International Blue Color


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

Inverse Color #ffd058
Complementary Color #a77800
Color Shade: blue cyan (223.11° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 32.75% (better contrasting with white)
International Blue Color Sample
International Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #002fa7

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to International Blue Color. The Dark Midnight Blue color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Snowstorm Space Shuttle (#001188) for more calm effect. Try Blue Ranger as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a77800 is the best complementary color to International Blue. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #002fa7 complementary color is Pirate Gold, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid cyan, blue cyan, and mid blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of International Klein Blue are #0082a7 and #2400a7. Thus found on the left and right of #002fa7 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Deep Cerulean and Dark Blue colors as they work well with International Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary International Blue palette consists of #82a700 and #a72400 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a77800). Try Limeade and Fire colors in combination with #002fa7, 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 #002fa7 offers a combination of yellow green and red magenta shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the International Blue. Thus Limeade and Carmine giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of International Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Pirate Gold, Flirt, and Green Haze split by 90° on the color wheel. #002fa7 square combo is a palette of blue cyan, mid magenta, orange and mid 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. International Blue tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#a77800) and two others. The Carmine is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Jade – 120° from the complementary Pirate Gold. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a7002e and #00a777.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #002fa7 is made of 0% red, 22% green and 78% blue. In a HSL mode International Blue has a hue angle of 223.11°, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 32.75%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #002fa7 is made of 65.49% cyan, 47.06% magenta, 0% yellow and 34.51% black ink.

HEX #002fa7
RGB Decimal rgb(0,47,167)
RGB Percentage 0%, 22%, 78%
CMYK 65.49, 47.06, 0, 34.51
HSL hsl(223.11,100%,32.75%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(223.11,100%,65.49%)
CIE-LAB lab(26.2246,37.0431,-66.8509)
XYZ xyz(7.9916,4.8231,37.069)