Dark Blue Color


Dark Blue is deep, cool-toned shade of cool blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid yellow, cool green or mid red

Inverse Color #ffff37
Complementary Color #c7c800
Color Shade: cool blue (240° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 39.22% (better contrasting with white)
Dark Blue Color Sample
Dark Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #0000c8

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Dark Blue Color. The Space Exploration color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Star of David (#0000f7) for more calm effect. Try Graphical 80's Sky as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#c7c800 is the best complementary color to Dark Blue. Mid yellow shades generally complement the cool blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #0000c8 complementary color is Rio Grande, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of blue cyan, cool blue, and warm blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Dark Blue are #0063c8 and #6300c8. Thus found on the left and right of #0000c8 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Science Blue and Purple colors as they work well with Dark Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Dark Blue palette consists of #64c800 and #c86400 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#c7c800). Try Limeade and Tenn colors in combination with #0000c8, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #0000c8 offers a combination of warm green and mid red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Dark Blue. Thus Green and Guardsman Red giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Dark Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Rio Grande, Lipstick, and Jade split by 90° on the color wheel. #0000c8 square combo is a palette of cool blue, warm magenta, mid yellow and cool green shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Dark Blue tetradic combo consists of mid yellow complementary color (#c7c800) and two others. The Guardsman Red is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Robin's Egg Blue – 120° from the complementary Rio Grande. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c80000 and #00c7c8.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #0000c8 is made of 0% red, 0% green and 100% blue. In a HSL mode Dark Blue has a hue angle of 240°, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 39.22%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #0000c8 is made of 78.43% cyan, 78.43% magenta, 0% yellow and 21.57% black ink.

HEX #0000c8
RGB Decimal rgb(0,0,200)
RGB Percentage 0%, 0%, 100%
CMYK 78.43, 78.43, 0, 21.57
HSL hsl(240,100%,39.22%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(240,100%,78.43%)
CIE-LAB lab(24.2261,65.9545,-89.8282)
XYZ xyz(10.4253,4.1701,54.899)