Everything about the color Indigo

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Indigo, found between blue and violet in the color wheel, is a natural pigment that comes from plants and is traditionally considered one of the 7 major spectral colors. The indigo hex code is #4B0082.


It is the color of devotion, wisdom, justice, and higher knowledge. Tied to intuition and what is not seen, it is also considered spiritual.

To nail great color combos for indigo, look to nature and how she wisely picks her palettes: indigo works wonderfully with reds, greens, and yellows. The deep hue pairs particularly well with oranges and yellows as accent colors.

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

Information about Indigo / #4B0082

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #4B0082 is made of 29.4% red, 0% green and 51% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #4B0082 is made of 42% cyan, 100% magenta, 0% yellow and 49% black. Indigo has a hue angle of 274.6 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 25.5%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #4B0082 has RGB values of R: 29.4, G: 0, B: 51 and CMYK values of C: 0.42, M: 1, Y: 0, K:0.49.




RGB Decimal

75, 0, 130


RGB Percentage

29.4, 0, 51

rgb(29.4%, 0%, 51%)


42, 100, 0, 49


274.6°, 100, 25.5

hsl(274.6°, 100%, 25.5%)

HSV (or HSB)

274.6°, 100, 51

Web Safe




20.469, 51.686, -53.313


6.93, 3.108, 21.349


0.221, 0.099, 3.108


20.469, 74.254, 314.112


20.469, 10.082, -61.336


17.628, 40.903, -62.749


01001011, 00000000, 10000010

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