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Navy
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #000080
sRGBB (r, g, b) (0, 0, 128)
HSV (h, s, v) (240°, 100%, 50%)
Source HTML/CSS[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Navy blue is a very dark shade of the color blue which almost appears as black. Navy blue got its name from the dark blue (contrasted with white) worn by officers in the British Royal Navy since 1748 and subsequently adopted by other navies around the world.

When this color, taken from the usual color of the uniforms of sailors, originally came into use in the early 1800s, it was initially called marine blue, but the name of the color soon changed to navy blue.[2]

The first recorded use of Navy blue as a color name in English was in 1840.[3]

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Other variations of navy blue

  • Navy blue variation 1 (Hex: #0A0A85) RGB (10, 10, 133)
  • Navy blue variation 2 (Hex: #14148A) RGB (20, 20, 138)
  • Navy blue variation 3 (Hex: #242492) RGB (36, 36, 146)
  • Navy blue variation 4 (Hex: #333399) RGB (51, 51, 153)
  • Navy blue variation 5 (Hex: #4C4CA6) RGB (76, 76, 166)
  • Navy blue variation 6 (Hex: #00007B) RGB (0, 0, 123)
  • Navy blue variation 7 (Hex: #000076) RGB (0, 0, 118)
  • Navy blue variation 8 (Hex: #00006E) RGB (0, 0, 110)
  • Navy blue variation 9 (Hex: #000067) RGB (0, 0, 103)
  • Navy blue variation 10 (Hex: #00005A) RGB (0, 0, 90)

Navy blue in human culture

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Clothing

Computers

  • The color navy was on the original 16 HTML/CSS colors initially formulated for standardized computer display in the late 1980s.

Military

Sororities

See: Sororities

Music

  • Navy Blue is the name of an album by Diane Renay (all the songs on the CD are about sailors).[5]
  • NAVY BLUE is the title of a single by Rina Aiuchi which was related on October 3, 2001.

Sports

Navy blue is used by numerous professional and collegiate sports teams:

References

  1. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 168 Discussion of color Navy blue
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 103; Color Sample of Navy blue: Page 131 Plate 40 Color Sample E11
  4. ^ CANADIAN FORCES DRESS INSTRUCTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS SUR LA TENUE DES FORCES CANADIENNES
  5. ^ Diane Renay’s website

See also


Navy
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #000080
sRGBB (r, g, b) (0, 0, 128)
HSV (h, s, v) (240°, 100%, 50%)
Source HTML/CSS[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Navy blue is a very dark shade of the color blue which almost appears as black. Navy blue got its name from the dark blue (contrasted with white) worn by officers in the British Royal Navy since 1748 and subsequently adopted by other navies around the world.

When this color, taken from the usual color of the uniforms of sailors, originally came into use in the early 19th century, it was initially called marine blue, but the name of the color soon changed to navy blue.[2]

The first recorded use of Navy blue as a color name in English was in 1840.[3]

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Other variations of navy blue

  • Navy blue variation 1 (Hex: #0A0A85) RGB (10, 10, 133)
  • Navy blue variation 2 (Hex: #14148A) RGB (20, 20, 138)
  • Navy blue variation 3 (Hex: #242492) RGB (36, 36, 146)
  • Navy blue variation 4 (Hex: #333399) RGB (51, 51, 153)
  • Navy blue variation 5 (Hex: #4C4CA6) RGB (76, 76, 166)
  • Navy blue variation 6 (Hex: #00007B) RGB (0, 0, 123)
  • Navy blue variation 7 (Hex: #000076) RGB (0, 0, 118)
  • Navy blue variation 8 (Hex: #00006E) RGB (0, 0, 110)
  • Navy blue variation 9 (Hex: #000067) RGB (0, 0, 103)
  • Navy blue variation 10 (Hex: #00005A) RGB (0, 0, 90)

Navy blue in U.S. culture

Clothing

Computers

  • The color navy was on the original 16 HTML/CSS colors initially formulated for standardized computer display in the late 1980s.

Military

Sororities

See: Sororities
  • Navy Blue and maroon are the official colors of Delta Xi Phi.
  • Navy and Maroon are the official colors of the Latina-Oriented, Gamma Phi Omega
  • Navy Blue and Candy Orange are the official colors of Theta Lambda Delta Sorority Inc

Music

  • Navy Blue is the name of an album by Diane Renay (all the songs on the CD are about sailors).[5]
  • NAVY BLUE is the title of a single by Rina Aiuchi which was related on October 3, 2001.

Sports

Navy blue is used by numerous professional and collegiate sports teams:

References

  1. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 168 Discussion of color Navy blue
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 103; Color Sample of Navy blue: Page 131 Plate 40 Color Sample E11
  4. ^ CANADIAN FORCES DRESS INSTRUCTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS SUR LA TENUE DES FORCES CANADIENNES
  5. ^ Diane Renay’s website

See also


Simple English

This box shows the color navy blue.
 

Navy blue or navy is a dark shade of the color blue. Some people mistake navy blue for black because some navies (such as the United States Navy) use a shade of navy blue that is so dark it is practically black.

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Meaning of navy blue

  • Navy blue represents sailors and also represents the navy of a nation. Navy blue also represents the sport of yachting.
  • Since 1748, British Royal Navy uniforms have been white and navy blue. Other navies also adopted these uniform colors. This is where the color got its name.
  • Navy blue is the most popular color for a jacket known as a blazer (which also has brass buttons) which is often worn on special or formal occasions. Navy blue colored blazers are also often worn by people who are employed in customer service positions that serve the public from behind a desk, such as hotel concierges.
  • Navy uniforms colored a color called Regimental (now called Persian Indigo), made by dyeing cloth with indigo dye, were popular among many nations during the 19th Century. [1]


Tones of navy blue color comparison chart

  • Electric Ultramarine (Hex: #3F00FF) (RGB: 63, 0, 255)
  • Medium Navy Blue (Crayola Navy Blue) (Hex: #0066CC) (RGB: 0, 102, 204)
  • Medium Blue (web color) (Hex: #0066CD) (RGB: 0, 0, 205)
  • Royal Azure (Pantone Blue #286) (Hex: #0038A8) (RGB: 0, 56, 186)
  • Pigment Blue (Hex: #333399) (RGB: 51, 51, 153)
  • Ultramarine (Hex: #120A8F) (RGB: 18, 10, 143)
  • Dark Blue (web color) (Hex: #00008B) (RGB: 0, 0, 139)
  • NAVY BLUE (web color Navy) (Hex: #000080) (RGB: 0, 0, 128)
  • Persian Indigo (Regimental) (Hex: #32127A) (RGB: 50, 18, 122)
  • St. Patrick's Blue (Hex: #23297A) (RGB: 35, 41, 122)
  • Midnight Blue (web color) (Hex: #191970) (RGB: 25, 25, 112)
  • Sapphire (Hex: #082567) (RGB: 8, 37, 103)
  • Azul

ColorsList of colors
Cyan Magenta Black Gray Silver White
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
Gold Olive Purple Navy Brown Pink

References

  1. Maerz nd Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill

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