Navy Blue Color

HEX color code is #2D3864 and the RGB is 45, 56, 100

Navy blue is a dark mid tone shade of blue emphasizing tranquility and dignity. It is connected to the ocean, hence it can symbolize origins of life itself.

How the color is made: navy blue it made by mixing blue with tiny amounts of black, and in the RGB color space it is made by mixing 45/255 red (~17% of red), 56/255 green (~21% of green), and 100/255 blue (~39% of blue). Yet in CMYK color space used in printed media, it consists of 55% of cyan, 44% of magenta, 0% yellow, and 61% of black.

History: the first usecase of navy blue was coloring some sailors' clothing, then it was officially adopted by the British Royal Navy, back then it was named marine blue. Many naval forces followed the Royal Navy to adopt navy blue as the main color in their uniforms.

Color in Action

Navy blue gets its feeling of tranquility and calmness from blue, some times it have colorful undertones which can add mysterious connotations to navy blue. And being slightly pale add a sense of seriousness and practicality. Of course the color is very eye-friendly as you see blues almost everywhere. All of this make navy blue a great fit for multiple usecases across various media.

Navy Blue Dress
Navy Blue Nails
Navy Blue Sofa

Colors that go with Navy Blue

Matching colors include other shades of blue for analogous look. Yet, for creating a nice harmony; use olive green as an accent. Other colors in-between blue and green are also perfect matches to navy blue.

Navy Blue Dress Color Combination
Navy Blue Nails Color Combination
Navy Blue Sofa Color Combination

Navy Blue Color Palettes and Schemes

Analogous color palettes bring the feeling of ocean, breeze and freshness. Adding other colors such as olive green to navy blue with various shades and tints can create a great color harmony making this palette perfect not only for your home, but also for your fashion and clothing.

Navy Blue Dress Color Palette
Navy Blue Nails Color Palette
Navy Blue Sofa Color Palette

Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns

Navy blue is elegant in backgrounds wether using the plain color or gradients with lighter blues. Sea patterns are wonderfully colored using navy blue, and these patterns can be used joyously in any kind of wallpaper.

Polka Dot
Abstract Lines
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