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Duke Royal Blue School Color

Color Name: Duke Royal Blue
Hex Color Code: #00539B
RGB Color Code: RGB(0, 83, 155)
CMYK Values: CMYK(100%, 53%, 2%, 16)
Pantone PMS 287 C

Duke Royal Blue is the shade of blue in the Duke University color branding palette and has been in use since 2009 for athletics, apparel, and promotional materials. The Pantone color for Duke Royal Blue is 287 U / C, and the Hex color for web design is #00539B. Find more on Duke University branding guidelines and colors here.

What color is Duke Royal Blue?

Duke Royal Blue color belongs to the Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code (color number) for Duke Royal Blue is #00539B, and the RGB color code is RGB(0, 83, 155).

In the RGB color model, Duke Royal Blue has a red value of 0, a green value of 83, and a blue value of 155. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 100.0% cyan, 46.5% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 39.2% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 207.9° (degrees), 100.0 % saturation, and 30.4 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Duke Royal Blue has a hue of 207.9° (degrees), 100.0 % saturation and 60.8 % brightness/value.

Color Codes - Color Space Conversions

Duke Royal Blue (Other - School) color codes / color number / color space conversions - HEX, RGBA, CMYK, HSL, HSV/HSB, HYZ, CMY

RGBA - RGB(0, 83, 155)

Red 0 (0.0%)
Green 83 (32.5%)
Blue 155 (60.8%)
Alpha 1 (100.0%)


Cyan 100%
Magenta 53%
Yellow 2%
Key 16%


Hue 207.87°
Saturation 100.00 %.
Lightness 30.39 %.


Hue 207.87°
Saturation 100.00 %.
Brightness / Value 60.78 %.
LRV ~ 8.6 %
Munsell Color System 8.7B 3.4/12.5
XYZ X : 9.01
Y : 8.55
Z : 32.19
YXY Y1 : 8.55
X : 0.18
Y2 : 0.17
CMY C : 100.00%
M : 67.45%
Y : 39.22%
CIE-Lab L : 35.11
A : 7.68
B : -45.11
CIE-Lch L : 35.11
C : 45.76
H : 279.66
CIE-Luv L : 35.11
U : -19.96
V : -63.53
Hunter-Lab L : 29.25
A : 3.81
B : -44.78

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Color Combinations

Duke Royal Blue - #00539B Color Schemes and Palettes

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.


Here is the Triadic and Tetradic Color Scheme of Duke Royal Blue. The triadic color palette has three colors separated by 120° in the RGB color wheel and tetradic colour scheme composed of two sets of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

Triadic Color Scheme Palette


Tetradic Color Scheme Palette


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Duke Royal Blue - #00539B Tints and Shades

Duke Royal Blue #00539b Shades


Duke Royal Blue #00539b Tints


Color Images

Duke Royal Blue - #00539B Color Images and Patterns

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