Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b) color information

Hex color #4c4e8b may be mistaken for "Purple navy" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "dark gray". When people spot this color, Purple navy (#4c4e8b), in marketing and promotions, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Colors labeled as "dark gray" are rarely tied to health care.

Breakdown of Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b)

#4c4e8b is made up of (76, 78, 139) in RGB colorspace and (45.32, 43.88, 0.00, 45.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5000843 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #336699. White should be used ontop of #4c4e8b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #4c4e8b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #4c4e8b luma #84.22
Websafe hex #336699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(76, 78, 139) Adobe RGB (83.00, 78.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(30%, 31%, 55%) Closest named color Purple navy
rgba rgba(76.0, 78.0, 139.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (30.00, 14.78, -33.25)
cmyk cmyk(45.32, 43.88, 0.00, 45.49) CIE-L*ab (35.98, 19.59, -34.45)
hsv hsv(237.60, 29.41, 42.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (35.98, 39.63, 299.62)
hsb hsb(237.60, 45.45, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (35.98, -0.66, -49.93)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b)

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" #4c4e8b while the second is the "compliment" #8c894c.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #4c4e8b is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #8c894c.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b)

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 #4c4e8b

When you combine pure white with this color, #4c4e8b, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #4c4e8b

Darker shades of #4c4e8b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #4c4e8b with gray

Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b) 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 #4c4e8b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#4c4e8b → #8c894c
#4c4e8b → #8183ad
#4c4e8b → #ffffff
#4c4e8b → #694c8c
#4c4e8b → #2d2e53
#4c4e8b → #4c6f8c

How #4c4e8b looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #4c4e8b 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 #4c4e8b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b)

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

#4c4e8bmight 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.

#4c4e8b 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#4c4e8b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#4c4e8b 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 #4c4e8b
Java new Color(76, 78, 139);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 76, 78, 139);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:76 green:78 blue:139 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(76f, 78f, 139f);
Swift UIColor(red:76, green:78, blue:139, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8b4e4c
Python Color('#4c4e8b')

Base Conversions of hex color #4c4e8b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #4c4e8b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5000843 while the individual RGB conversions are: 76, 78, 139.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01001100 01001110 10001011
Hex 4c 4e 8b
Octal 114 116 213
Decimal 76 78 139

#4c4e8b Icons

If you're considering using #4c4e8b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Purple navy (#4c4e8b) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #4c4e8b 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 #4c4e8b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #4c4e8b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #4c4e8b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #4c4e8b background.
This text is hex color #4c4e8b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #4c4e8b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #4c4e8b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #4c4e8b and white (#ffffff) background.