Faux-Duke blue (#000aa0) color information

The hexidecimal color, #000aa0, may be mistaken for "Duke blue" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "dark blue". When people spot this color, Duke blue (#000aa0), in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: water, appetite-curbing, human life, energy, and maturity. Shades of "dark blue". typically aren't associated with clothing.

Breakdown of #000aa0

#000aa0 is made up of (0, 10, 160) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 93.75, 0.00, 37.25) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2720 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000099. White should be used ontop of #000aa0 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #000aa0. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #000aa0 luma #23.95
Websafe hex #000099 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 10, 160) Adobe RGB (30.00, 17.00, 157.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 4%, 63%) Closest named color Duke blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 10.0, 160.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (17.32, 43.43, -109.25)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 93.75, 0.00, 37.25) CIE-L*ab (20.04, 54.22, -73.54)
hsv hsv(236.19, 100.00, 31.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (20.04, 91.37, 306.40)
hsb hsb(236.19, 100.00, 63.00) CIE-L*uv (20.04, -4.17, -76.35)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Duke blue (#000aa0)

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" #000aa0 while the second is the "compliment" #a09500.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Duke blue (#000aa0)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #000aa0 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #a09500.

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 (#000aa0)

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-Duke blue (#000aa0)

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 (#000aa0)

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 shades of #000aa0

Lighter shades are produced by blending #000aa0 with white

Darker shades of #000aa0

Darker shades are produced by blending #000aa0 with black

Faux-Duke blue (#000aa0)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #000aa0 with gray

Gradients including #000aa0

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 #000aa0 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#000aa0 → #a09500
#000aa0 → #4c53bc
#000aa0 → #ffffff
#000aa0 → #4500a0
#000aa0 → #000660
#000aa0 → #005ba0

How #000aa0 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #000aa0 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 #000aa0 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #000aa0

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

#000aa0might 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 #000aa0

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#000aa0. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #000aa0

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 #000aa0
Java new Color(0, 10, 160);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 10, 160);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:10 blue:160 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 10f, 160f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:10, blue:160, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $a00a00
Python Color('#000aa0')

Base Conversions of hex color #000aa0

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #000aa0. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2720 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 10, 160.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 00001010 10100000
Hex 00 0a a0
Octal 0 12 240
Decimal 0 10 160

Icons incorporating the color #000aa0

If you're considering using #000aa0 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #000aa0 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #000aa0 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 #000aa0 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #000aa0 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #000aa0 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #000aa0 background.
This text is hex color #000aa0 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #000aa0 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #000aa0 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #000aa0 and white (#ffffff) background.