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#0000CD Hex Code

Color Name: Medium Blue

What is hex #0000CD Color?

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The color name of hex code #0000CD is Medium Blue. The RGB values are (0, 0, 205) which means it is composed of 0% red, 0% green and 100% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:100 M:100 Y:0 K:20. In the HSV/HSB scale, #0000CD has a hue of 240°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 80%.
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.

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Hex #0000CD Color Codes

Color NameMedium Blue
RGB Values(0, 0, 205)
CMYK Values(100%, 100%, 0%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(240°, 100%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#0000CC
Inverse Color#FFFF32 [Daffodil]
Closest Pantone®Blue 072 C
Closest RAL5002 [Ultramarine blue]
Complementary Color#CDCD00 [Bitter Lemon]
#0000CD Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#444444
Weighted Average (Most Common)#171717
Weighted Average (Luma)#0F0F0F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#424242

Hex #0000CD Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 0000CD. Complementary color is CDCD00

Complementary Palette

The complement of #0000CD is #CDCD00 which is called Bitter Lemon. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #0000CD color is offered by #CDCD00. 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.

0000CD CDCD00
Analogous color palette with (0000CD, 6700CD and 0067CD)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #0000CD are #6700CD and #0067CD, called French Violet and True Blue, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #0000CD with a 30° separation. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

0000CD 6700CD 0067CD
Split Complementary color palette with (0000CD, CD6700 and 67CD00)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #0000CD are #CD6700 (Tenné (Tawny)) and #67CD00 (Alien Armpit). 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.

0000CD CD6700 67CD00
Triadic color palette with (0000CD, CD0000 and 00CD00)

Triadic Palette

#0000CD triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #CD0000 (Boston University Red) and #00CD00 (Electric Green) along with #0000CD, our main color, create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

0000CD CD0000 00CD00
Tetradic color palette with (0000CD, CD0000, CDCD00 and 00CDCD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #0000CD has #CD0000 (Boston University Red), #CDCD00 (Bitter Lemon) and #00CDCD (Robin Egg Blue). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

0000CD CD0000 CDCD00 00CDCD
Square color palette with (0000CD, CD0067, CDCD00 and 00CD67)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #0000CD contains #CD0067 (Royal Red), #CDCD00 (Bitter Lemon) and #00CD67 (Malachite). 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.

0000CD CD0067 CDCD00 00CD67
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Hex #0000CD Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #0000CD rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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.

0000CD B000CD CD003B CD7500 75CD00 00CD3B 00B0CD

Tints, Tones & Shades of 0000CD Color


  • Transparent 3333D73333D7
  • Transparent 4D4DDC4D4DDC
  • Transparent 6666E16666E1
  • Transparent 8080E68080E6
  • Transparent 9999EB9999EB
  • Transparent B3B3F0B3B3F0
  • Transparent CCCCF5CCCCF5
  • Transparent E6E6FAE6E6FA


  • Transparent 1A1ABE1A1ABE
  • Transparent 2626B62626B6
  • Transparent 3333AE3333AE
  • Transparent 4040A74040A7
  • Transparent 4D4D9F4D4D9F
  • Transparent 5A5A975A5A97
  • Transparent 66668F66668F
  • Transparent 737388737388


  • Transparent 0000A40000A4
  • Transparent 000090000090
  • Transparent 00007B00007B
  • Transparent 000067000067
  • Transparent 000052000052
  • Transparent 00003E00003E
  • Transparent 000029000029
  • Transparent 000015000015

#0000CD Color Patterns

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    #0000CD Honeycomb Pattern

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    #0000CD Leaves Pattern

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    #0000CD Houndstooth Pattern

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    #0000CD Trellis Pattern

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    #0000CD Plaid Pattern

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Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.