Pure Blue

HEX #0000FF / RGB (0, 0, 255)

Blue powder

What is Pure Blue Color?

Pure Blue (Hex code: 0000FF) Thumbnail

Pure Blue has the hex code #0000FF. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 0, 255), 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:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pure Blue has a hue of 240°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
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.

Pure Blue is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Pure Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#0000FF
RGB Values(0, 0, 255)
CMYK Values(100%, 100%, 0%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(240°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#0000FF
Inverse Color#FFFF00 [Yellow]
Closest Pantone®2736 C
Closest RAL5005 [Signal blue]
Complementary Color#FFFF00 [Yellow]
Pure Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#555555
Desaturated#808080
Weighted Average (Most Common)#1C1C1C
Weighted Average (Luma)#121212
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#494949

Pure Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 0000FF. Complementary color is FFFF00

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pure Blue is Yellow with the hex code #FFFF00. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #0000FF color is offered by #FFFF00. 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 (0000FF, 8000FF and 0080FF)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pure Blue (#0000FF) are Violet (Color Wheel) (#8000FF) and Azure (#0080FF). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pure Blue 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 (0000FF, FF8000 and 80FF00)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pure Blue (#0000FF) are #FF8000 (Orange (Color Wheel)) and #80FF00 (Chartreuse (Web)). 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 (0000FF, FF0000 and 00FF00)

Triadic Palette

Pure Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #FF0000 (Red) and #00FF00 (Electric Green) along with #0000FF 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 (0000FF, FF0000, FFFF00 and 00FFFF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pure Blue has four colors - #FF0000 (Red), #FFFF00 (Yellow) and #00FFFF (Aqua) in addition to the base color (#0000FF). 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 (0000FF, FF0080, FFFF00 and 00FF80)

Square Palette

Pure Blue square color palette has #FF0080 (Bright Pink), #FFFF00 (Yellow) and #00FF80 (Guppie 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

Pure Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pure Blue 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 Pure Blue Color

Tints

  • Transparent 3333FF#3333FF
  • Transparent 4D4DFF#4D4DFF
  • Transparent 6666FF#6666FF
  • Transparent 8080FF#8080FF
  • Transparent 9999FF#9999FF
  • Transparent B3B3FF#B3B3FF
  • Transparent CCCCFF#CCCCFF
  • Transparent E6E6FF#E6E6FF

Tones

  • Transparent 1A1AE6#1A1AE6
  • Transparent 2626D9#2626D9
  • Transparent 3333CC#3333CC
  • Transparent 4040C0#4040C0
  • Transparent 4D4DB3#4D4DB3
  • Transparent 5A5AA6#5A5AA6
  • Transparent 666699#666699
  • Transparent 73738D#73738D

Shades

  • Transparent 0000CC#0000CC
  • Transparent 0000B3#0000B3
  • Transparent 000099#000099
  • Transparent 000080#000080
  • Transparent 000066#000066
  • Transparent 00004D#00004D
  • Transparent 000033#000033
  • Transparent 00001A#00001A

Pure Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pure Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pure Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Blue Plaid Pattern

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