Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f) color information

#000b9f is the hex color code that greatly resembles "Duke blue" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "dark blue". When people from western culture see this color, Duke blue (#000b9f), used in designs, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. Colors labeled as "dark blue" are rarely tied to cars.

#000b9f Breakdown

#000b9f is made up of (0, 11, 159) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 93.08, 0.00, 37.65) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2975 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000099. White should be used ontop of #000b9f to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #000b9f. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #000b9f luma #24.42
Websafe hex #000099 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 11, 159) Adobe RGB (0.00, 34.00, 155.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 4%, 62%) Closest named color Duke blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 11.0, 159.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (17.32, 32.96, -105.69)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 93.08, 0.00, 37.65) CIE-L*ab (20.04, 43.72, -72.20)
hsv hsv(236.13, 100.00, 31.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (20.04, 84.41, 301.20)
hsb hsb(236.13, 100.00, 62.00) CIE-L*uv (20.04, -9.86, -75.13)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f)

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" #000b9f while the second is the "compliment" #9e9300.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #000b9f is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #9e9300.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f)

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

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f)

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

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f)

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.

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

Lighter shades of #000b9f

Lighter shades of #000b9f can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #000b9f with black

Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #000b9f, tones are produced.

Gradients including #000b9f

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 #000b9f as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#000b9f → #9e9300
#000b9f → #4c54bb
#000b9f → #ffffff
#000b9f → #44009e
#000b9f → #00065f
#000b9f → #00599e

#000b9f in different lighting conditions

Seeing #000b9f 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 #000b9f could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#000b9f popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#000b9fmight 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 #000b9f

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#000b9f. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #000b9f

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 #000b9f
Java new Color(0, 11, 159);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 11, 159);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:11 blue:159 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 11f, 159f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:11, blue:159, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9f0b00
Python Color('#000b9f')

Base Conversions of hex color #000b9f

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #000b9f. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2975 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 11, 159.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 00001011 10011111
Hex 00 0b 9f
Octal 0 13 237
Decimal 0 11 159

#000b9f Icons

If you're considering using #000b9f in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Duke blue (#000b9f) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #000b9f 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 #000b9f on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #000b9f on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #000b9f background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #000b9f background.
This text is hex color #000b9f on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #000b9f on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #000b9f and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #000b9f and white (#ffffff) background.