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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 set to black (#000000).
To better understand and utilize the information presented here, please read Section 2.
Notice: Printing this version of the blue chart is not recommended due to the amount of black ink that will be consumed to print the background. Use the version shown in Appendix C1.
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 C1, Blue Shades On White. (#FFFFFF))
Appendix C2, Blue Shades On Light Gray. (#CCCCCC)
Appendix C3, Blue Shades On Medium Gray. (#999999)
Appendix C4, Blue Shades On Dark Gray. (#666666)
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