Dark cornflower blue (#26428b) color information

#26428b is the hex color code that is named "Dark cornflower blue". This color is described as "dark gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Dark cornflower blue (#26428b), in media, the following may come to mind: being clean, modern or futuristic, graceful, the home, and middle-ground. This color isn't popular for agriculture.

Breakdown of #26428b

#26428b is made up of (38, 66, 139) in RGB colorspace and (72.66, 52.52, 0.00, 45.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2507403 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #333399. White should be used ontop of #26428b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #26428b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #26428b luma #65.81
Websafe hex #333399 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(38, 66, 139) Adobe RGB (59.00, 63.00, 138.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(15%, 26%, 55%) Closest named color Dark cornflower blue
rgba rgba(38.0, 66.0, 139.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (24.49, 17.01, -48.93)
cmyk cmyk(72.66, 52.52, 0.00, 45.49) CIE-L*ab (29.41, 23.38, -45.78)
hsv hsv(223.50, 57.14, 35.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (29.41, 51.40, 297.05)
hsb hsb(223.50, 72.73, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (29.41, -6.13, -61.76)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Dark cornflower blue (#26428b)

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" #26428b and the second color is called the "compliment" #8c6f26.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Dark cornflower blue (#26428b)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #26428b is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8c6f26.

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

Triadic Colors of Dark cornflower blue (#26428b)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Dark cornflower blue (#26428b)

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 Dark cornflower blue (#26428b)

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.

Dark cornflower blue (#26428b)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #26428b with white

Darker variations of #26428b

When you combine pure black with this color, #26428b, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #26428b

Tones of #26428b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#26428b 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 #26428b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#26428b → #8c6f26
#26428b → #677aad
#26428b → #ffffff
#26428b → #3c268c
#26428b → #162753
#26428b → #26768c

Dark cornflower blue (#26428b) in different environments

Seeing #26428b 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 #26428b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #26428b

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

#26428bmight 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 Dark cornflower blue (#26428b)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#26428b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#26428b 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 #26428b
Java new Color(38, 66, 139);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 38, 66, 139);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:38 green:66 blue:139 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(38f, 66f, 139f);
Swift UIColor(red:38, green:66, blue:139, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8b4226
Python Color('#26428b')

Base Conversions of hex color #26428b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #26428b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2507403 while the individual RGB conversions are: 38, 66, 139.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00100110 01000010 10001011
Hex 26 42 8b
Octal 46 102 213
Decimal 38 66 139

Icons incorporating the color #26428b

If you're considering using #26428b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #26428b on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #26428b 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 #26428b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #26428b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #26428b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #26428b background.
This text is hex color #26428b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #26428b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #26428b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #26428b and white (#ffffff) background.