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A comprehensive guide to hex color #004fa6

About hex color #004fa6 - near-Cobalt blue

Hex color #004fa6 may be mistaken for "Cobalt blue". It's described as "blue". When people spot the color blue in brand logos, they may think of some of the following attributes: water, appetite-curbing, self-expression, health care, and being taken seriously. It's rarely tied to food and restaurants. Wikimedia, Burger King, and 8 others are using a color close to Cobalt blue in their branding. (Explore brands using Cobalt blue).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #004fa6 is created using 0% red, 31% green, and 65.1% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 100% cyan, 52.4% magenta, 0% yellow, and 34.9% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
0%
 
31%
 
65.1%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
100%
 
52.4%
 
0%
34.9%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#004fa6 is made up of R: 0, G: 79, B: 166 in RGB colorspace and C: 100, M:52.41, Y:0, K:34.9 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20390 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. Its closest named color is "Cobalt blue". White should be used ontop of #004fa6 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #004fa6. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #004fa6
Websafe hex #006699
rgb 0, 79, 166
rgb percent (%) 0%, 30.86%, 64.84%
rgba R: 0, G: 79, B: 166, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 100, M:52.41, Y:0, K:34.9
hsv 211.45, 100, 32.55
hsb 211.45, 100, 65.1
luma 65.131
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 45, 80, 162
Closest named color Cobalt blue
Hunter-Lab 28.89, 10.97, -59.87
CIE-L*ab 34.69, 14.99, -52.39
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 34.69, 54.49, 285.97
CIE-L*uv 34.69, -18.36, -73.74°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #004fa6. 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" #004fa6 and the second color is called the "compliment" #a65500.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#a65500
#004fa6

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #004fa6 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #a65500.

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

#a3a600
#004fa6
#a60200

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.

#50a600
#004fa6
#a60050

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.

#00a655
#a65500
#a60050
#004fa6

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.

#00a3a6
#004fa6
#0200a6

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 #004fa6: "coldness".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #004fa6 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 #004fa6 with black #000000.

#000f21
#001731
#001f42
#002753
#002f63
#003774
#003f84
#004795

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #004fa6 with white #FFFFFF.

#3372b7
#4c83c0
#6695c9
#7fa7d2
#99b8db
#b2cae4
#ccdbed
#e5edf6

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #004fa6 with gray #808080.

#667687
#59718b
#4c6c8f
#406793
#336296
#265d9a
#19589e
#0c53a2

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 #004fa6 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 #004fa6 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 #004fa6 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #004fa6 appears as #364c9d when in northern sky daylight and as #2d4ca4 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 #004fa6

#004fa6 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.

Cobalt blue
Medium electric blue
Absolute Zero
Philippine blue
Royal azure
Medium Persian blue
Sapphire blue
Sapphire

Furthest named colors to #004fa6

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #004fa6. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #004fa6, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Sherwin-Williams uses the color #0168b3

#0168b3
#ee3e34
  

Continental AG uses the color #004eaf

#000000
#004eaf
#00a5dc
#057855
#2db928
#737373
#969696
#cdcdcd
#f0f0f0
#ff2d37
#ffa500
 

University at Buffalo uses the color #005bbb

#005bbb
#002f56
#006570
#00a69c
#2f9fd0
#666666
#6da04b
#990000
#ad841f
#e4e4e4
#e56a54
#ebec00
#ffc72c
   

British Airways uses the color #075aaa

#075aaa
#01295c
#a7a9ac
#aca095
#b9cfed
#eb2226
#efe9e5
 

Burger King uses the color #0066b2

#0066b2
#ec1c24
#ed7902
#fdbd10

Western Digital uses the color #0067b3

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

Wikimedia uses the color #0063bf

#0063bf
#339966
#990000
 

GVB uses the color #0863b5

#0863b5
#009ee3
#13a538
#954a97
#e3001f
#e50064
#f39100
#fec600

University of Kentucky uses the color #005daa

#005daa
   

Samsung uses the color #0057b8

#0057b8
#009ca6
#00a9e0
#00b140
#0689d8
#1428a0
#685bc7
#75787b
#c800a1
#e4002b
#ff6900
#ffc600
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 #004fa6
Java new Color(0, 79, 166)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 79, 166);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0.3098 blue:0.651 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0.3098f, 0.651f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0.3098, blue:0.651, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $A64F00
Python Color('#004fa6')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #004fa6. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20390 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 79, 166.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000000000100111110100110
Hex004fa6
Octal0117246
Decimal079166

If you're considering using #004fa6 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 #004fa6 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #004fa6 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #004fa6 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #004fa6 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #004fa6 background.

This text is hex color #004fa6 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #004fa6 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #004fa6 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #004fa6 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 #004fa6.

Buttons

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