Faux-Duke blue (#000c9d) color information

#000c9d is the hex color code that should not to be confused with "Duke blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "dark blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Duke blue (#000c9d), in advertising materials, they may think of some of these attributes: serenity, coldness, self-expression, health care, and widely-used. This color isn't popular for cars.

#000c9d Breakdown

#000c9d is made up of (0, 12, 157) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 92.36, 0.00, 38.43) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 3229 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000099. White should be used ontop of #000c9d to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #000c9d. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #000c9d luma #24.79
Websafe hex #000099 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 12, 157) Adobe RGB (0.00, 34.00, 155.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 5%, 62%) Closest named color Duke blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 12.0, 157.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (17.32, 32.96, -105.69)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 92.36, 0.00, 38.43) CIE-L*ab (20.04, 43.72, -72.20)
hsv hsv(235.16, 100.00, 31.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (20.04, 84.41, 301.20)
hsb hsb(235.16, 100.00, 62.00) CIE-L*uv (20.04, -9.86, -75.13)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Duke blue (#000c9d)

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" #000c9d while the second is the "compliment" #9e9000.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Duke blue (#000c9d)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #000c9d is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #9e9000.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#000c9d)

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 (#000c9d)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Duke blue (#000c9d)

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 variations of #000c9d

Lighter shades of #000c9d can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #000c9d

Darker shades of #000c9d can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Duke blue (#000c9d)'s Tones

Tones of #000c9d can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-Duke blue (#000c9d) 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 #000c9d as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#000c9d → #9e9000
#000c9d → #4c54ba
#000c9d → #ffffff
#000c9d → #41009e
#000c9d → #00075e
#000c9d → #005c9e

Faux-Duke blue (#000c9d) in different environments

Seeing #000c9d 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 #000c9d could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#000c9d 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.

#000c9dmight 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.

#000c9d popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#000c9d. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#000c9d in coding

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 #000c9d
Java new Color(0, 12, 157);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 12, 157);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:12 blue:157 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 12f, 157f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:12, blue:157, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9d0c00
Python Color('#000c9d')

Base Conversions of hex color #000c9d

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #000c9d. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 3229 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 12, 157.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 00001100 10011101
Hex 00 0c 9d
Octal 0 14 235
Decimal 0 12 157

Icons incorporating the color #000c9d

If you're considering using #000c9d in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #000c9d on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #000c9d 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 #000c9d on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #000c9d on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #000c9d background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #000c9d background.
This text is hex color #000c9d on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #000c9d on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #000c9d and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #000c9d and white (#ffffff) background.