Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c) color information

The hexidecimal color, #4c508c, looks similar to "Purple navy" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Purple navy (#4c508c), used in advertising materials, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. Colors labeled as "dark gray" are rarely tied to agriculture.

Breakdown of #4c508c

#4c508c is made up of (76, 80, 140) in RGB colorspace and (45.71, 42.86, 0.00, 45.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5001356 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #336699. White should be used ontop of #4c508c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #4c508c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #4c508c luma #85.50
Websafe hex #336699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(76, 80, 140) Adobe RGB (83.00, 78.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(30%, 31%, 55%) Closest named color Purple navy
rgba rgba(76.0, 80.0, 140.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (30.00, 14.78, -33.25)
cmyk cmyk(45.71, 42.86, 0.00, 45.10) 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 (#4c508c)

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" #4c508c while the second is the "compliment" #8c894c.

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 #Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #4c508c is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #8c894c.

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 Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c)

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 Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c)

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 variations of #4c508c

Lighter shades are produced by blending #4c508c with white

Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #4c508c can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #4c508c, tones are produced.

Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c) 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 #4c508c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#4c508c → #8c894c
#4c508c → #8184ae
#4c508c → #ffffff
#4c508c → #694c8c
#4c508c → #2d3054
#4c508c → #4c6f8c

#4c508c in different lighting conditions

Seeing #4c508c 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 #4c508c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #4c508c

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

#4c508cmight 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.

#4c508c 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#4c508c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#4c508c 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 #4c508c
Java new Color(76, 80, 140);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 76, 80, 140);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:76 green:80 blue:140 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(76f, 80f, 140f);
Swift UIColor(red:76, green:80, blue:140, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8c504c
Python Color('#4c508c')

Base Conversions of hex color #4c508c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #4c508c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5001356 while the individual RGB conversions are: 76, 80, 140.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01001100 01010000 10001100
Hex 4c 50 8c
Octal 114 120 214
Decimal 76 80 140

#4c508c Icons

If you're considering using #4c508c in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Purple navy (#4c508c) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #4c508c 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 #4c508c on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #4c508c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #4c508c background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #4c508c background.
This text is hex color #4c508c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #4c508c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #4c508c and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #4c508c and white (#ffffff) background.