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A comprehensive guide to hex color #4c4c80

About hex color #4c4c80 - near-Purple navy

Hex color #4c4c80 is a variation of "Purple navy". It's described as "purple". When people from western culture see purple in ads, they may think of some of the following attributes: being successful, anti-aging and not growing old, transcendence, slight femininity, and finance and wealth. This color isn't popular for energy. Buffer and Mapbox are using a color close to Purple navy in their branding. (Explore brands using Purple navy).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #4c4c80 is created using 29.8% red, 29.8% green, and 50.2% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 40.6% cyan, 40.6% magenta, 0% yellow, and 49.8% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
29.8%
 
29.8%
 
50.2%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
40.6%
 
40.6%
 
0%
49.8%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#4c4c80 is made up of R: 76, G: 76, B: 128 in RGB colorspace and C: 40.63, M:40.63, Y:0, K:49.8 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5000320 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #333399. Its closest named color is "Purple navy". White should be used ontop of #4c4c80 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #4c4c80. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #4c4c80
Websafe hex #333399
rgb 76, 76, 128
rgb percent (%) 29.69%, 29.69%, 50%
rgba R: 76, G: 76, B: 128, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 40.63, M:40.63, Y:0, K:49.8
hsv 240, 25.49, 40
hsb 240, 40.63, 50.2
luma 81.8
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 77, 77, 125
Closest named color Purple navy
Hunter-Lab 28.75, 10.13, -26.82
CIE-L*ab 34.53, 13.94, -29.38
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 34.53, 32.52, 295.38
CIE-L*uv 34.53, -3, -41.59°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #4c4c80. 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" #4c4c80 and the second color is called the "compliment" #80804c.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#80804c
#4c4c80

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #4c4c80 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #80804c.

Design Tip: 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.

#66804c
#4c4c80
#80664c

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.

#4c804c
#4c4c80
#804c4c

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: To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

#4c8080
#80804c
#804c4c
#4c4c80

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.

#4c6680
#4c4c80
#664c80

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #4c4c80 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 #4c4c80 with black #000000.

#0f0f19
#161626
#1e1e33
#262640
#2d2d4c
#353559
#3c3c66
#444473

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #4c4c80 with white #FFFFFF.

#6f6f99
#8181a6
#9393b2
#a5a5bf
#b7b7cc
#c9c9d8
#dbdbe5
#ededf2

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #4c4c80 with gray #808080.

#757580
#707080
#6b6b80
#666680
#606080
#5b5b80
#565680
#515180

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 #4c4c80 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 #4c4c80 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 #4c4c80 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #4c4c80 appears as #5a4977 when in northern sky daylight and as #0050a0 when in white 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 #4c4c80

#4c4c80 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.

Purple navy
Cyber grape
Dark slate blue
Independence
Metallic blue
Black coral
Police blue
Dark electric blue

Furthest named colors to #4c4c80

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #4c4c80. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Yellow
White
Lemon glacier
Baby powder
Lotion
Lemon
Neon yellow
Yellow Sunshine

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #4c4c80, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Buffer uses the color #59626a

#59626a
#168eea
#323b43
#76b852
#ced7df
#ee4f4f
#eff3f6
#f4f7f9
#fff9ea
   

Mapbox uses the color #50667f

#50667f
#142736
#222b30
#28353d
#3887be
#3bb2d0
#41afa5
#56b881
#8a8acb
#e55e5e
#ed6498
#f9886c
#fbb03b
   
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 #4c4c80
Java new Color(76, 76, 128)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 76, 76, 128);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.298 green:0.298 blue:0.502 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.298f, 0.298f, 0.502f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.298, green:0.298, blue:0.502, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $804C4C
Python Color('#4c4c80')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #4c4c80. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5000320 while the individual RGB conversions are: 76, 76, 128.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary010011000100110010000000
Hex4c4c80
Octal114114200
Decimal7676128

If you're considering using #4c4c80 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 #4c4c80 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #4c4c80 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #4c4c80 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #4c4c80 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #4c4c80 background.

This text is hex color #4c4c80 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #4c4c80 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #4c4c80 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #4c4c80 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 #4c4c80.

Buttons

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