Faux-Cobalt blue (#004faf) color information

#004faf is the hex color code that is close to the color named "Cobalt blue" because of their close resemblance. The color is categorized as "dark blue". When people spot this color, Cobalt blue (#004faf), in media, they may think of some of these attributes: water, offices, self-expression, energy, and being taken seriously. Colors labeled as "dark blue" are rarely tied to cars. Continental AG uses this color in their branding.

Breakdown of Faux-Cobalt blue (#004faf)

#004faf is made up of (0, 79, 175) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 54.86, 0.00, 31.37) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20399 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. White should be used ontop of #004faf to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #004faf luma #66.15
Websafe hex #006699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 79, 175) Adobe RGB (51.00, 81.00, 171.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 31%, 69%) Closest named color Cobalt blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 79.0, 175.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (30.00, 14.78, -66.09)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 54.86, 0.00, 31.37) CIE-L*ab (35.98, 19.59, -55.96)
hsv hsv(213.04, 100.00, 34.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (35.98, 59.29, 289.29)
hsb hsb(213.04, 100.00, 69.00) CIE-L*uv (35.98, -16.88, -79.78)
CMYK Composition

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

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" #004faf and the second color is called the "compliment" #af6000.

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

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

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #004faf is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #af6000.

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

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

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

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

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

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

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

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Lighter shades of #004faf

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

Darker variations of #004faf

Darker shades are produced by blending #004faf with black

Tones of #004faf

Tones of #004faf can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #004faf

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

#004faf → #af6000
#004faf → #4c83c7
#004faf → #ffffff
#004faf → #0800af
#004faf → #002f69
#004faf → #00a7af

Faux-Cobalt blue (#004faf) in different environments

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

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Cobalt blue (#004faf)

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

#004fafmight 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 #004faf

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

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Programming Language Syntax for #004faf

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 #004faf
Java new Color(0, 79, 175);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 79, 175);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:79 blue:175 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 79f, 175f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:79, blue:175, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $af4f00
Python Color('#004faf')

Base Conversions of hex color #004faf

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #004faf. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20399 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 79, 175.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01001111 10101111
Hex 00 4f af
Octal 0 117 257
Decimal 0 79 175

#004faf Icons

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

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

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