Royal Blue (Traditional)

HEX #002366 / RGB (0, 35, 102)

King's Blue Crown Illustration

What is Royal Blue (Traditional) Color?

Royal Blue (Traditional) (Hex code: 002366) Thumbnail

Royal Blue (Traditional) has the hex code #002366. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 35, 102), which means it is composed of 0% red, 26% green and 74% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:100 M:66 Y:0 K:60. In the HSV/HSB scale, Royal Blue (Traditional) has a hue of 219°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 40%.
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.

As per The Color Association of the United States (CAUS), earlier known as the Textile Color Card Association, Royal blue color is traditionally a dark shade of blue azure and was created by millers in Somerset for the dress of Queen Charlotte and hence its name.

Please note that the Royal blue of X11 and web color lists is much brighter blue and different from the one displayed on this page. Using the color name in HTML and/or CSS will result in the web color being displayed and not the one shown on this page. You can use the hexadecimal, RGB and/or HSL code in HTML and/or CSS. Please also note that the traditional royal blue CMYK values given on this page have been calculated from the hex color code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Royal Blue (Traditional) Color Codes

Hex Code#002366
RGB Values(0, 35, 102)
CMYK Values(100%, 66%, 0%, 60%)
HSV/HSB Values(219°, 100%, 40%)
Closest Web Safe#003366
Inverse Color#FFDC99 [Caramel]
Closest Pantone®280 C
Closest RAL5026 [Pearl night blue]
Complementary Color#664300 [Violin Brown]
Royal Blue (Traditional) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#2E2E2E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#202020
Weighted Average (Luma)#202020
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#606060

Royal Blue (Traditional) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 002366. Complementary color is 664300

Complementary Palette

The complement of Royal Blue (Traditional) is Violin Brown with the hex code #664300. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #002366 color is offered by #664300. 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 (002366, 100066 and 005666)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Royal Blue (Traditional) (#002366) are Navy Blue (#100066) and Midnight Green (Eagle Green) (#005666). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Royal Blue (Traditional) 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 (002366, 661000 and 566600)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Royal Blue (Traditional) (#002366) are #661000 (Blood (Organ)) and #566600 (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 (002366, 660023 and 236600)

Triadic Palette

Royal Blue (Traditional) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #660023 (Dark Scarlet) and #236600 (Metallic Green) along with #002366 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 (002366, 660023, 664300 and 006643)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Royal Blue (Traditional) has four colors - #660023 (Dark Scarlet), #664300 (Violin Brown) and #006643 (Cadmium Green) in addition to the base color (#002366). 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 (002366, 660056, 664300 and 006610)

Square Palette

Royal Blue (Traditional) square color palette has #660056 (Imperial Purple), #664300 (Violin Brown) and #006610 (Deep 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

Royal Blue (Traditional) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Royal Blue (Traditional) 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 Royal Blue (Traditional) Color


  • Transparent 334F85#334F85
  • Transparent 4D6594#4D6594
  • Transparent 667BA3#667BA3
  • Transparent 8091B3#8091B3
  • Transparent 99A7C2#99A7C2
  • Transparent B3BDD1#B3BDD1
  • Transparent CCD3E0#CCD3E0
  • Transparent E6E9F0#E6E9F0


  • Transparent 1A366B#1A366B
  • Transparent 263F6E#263F6E
  • Transparent 334870#334870
  • Transparent 405273#405273
  • Transparent 4D5B76#4D5B76
  • Transparent 5A6478#5A6478
  • Transparent 666D7B#666D7B
  • Transparent 73777D#73777D


  • Transparent 001C52#001C52
  • Transparent 001947#001947
  • Transparent 00153D#00153D
  • Transparent 001233#001233
  • Transparent 000E29#000E29
  • Transparent 000B1F#000B1F
  • Transparent 000714#000714
  • Transparent 00040A#00040A

Royal Blue (Traditional) Color Patterns

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    Royal Blue (Traditional) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue (Traditional) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue (Traditional) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue (Traditional) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue (Traditional) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue (Traditional) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue (Traditional) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Royal Blue (Traditional) Plaid Pattern

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