#4040ff Color Information

#4040ff Color Information
Details | Shades, Tints, and Tones | Variations | Color Coordinates | Color Schemes | HTML+CSS Examples | Coding & Programming | Color Blindness | Accessibility | Related Colors

The hexadecimal value (hex value) of this color is #4040ff. In RGB, it consists of 25.1% Red, 25.1% Green, and 100.0% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 74.9% Cyan, 74.9% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 0% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 240.0°, with saturation of 100% and lightness of 62.5%. The decimal value for #4040ff is 4210943, and its nearest "web safe" color is #3333ff. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #4040ff is blue. In the CMYK color space, its strongest component is cyan. And in the RYB color space, its strongest component is blue.
  • HexHex code for this color#4040ff Copy
  • NameThe common name of this color(Unnamed) Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color64, 64, 255 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color25.1%, 25.1%, 100.0% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.749, 0.749, 0.000 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.749, 0.749, 0, 0 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color240.0°, 100.0%, 62.5% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color240.0°, 74.9%, 100.0% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color21.998, 11.977, 95.760 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color64, 64, 255 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code4210943 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color41.179, 60.522, -93.034 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)41.179, 110.988, 303.046 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color41.179, -9.568, -132.694 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color34.608, 52.897, -139.832 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.170, 0.092, 11.977 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4282401023 / 0xff4040ff Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#3333ff Copy
Last Updated: April 15, 2024

Shades of #4040ff

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #4040ff, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, and its lightness is 62.5%. As the amount of black is added to this hue and we reduce its lightness, the result is increasingly darker shades tints. The palette given below provides 9 different shades of #4040ff, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #080820 to #3838df.

Tints of #4040ff

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #4040ff, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, and its lightness is 62.5%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 9 different tints of #4040ff, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #5858ff to #e7e7ff.

Tones of #4040ff

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #4040ff, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 9 different tones of #4040ff, which range from #a0a0a0 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #4040ff (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #4040ff

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #4040ff! For #4040ff, there are 6 variations of the color that can be created by swapping its Red, Green, and Blue color positions, of which 4 are different from our original color. Among these six variations, there are 3 unique colors including our original color, #4040ff. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #4040ff

This color, #4040ff, consists of 25.1% Red, 25.1% Green, and 100.0% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 64, Green = 64, Blue = 255. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #4040ff is 74.9% Cyan, 74.9% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 0% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R25.1%
C74.9%
G25.1%
M74.9%
B100.0%
Y0.0%
K0.0%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 64 64 255
Octal 100 100 377
Hexa #40 #40 #ff
Binary 01000000 01000000 11111111
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 74 74 0 0
Octal 112 112 0 0
Hexa #4a #4a #00 #00
Binary 01001010 01001010 00000000 00000000

Analogous Colors of #4040ff

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #4040ff — which has hue 240.0° — its analogous colors are located at 210.0° and 270.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #4040ff.

Triadic Colors of #4040ff

Triadic colors are located 120 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel, which means the original color and its triadic colors are equidistant from one another on the color wheel and form a triangle. For #4040ff — which has hue 240.0° — its triadic colors are located at 120.0° and 360.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #4040ff.

Complementary Color of #4040ff

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #4040ff — which has hue 240.0° — its complementary color is located at 60.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #4040ff.

Split Complementary Colors of #4040ff

Split complementary colors are the analogs of a color's complement, which places them 210 degrees away on the color wheel from an original color. For #4040ff — which has hue 240.0° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 30.0° and 240.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #4040ff.

Tetradic Colors of #4040ff

Tetradic colors are two sets of complementary colors on either side of a color wheel from each other, forming a rectangle on the color wheel. For #4040ff — which has hue 240.0° — its tetradic colors are located at 150.0°, 240.0°, 330.0°, and 60.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #4040ff.

Monochromatic Colors of #4040ff

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #4040ff, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #0000e0 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #a0a0ff (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #4040ff

We want to make getting started with #4040ff on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #4040ff into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #4040ff can be used to color text, backgrounds, shadows, and borders, as well as how it can be used as a solid fill or gradient fill for rectangles. These examples principally make use of <span> and <div> tags, although the CSS shown in particular can be repurposed to make use of #4040ff with other HTML elements.

#4040ff Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #4040ff.
<span style="color: #4040ff;">The color of this text is #4040ff.</span>

#4040ff Background Color

The background color for this text is #4040ff.
<div style="background-color: #4040ff; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #4040ff.</div>

#4040ff Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #4040ff.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4040ff;">This color for the shadow of this text is #4040ff.</span>

#4040ff Border Color

This is a div with border color #4040ff.
<div style="border: #4040ff 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #4040ff.</div>

#4040ff Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #4040ff on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #4040ff; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #4040ff on a white background.</div></div>

#4040ff Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #4040ff on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #4040ff; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #4040ff on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #4040ff to White

This is a gradient from #4040ff to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#4040ff,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#4040ff,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#4040ff,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#4040ff,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #4040ff to white.</div>

Gradient from #4040ff to Black

This is a gradient from #4040ff to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#4040ff,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#4040ff,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#4040ff,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#4040ff,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #4040ff to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #4040ff

In addition to using #4040ff on the web, we know you might want to use it in your mobile and desktop apps, too. Whatever your needs, the table below shows how to access #4040ff in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #4040ff, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 64, Green = 64, Blue = 255). If you need details about the color coordinates of #4040ff in other color spaces, refer to these details as provided toward the top of this page.

Language Environment Code Snippet
HTML + CSS (Hex Code) Web #4040ff
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(64, 64, 255)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #4040ff; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #4040ff; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #4040ff; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(64, 64, 255);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#4040ff")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:64, green:64, blue:255, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:64 green:64 blue:255 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(64f, 64f, 255f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(64, 64, 255);
 

#4040ff Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #4040ff the same way. For those with color blindness, #4040ff might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #4040ff looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #4040ff is placed in a circle in the upper-left corner of each of the below boxes, with the color in the rest of those boxes signifying how #4040ff looks for someone with that type of color blindness. Many people will perceive close similarities between the colors in these boxes and the colors in the circles — with some noticing particular similarities. We offer this insight so that as you make choices about colors to use for your purposes, you can make an informed decision about whether #4040ff will be a good fit for everyone in your audience!

Trichromacy

Protanomaly
Affects 1 in 100 Men & 1 in 10,000 Women

Deuteranomaly
Affects 1 in 17 Men & 1 in 250 Women

Tritanomaly
Affects 1 in 10,000

Dichromacy

Protanopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Deuteranopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Tritanopia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Monochromacy

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 20,000

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Accessibility

Not Accessibility Recommended

We analyzed whether #4040ff is an accessible color when used as a text / foreground color against a white background. This analysis is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 Level issued by W3C. Based on this analysis, we calculate a contrast ratio against white of approximately 6.2:1 against white. While there are some situations where this contrast is high enough to be considered accessible under the AA or AAA level standards, it is not high enough to be considered accessible in all cases. Details about the specific circumstances where #4040ff would and would not be an accessible foreground color are summarized below.

WCAG AA
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WCAG AA
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WCAG AAA
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WCAG AAA
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