Royal Azure Color


Royal Azure 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 #ffc757
Complementary Color #a87000
Color Shade: blue cyan (220° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 32.94% (better contrasting with white)
Royal Azure Color Sample
Royal Azure Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #0038a8

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Royal Azure 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 Azure Dragon (#053976) for more calm effect. Try Long-Haul Flight as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a87000 is the best complementary color to Royal Azure. Orange shades generally complement the blue cyan hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #0038a8 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 #008ca8 and #1b00a8. Thus found on the left and right of #0038a8 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Deep Cerulean and Dark Blue colors as they work well with Royal Azure.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Royal Azure palette consists of #8ca800 and #a81c00 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a87000). Try Limeade and Milano Red colors in combination with #0038a8, 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 #0038a8 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 Royal Azure. Thus Limeade and Burgundy giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Royal Azure contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Pirate Gold, Flirt, and Fun Green split by 90° on the color wheel. #0038a8 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. Royal Azure tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#a87000) and two others. The Burgundy 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 #a80037 and #00a86f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #0038a8 is made of 0% red, 25% green and 75% blue. In a HSL mode Royal Azure has a hue angle of 220°, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 32.94%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #0038a8 is made of 65.88% cyan, 43.92% magenta, 0% yellow and 34.12% black ink.

HEX #0038a8
RGB Decimal rgb(0,56,168)
RGB Percentage 0%, 25%, 75%
CMYK 65.88, 43.92, 0, 34.12
HSL hsl(220,100%,32.94%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(220,100%,65.88%)
CIE-LAB lab(28.5261,31.5153,-63.6587)
XYZ xyz(8.4821,5.6555,37.6904)