Royal blue (#4169e1) color information

#4169e1 is the hex color code that is named "Royal blue". The color is categorized as "light blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Royal blue (#4169e1), in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: serenity, coldness, self-expression, health care, and widely-used. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with cars.

#4169e1 Breakdown

#4169e1 is made up of (65, 105, 225) in RGB colorspace and (71.11, 53.33, 0.00, 11.76) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 4286945 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #3366cc. White should be used ontop of #4169e1 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #4169e1. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #4169e1 luma #106.50
Websafe hex #3366cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(65, 105, 225) Adobe RGB (84.00, 100.00, 220.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(25%, 41%, 88%) Closest named color Royal blue
rgba rgba(65.0, 105.0, 225.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (40.00, 26.26, -85.55)
cmyk cmyk(71.11, 53.33, 0.00, 11.76) CIE-L*ab (46.97, 30.83, -66.47)
hsv hsv(224.76, 72.41, 56.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (46.97, 73.27, 294.88)
hsb hsb(224.76, 71.59, 88.00) CIE-L*uv (46.97, -13.95, -102.80)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Royal blue (#4169e1)

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" #4169e1 and the second color is called the "compliment" #e0b53f.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Royal blue (#4169e1)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #4169e1 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #e0b53f.

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

Triadic Colors of Royal blue (#4169e1)

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 Royal blue (#4169e1)

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 Royal blue (#4169e1)

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.

Lighter variations of #4169e1

Lighter shades of #4169e1 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #4169e1

Darker shades of #4169e1 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #4169e1

Tones of #4169e1 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Royal blue (#4169e1) 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 #4169e1 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#4169e1 → #e0b53f
#4169e1 → #7a96ea
#4169e1 → #ffffff
#4169e1 → #653fe0
#4169e1 → #273f87
#4169e1 → #3fbae0

Royal blue (#4169e1) in different environments

Seeing #4169e1 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 #4169e1 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#4169e1 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.

#4169e1might 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.

#4169e1 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#4169e1. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#4169e1 in coding

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 #4169e1
Java new Color(65, 105, 225);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 65, 105, 225);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:65 green:105 blue:225 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(65f, 105f, 225f);
Swift UIColor(red:65, green:105, blue:225, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $e16941
Python Color('#4169e1')

Base Conversions of hex color #4169e1

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #4169e1. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 4286945 while the individual RGB conversions are: 65, 105, 225.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01000001 01101001 11100001
Hex 41 69 e1
Octal 101 151 341
Decimal 65 105 225

Icons incorporating the color #4169e1

If you're considering using #4169e1 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #4169e1 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #4169e1 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 #4169e1 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #4169e1 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #4169e1 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #4169e1 background.
This text is hex color #4169e1 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #4169e1 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #4169e1 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #4169e1 and white (#ffffff) background.