True blue (#0073cf) color information

Hex color #0073cf is synonymous with "True blue". The color is categorized as "generic blue". When people from western culture see this color, True blue (#0073cf), used in brand logos, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. Colors labeled as "generic blue" are rarely tied to cars. University of Cambridge uses this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #0073cf

#0073cf is made up of (0, 115, 207) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 44.44, 0.00, 18.82) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 29647 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0066cc. White should be used ontop of #0073cf to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #0073cf. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #0073cf luma #90.90
Websafe hex #0066cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 115, 207) Adobe RGB (59.00, 117.00, 202.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 45%, 81%) Closest named color True blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 115.0, 207.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (41.23, 3.70, -63.45)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 44.44, 0.00, 18.82) CIE-L*ab (48.26, 4.73, -54.08)
hsv hsv(206.67, 100.00, 40.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (48.26, 54.29, 275.00)
hsb hsb(206.67, 100.00, 81.00) CIE-L*uv (48.26, -30.36, -82.86)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #True blue (#0073cf)

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" #0073cf while the second is the "compliment" #ce5900.

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

Split Compliments of #True blue (#0073cf)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #0073cf is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #ce5900.

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

Triadic Colors of True blue (#0073cf)

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 True blue (#0073cf)

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 True blue (#0073cf)

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.

True blue (#0073cf)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #0073cf with white

Darker variations of #0073cf

When you combine pure black with this color, #0073cf, darker shades are produced.

True blue (#0073cf)'s Tones

Tones of #0073cf can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#0073cf 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 #0073cf as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#0073cf → #ce5900
#0073cf → #4c9ddd
#0073cf → #ffffff
#0073cf → #000dce
#0073cf → #00457c
#0073cf → #00cec0

True blue (#0073cf) in different environments

Seeing #0073cf 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 #0073cf could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #0073cf

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

#0073cfmight 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 True blue (#0073cf)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#0073cf. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#0073cf 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 #0073cf
Java new Color(0, 115, 207);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 115, 207);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:115 blue:207 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 115f, 207f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:115, blue:207, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $cf7300
Python Color('#0073cf')

Base Conversions of hex color #0073cf

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #0073cf. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 29647 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 115, 207.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 01110011 11001111
Hex 00 73 cf
Octal 0 163 317
Decimal 0 115 207

#0073cf Icons

If you're considering using #0073cf in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color True blue (#0073cf) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #0073cf 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 #0073cf on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #0073cf on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #0073cf background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #0073cf background.
This text is hex color #0073cf on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #0073cf on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #0073cf and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #0073cf and white (#ffffff) background.