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The following chart shows colors where the strongest component is always the color Blue. The luminance level and RGB value for each color is shown. The background is White (#FFFFFF).
To better understand and utilize the information presented here, please read Section 2.
White
(Y=+1.00) (FFFFFF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.82) (CCCCFF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.70) (CC99FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.58) (CC66FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.47) (CC33FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.35) (CC00FF) 

Blue
(Y=+0.64) (9999FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.52) (9966FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.41) (9933FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.29) (9900FF) 

Blue
(Y=+0.46) (6666FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.35) (6633FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.23) (6600FF) 

Blue
(Y=+0.29) (3333FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.17) (3300FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.11) (0000FF) 

Gray
(Y=+0.80) (CCCCCC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.62) (9999CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.50) (9966CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.38) (9933CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.27) (9900CC) 

Blue
(Y=+0.44) (6666CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.32) (6633CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.21) (6600CC) 

Blue
(Y=+0.26) (3333CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.15) (3300CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.09) (0000CC) 

Gray
(Y=+0.60) (999999) 
Blue
(Y=+0.42) (666699) 
Blue
(Y=+0.30) (663399) 
Blue
(Y=+0.19) (660099) 

Blue
(Y=+0.24) (333399) 
Blue
(Y=+0.13) (330099) 
Blue
(Y=+0.07) (000099) 

Gray
(Y=+0.40) (666666) 
Blue
(Y=+0.22) (333366) 
Blue
(Y=+0.10) (330066) 
Blue
(Y=+0.04) (000066) 

Gray
(Y=+0.20) (333333) 
Blue
(Y=+0.02) (000033) 
White
(Y=+1.00) (FFFFFF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.82) (CCCCFF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.76) (99CCFF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.70) (66CCFF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.64) (33CCFF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.58) (00CCFF) 

Blue
(Y=+0.64) (9999FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.58) (6699FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.52) (3399FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.46) (0099FF) 

Blue
(Y=+0.46) (6666FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.40) (3366FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.34) (0066FF) 

Blue
(Y=+0.29) (3333FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.23) (0033FF) 
Blue
(Y=+0.11) (0000FF) 

Gray
(Y=+0.80) (CCCCCC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.62) (9999CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.56) (6699CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.50) (3399CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.44) (0099CC) 

Blue
(Y=+0.44) (6666CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.38) (3366CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.32) (0066CC) 

Blue
(Y=+0.26) (3333CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.21) (0033CC) 
Blue
(Y=+0.09) (0000CC) 

Gray
(Y=+0.60) (999999) 
Blue
(Y=+0.42) (666699) 
Blue
(Y=+0.36) (336699) 
Blue
(Y=+0.30) (006699) 

Blue
(Y=+0.24) (333399) 
Blue
(Y=+0.18) (003399) 
Blue
(Y=+0.07) (000099) 

Gray
(Y=+0.40) (666666) 
Blue
(Y=+0.22) (333366) 
Blue
(Y=+0.16) (003366) 
Blue
(Y=+0.04) (000066) 

Gray
(Y=+0.20) (333333) 
Blue
(Y=+0.02) (000033) 
(Information on printing color tables on color printers can be found here.)
The same color chart is also available on a number of other backgrounds
with varying luminance:
Appendix C2, Blue Shades On Light Gray. (#CCCCCC)
Appendix C3, Blue Shades On Medium Gray. (#999999)
Appendix C4, Blue Shades On Dark Gray. (#666666)
Appendix C5, Blue Shades On Black. (#000000))
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