Oxford Navy has the hex code #001A46. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 26, 70), which means it is composed of
0% red, 27% green and 73% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:100 M:63 Y:0 K:73. In the HSV/HSB scale, Oxford Navy has a hue of 218°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 27%. 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.
Oxford Navy color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Oxford Navy can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.
The complement of Oxford Navy is Seal Brown with the hex code #462C00. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #001A46 color is offered by #462C00. 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.
The analogous colors of Oxford Navy (#001A46) are Cetacean Blue (#090046) and Warm Black (#003D46). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Oxford 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Oxford Navy (#001A46) are #460900 (Bulgarian Rose) and #3D4600 (Dark Bronze (Coin)). 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.
Oxford Navy triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #46001A (Chocolate Brown) and #1A4600 (Lincoln Green) along with #001A46 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Oxford Navy has four colors - #46001A (Chocolate Brown), #462C00 (Seal Brown) and #00462C (British Racing Green) in addition to the base color (#001A46). 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.
Oxford Navy square color palette has #46003D (Imperial Purple), #462C00 (Seal Brown) and #004609 (Forest Green (Traditional)). 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.
Oxford Navy Color Rainbow Palette
Our Oxford 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.