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Midnight blue is a dark shade of blue, close to black, that was named for its darkness. Midnight blue is the color of a vat full of Indigo dye; therefore, midnight blue may also be considered a dark shade of indigo. There are two different shades of midnight blue—the X11 color and the Crayola color.

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Midnight blue

Midnight blue
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #191970
RGBB (r, g, b) (25, 25, 112)
HSV (h, s, v) (240°, 78%, 44%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color midnight blue.

This is the X11 web color midnight blue.


Dark midnight blue

Dark Midnight Blue
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #003366
RGBB (r, g, b) (0, 51, 102)
HSV (h, s, v) (210°, 100%, 40%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color dark midnight blue.

This is the color called midnight blue in Crayola crayons.

Midnight blue has been an official Crayola color since 1958; before that, since having been formulated by Crayola in 1949, it was called Prussian blue.

Shades of midnight blue color comparison chart

  • Dark midnight blue (Crayola Midnight Blue) (Hex: #003366) RGB (0, 51, 102)
  • Midnight blue (web color) (Hex: #191970) RGB (25, 25, 112)

Other variations of midnight blue

  • Midnight blue variation 1 (Hex: #132456) RGB (19, 36, 86)
  • Midnight blue variation 2 (Hex: #123245) RGB (18, 50, 69)
  • Midnight blue variation 3 (Hex: #123456) RGB (18, 52, 86)
  • Midnight blue variation 4 (Hex: #132343) RGB (19, 36, 67)
  • Midnight blue variation 5 (Hex: #122246) RGB (18, 34, 70)
  • Midnight blue variation 6 (Hex: #012345) RGB (1, 35, 69)
  • Midnight blue variation 7 (Hex: #132232) RGB (19, 34, 50)
  • Midnight blue variation 8 (Hex: #123543) RGB (18, 53, 67)
  • Midnight blue variation 9 (Hex: #133553) RGB (19, 53, 83)
  • Midnight blue variation 10 (Hex: #000062) RGB (0, 0, 98)

Midnight blue in culture

Dress Codes

  • Midnight blue remains the only acceptable alternative to black as a color for dinner jackets. Due to the deepness of the color, midnight blue formal clothes are almost indistinguishable from black.

Military

  • US Air Force Midnight Blue is the color used on ABU (Air Battle Uniform) nametapes and rank insignia. A thread color from the manufactures American and Efird that is used by a major supplier of military nametapes is color number 51621. Madeira embroidery thread (100% Viscose) color 1244 is also a very dark midnight (almost black) blue thread.

Sports

  • The Boston Red Sox have used midnight blue and red as their official team colors.
  • The Buffalo Sabres have used midnight blue as an official team color ever since they discarded black & red as their team colors and returned to their blue & gold color scheme just before the start of the 2006-07 NHL season.
  • The Chicago Bears use midnight blue for their home jerseys and road pants.
  • The Edmonton Oilers use midnight blue as an official team color, alongside copper.
  • The Dallas Mavericks have used midnight blue as one of their official team colors since the 2001-02 NBA season. Their primary road uniforms are colored midnight blue with "DALLAS" spelled out in silver on the front.
  • The Golden State Warriors have used midnight blue as one of their official team colors since the 1997-98 NBA season.
  • The New York Yankees have used midnight blue and white as their official team colors.
  • The Toledo Rockets use midnight blue and gold as their official team colors.
  • Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, a type of Martial arts, uses midnight blue as an expert ranking, because black signifies perfection. No one is perfect at anything in the eyes of Soo Bahk Do.

Web site design

  • As it is a web-safe color, Midnight blue is an extremely popular color choice, showing up on various websites, including the latest version of Google's blog service, Blogger.

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