Police blue (#374f6b) color information

Hex color #374f6b can simply be referred to as "Police blue". The color is categorized as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Police blue (#374f6b), used in advertisements, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. This color isn't popular for food and restaurants.

#374f6b Breakdown

#374f6b is made up of (55, 79, 107) in RGB colorspace and (48.60, 26.17, 0.00, 58.04) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 3624811 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #336666. White should be used ontop of #374f6b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #374f6b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #374f6b luma #74.91
Websafe hex #336666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(55, 79, 107) Adobe RGB (63.00, 85.00, 106.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(22%, 31%, 42%) Closest named color Police blue
rgba rgba(55.0, 79.0, 107.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, -3.87, -13.69)
cmyk cmyk(48.60, 26.17, 0.00, 58.04) CIE-L*ab (33.98, -5.86, -17.12)
hsv hsv(213.00, 31.25, 32.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 18.10, 251.10)
hsb hsb(213.00, 47.62, 42.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, -15.48, -21.97)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Police blue (#374f6b)

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" #374f6b while the second is the "compliment" #6b5438.

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.

Split Compliments of #Police blue (#374f6b)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #374f6b is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #6b5438.

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.

Triadic Colors of Police blue (#374f6b)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Police blue (#374f6b)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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

Analagous Colors of Police blue (#374f6b)

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.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter shades of #374f6b

Lighter shades of #374f6b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Police blue (#374f6b)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #374f6b with black

Police blue (#374f6b)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #374f6b, tones are produced.

Gradients including #374f6b

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 #374f6b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#374f6b → #6b5438
#374f6b → #738397
#374f6b → #ffffff
#374f6b → #3a386b
#374f6b → #212f40
#374f6b → #38686b

#374f6b in different lighting conditions

Seeing #374f6b 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 #374f6b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#374f6b popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#374f6bmight 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #374f6b

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#374f6b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #374f6b

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 #374f6b
Java new Color(55, 79, 107);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 55, 79, 107);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:55 green:79 blue:107 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(55f, 79f, 107f);
Swift UIColor(red:55, green:79, blue:107, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $6b4f37
Python Color('#374f6b')

Base Conversions of hex color #374f6b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #374f6b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 3624811 while the individual RGB conversions are: 55, 79, 107.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00110111 01001111 01101011
Hex 37 4f 6b
Octal 67 117 153
Decimal 55 79 107

Icons incorporating the color #374f6b

If you're considering using #374f6b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #374f6b on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #374f6b 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 #374f6b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #374f6b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #374f6b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #374f6b background.
This text is hex color #374f6b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #374f6b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #374f6b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #374f6b and white (#ffffff) background.