Faux-Midnight blue (#00508c) color information

The hexidecimal color, #00508c, looks similar to "Midnight blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "dark blue". When people from western culture see this color, Midnight blue (#00508c), used in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: peace, coldness, human life, finance, and widely-used. Colors labeled as "dark blue" are rarely tied to clothing. Pac-12, University of Dayton, and Blackberry are just some of the companies that use this color.

#00508c Breakdown

#00508c is made up of (0, 80, 140) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 42.86, 0.00, 45.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20620 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. White should be used ontop of #00508c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00508c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00508c luma #62.78
Websafe hex #006699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 80, 140) Adobe RGB (51.00, 82.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 31%, 55%) Closest named color Midnight blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 80.0, 140.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, 2.54, -37.64)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 42.86, 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)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Midnight blue (#00508c)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #00508c while the second is the "compliment" #8c3c00.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Midnight blue (#00508c)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00508c is paired with the two colors on either side of the 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 (#00508c)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#00508c)

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

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 (#00508c)

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.

Faux-Midnight blue (#00508c)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #00508c can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #00508c

When you combine pure black with this color, #00508c, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Midnight blue (#00508c)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #00508c with gray

#00508c in 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 #00508c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00508c → #8c3c00
#00508c → #4c84ae
#00508c → #ffffff
#00508c → #00098c
#00508c → #003054
#00508c → #008c82

How #00508c looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #00508c 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 #00508c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#00508c popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#00508cmight 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Midnight blue (#00508c)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00508c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#00508c in programming

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 #00508c
Java new Color(0, 80, 140);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 80, 140);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:80 blue:140 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 80f, 140f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:80, blue:140, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8c5000
Python Color('#00508c')

Base Conversions of hex color #00508c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00508c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20620 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 80, 140.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01010000 10001100
Hex 00 50 8c
Octal 0 120 214
Decimal 0 80 140

#00508c Icons

If you're considering using #00508c in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Midnight blue (#00508c) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00508c 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 #00508c on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00508c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00508c background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00508c background.
This text is hex color #00508c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00508c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00508c and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00508c and white (#ffffff) background.