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A comprehensive guide to hex color #0000cd

About hex color #0000cd - Medium blue

Hex color #0000cd is named "Medium blue". It's labeled as "blue". When humans think of blue in marketing, they might associate it with: peace, coldness, a sense of security or trust, finance, and widely-used. The color typically isn't associated with clothing.

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #0000cd is created using 0% red, 0% green, and 80.4% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 100% cyan, 100% magenta, 0% yellow, and 19.6% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
0%
 
0%
 
80.4%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
100%
 
100%
 
0%
19.6%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#0000cd is made up of R: 0, G: 0, B: 205 in RGB colorspace and C: 100, M:100, Y:0, K:19.61 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 205 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0000cc. This color is named "Medium blue". White should be used ontop of #0000cd to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #0000cd
Websafe hex #0000cc
rgb 0, 0, 205
rgb percent (%) 0%, 0%, 80.08%
rgba R: 0, G: 0, B: 205, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 100, M:100, Y:0, K:19.61
hsv 240, 100, 40.2
hsb 240, 100, 80.39
luma 23.165
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 2, 0, 200
Closest named color Medium blue
Hunter-Lab 20.99, 58.99, -156.1
CIE-L*ab 24.98, 67.18, -91.5
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 24.98, 113.52, 306.29
CIE-L*uv 24.98, -7.27, -100.79°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #0000cd. 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" #0000cd and the second color is called the "compliment" #cccc00.

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

#cccc00
#0000cd

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #0000cd is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #cccc00.

Design Tip: The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

#66cc00
#0000cd
#cc6600

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.

#00cc00
#0000cd
#cc0000

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: To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

#00cccc
#cccc00
#cc0000
#0000cd

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: Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

#0066cc
#0000cd
#6600cc

Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #0000cd 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 #0000cd with black #000000.

#000029
#00003d
#000052
#000066
#00007b
#00008f
#0000a4
#0000b8

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #0000cd with white #FFFFFF.

#3333d7
#4c4cdc
#6666e1
#7f7fe6
#9999eb
#b2b2f0
#ccccf5
#e5e5fa

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #0000cd with gray #808080.

#66668f
#595997
#4c4c9e
#4040a6
#3333ae
#2626b5
#1919bd
#0c0cc5

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 #0000cd 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 #0000cd 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 #0000cd could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #0000cd appears as #3a00c3 when in northern sky daylight and as #2b00cb when in daylight 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 #0000cd

#0000cd 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.

Medium blue
Zaffre
Blue (Pantone)
Duke blue
Blue
Neon blue
Ultramarine blue (Caran d'Ache)
Bluebonnet

Furthest named colors to #0000cd

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

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

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #0000cd, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

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 #0000cd
Java new Color(0, 0, 205)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 0, 205);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0 blue:0.8039 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0f, 0.8039f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0, blue:0.8039, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $CD0000
Python Color('#0000cd')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #0000cd. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 205 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 0, 205.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000000000000000011001101
Hex0000cd
Octal00315
Decimal00205

If you're considering using #0000cd 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 #0000cd colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #0000cd on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #0000cd on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #0000cd background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #0000cd background.

This text is hex color #0000cd on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #0000cd on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #0000cd and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #0000cd 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 #0000cd.

Buttons

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