Faux-Cobalt blue (#004eaa) color information

The hexidecimal color, #004eaa, may be mistaken for "Cobalt blue" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "dark blue". When people spot this color, Cobalt blue (#004eaa), in brand logos, the following may come to mind: water, appetite-curbing, human life, energy, and maturity. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for clothing. Continental AG is a brand that uses this color.

Breakdown of #004eaa

#004eaa is made up of (0, 78, 170) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 54.12, 0.00, 33.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20138 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. White should be used ontop of #004eaa to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #004eaa luma #65.00
Websafe hex #006699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 78, 170) Adobe RGB (38.00, 85.00, 167.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 31%, 67%) Closest named color Cobalt blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 78.0, 170.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (30.00, 8.74, -61.98)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 54.12, 0.00, 33.33) CIE-L*ab (35.98, 11.97, -53.61)
hsv hsv(212.24, 100.00, 33.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (35.98, 54.93, 282.59)
hsb hsb(212.24, 100.00, 67.00) CIE-L*uv (35.98, -21.94, -76.10)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Cobalt blue (#004eaa)

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" #004eaa and the second color is called the "compliment" #aa5b00.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Cobalt blue (#004eaa)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #004eaa is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #aa5b00.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Cobalt blue (#004eaa)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Cobalt blue (#004eaa)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Cobalt blue (#004eaa)

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 #004eaa

Lighter shades are produced by blending #004eaa with white

Darker shades of #004eaa

Darker shades are produced by blending #004eaa with black

Tones of #004eaa

Tones are produced by blending #004eaa with gray

Gradients including #004eaa

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

#004eaa → #aa5b00
#004eaa → #4c83c3
#004eaa → #ffffff
#004eaa → #0500aa
#004eaa → #002e66
#004eaa → #00a5aa

How #004eaa looks in different atmospheres

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

Named colors and Paints related to #004eaa

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

#004eaamight 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 #004eaa

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

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Programming Language Syntax for #004eaa

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 #004eaa
Java new Color(0, 78, 170);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 78, 170);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:78 blue:170 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 78f, 170f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:78, blue:170, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $aa4e00
Python Color('#004eaa')

Base Conversions of hex color #004eaa

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #004eaa. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20138 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 78, 170.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01001110 10101010
Hex 00 4e aa
Octal 0 116 252
Decimal 0 78 170

#004eaa Icons

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

Color Faux-Cobalt blue (#004eaa) on different backgrounds

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