Merchant Marine Blue Color


Merchant Marine 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 #fcbc20
Complementary Color #df9e02
Color Shade: blue cyan (222.55° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 44.31% (better contrasting with white)
Merchant Marine Blue Color Sample
Merchant Marine Blue Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #0343df

If you're looking for a similar blue cyan shade, there are some better alternatives to Merchant Marine Blue Color. The Megaman Helmet color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Blue Angel (#0022dd) for more energetic effect. Try Arcade Glow as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#df9e02 is the best complementary color to Merchant Marine 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 #0343df complementary color is Tangerine, 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 Science Blue are #02b1df and #3002df. Thus found on the left and right of #0343df on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Cerulean and Dark Blue colors as they work well with Merchant Marine Blue.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Merchant Marine Blue palette consists of #b1df02 and #df3002 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#df9e02). Try Rio Grande and Grenadier colors in combination with #0343df, 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 #0343df 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 Merchant Marine Blue. Thus Harlequin and Red Ribbon giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Merchant Marine Blue contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Tangerine, Hollywood Cerise, and Malachite split by 90° on the color wheel. #0343df 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. Merchant Marine Blue tetradic combo consists of orange complementary color (#df9e02) and two others. The Red Ribbon is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Caribbean Green – 120° from the complementary Tangerine. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #df0242 and #02df9e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #0343df is made of 1% red, 23% green and 76% blue. In a HSL mode Merchant Marine Blue has a hue angle of 222.55°, a saturation of 97.35% and a lightness of 44.31%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #0343df is made of 86.27% cyan, 61.18% magenta, 0% yellow and 12.55% black ink.

HEX #0343df
RGB Decimal rgb(3,67,223)
RGB Percentage 1%, 23%, 76%
CMYK 86.27, 61.18, 0, 12.55
HSL hsl(222.55,97.35%,44.31%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(222.55,98.65%,87.45%)
CIE-LAB lab(36.671,45.3395,-82.4646)
XYZ xyz(15.364,9.3614,70.8092)