Cerulean blue (#2a52be) color information

Hex color #2a52be can simply be referred to as "Cerulean blue". The color is categorized as "dark blue". When people from western culture see this color, Cerulean blue (#2a52be), used in advertising materials, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. Shades of "dark blue". typically aren't associated with cars. Blockchain uses this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #2a52be

#2a52be is made up of (42, 82, 190) in RGB colorspace and (77.89, 56.84, 0.00, 25.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2773694 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #3366cc. White should be used ontop of #2a52be to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #2a52be. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #2a52be luma #82.16
Websafe hex #3366cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(42, 82, 190) Adobe RGB (54.00, 82.00, 187.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(16%, 32%, 75%) Closest named color Cerulean blue
rgba rgba(42.0, 82.0, 190.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (31.62, 20.04, -78.10)
cmyk cmyk(77.89, 56.84, 0.00, 25.49) CIE-L*ab (37.84, 25.54, -62.49)
hsv hsv(223.73, 64.84, 45.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (37.84, 67.51, 292.23)
hsb hsb(223.73, 78.67, 75.00) CIE-L*uv (37.84, -16.37, -90.29)
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Cerulean blue (#2a52be)

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" #2a52be while the second is the "compliment" #bf9428.

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

Split Compliments of #Cerulean blue (#2a52be)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #2a52be is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #bf9428.

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

Triadic Colors of Cerulean blue (#2a52be)

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 Cerulean blue (#2a52be)

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 Cerulean blue (#2a52be)

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.

Cerulean blue (#2a52be)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #2a52be with white

Darker variations of #2a52be

When you combine pure black with this color, #2a52be, darker shades are produced.

Cerulean blue (#2a52be)'s Tones

Tones of #2a52be can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#2a52be 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 #2a52be as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#2a52be → #bf9428
#2a52be → #6985d1
#2a52be → #ffffff
#2a52be → #4928bf
#2a52be → #193172
#2a52be → #289ebf

Cerulean blue (#2a52be) in different environments

Seeing #2a52be 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 #2a52be could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #2a52be

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

#2a52bemight 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 Cerulean blue (#2a52be)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#2a52be. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.


#2a52be 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 #2a52be
Java new Color(42, 82, 190);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 42, 82, 190);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:42 green:82 blue:190 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(42f, 82f, 190f);
Swift UIColor(red:42, green:82, blue:190, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $be522a
Python Color('#2a52be')

Base Conversions of hex color #2a52be

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #2a52be. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2773694 while the individual RGB conversions are: 42, 82, 190.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00101010 01010010 10111110
Hex 2a 52 be
Octal 52 122 276
Decimal 42 82 190

Icons incorporating the color #2a52be

If you're considering using #2a52be in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #2a52be on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #2a52be 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 #2a52be on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #2a52be on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #2a52be background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #2a52be background.
This text is hex color #2a52be on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #2a52be on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #2a52be and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #2a52be and white (#ffffff) background.