Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b) color information

#00518b is the hex color code that greatly resembles "Midnight blue" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "dark blue". When people from western culture see this color, Midnight blue (#00518b), used in marketing and promotions, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for cars. Blackberry uses this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #00518b

#00518b is made up of (0, 81, 139) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 41.73, 0.00, 45.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 20875 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #006699. White should be used ontop of #00518b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00518b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00518b luma #63.25
Websafe hex #006699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 81, 139) Adobe RGB (51.00, 82.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 32%, 55%) Closest named color Midnight blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 81.0, 139.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, 2.54, -37.64)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 41.73, 0.00, 45.49) CIE-L*ab (33.98, 3.68, -37.90)
hsv hsv(205.09, 100.00, 27.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 38.08, 275.55)
hsb hsb(205.09, 100.00, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, -18.78, -52.49)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b)

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" #00518b while the second is the "compliment" #8c3a00.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00518b is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #8c3a00.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b)

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-Midnight blue (#00518b)

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.

Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00518b with white

Darker variations of #00518b

When you combine pure black with this color, #00518b, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b)'s Tones

Tones of #00518b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#00518b 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 #00518b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00518b → #8c3a00
#00518b → #4c85ad
#00518b → #ffffff
#00518b → #000b8c
#00518b → #003053
#00518b → #008c80

Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b) in different environments

Seeing #00518b 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 #00518b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #00518b

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

#00518bmight 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 (#00518b)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00518b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.


#00518b 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 #00518b
Java new Color(0, 81, 139);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 81, 139);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:81 blue:139 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 81f, 139f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:81, blue:139, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8b5100
Python Color('#00518b')

Base Conversions of hex color #00518b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00518b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 20875 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 81, 139.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01010001 10001011
Hex 00 51 8b
Octal 0 121 213
Decimal 0 81 139

#00518b Icons

If you're considering using #00518b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Midnight blue (#00518b) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00518b 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 #00518b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00518b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00518b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00518b background.
This text is hex color #00518b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00518b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00518b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00518b and white (#ffffff) background.