Color Name: Navy Blue
Hex Color Code: #000080
RGB Color Code: RGB(0, 0, 128)
CMYK Values*: 100.0%, 100.0%, 0.0%, 49.8%





About Navy Blue color - its meaning and example

About Navy Blue Color and Meaning

Navy blue is a dark shade of blue color. Navy Blue got its name from the usual color of the uniforms worn by officers in the Royal Navy (United Kingdom's naval warfare force) since 1748. It was subsequently adopted by other navies worldwide. Initially, this color was also called Marine Blue.

Navy Blue color psychology, emotion, and symbol

Navy blue is one of the professional colors and is very popular in the fashion industry. Like black, it carries a sense of power, authority, elegance, and sophistication.

What colors make navy blue paint?

A few ways to make navy blue are:

  • Mixing pure blue with black.
  • Adding black to ultramarine blue
  • Adding black to royal blue.

Navy blue color names in other languages:

SpanishAzul Marino
FrenchBleu Marine
PortugueseAzul Marinho
GermanMarineblaue


What color is Navy Blue?

Navy Blue color belongs to the Blue color family (hue). The hexadecimal color code(color number) for Navy Blue is #000080, and the RGB color code is RGB(0, 0, 128).

In the RGB color model, Navy Blue has a red value of 0, a green value of 0, and a blue value of 128. The CMYK color model (also known as process color, used in color printing) comprises 100.0% cyan, 100.0% magenta, 0.0% yellow, and 49.8% key (black). The HSL color scale has a hue of 240° (degrees), 100.0 % saturation, and 25.1 % lightness. In the HSB/HSV color space, Navy Blue has a hue of 240° (degrees), 100.0 % saturation and 50.2 % brightness/value.


Navy Blue is cool or warm?

The color Navy Blue is a cool color.


What is the LRV of Navy Blue?

Navy Blue has an LRV of nearly 2. By LRV value, it is a very 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


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


RGBA / RGB

RGB(0, 0, 128)
Red
0 (0.0%)
Green
0 (0.0%)
Blue
128 (50.2%)
Alpha
1 (100.0%)

CMYK

Cyan
100.00%
Magenta
100.00%
Yellow
0.00%
Key
49.80%

HSL

HSL(240deg, 100.0 %, 25.1 %)

Hue
240°
Saturation
100.00 %.
Lightness
25.10 %.

RYB

RYB(127, 127, 255)
Red
127 (49.8%)
Yellow
127 (49.8%)
Blue
255 (100.0%)

HSV/HSB

Hue
240°
Saturation
100.00 %.
Brightness / Value
50.20 %.

HWB

H: 240°

W: 0.00 %

B: 49.80 %

XYZ

X : 3.9

Y : 1.56

Z : 20.52

YXY

Y1 : 1.56

X : 0.15

Y2 : 0.06

CMY

C : 100.00%

M : 100.00%

Y : 49.80%


LRV

~ 1.6 %

Munsell Color System

6.9PB 1.2/21.5

CIE-Lab

L : 12.98

A : 47.51

B : -64.7

CIE-Lch

L : 12.98

C : 80.27

H : 306.29

CIE-Luv

L : 12.98

U : -3.78

V : -52.36

Hunter-Lab

L : 12.48

A : 33.86

B : -88.7






Similar Colors and Paints



Named colors similar to Navy Blue


Here are the colors similar to Navy 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.



#00008B
Dark Blue
ΔE - 1.56 (98.4% similar)
#000F89
Phthalo Blue
ΔE - 2.65 (97.3% similar)
#120A8F
Ultramarine
ΔE - 2.84 (97.2% similar)





Similar colors from Pantone, RAL, and other color matching system


Pantone PMS


Navy Blue color similar/equivalent colors from Pantone PMS. Conversion of Navy Blue to Pantone PMS


#06038D
PANTONE 2738 C
ΔE - 2.00 (98.0% similar)
#001489
PANTONE Reflex Blue C
ΔE - 3.51 (96.5% similar)
#280071
PANTONE 2745 C
ΔE - 3.70 (96.3% similar)
#2E008B
PANTONE 2735 C
ΔE - 3.75 (96.2% similar)





Paint similar to Navy Blue


Here are the best recommended paint colors similar to Navy 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.


Valspar


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


#293944
Pitch Cobalt (5010-2)
ΔE - 14.11 (85.9% similar)
#22394A
Indigo Streamer (4010-4)
ΔE - 14.20 (85.8% similar)
#2F3465
Spirit Blue (4011-9)
ΔE - 14.80 (85.2% similar)
#203E4F
Indigo Go-Go (V108-6)
ΔE - 14.94 (85.1% similar)


Benjamin Moore


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


#233872
Blue (2066-10)
ΔE - 14.87 (85.1% similar)
#2B3B4C
North Sea (CC-932)
ΔE - 15.96 (84.0% similar)
#2B3762
Admiral Blue (2065-10)
ΔE - 15.99 (84.0% similar)
#254455
Twilight (2058-10)
ΔE - 16.16 (83.8% similar)


Sherwin Williams


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


#23383F
Dark Night (SW 6237)
ΔE - 15.45 (84.6% similar)
#283849
In the Navy (SW 9178)
ΔE - 15.57 (84.4% similar)
#35454E
Gale Force (SW 7605)
ΔE - 16.31 (83.7% similar)
#234058
Salty Dog (SW 9177)
ΔE - 16.34 (83.7% similar)





PPG Paints


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


#334B58
Sailor's Coat (PPG1153-7)
ΔE - 17.25 (82.8% similar)
#3B484F
Midnight Hour (PPG1038-7)
ΔE - 17.72 (82.3% similar)
#314D67
Blueberry Pie (PPG1163-7)
ΔE - 19.21 (80.8% similar)
#374874
Daring Indigo (PPG1166-7)
ΔE - 19.24 (80.8% similar)


Dunn-Edwards


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


#3C4378
Cobalt (DEA 140)
ΔE - 17.52 (82.5% similar)
#2A4B5F
Deep Ocean (DEA 135)
ΔE - 17.99 (82.0% similar)
#324680
Indigo Night (DEA 138)
ΔE - 18.08 (81.9% similar)
#3B3F66
Clematis Blue (DET 587)
ΔE - 18.31 (81.7% similar)


Behr


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


#35475B
Compass Blue (MQ5-54)
ΔE - 18.11 (81.9% similar)
#344D58
Nocturne Blue (HDC-CL-28)
ΔE - 18.14 (81.9% similar)
#3A4859
Very Navy (M500-7)
ΔE - 18.91 (81.1% similar)
#38515D
Restless Sea (PPU13-20)
ΔE - 18.92 (81.1% 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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