Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac) color information

The hexidecimal color, #0003ac, is very close to "Duke blue" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "dark blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Duke blue (#0003ac), in branding, the following may come to mind: serenity, offices, human life, health care, and being taken seriously. Colors labeled as "dark blue" are rarely tied to clothing.

Breakdown of #0003ac

#0003ac is made up of (0, 3, 172) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 98.26, 0.00, 32.55) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 940 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000099. White should be used ontop of #0003ac to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #0003ac. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #0003ac luma #21.20
Websafe hex #000099 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 3, 172) Adobe RGB (0.00, 22.00, 167.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 1%, 67%) Closest named color Duke blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 3.0, 172.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (17.32, 43.43, -127.02)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 98.26, 0.00, 32.55) CIE-L*ab (20.04, 54.22, -79.89)
hsv hsv(239.10, 100.00, 33.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (20.04, 96.55, 304.16)
hsb hsb(239.10, 100.00, 67.00) CIE-L*uv (20.04, -8.38, -80.41)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac)

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" #0003ac while the second is the "compliment" #aaa800.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #0003ac is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #aaa800.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac)

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

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac)

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.

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

Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #0003ac with white

Darker variations of #0003ac

When you combine pure black with this color, #0003ac, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac)'s Tones

Tones of #0003ac can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#0003ac 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 #0003ac as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#0003ac → #aaa800
#0003ac → #4c4ec4
#0003ac → #ffffff
#0003ac → #5200aa
#0003ac → #000167
#0003ac → #0058aa

Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac) in different environments

Seeing #0003ac 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 #0003ac could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #0003ac

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

#0003acmight 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 (#0003ac)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#0003ac. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#0003ac 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 #0003ac
Java new Color(0, 3, 172);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 3, 172);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:3 blue:172 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 3f, 172f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:3, blue:172, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ac0300
Python Color('#0003ac')

Base Conversions of hex color #0003ac

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #0003ac. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 940 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 3, 172.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 00000011 10101100
Hex 00 03 ac
Octal 0 3 254
Decimal 0 3 172

#0003ac Icons

If you're considering using #0003ac in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Duke blue (#0003ac) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #0003ac 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 #0003ac on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #0003ac on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #0003ac background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #0003ac background.
This text is hex color #0003ac on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #0003ac on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #0003ac and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #0003ac and white (#ffffff) background.