5 → #ffffff
#0000c5 → #6200c4
#0000c5 → #000076
#0000c5 → #0062c4

How #0000c5 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #0000c5 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 #0000c5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5)

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

#0000c5might 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.

#0000c5 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#0000c5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#0000c5 in coding

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 #0000c5
Java new Color(0, 0, 197);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 0, 197);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0 blue:197 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0f, 197f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0, blue:197, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $c50000
Python Color('#0000c5')

Base Conversions of hex color #0000c5

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #0000c5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 197 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 0, 197.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 00000000 11000101
Hex 00 00 c5
Octal 0 0 305
Decimal 0 0 197

#0000c5 Icons

If you're considering using #0000c5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Medium blue (#0000c5) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #0000c5 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 #0000c5 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #0000c5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #0000c5 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #0000c5 background.
This text is hex color #0000c5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #0000c5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #0000c5 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #0000c5 and white (#ffffff) background.