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Dark Blue Colors

On or Off the Web, Color Symbolism for SVG and CSS Color Names in Shades of Blue

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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.

Dark Blue - Corporate Blue

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

 

 

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. Navy carries the blue symbolism of importance, confidence, power, and authority (including police and military). Darker blue, like navy, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.

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

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

    Midnight Blue

    Midnight Blue
    Midnight Blue

    The SVG color keyword midnightblue refers to a very dark shade of blue. It is a cool color. Very 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. 

    Being 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 closet dark blue might be 000066 / 0,0,102

      Dark Blue

      Dark Blue
      Dark Blue

      The SVG color keyword darkblue refers to a dark shade of blue (naturally). 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 which is also often seen as a conservative and authoritarian color.

        • Hex #00008B
        • RGB 0,0,139
        • Browser Safe Color: No, the closet dark blue would be 000099 / 0,0,153

         

         

        Indigo

        Indigo
        Indigo

        The SVG color keyword indigo refers to a dark purplish blue. Indigo is a cool color. Indigo 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 may 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 might be #330066 | 51,0,102

        Indigo Dye

        Indigo Dye
        Indigo Dye

        This swatch is an approximation of the color of indigo dye. It's a bit bluer than the Web color of indigo

         

        • Hex #00416A
        • RGB 0,65,106

        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 some of the blue symbolism associated with royal azure.

        • Hex #0038A8
        • RGB 0,56,168

        Dark Slate Blue

        Dark Slate Blue
        Dark Slate Blue

        The SVG color keyword darkslateblue refers to a darker shade of blue with a slightly gray/purple tone to it. Dark Slate Blue carries the blue symbolism of importance and confidence. Softer than Navy or Dark Blue, Dark Slate Blue has a slightly purple tinge that 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 might be #333399 /51, 51, 153 or #003366 / 0,51,102

        Cobalt

        Cobalt
        Cobalt

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

        • Hex #3D59AB
        • RGB 61,89,171

        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 darkblue. 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 would be 0000cc / 0,0,204

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