Dark Blue Colors

Its shades and their meanings

Blue is a favorite color of both men and women. While all shades of blue carry some of the same symbolism, certain attributes are stronger for dark blues.

The deepest darkest blues also share some of the same color meanings as black. This selection of dark blue colors goes from the dark of navy blue to the lighter and brighter medium blue.

A cool color, dark blue goes well with warm shades of orange and yellow among other interesting color combinations.

Corporate Blue

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This browser-safe dark blue color is dark corporate blue, conveying trust, truth, authority, and stability.

  • Hex #000033
  • RGB 0,0,51
  • Browser-safe color: Yes

Navy

Navy
Navy. Navy

The official CSS color keyword/SVG color keyword "navy" refers to a very dark shade of blue. Navy is a cool color and carries the blue symbolism of importance, confidence, power, and authority, and is often used in connection with the police and military.

Navy, like other dark blues, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.

Navy can be used as a neutral, like black, which is also seen as a conservative and authoritarian color.

  • Hex #000080
  • RGB 0,0,128
  • Browser-safe color: No. The closest browser-safe dark blue is Hex #000066, RGB 0,0,102

Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue. Midnight Blue

The SVG color keyword "midnightblue" refers to a very dark shade of blue. It is a cool color, close to navy. Midnight blue carries the blue symbolism of importance, confidence, power, and authority. Dark blue is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism. 

Because it is very dark, midnight blue can sometimes be a neutral like black, which is also often seen as a conservative and authoritarian color.

  • Hex #191970
  • RGB 25,25,112
  • Browser-safe color: No. The closest browser-safe dark blue is Hex #000066, RGB 0,0,102

Dark Blue

Dark Blue
Dark Blue. Dark Blue

The SVG color keyword "darkblue" refers to a dark shade of blue. A cool color, dark blue carries the blue symbolism of importance, confidence, power, and authority. Darker shades of blue are associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.

Like navy, this dark blue can sometimes be a neutral like black.

  • Hex #00008B
  • RGB 0,0,139
  • Browser-safe color: No. The closest browser-safe dark blue is Hex #000099, RGB 0,0,153

Indigo

Indigo
Indigo. Indigo

The SVG color keyword "indigo" refers to a dark purplish blue. Indigo is a cool color that appears between blue and violet in a rainbow.

Carrying the blue symbolism associated with the darker shades of blue, indigo conveys trust, truthfulness, and stability. It also might have some of the authority and royalty of purple, as indigo was considered a royal blue.

  • Hex #4B0082
  • RGB 75,0,130
  • Browser-safe color: No. The closest browser-safe dark purply-blue to indigo is #330066, RGB 51,0,102

Royal Azure

Royal Azure
Royal Azure. Royal Azure

This medium-dark swatch of royal azure is one of the darker of the colors known as azure. Stability, calmness, and richness are associated with royal azure.

  • Hex #0038A8
  • RGB 0,56,168
  • Browser-safe color: No. The closest browser-safe royal azure is #003399, RGB 0,51,153

Dark Slate Blue

Dark Slate Blue
Dark Slate Blue. Dark Slate Blue

The SVG color keyword "darkslateblue" refers to a dark shade of blue with a slightly gray or purple tone to it. Dark slate blue carries the blue symbolism of importance and confidence.

Softer than navy or dark blue, dark slate blue's slightly purple tinge gives it a touch of warmth and richness.

  • Hex #483D8B
  • RGB 72,61,139
  • Browser-safe color: No. The closest browser-safe blue to dark slate blue is Hex #333399, RGB 51,51,153, or Hex #003366, RGB 0,51,102

Cobalt

Cobalt
Cobalt. Cobalt

Cobalt is a medium-dark blue that is soothing and peaceful. It can also suggest richness. Like azure, nature, stability, and calmness are some of its qualities. This swatch is just one of the blues known as cobalt.

  • Hex #3D59AB
  • RGB 61,89,171
  • Browser-safe color: No. The closest browser-safe cobalt is #336699, RGB 51,102,153

Medium Blue

Medium Blue
Medium Blue. Medium Blue

The SVG color keyword "mediumblue" refers to a dark shade of blue that is bluer and a little brighter than dark blue. Medium blue is a cool color that carries the blue symbolism of importance and confidence.

Although it's not a light or pastel blue, it still has something of a fresh, spring-like quality with a touch of childlike playfulness.

  • Hex #0000CD
  • RGB 0,0,205
  • Browser-safe color: No. The closest browser-safe blue to medium blue is Hex #0000cc, RGB 0,0,204