Everything about the color Dark Blue

The meaning of the color Dark Blue and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Dark blue as a color can be often confused with Navy Blue, as they are closely related. Yet, the cool, deep shade of dark blue is unique enough to stand on its own. On the outer bands of the color wheel, dark blue is often used to represent elegance, authority, and intelligence. Its hex code is #00008B.


Dark blue can be seen as serious and is, in fact, the color of mourning in Korea. However, as a shade of a primary color, it combines well for use in most projects. Orange stands out as its direct complement, and this combination has been seen from sports teams to famous brands.

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to dark blue.

Information about Dark Blue / #00008B

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #00008B is made of 0% red, 0% green and 54.5% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #00008B is made of 100% cyan, 100% magenta, 0% yellow and 45% black. Dark Blue has a hue angle of 240 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 27.3%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #00008B has RGB values of R: 0, G: 0, B: 54.5 and CMYK values of C: 1, M: 1, Y: 0, K:0.45.




RGB Decimal

0, 0, 139


RGB Percentage

0, 0, 54.5

rgb(0%, 0%, 54.5%)


100, 100, 0, 45


240°, 100, 27.3

hsl(240°, 100%, 27.3%)

HSV (or HSB)

240°, 100, 54.5

Web Safe




14.754, 50.423, -68.681


4.659, 1.863, 24.535


0.15, 0.06, 1.863


14.754, 85.203, 306.285


14.754, -4.296, -59.542


13.651, 38.357, -101.511


00000000, 00000000, 10001011

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