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Midnight blue

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.

Midnight blue

At right is displayed the color midnight blue.

This is the X11 web color midnight blue.

Dark midnight blue

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)
  • Midnight blue variation 2 (Hex: #123245)
  • Midnight blue variation 3 (Hex: #123456)
  • Midnight blue variation 4 (Hex: #132343)
  • Midnight blue variation 5 (Hex: #122246)
  • Midnight blue variation 6 (Hex: #012345)
  • Midnight blue variation 7 (Hex: #132232)
  • Midnight blue variation 8 (Hex: #123543)
  • Midnight blue variation 9 (Hex: #133553)
  • Midnight blue variation 10 (Hex: #000062)

Midnight blue in human culture


  • 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.

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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