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Formal colors are colors that are considered appropriate for significant and meaningful events, occasions and designs. These align to culture, convention and etiquette that sanction or recognize colors as being serious and symbolic of authority or respect. Formal colors also feel formal, perhaps due to immersion in a culture where colors are often depicted as such. The primary formal colors are black and white. This is followed by somewhat formal colors such as dark grey and navy blue. The following palette includes other colors that may feel formal depending on the context and situation.
Black
#000000
Royal Blue
#000d50
Navy Blue
#01153e
Off Black
#030303
Presidential Blue
#0f1633
Imperial Blue
#11193c
Dark Ultramarine
#130e43
Black Pearl
#161b1c
Charleston Green
#232b2b
Navy Gray
#242f37
Peacoat
#2b2e43
Dark Brown
#331800
Dark Slate Grey
#353e3b
Old Burgundy
#43302e
Marengo
#4C5866
Davy's Gray
#555555
Maroon
#800000
Burgundy
#800020
Gray
#808080
Khaki
#c3b091
Pearl
#eae0c8
Alabaster
#edeae0
Old Lace
#fdf5e6
White
#ffffff
Formal colors are commonly used in formalwear, fashion and uniforms where they tend to be standardized to black, white and other dark colors such as navy. They are also used in design where formal colors vary quite a bit more by situation. For example, very dark green can feel formal for interior design elements such as trim.
White is often considered more formal than black. For example, white tie formal wear is more formal than black tie. However, the formal use of white is quite situational while black tends to feel formal in a great variety of situations.

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