Navy

HEX #000080 / RGB (0, 0, 128)

Navy blue Longchamps bag

What is Navy Color?

Navy (Hex code: 000080) Thumbnail

Navy has the hex code #000080. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 0, 128), 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:50. In the HSV/HSB scale, Navy has a hue of 240°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 50%.
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.

The name comes from the dark blue color used in the naval uniforms of the British Royal Navy. It is included in the X11 and web colors and can be used with its name, "Navy", in HTML and CSS code in addition to hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.
Note: In X11 list, the color is named Navy Blue.

Navy Color Codes

Hex Code#000080
RGB Values(0, 0, 128)
CMYK Values(100%, 100%, 0%, 50%)
HSV/HSB Values(240°, 100%, 50%)
Closest Web Safe#000099
Inverse Color#FFFF7F [Sunny]
Closest Pantone®2738 C
Closest RAL5002 [Ultramarine blue]
Complementary Color#808000 [Olive]
Navy Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#2B2B2B
Desaturated#404040
Weighted Average (Most Common)#0E0E0E
Weighted Average (Luma)#090909
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#333333

Navy Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 000080. Complementary color is 808000

Complementary Palette

The complement of Navy is Olive with the hex code #808000. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #000080 color is offered by #808000. 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 (000080, 400080 and 004080)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Navy (#000080) are Indigo (#400080) and Dark Cerulean (#004080). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of 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 (000080, 804000 and 408000)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Navy (#000080) are #804000 (Chocolate (Traditional)) and #408000 (Avocado). 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 (000080, 800000 and 008000)

Triadic Palette

Navy triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #800000 (Maroon (HTML/CSS)) and #008000 (Ao (English)) along with #000080 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 (000080, 800000, 808000 and 008080)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Navy has four colors - #800000 (Maroon (HTML/CSS)), #808000 (Olive) and #008080 (Teal) in addition to the base color (#000080). 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 (000080, 800040, 808000 and 008040)

Square Palette

Navy square color palette has #800040 (Rose Garnet), #808000 (Olive) and #008040 (Philippine 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

Navy Color Rainbow Palette

Our 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 Navy Color

Tints

  • Transparent 333399#333399
  • Transparent 4D4DA6#4D4DA6
  • Transparent 6666B3#6666B3
  • Transparent 8080C0#8080C0
  • Transparent 9999CC#9999CC
  • Transparent B3B3D9#B3B3D9
  • Transparent CCCCE6#CCCCE6
  • Transparent E6E6F2#E6E6F2

Tones

  • Transparent 1A1A80#1A1A80
  • Transparent 262680#262680
  • Transparent 333380#333380
  • Transparent 404080#404080
  • Transparent 4D4D80#4D4D80
  • Transparent 5A5A80#5A5A80
  • Transparent 666680#666680
  • Transparent 737380#737380

Shades

  • Transparent 000066#000066
  • Transparent 00005A#00005A
  • Transparent 00004D#00004D
  • Transparent 000040#000040
  • Transparent 000033#000033
  • Transparent 000026#000026
  • Transparent 00001A#00001A
  • Transparent 00000D#00000D

Navy Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Navy Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Navy Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Navy Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Navy Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Navy Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Navy Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Navy Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Navy Plaid Pattern

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