Information about Blue color

#0000FF - Blue color image
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The history behind the Color Name Blue

The modern English word blue comes from Middle English bleu or blewe, from the Old French bleu, a word of Germanic origin, related to the Old High German word blao (meaning 'shimmering, lustrous'). In heraldry, the word azure is used for blue.

In Spanish and some other languages, there is no single word for blue, but rather different words for light blue (Celeste) and dark blue (Azul).

Several languages, including Japanese and Lakota Sioux, use the same word to describe blue and green. For example, in Vietnamese, the colour of both tree leaves and the sky is xanh. In Japanese, the word for blue is often used for colours that English speakers would refer to as green, such as the colour of a traffic signal meaning "go". In Lakota, the word tȟó is used for both blue and green, the two colours not being distinguished in older Lakota. (For more on this subject, see Blue–green distinction in language.)

Basic facts about this digital color

HEX #0000FF color name is Blue.

HEX color code #0000FF represent the color in hexadecimal format by combining three values – the amounts of Red, Green and Blue (RGB).

The RGB values of this color are 0, 0, 255 ( rgb(0, 0, 255) ). That means #0000FF color is composed of 0% of Red, 0% Green and 100% Blue.

Blue color variations

View this color variations of tints, shades, tones and hues.

Blue color harmonies

Color harmonies are pleasing color schemes created according to their position on a color wheel.


Complementary color schemes are made by picking two opposite colors con the color wheel. They appear vibrant near to each other.

Complementary color schemes

Split complementary

Split complementary schemes are like complementary but they uses two adiacent colors of the complement. They are more flexible than complementary ones.

Split complementary color scheme


Analogous color schemes are made by picking three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They are perceived as calm and serene.

Analogous color scheme


Triadic color schemes are created by picking three colors equally spaced on the color wheel. They appear quite contrasted and multicolored.

Triadic color scheme


Tetradic color schemes are made form two couples of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

Tetradic color scheme


Square color schemes are like tetradic arranged in a square instead of rectangle. Colors appear even more contrasting.

Square color scheme

Blue color backgrounds & wallpapers

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Conversions between color systems and etc.

  • HEX#0000FF
  • RGB0, 0, 255
  • CMYK100, 100, 0, 0
  • HSL240°, 100%, 50%
  • HSV240°, 100%, 100%
  • HSB240°, 100%, 100%
  • HEX ID0000FF
  • Name Length4
  • Color Family (Hue)Blue
  • Saturation FamilyVibrant
  • Brightness FamilyModerate Brightness