Faux-Oxford blue (#002742) color information

#002742 is the hex color code that is related to "Oxford blue" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "very dark blue". When people from western culture see this color, Oxford blue (#002742), used in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. This color isn't popular for cars.

#002742 Breakdown

#002742 is made up of (0, 39, 66) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 40.91, 0.00, 74.12) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10050 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #003333. White should be used ontop of #002742 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #002742. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #002742 luma #30.35
Websafe hex #003333 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 39, 66) Adobe RGB (35.00, 43.00, 65.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 15%, 26%) Closest named color Oxford blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 39.0, 66.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (14.14, 1.27, -12.29)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 40.91, 0.00, 74.12) CIE-L*ab (15.49, 2.32, -17.33)
hsv hsv(205.38, 100.00, 13.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (15.49, 17.48, 277.62)
hsb hsb(205.38, 100.00, 26.00) CIE-L*uv (15.49, -5.56, -17.19)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Oxford blue (#002742)

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #002742 and the second color is called the "compliment" #421b00.

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 Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Oxford blue (#002742)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #002742 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #421b00.

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-Oxford blue (#002742)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are 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-Oxford blue (#002742)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Oxford blue (#002742)

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 #002742

Lighter shades of #002742 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Oxford blue (#002742)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #002742 with black

Tones of #002742

When you combine pure gray with this color, #002742, tones are produced.

Gradients including #002742

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 #002742 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#002742 → #421b00
#002742 → #4c677a
#002742 → #ffffff
#002742 → #000542
#002742 → #001727
#002742 → #00423c

#002742 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #002742 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 #002742 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#002742 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.

#002742might 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 #002742

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#002742. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #002742

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 #002742
Java new Color(0, 39, 66);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 39, 66);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:39 blue:66 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 39f, 66f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:39, blue:66, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $422700
Python Color('#002742')

Base Conversions of hex color #002742

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #002742. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10050 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 39, 66.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 00100111 01000010
Hex 00 27 42
Octal 0 47 102
Decimal 0 39 66

Icons incorporating the color #002742

If you're considering using #002742 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #002742 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #002742 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 #002742 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #002742 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #002742 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #002742 background.
This text is hex color #002742 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #002742 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #002742 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #002742 and white (#ffffff) background.