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A comprehensive guide to hex color #265d84

About hex color #265d84 - near-B'dazzled blue

Hex color #265d84 greatly resembles "B'dazzled blue". It's labeled as "blue". When people spot the color blue in ads, they might associate it with: peace, coldness, self-expression, finance, and maturity. It's rarely tied to food and restaurants. Direct Energy and Bitbucket are using a color close to B'dazzled blue in their branding. (Explore brands using B'dazzled blue).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #265d84 is created using 14.9% red, 36.5% green, and 51.8% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 71.2% cyan, 29.6% magenta, 0% yellow, and 48.2% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#265d84 is made up of R: 38, G: 93, B: 132 in RGB colorspace and C: 71.21, M:29.55, Y:0, K:48.24 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2514308 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #336699. Its closest named color is "B'dazzled blue". White should be used ontop of #265d84 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #265d84. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #265d84
Websafe hex #336699
rgb 38, 93, 132
rgb percent (%) 14.84%, 36.33%, 51.56%
rgba R: 38, G: 93, B: 132, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 71.21, M:29.55, Y:0, K:48.24
hsv 204.89, 55.29, 33.33
hsb 204.89, 71.21, 51.76
luma 80.869
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 62, 93, 130
Closest named color B'dazzled blue
Hunter-Lab 31.47, -3.1, -24.43
CIE-L*ab 37.67, -4.49, -27.04
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 37.67, 27.41, 260.57
CIE-L*uv 37.67, -20.37, -37.26°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #265d84. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #265d84 and the second color is called the "compliment" #834b26.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #265d84 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #834b26.

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



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: Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.



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: The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.



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: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.


When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #265d84: "coldness".

Please note that 2020 Colours will receive commission for purchases made through the affiliate links above. This page's Amazon links are paid advertisements and are not endoresements or reviews of the product.

Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #265d84 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 #265d84 with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #265d84 with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #265d84 with gray #808080.


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 #265d84 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 #265d84 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 #265d84 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #265d84 appears as #375c7c when in old daylight and as #3c5a82 when in daylight fluorescent.

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 #265d84

#265d84 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.

B'dazzled blue
Metallic blue
YInMn Blue
Blue sapphire
Lapis lazuli
Cyan cobalt blue
Chinese blue
Christmas blue

Furthest named colors to #265d84

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #265d84. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Lemon glacier
Neon yellow
Yellow Sunshine
Cadmium yellow
Baby powder

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #265d84, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Direct Energy uses the color #2c5770


Bitbucket uses the color #205081

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 #265d84
Java new Color(38, 93, 132)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 38, 93, 132);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.149 green:0.3647 blue:0.5176 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.149f, 0.3647f, 0.5176f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.149, green:0.3647, blue:0.5176, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $845D26
Python Color('#265d84')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #265d84. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2514308 while the individual RGB conversions are: 38, 93, 132.


If you're considering using #265d84 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 #265d84 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #265d84 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #265d84 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #265d84 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #265d84 background.

This text is hex color #265d84 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #265d84 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #265d84 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #265d84 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 #265d84.


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