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A comprehensive guide to hex color #004f88

About hex color #004f88 - near-Midnight blue

Hex color #004f88 may be mistaken for "Midnight blue". It's categorized as "blue". When people spot the color blue in brand logos, they may think of some of the following attributes: water, offices, self-expression, health care, and being taken seriously. It's rarely tied to food and restaurants. StubHub, WhatsBroadcast, and 18 others are using a color close to Midnight blue in their branding. (Explore brands using Midnight blue).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #004f88 is created using 0% red, 31% green, and 53.3% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 100% cyan, 41.9% magenta, 0% yellow, and 46.7% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
0%
 
31%
 
53.3%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
100%
 
41.9%
 
0%
46.7%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#004f88 is made up of R: 0, G: 79, B: 136 in RGB colorspace and C: 100, M:41.91, Y:0, K:46.67 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20360 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. Its closest named color is "Midnight blue". White should be used ontop of #004f88 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #004f88. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #004f88
Websafe hex #006699
rgb 0, 79, 136
rgb percent (%) 0%, 30.86%, 53.13%
rgba R: 0, G: 79, B: 136, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 100, M:41.91, Y:0, K:46.67
hsv 205.15, 100, 26.67
hsb 205.15, 100, 53.33
luma 61.741
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 45, 80, 133
Closest named color Midnight blue
Hunter-Lab 27.15, 1.57, -36.99
CIE-L*ab 32.63, 2.32, -37.52
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 32.63, 37.59, 273.54
CIE-L*uv 32.63, -19.53, -51.2°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #004f88. 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" #004f88 and the second color is called the "compliment" #873800.

Design Tip: It's not a good idea to use one of these colors for text and the other for the background.

#873800
#004f88

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #004f88 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #873800.

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

#877c00
#004f88
#87000b

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.

#4f8700
#004f88
#87004f

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

#008738
#873800
#87004f
#004f88

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.

#00877c
#004f88
#000b87

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 #004f88: "coldness".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #004f88 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 #004f88 with black #000000.

#000f1b
#001728
#001f36
#002744
#002f51
#00375f
#003f6c
#00477a

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #004f88 with white #FFFFFF.

#33729f
#4c83ab
#6695b7
#7fa7c3
#99b8cf
#b2cadb
#ccdbe7
#e5edf3

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #004f88 with gray #808080.

#667681
#597182
#4c6c83
#406784
#336284
#265d85
#195886
#0c5387

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 #004f88 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 #004f88 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 #004f88 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #004f88 appears as #2e4d7f when in northern sky daylight and as #274c87 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 #004f88

#004f88 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.

Midnight blue
Medium electric blue
Dark cerulean
Blue sapphire
Sea blue
Dark powder blue
Smalt (Dark powder blue)
Dark imperial blue

Furthest named colors to #004f88

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #004f88. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Yellow
Lemon glacier
Lemon
Neon yellow
Yellow Sunshine
Cadmium yellow
White
Christmas yellow

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #004f88, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Worldline uses the color #0066a1

#0066a1
   

Firefox uses the color #00539f

#00539f
#002147
#0095dd
#331e54
#e66000
#ff9500
#ffcb00
 

IBM uses the color #006699

#006699
   

RE/MAX uses the color #0054a4

#0054a4
#e11b22
  

Domino’s uses the color #0b648f

#0b648f
#e21737
  

DIRECTV uses the color #00629b

#00629b
#003865
#00a6d6
 

Meijer uses the color #0a4d8c

#0a4d8c
#dd1321
  

Drupal uses the color #00598e

#00598e
#0077c0
#81ceff
 

World Organisation of the Scout Movement uses the color #0054a0

#0054a0
#3399ff
#3d8e33
#622599
#999999
#aaba0a
#dd7500
#e23d28
#fcd116
#ff3399
  

WhatsBroadcast uses the color #005888

#005888
#0076ba
#225f1e
#33482c
#37aef3
#4aae20
#6cc751
#8732cd
#cd3292
#e44436
#f8cc07
#ff9300

Western Digital uses the color #005195

#003369
#028948
#005195
#0067b3
#9d0a0e
#ffd400
  

StubHub uses the color #004b91

#004b91
#ff7300
  

Culver’s uses the color #005696

#005696
   

University of Victoria uses the color #005493

#002754
#005493
#c63527
#f5aa1c

Blackberry uses the color #005387

#000000
#005387
#788cb6
#88aca1
#8cb811
#8f8f8c
#a1a1a4
#fdb813

BT uses the color #08538c

#08538c
#553a99
#6cbc35
#d52685
#fd9f3e
   

Atos uses the color #0066a1

#0066a1
#00b2a9
#231f20
#6639b7
#a626aa
#aea400
#bfbfbf
#ff6319

University of Dayton uses the color #004b8d

#000000
#004b8d
#0082ca
#199051
#ce1141
#cf0a2c
#d1cdb8
#e76829
#faf2f3
#ffdd00
  

Tesco uses the color #00539f

#00539f
#ee1c2e
  

Pac-12 uses the color #004b91

#004b91
#000007
#00274d
#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 #004f88
Java new Color(0, 79, 136)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 79, 136);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0.3098 blue:0.5333 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0.3098f, 0.5333f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0.3098, blue:0.5333, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $884F00
Python Color('#004f88')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #004f88. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20360 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 79, 136.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000000000100111110001000
Hex004f88
Octal0117210
Decimal079136

If you're considering using #004f88 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 #004f88 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #004f88 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #004f88 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #004f88 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #004f88 background.

This text is hex color #004f88 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #004f88 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #004f88 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #004f88 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 #004f88.

Buttons

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