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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 comprised 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.

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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

#0072bb to black

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

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  1. Toyo Ink

    1. ★ CF10417
      #0071b9
      ΔE = 0.457 / LRV ≈ 15.3%
    2. ★ CF10416
      #0073bb
      ΔE = 0.497 / LRV ≈ 15.8%
  2. GM / General Motors

    1. ★ Wave Blue
      #1f73b7
      ΔE = 1.135 / LRV ≈ 16.0%
    2. Sports Blue
      #006faf
      ΔE = 2.779 / LRV ≈ 14.5%
  3. Model Master

    1. ★ Model Master 28143
      #2272b5
      ΔE = 1.224 / LRV ≈ 15.7%
  4. Peintures MF

    1. ★ Baie de Boston
      #006fb6
      ΔE = 1.237 / LRV ≈ 14.7%
    2. Félicia
      #1c6cad
      ΔE = 2.711 / LRV ≈ 14.0%
  5. RAL

    1. ★ RAL 5015 / Sky blue
      #2271b3
      ΔE = 1.428 / LRV ≈ 15.4%
  6. Focoltone

    1. ★ 2256
      #006fbb
      ΔE = 1.485 / LRV ≈ 15.0%
    2. ★ 1095
      #0076c0
      ΔE = 1.522 / LRV ≈ 16.8%
  7. Opaltone / OMS

    1. ★ 6515
      #216fb8
      ΔE = 1.688 / LRV ≈ 15.2%
    2. ★ 6509
      #2a74bb
      ΔE = 1.706 / LRV ≈ 16.6%
  8. Glidden

    1. ★ Cobalt Glaze / PPG1240-7
      #0072b5
      ΔE = 1.749 / LRV ≈ 15.4%
    2. ★ Bright Bay Blue / 13BB 17/399
      #0071b4
      ΔE = 1.754 / LRV ≈ 15.1%
  9. PPG Pittsburgh Paints

    1. ★ Cobalt Glaze / PPG1240-7
      #0072b5
      ΔE = 1.749 / LRV ≈ 15.4%
    2. Nocturne Shade / PPG1244-6
      #356fad
      ΔE = 2.532 / LRV ≈ 15.1%
  10. TRUMATCH

    1. ★ 35-b
      #2e73b9
      ΔE = 1.768 / LRV ≈ 16.3%
    2. 34-a1
      #006bb4
      ΔE = 2.681 / LRV ≈ 13.8%
  11. Pantone / PMS

    1. ★ 3553 C
      #006eb3
      ΔE = 1.834 / LRV ≈ 14.4%
    2. ★ Process Blue 2X
      #0077bf
      ΔE = 1.946 / LRV ≈ 17.0%
  12. Dunn-Edwards

    1. ★ Beautiful Blue / 47
      #186db6
      ΔE = 2.053 / LRV ≈ 14.5%
  13. California Paints

    1. ★ DEA 136 - Beautiful Blue
      #186db6
      ΔE = 2.053 / LRV ≈ 14.5%
  14. British Standard

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

    1. ★ Captain Blue
      #3373b3
      ΔE = 2.120 / LRV ≈ 16.2%
  16. Caparol

    1. ★ Iris 4
      #3474b8
      ΔE = 2.209 / LRV ≈ 16.7%
    2. 39/08
      #0070b0
      ΔE = 2.680 / LRV ≈ 14.7%
  17. Dulux

    1. ★ 52BB 15/410
      #2c6fae
      ΔE = 2.210 / LRV ≈ 15.0%
  18. Federal Standard

    1. Federal Standard 15180
      #0073b4
      ΔE = 2.411 / LRV ≈ 15.6%
  19. Colortrend

    1. Biloxi Blue
      #0574b5
      ΔE = 2.448 / LRV ≈ 15.9%
  20. Rodda Paint

    1. Biloxi Blue H58
      #0574b5
      ΔE = 2.448 / LRV ≈ 15.9%
  21. Porter Paints

    1. Nocturne Shade / 248-6
      #326ead
      ΔE = 2.505 / LRV ≈ 14.8%
    2. Planetarium / 249-6
      #166eae
      ΔE = 2.515 / LRV ≈ 14.4%
  22. Natural Color System / NCS

    1. S 2060-B
      #0076b8
      ΔE = 2.664 / LRV ≈ 16.4%
  23. Australian Standard AS2700

    1. B51 Periwinkle
      #3870ac
      ΔE = 2.771 / LRV ≈ 15.4%
  24. CIL

    1. Ribbon Dance
      #386eac
      ΔE = 2.832 / LRV ≈ 15.0%
  25. Ford

    1. Bright Blue
      #366dae
      ΔE = 2.840 / LRV ≈ 14.8%
  26. Humbrol

    1. 52 Baltic Blue
      #006dae
      ΔE = 2.883 / LRV ≈ 14.0%
  27. Olympic

    1. Blueberry Buckle A47-6
      #336eaa
      ΔE = 2.901 / LRV ≈ 14.8%
  28. Sikkens

    1. U0.40.40
      #2e72ad
      ΔE = 2.906 / LRV ≈ 15.6%
  29. Sigma

    1. Cool Blue / S 2565-R80B
      #2b6cb4
      ΔE = 2.912 / LRV ≈ 14.5%
  30. Tollens

    1. T2003-3
      #0e72b0
      ΔE = 2.976 / LRV ≈ 15.3%

#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

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.

Paul Valéry
<p style="background-color: #0072bb">…</p>

#0072bb shadow

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.

Georgia O'Keeffe
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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: 0.278%, blue: 0.733%
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
YCgCo
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
Munsell Color System
5PB 4/12 ΔE = 2.271
Brand Color
Pusha ΔE = 1.540

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