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French blue / #0072bb Hex Color Code

#0072bb Paint ChipThe color french blue with hexadecimal color code #0072bb is a medium dark shade of cyan-blue. In the RGB color model #0072bb is composed of 0% red, 44.71% green and 73.33% blue. In the HSL color space #0072bb has a hue of 203° (degrees), 100% saturation and 37% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 476.95 nm. This color is used in the Kobe Steel logo, Gettysburg College seal, AS Saint-Étienne logo and UD Las Palmas logo.

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#0072bb linear gradient to complementary #9c841f

  1. #0072bb
  2. #4f74a3
  3. #6a778b
  4. #7c7a73
  5. #8a7d5b
  6. #948040
  7. #9c841f

Monochromatic Colors

  1. #005ea5
  2. #0065ac
  3. #006bb4
  4. #0072bb
  5. #1979c3
  6. #2880ca
  7. #3486d2

Tones

  1. #0072bb
  2. #306eab
  3. #426b9b
  4. #4d688c
  5. #55647c
  6. #5a616d
  7. #5e5e5e

Tints and Shades

#0072bb to white

  1. #0072bb
  2. #5088c7
  3. #789ed2
  4. #9cb5dd
  5. #becde9
  6. #dee6f4
  7. #ffffff / #fff

#0072bb to black

  1. #0072bb
  2. #145e99
  3. #1a4b79
  4. #1a3959
  5. #17283c
  6. #111721
  7. #000000 / #000

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    ★ CF10417
    #0071b9
    ΔE = 0.457 / LRV ≈ 15.3%

  2. Caran d'Ache

    ★ 660 Middle Cobalt Blue Hue
    #0971b8
    ΔE = 0.551 / LRV ≈ 15.3%

  3. Natural Color System / NCS

    ★ S 2065-R90B
    #0070ba
    ΔE = 0.838 / LRV ≈ 15.1%

  4. GM / General Motors

    ★ Wave Blue
    #1f73b7
    ΔE = 1.135 / LRV ≈ 16.0%

  5. Pantone / PMS

    ★ 2175 CP
    #0072b7
    ΔE = 1.160 / LRV ≈ 15.5%

  6. Porter Paints

    ★ Cobalt Glaze / 150-7
    #0071b6
    ΔE = 1.187 / LRV ≈ 15.2%

  7. ProMarker

    ★ True Blue
    #0f72b6
    ΔE = 1.197 / LRV ≈ 15.5%

  8. Model Master

    ★ Model Master 28143
    #2272b5
    ΔE = 1.224 / LRV ≈ 15.7%

  9. Peintures MF

    ★ Baie de Boston
    #006fb6
    ΔE = 1.237 / LRV ≈ 14.7%

  10. Coo-Var

    ★ Blue / Sky Blue
    #2271b3
    ΔE = 1.428 / LRV ≈ 15.4%

  11. Focoltone

    ★ 2256
    #006fbb
    ΔE = 1.485 / LRV ≈ 15.0%

  12. TRUMATCH

    ★ 34-a
    #006fbb
    ΔE = 1.485 / LRV ≈ 15.0%

  13. Rust-Oleum

    ★ Brilliant Blue
    #0374b8
    ΔE = 1.657 / LRV ≈ 16.0%

  14. Opaltone / OMS

    ★ 6515
    #216fb8
    ΔE = 1.688 / LRV ≈ 15.2%

  15. Glidden

    ★ Cobalt Glaze / PPG1240-7
    #0072b5
    ΔE = 1.749 / LRV ≈ 15.4%

  16. PPG Pittsburgh Paints

    ★ Cobalt Glaze / PPG1240-7
    #0072b5
    ΔE = 1.749 / LRV ≈ 15.4%

  17. California Paints

    ★ DEA 136 - Beautiful Blue
    #186db6
    ΔE = 2.053 / LRV ≈ 14.5%

  18. Dunn-Edwards

    ★ Beautiful Blue / 47
    #186db6
    ΔE = 2.053 / LRV ≈ 14.5%

  19. British Standard

    ★ BS 4800 20 E 53 - Blue
    #096fb1
    ΔE = 2.099 / LRV ≈ 14.6%

  20. AMC

    ★ Captain Blue
    #3373b3
    ΔE = 2.120 / LRV ≈ 16.2%

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#0072bb HTML / CSS Code Examples

#0072bb foreground

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

John W. Gardner
<p style="color: #0072bb">…</p>

#0072bb background

To create one's own world takes courage.

Georgia O'Keeffe
<p style="background-color: #0072bb">…</p>

#0072bb shadow

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Andy Warhol
<p style="text-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.15em #0072bb">…</p>

Color Charts

Color Space Conversions

Decimal
29371
Binary
00000000, 01110010, 10111011
Hexadecimal
#0072bb
LRV
≈ 15.6%
Closest short hex
#27b ΔE = 2.309
RGB
rgb(0, 114, 187)
RGBA
rgba(0, 114, 187, 1.0)
rg chromaticity
r: 0.000, g: 0.379, b: 0.621
RYB
red: 0.000%, yellow: 27.774%, blue: 73.333%
Android / android.graphics.Color
-16747845 / 0xff0072bb
HSL
hsl(203, 100%, 37%)
HSLA
hsla(203, 100%, 37%, 1.0)
HSV / HSB
hue: 203° (203.422), saturation: 100% (1.000), value: 73% (0.733)
HSP
hue: 203.422, saturation: 100.000%, perceived brightness: 42.264%
HSLuv (HUSL)
H: 247.688, S: 100.019, L: 46.473
Cubehelix
H: -161.885, S: 1.173, L: 0.344
TSL
T: -2.005, S: 0.451, L: 0.346
CMYK
cyan: 100% (1.000), magenta: 39% (0.390), yellow: 0% (0.000), key: 27% (0.267)
CMY
cyan: 100% (1.000), magenta: 55% (0.553), yellow: 27% (0.267)
XYZ
X: 14.983, Y: 15.620, Z: 49.229
xyY
x: 0.188, y: 0.196, Y: 15.620
CIELab
L: 46.473, a: 0.824, b: -45.792
CIELuv
L: 46.473, u: -28.313, v: -68.994
CIELCH / LCHab
L: 46.473, C: 45.800, H: 271.031
CIELUV / LCHuv
L: 46.473, C: 74.577, H: 247.688
Hunter-Lab
L: 39.523, a: -1.494, b: -46.186
CIECAM02
J: 34.684, C: 56.946, h: 244.239, Q: 116.031, M: 49.798, s: 65.512, H: 303.186
OSA-UCS
lightness: -10.378, jaune: -8.006, green: 3.682
LMS
L: 9.696, M: 16.274, S: 48.670
YCbCr
Y: 91.782, Cb: 176.919, Cr: 72.771
YCoCg
Y: 103.750, Cg: 10.250, Co: -46.750
YDbDr
Y: 88.236, Db: 148.609, Dr: 167.803
YPbPr
Y: 94.974, Pb: 49.610, Pr: -60.358
xvYCC
Y: 97.566, Cb: 171.579, Cr: 74.980
YIQ
Y: 88.236, I: -91.364, Q: -1.393
YUV
Y: 88.236, U: 48.602, V: -77.411
Okhsl
h: 247.237, s: 1.000, l: 0.464
Okhsv
h: 247.237. s: 1.000, v: 0.744
Okhwb
h: 247.237, w: 0.000, b: 0.256
Oklab
l: 0.538, a: -0.055, b: -0.131
Oklch
l: 0.538, c: 0.142, h: 247.237
JzAzBz
Jz: 0.00545, Az: -0.00344, Bz: -0.01108
JzCzHz
Jz: 0.00545, Cz: 0.01160, Hz: -107.24762
Munsell Color System
5PB 4/12 ΔE = 2.271
Brand Color
Pusha ΔE = 1.540

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