Faded Navy

HEX #242F78 / RGB (36, 47, 120)

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What is Faded Navy Color?

Faded Navy (Hex code: 242F78) Thumbnail

Faded Navy has the hex code #242F78. The equivalent RGB values are (36, 47, 120), which means it is composed of 18% red, 23% green and 59% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:70 M:61 Y:0 K:53. In the HSV/HSB scale, Faded Navy has a hue of 232°, 70% saturation and a brightness value of 47%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Faded navy blue is not pat of the web colors list. It can, thus, only be applied on web pages with HTML and/or CSS using its hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK codes.

Faded Navy Color Codes

Hex Code#242F78
RGB Values(36, 47, 120)
CMYK Values(70%, 61%, 0%, 53%)
HSV/HSB Values(232°, 70%, 47%)
Closest Web Safe#333366
Inverse Color#DBD087 [Gold (Crayola)]
Closest Pantone®3591 C
Closest RAL5002 [Ultramarine blue]
Complementary Color#786D24 [Mustard Green]
Faded Navy Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#444444
Weighted Average (Most Common)#343434
Weighted Average (Luma)#323232
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#767676

Faded Navy Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 242F78. Complementary color is 786D24

Complementary Palette

The complement of Faded Navy is Mustard Green with the hex code #786D24. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #242F78 color is offered by #786D24. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (242F78, 432478 and 245978)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Faded Navy (#242F78) are Spanish Violet (#432478) and Metallic Blue (#245978). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Faded Navy with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (242F78, 784324 and 597824)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Faded Navy (#242F78) are #784324 (Russet) and #597824 (Sap Green). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (242F78, 78242F and 2F7824)

Triadic Palette

Faded Navy triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #78242F (Puce Red) and #2F7824 (Japanese Laurel) along with #242F78 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (242F78, 78242F, 786D24 and 24786D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Faded Navy has four colors - #78242F (Puce Red), #786D24 (Mustard Green) and #24786D (Myrtle Green) in addition to the base color (#242F78). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (242F78, 782459, 786D24 and 247843)

Square Palette

Faded Navy square color palette has #782459 (Byzantium), #786D24 (Mustard Green) and #247843 (Dark Spring Green). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Faded Navy Color Rainbow Palette

Our Faded Navy rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Faded Navy Color


  • Transparent 505993#505993
  • Transparent 666DA1#666DA1
  • Transparent 7C82AE#7C82AE
  • Transparent 9297BC#9297BC
  • Transparent A7ACC9#A7ACC9
  • Transparent BDC1D7#BDC1D7
  • Transparent D3D5E4#D3D5E4
  • Transparent E9EAF2#E9EAF2


  • Transparent 363F7A#363F7A
  • Transparent 40477A#40477A
  • Transparent 494F7B#494F7B
  • Transparent 52587C#52587C
  • Transparent 5B607D#5B607D
  • Transparent 64687E#64687E
  • Transparent 6E707E#6E707E
  • Transparent 77787F#77787F


  • Transparent 1D2660#1D2660
  • Transparent 192154#192154
  • Transparent 161C48#161C48
  • Transparent 12183C#12183C
  • Transparent 0E1330#0E1330
  • Transparent 0B0E24#0B0E24
  • Transparent 070918#070918
  • Transparent 04050C#04050C

Faded Navy Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Faded Navy Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Faded Navy Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Faded Navy Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Faded Navy Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Faded Navy Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Faded Navy Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Faded Navy Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Faded Navy Plaid Pattern

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