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A comprehensive guide to hex color #273be2

About hex color #273be2 - Palatinate blue

Hex color #273be2 is commonly known by the name "Palatinate blue". It's described as "blue". When people spot the color blue in ads, they might associate it with: serenity, offices, human life, health care, and maturity. The color typically isn't associated with clothing.

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #273be2 is created using 15.3% red, 23.1% green, and 88.6% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 82.7% cyan, 73.9% magenta, 0% yellow, and 11.4% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
15.3%
 
23.1%
 
88.6%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
82.7%
 
73.9%
 
0%
11.4%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#273be2 is made up of R: 39, G: 59, B: 226 in RGB colorspace and C: 82.74, M:73.89, Y:0, K:11.37 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2571234 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #3333cc. This color is named "Palatinate blue". White should be used ontop of #273be2 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #273be2. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #273be2
Websafe hex #3333cc
rgb 39, 59, 226
rgb percent (%) 15.23%, 23.05%, 88.28%
rgba R: 39, G: 59, B: 226, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 82.74, M:73.89, Y:0, K:11.37
hsv 233.58, 76.33, 51.96
hsb 233.58, 82.74, 88.63
luma 71.832
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 49, 61, 221
Closest named color Palatinate blue
Hunter-Lab 30.08, 45.37, -128.92
CIE-L*ab 36.08, 52.33, -85.13
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 36.08, 99.93, 301.58
CIE-L*uv 36.08, -11.11, -116.54°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #273be2. 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" #273be2 and the second color is called the "compliment" #e2cc27.

Design Tip: It's not a good idea to use one of these colors for text and the other for the background.

#e2cc27
#273be2

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #273be2 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #e2cc27.

Design Tip: The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

#9ae227
#273be2
#e26e27

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.

#3ce227
#273be2
#e2273c

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.

#27e2cc
#e2cc27
#e2273c
#273be2

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

#279ae2
#273be2
#6e27e2

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 #273be2: "self-expression".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #273be2 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 #273be2 with black #000000.

#070b2d
#0b1143
#0f175a
#131d71
#172387
#1b299e
#1f2fb4
#2335cb

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #273be2 with white #FFFFFF.

#5262e7
#6775ea
#7d89ed
#939df0
#a8b0f3
#bec4f6
#d3d7f9
#e9ebfc

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #273be2 with gray #808080.

#6e7293
#656b9d
#5c64a7
#535db1
#4a56ba
#414fc4
#3848ce
#2f41d8

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 #273be2 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 #273be2 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 #273be2 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #273be2 appears as #003ceb when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #0040fb when in cool 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 #273be2

#273be2 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.

Palatinate blue
New Car
Bluebonnet
Persian blue
Cerulean blue
Ultramarine blue (Caran d'Ache)
Denim Blue
Blue (RYB)

Furthest named colors to #273be2

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #273be2. 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 #273be2, 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 #273be2
Java new Color(39, 59, 226)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 39, 59, 226);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.1529 green:0.2314 blue:0.8863 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.1529f, 0.2314f, 0.8863f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.1529, green:0.2314, blue:0.8863, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $E23B27
Python Color('#273be2')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #273be2. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2571234 while the individual RGB conversions are: 39, 59, 226.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary001001110011101111100010
Hex273be2
Octal4773342
Decimal3959226

If you're considering using #273be2 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 #273be2 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #273be2 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #273be2 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #273be2 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #273be2 background.

This text is hex color #273be2 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #273be2 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #273be2 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #273be2 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 #273be2.

Buttons

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