Dark Blue Colors

Its Shades and Their Meanings

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Bear, Jacci Howard. "Dark Blue Colors." ThoughtCo, Aug. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/dark-blue-colors-in-design-1077454. Bear, Jacci Howard. (2017, August 7). Dark Blue Colors. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/dark-blue-colors-in-design-1077454 Bear, Jacci Howard. "Dark Blue Colors." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/dark-blue-colors-in-design-1077454 (accessed September 23, 2017).

Blue is a favorite color of both men and women. While all shades of blue carry some of the same symbolism, certain attributes are stronger for dark blues.

The deepest darkest blues also share some of the same color meanings as black. This selection of dark blue colors goes from the dark of navy blue to the lighter and brighter medium blue.

Note: See Medium to Dark Blue Color Palettes too.

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This browser safe dark blue color works as a dark corporate blue, conveying trust, truth, authority, and stability.

  • Hex #000033
  • RGB 0,0,51
  • Browser Safe Color: Yes
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Navy
Navy. Navy

The official CSS color keyword/SVG color keyword navy refers to a very dark shade of blue. Navy is a cool color and carries the blue symbolism of importance, confidence, power, and authority, and is often used in connection with the police and military.

Dark blue, like navy, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.

Being very dark, navy is sometimes used as a neutral like black, which is also seen as a conservative and authoritarian color.

    • Hex #000080
    • RGB 0,0,128
    • Browser Safe Color: No, the closet dark blue would be Hex #000066, RGB 0,0,102
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    Midnight Blue

    Midnight Blue
    Midnight Blue. Midnight Blue

    The SVG color keyword midnightblue refers to a very dark shade of blue. It is a cool color, close to navy. Midnight blue carries the blue symbolism of importance, confidence, power, and authority. Darker blue is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism. 

    Because it is very dark, midnight blue can sometimes be a neutral like black, which is also often seen as a conservative and authoritarian color.

      • Hex #191970
      • RGB 25,25,112
      • Browser Safe Color: No, the closest dark blue is Hex #000066, RGB 0,0,102

      Dark Blue

      Dark Blue
      Dark Blue. Dark Blue

      The SVG color keyword darkblue refers to a dark shade of blue. A cool color, dark blue carries the blue symbolism of importance, confidence, power, and authority. Darker shades of blue are associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.

      Like navy, this dark blue can sometimes be a neutral like black.

        • Hex #00008B
        • RGB 0,0,139
        • Browser Safe Color: No, the closet dark blue is Hex #000099, RGB 0,0,153
        Indigo
        Indigo. Indigo

        The SVG color keyword indigo refers to a dark purplish blue. Indigo is a cool color that appears between blue and violet in a rainbow.

        Carrying the blue symbolism associated with the darker shades of blue, indigo conveys trust, truthfulness, and stability. It also might have some of the authority and royalty of purple, as indigo was considered a royal blue.

        • Hex #4B0082
        • RGB 75,0,130
        • Browser Safe Color: No, the closet dark purply-blue to indigo is #330066, RGB 51,0,102
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        Royal Azure
        Royal Azure. Royal Azure

        This medium-dark swatch of royal azure is one of the darker of the colors known as azure. Stability, calmness, and richness are associated with royal azure.

        • Hex #0038A8
        • RGB 0,56,168
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        Dark Slate Blue

        Dark Slate Blue
        Dark Slate Blue. Dark Slate Blue

        The SVG color keyword darkslateblue refers to a dark shade of blue with a slightly gray or purple tone to it. Dark slate blue carries the blue symbolism of importance and confidence.

        Softer than navy or dark blue, dark slate blue's slightly purple tinge gives it a touch of warmth and richness.

        • Hex #483D8B
        • RGB 72,61,139
        • Browser Safe Color: No, the closet browser safe blue to darkslateblue is Hex #333399, RGB 51,51,153, or Hex #003366, RGB 0,51,102
        Cobalt
        Cobalt. Cobalt

        Cobalt is a medium dark blue that is soothing and peaceful. It can also suggest richness. Like azure, nature, stability, and calmness are some of its qualities. This swatch is just one of the blues known as cobalt.

        • Hex #3D59AB
        • RGB 61,89,171
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        Medium Blue
        Medium Blue. Medium Blue

        The SVG color keyword mediumblue refers to a dark shade of blue that is bluer and a little brighter than dark blue. Medium blue is a cool color that carries the blue symbolism of importance and confidence.

        Although it's not a light or pastel blue, it still has something of a fresh, spring-like quality with a touch of childlike playfulness.

          • Hex #0000CD
          • RGB 0,0,205
          • Browser Safe Color: No, the closet blue to mediumblue is Hex #0000cc, RGB 0,0,204
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          Bear, Jacci Howard. "Dark Blue Colors." ThoughtCo, Aug. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/dark-blue-colors-in-design-1077454. Bear, Jacci Howard. (2017, August 7). Dark Blue Colors. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/dark-blue-colors-in-design-1077454 Bear, Jacci Howard. "Dark Blue Colors." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/dark-blue-colors-in-design-1077454 (accessed September 23, 2017).