What color is Blue?

Blue color belongs to the Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Blue is #0000FF, and the RGB color code is RGB(0, 0, 255).

In the RGB color model, Blue has a red value of 0, a green value of 0, and a blue value of 255. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 100.0% cyan, 100.0% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 0.0% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 240° (degrees), 100.0 % saturation, and 50.0 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Blue has a hue of 240° (degrees), 100.0 % saturation and 100.0 % brightness/value.


Blue is cool or warm?

The color Blue is a cool color.


What is the LRV of Blue?

Blue has an LRV of nearly 7. By LRV value, it is a dark color.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much visible light is reflected off a surface. It is a number on a scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white. The higher the LRV, the more light the color reflects and the lighter it will appear.






Color Codes - Color Space Conversions


Blue color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY, HWB, RYB


RGBA / RGB

RGB(0, 0, 255)
Red
0 (0.0%)
Green
0 (0.0%)
Blue
255 (100.0%)
Alpha
1 (100.0%)

CMYK

Cyan
100.00%
Magenta
100.00%
Yellow
0.00%
Key
0.00%

HSL

HSL(240deg, 100.0 %, 50.0 %)

Hue
240°
Saturation
100.00 %.
Lightness
50.00 %.

RYB

RYB(0, 0, 255)
Red
0 (0.0%)
Yellow
0 (0.0%)
Blue
255 (100.0%)

HSV/HSB

Hue
240°
Saturation
100.00 %.
Brightness / Value
100.00 %.

HWB

H: 240°

W: 0.00 %

B: 0.00 %

XYZ

X : 18.05

Y : 7.22

Z : 95.05

YXY

Y1 : 7.22

X : 0.15

Y2 : 0.06

CMY

C : 100.00%

M : 100.00%

Y : 0.00%


LRV

~ 7.2 %

Munsell Color System

7.1PB 3.1/56.4

CIE-Lab

L : 32.3

A : 79.2

B : -107.86

CIE-Lch

L : 32.3

C : 133.82

H : 306.29

CIE-Luv

L : 32.3

U : -9.4

V : -130.36

Hunter-Lab

L : 26.87

A : 72.89

B : -190.92






Similar Colors and Paints



Named colors similar to Blue


Here are the colors similar to Blue . Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.



#3F00FF
Electric Ultramarine
ΔE - 2.32 (97.7% similar)
#5218FA
Han Purple (Chinese Purple)
ΔE - 4.25 (95.8% similar)
#0000CD
Medium Blue
ΔE - 6.38 (93.6% similar)







Paint similar to Blue


Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Blue . Delta E (ΔE) is the measure of the difference between two colors. Delta E is measured on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 means exact match, and 100 is the highest difference.


PPG Paints


Blue color similar/equivalent paint from PPG Paints. Conversion of Blue to PPG Paints


#334B58
Sailor's Coat (PPG1153-7)
ΔE - 14.36 (85.6% similar)
#2D5367
Regatta Bay (PPG1154-7)
ΔE - 15.05 (84.9% similar)
#295266
Plymouth Blue (PPG13-27)
ΔE - 15.34 (84.7% similar)
#425A65
Oceania (PPG10-01)
ΔE - 15.36 (84.6% similar)


Behr


Blue color similar/equivalent paint from Behr. Conversion of Blue to Behr


#38515D
Restless Sea (PPU13-20)
ΔE - 14.58 (85.4% similar)
#365360
Opera Glasses (MQ5-24)
ΔE - 14.80 (85.2% similar)
#344D58
Nocturne Blue (HDC-CL-28)
ΔE - 14.96 (85.0% similar)


Benjamin Moore


Blue color similar/equivalent paint from Benjamin Moore. Conversion of Blue to Benjamin Moore


#415663
In the Midnight Hour (1666)
ΔE - 14.71 (85.3% similar)
#254455
Twilight (2058-10)
ΔE - 14.90 (85.1% similar)
#34586C
Summer Nights (777)
ΔE - 15.11 (84.9% similar)
#304656
Gentleman's Gray (2062-20)
ΔE - 15.22 (84.8% similar)





Dunn-Edwards


Blue color similar/equivalent paint from Dunn-Edwards. Conversion of Blue to Dunn-Edwards


#36576A
Summer Night (DE 5811)
ΔE - 14.80 (85.2% similar)
#2A4B5F
Deep Ocean (DEA 135)
ΔE - 14.87 (85.1% similar)
#40535D
Slate Wall (DE 5797)
ΔE - 15.09 (84.9% similar)
#43535E
Nightfall (DE 5804)
ΔE - 15.59 (84.4% similar)


Valspar


Blue color similar/equivalent paint from Valspar. Conversion of Blue to Valspar


#274B5E
Deep Pacific (V107-6)
ΔE - 14.88 (85.1% similar)
#34576A
Deep Twilight Blue (4007-6C)
ΔE - 14.91 (85.1% similar)
#334C57
Cadet Song (8004-38G)
ΔE - 14.98 (85.0% similar)
#3F576A
Mountain River (4005-6C)
ΔE - 15.45 (84.5% similar)


Sherwin Williams


Blue color similar/equivalent paint from Sherwin Williams. Conversion of Blue to Sherwin Williams


#32586E
Endless Sea (SW 9150)
ΔE - 15.45 (84.6% similar)
#2E5464
Marea Baja (SW 9185)
ΔE - 15.45 (84.5% similar)
#314D58
Seaworthy (SW 7620)
ΔE - 15.50 (84.5% similar)
#35454E
Gale Force (SW 7605)
ΔE - 15.81 (84.2% similar)








Color Combinations


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Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors belong to the same hue angle but different tints and shades. Monochromatic color palette can be generated by keeping the exact hue of the base color and then changing the saturation and lightness.

Analogous Color Palette

Analogous colors are a group of colors adjacent to each other on a color wheel. Group of these adjacent colors forms Analogous color scheme Palette. Analogous Palette can be generated by increasing or decreasing the hue value by 30 points.

Triadic Color Palette

The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel

Tetradic Color Palette

The tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.







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