Color French Blue aqua-blue (#0072bb):
HEX, RGB color codes for HTML and CSS

The Comprehensive Guide to French Blue aqua-blue (#0072bb):
Its Meaning and Harmonious Color Matches in Design.

French Blue is a color with a HTML hex code of #0072bb.

Hue Family:

aqua-blues Family:

highly saturated

colorful tone




high chroma

Color Information about French Blue / #0072bb

The HTML HEX code is #0072bb. The corresponding color name is "French Blue". In RGB values (additive color space used for Digital Displays), this HEX code translates to Red (R): 0%, Green (G): 114%, Blue (B): 187%. In the CMYK color model (subtractive color model used in printing), it is represented by Cyan (C): 100%, Magenta (M): 39%, Yellow (Y):0%, Black (K): 27%. In the HSL color space, #0072bb has a hue of 203°, saturation of 100%, and lightness of 37%. The HSV representation is 203° for hue, 100% for saturation, and 73% for value.

In the CIE-LAB color space, the color is denoted by L* (lightness) = 46, a* (green to red) = 1, and b* (blue to yellow) = -46. The XYZ representation is X: 15, Y: 16, Z: 49. In the YUV color space, it translates to Y (luminance) = 0.3460, U (chrominance) = 0.1906, and V (chrominance) = -0.3036.

The decimal value of the color is 29371. The closest Web-safe HEX code is #0066CC. Variations of the colour are #24ABFF for a 20% lighter version and #003557 for a 20% darker version.

For the color with hex value #0072bb, the correlated color temperature (CT) is estimated to be 2273357 Kelvin (2273357K).

The approximate wavelength of #0072bb is around 488.50nm.

HEX Code0072bb#0072bb
RGB Decimal Code0, 114, 187rgb(0, 114, 187)
CMYK100, 39, 0, 27/
HSL203°, 100%, 37%hsl(203°, 100%, 37%)
HSV203°, 100%, 73%/
CIE-LAB46, 1, -46/
XYZ 15, 16, 49/
YUV0.3460, 0.1906, -0.3036/
Decimal value29371/
Web-Safe HEX0066CC#0066CC
Color Temperature (CT)2273357 Kelvin (2273357K)/
Estimate Wavelengtharound 488.50nm/

The Depth and Diversity of French Blue (Hex: #0072bb): Exploring its Impact in Design and Culture

French Blue (#0072bb) is a serene and vibrant hue that resembles the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea on a sunny day. Comparable to a clear sky over a shoreline, this color evokes a sense of tranquility and relaxation. Its similarity to summer flowers like cornflowers and forget-me-nots adds a touch of delicate beauty. Furthermore, it exudes the freshness of a blueberry farm, with succulent fruits gleaming in the sunlight. French Blue is a versatile color that can bring a touch of natures serenity to website designs, fashion, and home decor.

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Tints and Shades of #0072bb HEX color (French Blue)

In color theory, tints and shades are essential for understanding the depth and luminosity of colors. A tint is achieved by adding white to a pure hue, lightening its appearance. Conversely, a shade results from blending black with a color, giving it a deeper tone. In the context of #0072bb, this color stands at the center between its tints and shades. While the tints get progressively lighter moving towards white (#ffffff), the shades deepen towards black (#000000).

  • #ffffff
  • #80B9DD
  • #4095CC
  • #0072bb
  • #00568C
  • #00395E
  • #001D2F
  • #000000

Tones of French Blue (#0072bb HEX color)

A tone is produced by adding gray to any pure hue. In the case of #0072bb, #3378a3 is the less saturated color, while #0072bb is the most saturated one.

  • #3378a3
  • #2676a9
  • #1a75af
  • #0d73b5
  • #0072bb
  • #333333
  • #262626
  • #1a1a1a
  • #0d0d0d

HTML Usage Examples

HTML using color code example

<p style="color: #0072bb;">This is a css example</p>

HTML / CSS Color Name using W3C

W3C HTML / CSS Color Name doesn't exist for #0072bb.

CSS color code example

p { color: #0072bb; }

Text with hexadecimal color #0072bb

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Background Color with #0072bb

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Border Color with #0072bb

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#0072bb Color Preview on White (#ffffff) Background

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#0072bb Color Preview on Black (#000000) Background

This is a example of text with color #0072bb on black background.

CSS codes examples

.text {color:#0072bb;}
.background {background-color:#0072bb;}
.border {border:1px solid #0072bb;}

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