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A comprehensive guide to hex color #004fca

About hex color #004fca - near-Absolute Zero

Hex color #004fca may be mistaken for "Absolute Zero". It's labeled as "blue". When people spot the color blue in brand logos, they may think of some of the following attributes: water, coldness, self-expression, health care, and being taken seriously. It's rarely tied to food and restaurants. eBay, Philips, and Box are using a color close to Absolute Zero in their branding. (Explore brands using Absolute Zero).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #004fca is created using 0% red, 31% green, and 79.2% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 100% cyan, 60.9% magenta, 0% yellow, and 20.8% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#004fca is made up of R: 0, G: 79, B: 202 in RGB colorspace and C: 100, M:60.89, Y:0, K:20.78 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20426 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0066cc. Its closest named color is "Absolute Zero". White should be used ontop of #004fca to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #004fca
Websafe hex #0066cc
rgb 0, 79, 202
rgb percent (%) 0%, 30.86%, 78.91%
rgba R: 0, G: 79, B: 202, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 100, M:60.89, Y:0, K:20.78
hsv 216.53, 100, 39.61
hsb 216.53, 100, 79.22
luma 69.199
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 45, 80, 197
Closest named color Absolute Zero
Hunter-Lab 31.39, 23.62, -90.88
CIE-L*ab 37.58, 29.64, -68.87
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 37.58, 74.98, 293.28
CIE-L*uv 37.58, -17.57, -98.48°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #004fca. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #004fca and the second color is called the "compliment" #ca7900.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #004fca is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #ca7900.

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



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.



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.



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.


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 #004fca: "self-expression".

Please note that 2020 Colours will receive commission for purchases made through the affiliate links above. This page's Amazon links are paid advertisements and are not endoresements or reviews of the product.

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


Lighter shades

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



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


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 #004fca 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 #004fca 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 #004fca could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #004fca appears as #404bbf when in northern sky daylight and as #344ac8 when in daylight fluorescent.

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 #004fca

#004fca 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.

Absolute Zero
Cobalt blue
New Car
True blue
Spanish blue

Furthest named colors to #004fca

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

Lemon glacier
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 #004fca, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Box uses the color #0061d5


eBay uses the color #0064d2


Flickr uses the color #0063dc


Philips uses the color #0e5fd8

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 #004fca
Java new Color(0, 79, 202)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 79, 202);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0.3098 blue:0.7922 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0.3098f, 0.7922f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0.3098, blue:0.7922, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $CA4F00
Python Color('#004fca')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #004fca. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20426 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 79, 202.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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