#427c9d Color Information

#427c9d 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 #427c9d, and its official name is Linoleum Blue. In RGB, it consists of 25.9% Red, 48.6% Green, and 61.6% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 58% Cyan, 21% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 38.4% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 201.8°, with saturation of 40.8% and lightness of 43.7%. The decimal value for #427c9d is 4357277, and its nearest "web safe" color is #336699. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #427c9d 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#427c9d Copy
  • NameThe common name of this colorLinoleum Blue Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color66, 124, 157 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color25.9%, 48.6%, 61.6% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.741, 0.514, 0.384 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.58, 0.21, 0, 0.384 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color201.8°, 40.8%, 43.7% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color201.8°, 58.0%, 61.6% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color15.540, 18.008, 34.555 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color66, 101, 157 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code4357277 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color49.506, -8.945, -23.480 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)49.506, 25.126, 249.144 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color49.506, -24.569, -33.497 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color42.436, -8.895, -18.574 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.228, 0.264, 18.008 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4282547357 / 0xff427c9d Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#336699 Copy
Last Updated: February 22, 2024

Shades of #427c9d

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #427c9d, its pure hue is 201.8° on the color wheel and its saturation is 40.8%, and its lightness is 43.7%. 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 #427c9d, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #081014 to #3a6d89.

Tints of #427c9d

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #427c9d, its pure hue is 201.8° on the color wheel and its saturation is 40.8%, and its lightness is 43.7%. 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 #427c9d, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #5a8ca9 to #e7eff3.

Tones of #427c9d

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #427c9d, its pure hue is 201.8° on the color wheel and its saturation is 40.8%, 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 #427c9d, which range from #707070 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #008edf (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #427c9d

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #427c9d! For #427c9d, there are 6 variations of the color that can be created by swapping its Red, Green, and Blue color positions, of which 5 are different from our original color. Among these six variations, there are 6 unique colors including our original color, #427c9d. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #427c9d

This color, #427c9d, consists of 25.9% Red, 48.6% Green, and 61.6% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 66, Green = 124, Blue = 157. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #427c9d is 58% Cyan, 21% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 38.4% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R25.9%
C58.0%
G48.6%
M21.0%
B61.6%
Y0.0%
K38.4%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 66 124 157
Octal 102 174 235
Hexa #42 #7c #9d
Binary 01000010 01111100 10011101
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 57 21 0 38
Octal 71 25 0 46
Hexa #39 #15 #00 #26
Binary 00111001 00010101 00000000 00100110

Analogous Colors of #427c9d

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #427c9d — which has hue 201.8° — its analogous colors are located at 171.8° and 231.8° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #427c9d.

Triadic Colors of #427c9d

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 #427c9d — which has hue 201.8° — its triadic colors are located at 81.8° and 321.8° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #427c9d.

Complementary Color of #427c9d

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #427c9d — which has hue 201.8° — its complementary color is located at 21.8° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #427c9d.

Split Complementary Colors of #427c9d

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 #427c9d — which has hue 201.8° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 51.8° and 351.8° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #427c9d.

Tetradic Colors of #427c9d

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 #427c9d — which has hue 201.8° — its tetradic colors are located at 111.8°, 201.8°, 291.8°, and 21.8° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #427c9d.

Monochromatic Colors of #427c9d

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #427c9d, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #2c3b43 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #72b6dd (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #427c9d

We want to make getting started with #427c9d on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #427c9d into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #427c9d 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 #427c9d with other HTML elements.

#427c9d Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #427c9d.
<span style="color: #427c9d;">The color of this text is #427c9d.</span>

#427c9d Background Color

The background color for this text is #427c9d.
<div style="background-color: #427c9d; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #427c9d.</div>

#427c9d Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #427c9d.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #427c9d;">This color for the shadow of this text is #427c9d.</span>

#427c9d Border Color

This is a div with border color #427c9d.
<div style="border: #427c9d 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #427c9d.</div>

#427c9d Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #427c9d on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #427c9d; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #427c9d on a white background.</div></div>

#427c9d Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #427c9d on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #427c9d; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #427c9d on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #427c9d to White

This is a gradient from #427c9d to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#427c9d,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#427c9d,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#427c9d,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#427c9d,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #427c9d to white.</div>

Gradient from #427c9d to Black

This is a gradient from #427c9d to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#427c9d,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#427c9d,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#427c9d,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#427c9d,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #427c9d to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #427c9d

In addition to using #427c9d 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 #427c9d in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #427c9d, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 66, Green = 124, Blue = 157). If you need details about the color coordinates of #427c9d 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 #427c9d
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(66, 124, 157)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #427c9d; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #427c9d; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #427c9d; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(66, 124, 157);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#427c9d")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:66, green:124, blue:157, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:66 green:124 blue:157 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(66f, 124f, 157f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(66, 124, 157);
 

#427c9d Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #427c9d the same way. For those with color blindness, #427c9d might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #427c9d looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #427c9d 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 #427c9d 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 #427c9d 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 #427c9d 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 4.6:1 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 #427c9d would and would not be an accessible foreground color are summarized below.

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WCAG AAA
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