Faux-French blue (#006cbf) color information

#006cbf is the hex color code that almost matches the color named "French blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "dark blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, French blue (#006cbf), in brand logos, they may think of some of these attributes: serenity, coldness, self-expression, health care, and widely-used. This color isn't popular for cars. LocalBitcoins.com and Nationwide use this color in their branding.

#006cbf Breakdown

#006cbf is made up of (0, 108, 191) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 43.46, 0.00, 25.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 27839 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0066cc. White should be used ontop of #006cbf to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #006cbf. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #006cbf luma #84.98
Websafe hex #0066cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 108, 191) Adobe RGB (66.00, 104.00, 187.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 42%, 75%) Closest named color French blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 108.0, 191.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (37.42, 8.21, -58.84)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 43.46, 0.00, 25.10) CIE-L*ab (44.23, 10.58, -51.47)
hsv hsv(206.40, 100.00, 37.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (44.23, 52.55, 281.62)
hsb hsb(206.40, 100.00, 75.00) CIE-L*uv (44.23, -22.49, -77.63)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-French blue (#006cbf)

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" #006cbf while the second is the "compliment" #bf5200.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-French blue (#006cbf)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #006cbf is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #bf5200.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-French blue (#006cbf)

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-French blue (#006cbf)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-French blue (#006cbf)

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 variations of #006cbf

Lighter shades of #006cbf can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #006cbf

Darker shades of #006cbf can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-French blue (#006cbf)'s Tones

Tones of #006cbf can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-French blue (#006cbf) 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 #006cbf as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#006cbf → #bf5200
#006cbf → #4c98d2
#006cbf → #ffffff
#006cbf → #000cbf
#006cbf → #004072
#006cbf → #00bfb2

Faux-French blue (#006cbf) in different environments

Seeing #006cbf 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 #006cbf could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#006cbf 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.

#006cbfmight 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.

#006cbf popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#006cbf. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#006cbf in coding

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 #006cbf
Java new Color(0, 108, 191);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 108, 191);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:108 blue:191 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 108f, 191f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:108, blue:191, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $bf6c00
Python Color('#006cbf')

Base Conversions of hex color #006cbf

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #006cbf. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 27839 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 108, 191.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01101100 10111111
Hex 00 6c bf
Octal 0 154 277
Decimal 0 108 191

Icons incorporating the color #006cbf

If you're considering using #006cbf in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #006cbf on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #006cbf 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 #006cbf on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #006cbf on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #006cbf background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #006cbf background.
This text is hex color #006cbf on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #006cbf on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #006cbf and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #006cbf and white (#ffffff) background.