Faux-Midnight blue (#004e8e) color information

The hexidecimal color, #004e8e, is a variation of "Midnight blue" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "dark blue". When people spot this color, Midnight blue (#004e8e), in branding, the following may come to mind: water, appetite-curbing, human life, energy, and maturity. This color isn't popular for clothing. University of Dayton, Lowe's, and StubHub are three companies using this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #004e8e

#004e8e is made up of (0, 78, 142) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 45.07, 0.00, 44.31) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20110 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. White should be used ontop of #004e8e to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #004e8e. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #004e8e luma #61.83
Websafe hex #006699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 78, 142) Adobe RGB (48.00, 83.00, 140.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 31%, 56%) Closest named color Midnight blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 78.0, 142.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, 2.54, -39.81)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 45.07, 0.00, 44.31) CIE-L*ab (33.98, 3.68, -39.47)
hsv hsv(206.79, 100.00, 28.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 39.64, 275.33)
hsb hsb(206.79, 100.00, 56.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, -19.76, -54.71)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Midnight blue (#004e8e)

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" #004e8e while the second is the "compliment" #8e3d00.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Midnight blue (#004e8e)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #004e8e is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8e3d00.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#004e8e)

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

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#004e8e)

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

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#004e8e)

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.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Lighter shades of #004e8e

Lighter shades are produced by blending #004e8e with white

Darker shades of #004e8e

Darker shades are produced by blending #004e8e with black

Faux-Midnight blue (#004e8e)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #004e8e with gray

Gradients including #004e8e

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 #004e8e as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#004e8e → #8e3d00
#004e8e → #4c83af
#004e8e → #ffffff
#004e8e → #00098e
#004e8e → #002e55
#004e8e → #008e85

How #004e8e looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #004e8e 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 #004e8e could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #004e8e

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

#004e8emight 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 #004e8e

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#004e8e. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Pac-12
Fairfield Inn & Suites
University of Dayton
Lowe's
StubHub

Programming Language Syntax for #004e8e

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 #004e8e
Java new Color(0, 78, 142);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 78, 142);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:78 blue:142 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 78f, 142f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:78, blue:142, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8e4e00
Python Color('#004e8e')

Base Conversions of hex color #004e8e

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #004e8e. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20110 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 78, 142.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01001110 10001110
Hex 00 4e 8e
Octal 0 116 216
Decimal 0 78 142

Icons incorporating the color #004e8e

If you're considering using #004e8e in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #004e8e on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #004e8e 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 #004e8e on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #004e8e on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #004e8e background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #004e8e background.
This text is hex color #004e8e on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #004e8e on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #004e8e and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #004e8e and white (#ffffff) background.