Faux-Midnight blue (#004f8c) color information

The hexidecimal color, #004f8c, almost matches the color named "Midnight blue" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "dark blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Midnight blue (#004f8c), in media, the following may come to mind: serenity, offices, human life, health care, and being taken seriously. Shades of "dark blue". typically aren't associated with clothing. StubHub, Pac-12, and University of Dayton are three companies using this color in their branding.

Breakdown of Faux-Midnight blue (#004f8c)

#004f8c is made up of (0, 79, 140) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 43.57, 0.00, 45.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20364 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. White should be used ontop of #004f8c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #004f8c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #004f8c luma #62.19
Websafe hex #006699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 79, 140) Adobe RGB (51.00, 82.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 31%, 55%) Closest named color Midnight blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 79.0, 140.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, 2.54, -37.64)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 43.57, 0.00, 45.10) CIE-L*ab (33.98, 3.68, -37.90)
hsv hsv(206.18, 100.00, 27.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 38.08, 275.55)
hsb hsb(206.18, 100.00, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, -18.78, -52.49)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Midnight blue (#004f8c)

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" #004f8c and the second color is called the "compliment" #8c3c00.

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-Midnight blue (#004f8c)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #004f8c is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8c3c00.

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 (#004f8c)

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-Midnight blue (#004f8c)

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 (#004f8c)

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 variations of #004f8c

When you combine pure white with this color, #004f8c, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #004f8c

Darker shades of #004f8c can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #004f8c

Tones are produced by blending #004f8c with gray

Faux-Midnight blue (#004f8c) Gradients

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 #004f8c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#004f8c → #8c3c00
#004f8c → #4c83ae
#004f8c → #ffffff
#004f8c → #00098c
#004f8c → #002f54
#004f8c → #008c82

How #004f8c looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #004f8c 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 #004f8c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Midnight blue (#004f8c)

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

#004f8cmight 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.

#004f8c popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#004f8c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Pac-12
University of Dayton
Blackberry
StubHub

#004f8c in coding

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 #004f8c
Java new Color(0, 79, 140);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 79, 140);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:79 blue:140 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 79f, 140f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:79, blue:140, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8c4f00
Python Color('#004f8c')

Base Conversions of hex color #004f8c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #004f8c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20364 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 79, 140.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01001111 10001100
Hex 00 4f 8c
Octal 0 117 214
Decimal 0 79 140

Icons incorporating the color #004f8c

If you're considering using #004f8c in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #004f8c on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #004f8c 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 #004f8c on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #004f8c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #004f8c background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #004f8c background.
This text is hex color #004f8c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #004f8c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #004f8c and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #004f8c and white (#ffffff) background.