Cobalt blue (#0047ab) color information

#0047ab is the hex color code that is named "Cobalt blue". It's labeled as "dark blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Cobalt blue (#0047ab), in branding, they might associate it with serenity, appetite-curbing, a sense of security or trust, health care, and maturity. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for food and restaurants.

Breakdown of Cobalt blue (#0047ab)

#0047ab is made up of (0, 71, 171) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 58.48, 0.00, 32.94) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 18347 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #003399. White should be used ontop of #0047ab to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #0047ab. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #0047ab luma #61.00
Websafe hex #003399 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 71, 171) Adobe RGB (52.00, 66.00, 166.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 28%, 67%) Closest named color Cobalt blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 71.0, 171.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (26.46, 22.94, -73.02)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 58.48, 0.00, 32.94) CIE-L*ab (31.81, 29.98, -59.61)
hsv hsv(214.93, 100.00, 33.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (31.81, 66.72, 296.70)
hsb hsb(214.93, 100.00, 67.00) CIE-L*uv (31.81, -10.51, -81.37)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Cobalt blue (#0047ab)

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" #0047ab and the second color is called the "compliment" #aa6000.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Cobalt blue (#0047ab)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #0047ab is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #aa6000.

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

Triadic Colors of Cobalt blue (#0047ab)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Cobalt blue (#0047ab)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Cobalt blue (#0047ab)

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 shades of #0047ab

When you combine pure white with this color, #0047ab, lighter shades are produced.

Darker variations of #0047ab

Darker shades are produced by blending #0047ab with black

Tones of #0047ab

Tones of #0047ab can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #0047ab

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 #0047ab as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#0047ab → #aa6000
#0047ab → #4c7ec4
#0047ab → #ffffff
#0047ab → #0b00aa
#0047ab → #002a66
#0047ab → #009faa

Cobalt blue (#0047ab) in different environments

Seeing #0047ab 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 #0047ab could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Cobalt blue (#0047ab)

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

#0047abmight 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 #0047ab

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#0047ab. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #0047ab

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 #0047ab
Java new Color(0, 71, 171);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 71, 171);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:71 blue:171 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 71f, 171f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:71, blue:171, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ab4700
Python Color('#0047ab')

Base Conversions of hex color #0047ab

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #0047ab. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 18347 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 71, 171.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01000111 10101011
Hex 00 47 ab
Octal 0 107 253
Decimal 0 71 171

#0047ab Icons

If you're considering using #0047ab in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Cobalt blue (#0047ab) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #0047ab 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 #0047ab on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #0047ab on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #0047ab background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #0047ab background.
This text is hex color #0047ab on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #0047ab on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #0047ab and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #0047ab and white (#ffffff) background.