Desiring Dark Blue hex codes?
Here’s enough diversity for any blue lover.
Discover 46 dark blues to determine your best:
- Hex, RGB, and CMYK for the color named Dark Blue.
- Web-safe Dark Blue hex code and RGB values.
- 24 Dark Blue shades, tones, and tints, for mellow monochromatic designs.
- 10 hues similar to Dark Blue, for even more options.
- 10 even darker blues.
- 10 muted dark gray blues.
Don’t delay! Dive into dark blues.
What Color Is Dark Blue?
Dark Blue is an intense, deep shade of blue that’s slightly brighter than Navy Blue.
If using pigments, I’d start with Ultramarine Blue and add a bit of black if needed to deepen the shade.
In RGB, it’s entirely blue light. Not as much as true Blue which is much brighter, but blue light more than Navy.
It’s a classic color with enough intensity to grab attention. Not your standard power suit color!
Nonetheless, it’s a smart shade that exudes authority, elegance, and intelligence. Blue is trustworthy.
There are many options for this named hue of Dark Blue. You’ll find them below.
What’s the Hex Code for Dark Blue?
Dark Blue has the hex code #00008B.
Its RGB values are 0,0,139.
If printing with CMYK inks, spec 100, 100, 0, 45. Full cyan and magenta, plus enough black to tone it down from bright blue.
|Dark Blue Color Swatch|
Web Safe Dark Blue
Web-safe colors have three hex pairs. The hex for web-safe Dark Blue is #000088. It can also be specified as #008.
This creates a color extremely close to the one named Dark Blue. Its RGB values are 0,0,136.
|Web Safe Dark Blue Color Swatch|
7 Shades of Dark Blue Hex Codes
A shade is a darker version of a color. In pigments, it’s made by adding black. For RGB colors, we simply reduce the light.
These are based on the original Dark Blue with the hex code #00008B. They run from deep blues to blue blacks.
Any of these would be excellent to combine with the tints of Deep Blue near the bottom of this page, for a crisp monochromatic design.
These are arranged from closest to Dark Blue to darkest shade.
Find more of the deepest shades on the page of black color codes.
7 Hex Codes for Tones of Dark Blue
A tone is a grayed-down version of a color.
In pigments, it’s made by adding gray, which includes black and white. In RGB, we’ll add some R and G to tone down the B.
These are based on the original Dark Blue with the hex code #00008B. They run from slightly subdued to gray blues to charcoal blues.
Check them out, from closest to Dark Blue to darkest tone.
You can find more muted tones on the page of gray color codes.
What Colors are Close to Dark Blue?
There’s a mind-bending number of colors similar to Dark Blue. I suspect this is due to blue’s popularity as a favorite color.
Here are 10 of the closest blues, from slightly lighter to slightly darker. This is a rough order, since these hues seem extremely close to me!
Cadmium Blue will kick us off with the hex #0A1195.
|Cadmium Blue Color Swatch|
Next up is Neutrino Blue at #01248F.
|Neutrino Blue Color Swatch|
Let’s get regal with Imperial Blue. Its hex code is #002395.
|Imperial Blue Color Swatch|
Call out #002387 for our next beautiful blue: Resolution Blue.
|Resolution Blue Color Swatch|
This slightly muted blue is named Picotee. I see a pink tinge, do you?
Spec Picotee with the hex code #2E2787.
|Picotee Color Swatch|
Repeating Dark Blue from above as a visual reference. It’s #00008B.
|Dark Blue Color Swatch|
I can barely discern the difference between Deep Blue and the one above! Yet its hex code is quite different at #040273.
|Deep Blue Color Swatch|
Another close call has the hex #000080 and is named Navy Blue.
|Navy Blue Color Swatch|
Midnight Blue is just a bit darker at #191970.
|Midnight Blue Color Swatch|
Hex code #082567 evokes the gemstone Sapphire. It’s just a touch muted.
|Sapphire Color Swatch|
Rounding out this group is Scotch Blue, with the hex code #000077.
|Scotch Blue Color Swatch|
10 Darker Blue Colors & Codes
From here, we’ll move into shades that are even darker than than our trusty Dark Blue. Navier than Navy!
No bright blues here! For those, you’ll want to check these blue colors and codes.
These are mostly true blues. Some are a bit muted. The section after this will have your dark gray blues.
Prussian Blue: #003366
|Prussian Blue Color Swatch|
Blue Depths: #263056
|Blue Depths Color Swatch|
|Downriver Color Swatch|
Oxford Blue: #002147
|Oxford Blue Color Swatch|
Interstellar Blue: #001155
|Interstellar Blue Color Swatch|
Galaxy Blue: #000044
|Galaxy Blue Color Swatch|
Cetacean Blue: #001440
|Cetacean Blue Color Swatch|
Maastricht Blue: #001C3D
|Maastricht Blue Color Swatch|
Night Blue: #040348
|Night Blue Color Swatch|
Deep Cove: #051040
|Deep Cove Color Swatch|
You can find dark green blue hues on the page of teal color codes.
10 Dark Gray Blue Hex Codes
Tone it down with these deep blue grays.
Blue Ink is a grayed blue with the hex code #2B4057.
|Blue Ink Color Swatch|
|Dill Color Swatch|
Blue Ash: #414654
|Blue Ash Color Swatch|
Bank Blue: #3E4652
|Bank Blue Color Swatch|
Sailor Blue is the bluest in this section. Its hex code is #0E3A53.
|Sailor Blue Color Swatch|
Willow Blue: #293648
|Willow Blue Color Swatch|
Blue Whale: #1E3442
|Blue Whale Color Swatch|
Biro Blue: #2F3946
|Biro Blue Color Swatch|
A barely blue charcoal with the hex code #262B2F.
|Blue Charcoal Color Swatch|
Anchorfish approaches black. Its hex is #1B2632.
|Anchorfish Color Swatch|
10 Hex Codes for Tints of Dark Blue
A tint is a lighter version of a color. In pigments, it’s made by adding white. Online, we just add more light!
I placed these at the end of our selections since they’re not really “dark blues.”
Check them out from closest to Dark Blue to lightest tint.
Each has 100% of the Blue light on, which is represented by the final pair being FF.
Find 35 more light blue color codes.
Delicious Dark Blues
Now you’re armed with all the Dark Blue hex numbers. Which will you choose?
To pick the right color to combine with blue, check out color meanings.
For a deep dive into color, you might also enjoy learning why understanding color is important.
Or check this page for an index to all the hex codes for colors!