Dark slate blue (#483d8b) color information

The hexidecimal color, #483d8b, is commonly known by the name "Dark slate blue". It's labeled as "dark gray". When people spot this color, Dark slate blue (#483d8b), in advertising materials, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Shades of "dark gray". typically aren't associated with health care.

Breakdown of Dark slate blue (#483d8b)

#483d8b is made up of (72, 61, 139) in RGB colorspace and (48.20, 56.12, 0.00, 45.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 4734347 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #333399. White should be used ontop of #483d8b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #483d8b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #483d8b luma #73.04
Websafe hex #333399 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(72, 61, 139) Adobe RGB (68.00, 68.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(28%, 24%, 55%) Closest named color Dark slate blue
rgba rgba(72.0, 61.0, 139.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (26.46, 16.08, -42.77)
cmyk cmyk(48.20, 56.12, 0.00, 45.49) CIE-L*ab (31.81, 21.83, -41.65)
hsv hsv(247.74, 39.24, 39.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (31.81, 47.02, 297.66)
hsb hsb(247.74, 56.36, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (31.81, -4.28, -57.98)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Dark slate blue (#483d8b)

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" #483d8b and the second color is called the "compliment" #838c3d.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Dark slate blue (#483d8b)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #483d8b is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #838c3d.

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

Triadic Colors of Dark slate blue (#483d8b)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Dark slate blue (#483d8b)

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

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Dark slate blue (#483d8b)

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.

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

Lighter variations of #483d8b

When you combine pure white with this color, #483d8b, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #483d8b

Darker shades of #483d8b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #483d8b

Tones are produced by blending #483d8b with gray

Dark slate blue (#483d8b) 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 #483d8b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#483d8b → #838c3d
#483d8b → #7e77ad
#483d8b → #ffffff
#483d8b → #6d3d8c
#483d8b → #2b2453
#483d8b → #3d5b8c

How #483d8b looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #483d8b 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 #483d8b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Dark slate blue (#483d8b)

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

#483d8bmight 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.

#483d8b 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#483d8b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#483d8b 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 #483d8b
Java new Color(72, 61, 139);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 72, 61, 139);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:72 green:61 blue:139 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(72f, 61f, 139f);
Swift UIColor(red:72, green:61, blue:139, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8b3d48
Python Color('#483d8b')

Base Conversions of hex color #483d8b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #483d8b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 4734347 while the individual RGB conversions are: 72, 61, 139.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01001000 00111101 10001011
Hex 48 3d 8b
Octal 110 75 213
Decimal 72 61 139

Icons incorporating the color #483d8b

If you're considering using #483d8b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #483d8b on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #483d8b 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 #483d8b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #483d8b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #483d8b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #483d8b background.
This text is hex color #483d8b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #483d8b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #483d8b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #483d8b and white (#ffffff) background.