Faux-Duke blue (#000496) color information

#000496 is the hex color code that is close to the color named "Duke blue" because of their close resemblance. The color is categorized as "dark blue". When people spot this color, Duke blue (#000496), in advertising materials, they may think of some of these attributes: water, offices, self-expression, energy, and being taken seriously. Colors labeled as "dark blue" are rarely tied to cars. London Underground uses this color in their branding.

Breakdown of Faux-Duke blue (#000496)

#000496 is made up of (0, 4, 150) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 97.33, 0.00, 41.18) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 1174 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000099. White should be used ontop of #000496 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #000496. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #000496 luma #19.30
Websafe hex #000099 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 4, 150) Adobe RGB (33.00, 0.00, 146.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 2%, 59%) Closest named color Duke blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 4.0, 150.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (14.14, 52.56, -116.77)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 97.33, 0.00, 41.18) CIE-L*ab (15.49, 63.37, -74.39)
hsv hsv(237.97, 100.00, 29.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (15.49, 97.72, 310.43)
hsb hsb(237.97, 100.00, 59.00) CIE-L*uv (15.49, -0.55, -64.83)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Duke blue (#000496)

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" #000496 while the second is the "compliment" #968e00.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Duke blue (#000496)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #000496 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #968e00.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#000496)

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 (#000496)

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 (#000496)

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.

Lighter shades of #000496

When you combine pure white with this color, #000496, lighter shades are produced.

Darker variations of #000496

Darker shades are produced by blending #000496 with black

Faux-Duke blue (#000496)'s Tones

Tones of #000496 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #000496

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 #000496 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#000496 → #968e00
#000496 → #4c4fb5
#000496 → #ffffff
#000496 → #430096
#000496 → #00025a
#000496 → #005296

Faux-Duke blue (#000496) in different environments

Seeing #000496 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 #000496 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Duke blue (#000496)

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

#000496might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #000496

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#000496. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

London Underground

Programming Language Syntax for #000496

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 #000496
Java new Color(0, 4, 150);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 4, 150);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:4 blue:150 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 4f, 150f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:4, blue:150, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $960400
Python Color('#000496')

Base Conversions of hex color #000496

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #000496. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 1174 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 4, 150.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 00000100 10010110
Hex 00 04 96
Octal 0 4 226
Decimal 0 4 150

#000496 Icons

If you're considering using #000496 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Duke blue (#000496) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #000496 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 #000496 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #000496 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #000496 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #000496 background.
This text is hex color #000496 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #000496 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #000496 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #000496 and white (#ffffff) background.