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A comprehensive guide to hex color #00274d

About hex color #00274d - near-Oxford blue

Hex color #00274d should not to be confused with "Oxford blue". It's labeled as "blue". When people spot the color blue in brand logos, they may think of some of the following attributes: serenity, coldness, self-expression, health care, and being taken seriously. This color isn't popular for cars. Scouts UK, Duke University, and 10 others are using a color close to Oxford blue in their branding. (Explore brands using Oxford blue).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #00274d is created using 0% red, 15.3% green, and 30.2% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 100% cyan, 49.4% magenta, 0% yellow, and 69.8% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
0%
 
15.3%
 
30.2%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
100%
 
49.4%
 
0%
69.8%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#00274d is made up of R: 0, G: 39, B: 77 in RGB colorspace and C: 100, M:49.35, Y:0, K:69.8 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10061 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #003366. Its closest named color is "Oxford blue". White should be used ontop of #00274d to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00274d. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00274d
Websafe hex #003366
rgb 0, 39, 77
rgb percent (%) 0%, 15.23%, 30.08%
rgba R: 0, G: 39, B: 77, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 100, M:49.35, Y:0, K:69.8
hsv 209.61, 100, 15.1
hsb 209.61, 100, 30.2
luma 31.594
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 24, 43, 77
Closest named color Oxford blue
Hunter-Lab 14.1, 2.27, -22.42
CIE-L*ab 15.42, 4.1, -27.06
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 15.42, 27.37, 278.61
CIE-L*uv 15.42, -8.85, -27.2°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #00274d. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

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" #00274d and the second color is called the "compliment" #4d2500.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.

#4d2500
#00274d

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #00274d is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #4d2500.

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

#4d4b00
#00274d
#4d0001

Triadic

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

#274d00
#00274d
#4d0027

Tetradic

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

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

#004d25
#4d2500
#4d0027
#00274d

Analagous

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.

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

#004d4b
#00274d
#00014d

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #00274d: "coldness".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #00274d can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #00274d with black #000000.

#00070f
#000b17
#000f1e
#001326
#00172e
#001b35
#001f3d
#002345

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00274d with white #FFFFFF.

#335270
#4c6782
#667d94
#7f93a6
#99a8b7
#b2bec9
#ccd3db
#e5e9ed

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #00274d with gray #808080.

#666e75
#596570
#4c5c6b
#405366
#334a61
#26415c
#193857
#0c2f52

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 #00274d as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #00274d 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 #00274d could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #00274d appears as #002751 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #11254c when in daylight fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #00274d

#00274d might 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.

Oxford blue
Prussian blue
Maastricht Blue
Cetacean blue
Cool black
Royal blue
Dark midnight blue
Space cadet

Furthest named colors to #00274d

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #00274d. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

White
Baby powder
Lotion
Snow
Tooth
Milk
Ivory
Ghost white

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #00274d, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

American Express uses the color #002663

#002663
#4d4f53
  

University of Michigan uses the color #00274c

#00274c
#ffcb05
  

British Airways uses the color #01295c

#01295c
#075aaa
#a7a9ac
#aca095
#b9cfed
#eb2226
#efe9e5
 

Sterling Hotels uses the color #002054

#000000
#002054
#3b5a6f
#828a87
#838f97
#9db7c4
#ccd7dd
 

Garuda uses the color #002561

#484848
#002561
#2f6f7e
 

Duke University uses the color #001a57

#001a57
#003366
  

Windows uses the color #002050

#008272
#002050
#0078d7
#107c10
#5c2d91
#b4009e
#d83b01
#e81123
#ffb900
   

Scouts UK uses the color #002855

#004851
#004851
#002855
#003da5
#0095c8
#009a44
#4d2177
#7c3a2d
#84a40b
#8c857b
#ad1aac
#ba0c2f
#ff8200
#ffcd00
  

Airbus uses the color #00205b

#00205b
#005670
#0077c8
#0085ad
#008eaa
#009f4d
#4298b5
#48a9c5
#74d2e7
#84bd00
#8db9ca
#a51890
#da1884
#e4002b
#efdf00
#fe5000

University of Victoria uses the color #002754

#005493
#002754
#c63527
#f5aa1c

Ericsson uses the color #002561

#002561
   

Pac-12 uses the color #00274d

#00274d
#000007
#004b91
#0076c0
#a1a1a4
#d3c4a0
#d6e03d
 
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #00274d
Java new Color(0, 39, 77)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 39, 77);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0.1529 blue:0.302 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0.1529f, 0.302f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0.1529, blue:0.302, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $4D2700
Python Color('#00274d')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00274d. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10061 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 39, 77.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000000000010011101001101
Hex00274d
Octal047115
Decimal03977

If you're considering using #00274d in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00274d colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #00274d on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #00274d on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00274d background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00274d background.

This text is hex color #00274d on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #00274d on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00274d and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00274d and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #00274d.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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