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MicroWiki blue is a dark grey shade of the colour blue that is used as one of the official colours of the branding of online micronational encyclopaedia and wiki MicroWiki. It is the official colour used for the logo of the wiki, its wordmark, and certain promotional material and themes. The colour is , depicted in hex code as
#1D3C72. The colour was adopted on 21 May 2022 and chosen by Andrew; it was officially named MicroWiki blue on 8 June 2023, with the release of the wiki's official branding guidelines.
Nevertheless, the use of dark blue as a colour on MicroWiki dates back to its foundation on Wikicities (now Fandom) on 27 May 2005, with the background as white, text as black and hyperlinks as blue. Blue appeared on MicroWiki's second logo adopted on 17 November 2010; and dark grey blue on its third logo in use between 28 November 2013 and 15 April 2015, when MicroWiki reverted to its previous logo. By November 2013, the main page of MicroWiki had adopted white pastel blue or cyan colours for the majority of its content. On 23 March 2017, MicroWiki adopted its fourth logo—a hallow 2D globe (circle) with meridians and parallels, with the eponymous wordmark in all lowercase and no motto. It was dark blue, a colour which later became associated with MicroWiki and appeared on promotional material, official social media accounts, MicroWiki@Discord and alternative logos.
Blue as a colour on MicroWiki
Blue, as well as white and black, are colours used for the wiki dating back to its foundation on Wikicities (now Fandom) on 27 May 2005, with a white background, black text, and hyperlinks in blue ( ; visited links would appear as indigo). Incidentally, both the logos of Wikicities and Wikia—or an alternate version thereof—were a shade of blue; though, the first logo of MicroWiki—a grey spiral—did not contain the colour. After MicroWiki's migration from Wikia on 17 November 2010, it adopted its second logo: a 2D globe of the Earth—drawn in an artistic style and with all land masses (including Antarctica) coloured green—centred around Africa. The globe is surrounded by a blue border and the sea is blue. However, the wordmark and motto were dark grey.
By early 2012, the main page of MicroWiki had adopted pastel green boxes ( and ) for the majority of its content, but this was changed to a white pastel blue or cyan ( and ) by November 2013. The logo was also simplified on 28 November 2013, with two colours—a dark grey blue and a grey pastel green . After briefly reverting back to the previous logo between 15 April 2015 and 23 March 2017, MicroWiki adopted its fourth logo—a hallow 2D globe (circle) with meridians and parallels, with the eponymous wordmark in all lowercase and no motto. It was dark blue , a colour which later became associated with MicroWiki and appeared on promotional material, official social media accounts, MicroWiki@Discord and alternative logos.
On 21 May 2022, the current logo was adopted—a right-leaning magnifying glass over two land masses—situated at the top right and bottom left—with a wordmark underneath it. Designed by Andrew, it is coloured what was to be named MicroWiki blue —a slightly desaturated navy blue, similar to the dark blue previously used as the colour associated with the wiki. It is very similar to PANTONE 534 C , which is slightly darker. It was officially named MicroWiki blue on 8 June 2023, with the release of the wiki's official branding guidelines. In late June, the colour was adopted in the editing preview interface.
A dark, grey shade of blue that is used as the official colour of MicroWiki in the wiki's branding; hex code: #1D3C72.
A common but incorrect variant of MicroWiki blue was rendered as
#1E3B73 . It was added as the colour for MicroWiki blue to the article for the logo of MicroWiki by MicroWiki editor Zabëlle Skye on 26 May 2022. The article later attained "good article" status—a designation given to articles which are determined by MicroWiki's editors as the best articles on the website—on 6 August. The incorrect hex code was subsequently widely copied and used for several logos and MicroWiki-related content, both official and unofficial. MicroWiki blue is similar to PANTONE 534 C , as well as dark cerulean  and other shades of dark grey blue, such as
The following table presents various colour codes for MicroWiki blue:
|CIELAB||25.36%, 3.324%, -28.182%|
|HSB/HSV||218.118°, 118%, 28%|
|HSL||218.118°, 59%, 28%|
- MicroWiki:Branding guidelines. MicroWiki Foundation. Retrieved 9 June 2023.
- PANTONE 534 C. Pantone. Retrieved 9 June 2023.
- Skye, Zabëlle (11 August 2023). "MicroWiki blue". Micronational Dictionary (Paperback edition). Institute of Micropatriological Research. p. 26.
- Andrew [@DeercWerdna#2182] (09:51, 9 June 2023). "You did, I noticed this, but forgot at one point, and sometimes used your colouring." (message) – via Discord. In #wiki-discussion. MicroWiki@Discord: https://discord.gg/7uWHW42m4P. Imgur. Archived. Retrieved 9 June 2023.
- Dark Cerulean / #08457e. Colorhexa. Retrieved 9 June 2023.
- Dark Grey Blue. Color Names Dictionary. ArtyClick Colors. Retrieved 9 June 2023.