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A comprehensive guide to hex color #1b03a3

About hex color #1b03a3 - Neon blue

Hex color #1b03a3 has the name "Neon blue". It's described as "blue". When people from western culture see blue in brand logos, the following may come to mind: peace, appetite-curbing, a sense of security or trust, health care, and widely-used. The color typically isn't associated with clothing.

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #1b03a3 is created using 10.6% red, 1.2% green, and 63.9% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 83.4% cyan, 98.2% magenta, 0% yellow, and 36.1% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
10.6%
 
1.2%
 
63.9%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
83.4%
 
98.2%
 
0%
36.1%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#1b03a3 is made up of R: 27, G: 3, B: 163 in RGB colorspace and C: 83.44, M:98.16, Y:0, K:36.08 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 1770403 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #330099. This color is named "Neon blue". White should be used ontop of #1b03a3 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #1b03a3. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #1b03a3
Websafe hex #330099
rgb 27, 3, 163
rgb percent (%) 10.55%, 1.17%, 63.67%
rgba R: 27, G: 3, B: 163, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 83.44, M:98.16, Y:0, K:36.08
hsv 249, 96.39, 32.55
hsb 249, 98.16, 63.92
luma 28.253
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 29, 11, 158
Closest named color Neon blue
Hunter-Lab 17.15, 45.44, -113.57
CIE-L*ab 19.81, 56.17, -75.06
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 19.81, 93.75, 306.81
CIE-L*uv 19.81, -4.03, -76.83°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #1b03a3. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

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" #1b03a3 and the second color is called the "compliment" #8ba303.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#8ba303
#1b03a3

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #1b03a3 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8ba303.

Design Tip: If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

#3ba303
#1b03a3
#a36b03

Triadic

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.

#03a31b
#1b03a3
#a31b03

Tetradic

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: Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

#038ba3
#8ba303
#a31b03
#1b03a3

Analagous

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: This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

#033ba3
#1b03a3
#6b03a3

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #1b03a3 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 #1b03a3 with black #000000.

#050020
#080030
#0a0141
#0d0151
#100161
#120272
#150282
#180292

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #1b03a3 with white #FFFFFF.

#4835b5
#5f4ebe
#7667c7
#8d81d1
#a39ada
#bab3e3
#d1ccec
#e8e5f5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #1b03a3 with gray #808080.

#6b6787
#615a8a
#574e8e
#4d4191
#433595
#392898
#2f1c9c
#250f9f

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 #1b03a3 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 #1b03a3 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 #1b03a3 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #1b03a3 appears as #2f009d when in old daylight and as #001ac5 when in white fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
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 #1b03a3

#1b03a3 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.

Neon blue
Cadmium blue
Duke blue
Zaffre
Blue (Pantone)
Dark blue
Indigo dye
Samsung blue

Furthest named colors to #1b03a3

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #1b03a3. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Yellow
Lemon glacier
Lemon
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 #1b03a3, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

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 #1b03a3
Java new Color(27, 3, 163)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 27, 3, 163);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.1059 green:0.0118 blue:0.6392 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.1059f, 0.0118f, 0.6392f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.1059, green:0.0118, blue:0.6392, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $A3031B
Python Color('#1b03a3')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #1b03a3. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 1770403 while the individual RGB conversions are: 27, 3, 163.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000110110000001110100011
Hex1b03a3
Octal333243
Decimal273163

If you're considering using #1b03a3 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 #1b03a3 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #1b03a3 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #1b03a3 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #1b03a3 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #1b03a3 background.

This text is hex color #1b03a3 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #1b03a3 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #1b03a3 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #1b03a3 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 #1b03a3.

Buttons

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