Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce) color information

The hexidecimal color, #5b9dce, looks similar to "Carolina blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Carolina blue (#5b9dce), used in designs, the following may come to mind: peace, coldness, human life, finance, and widely-used. This color isn't popular for clothing. Reddit and American Red Cross are two brands that use this color.

#5b9dce Breakdown

#5b9dce is made up of (91, 157, 206) in RGB colorspace and (55.83, 23.79, 0.00, 19.22) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 6004174 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #6699cc. White should be used ontop of #5b9dce to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #5b9dce. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #5b9dce luma #142.65
Websafe hex #6699cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(91, 157, 206) Adobe RGB (117.00, 155.00, 203.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(36%, 62%, 81%) Closest named color Carolina blue
rgba rgba(91.0, 157.0, 206.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (55.68, -4.77, -32.34)
cmyk cmyk(55.83, 23.79, 0.00, 19.22) CIE-L*ab (62.51, -5.70, -31.30)
hsv hsv(205.33, 54.22, 58.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (62.51, 31.81, 259.68)
hsb hsb(205.33, 55.56, 81.00) CIE-L*uv (62.51, -27.32, -48.14)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #5b9dce while the second is the "compliment" #ce8b5b.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #5b9dce is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #ce8b5b.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #5b9dce can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #5b9dce

When you combine pure black with this color, #5b9dce, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #5b9dce with gray

#5b9dce in gradients

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #5b9dce as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#5b9dce → #ce8b5b
#5b9dce → #8cbadc
#5b9dce → #ffffff
#5b9dce → #5b65ce
#5b9dce → #365e7b
#5b9dce → #5bcec4

How #5b9dce looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #5b9dce on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #5b9dce could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#5b9dce popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#5b9dcemight be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Carolina blue (#5b9dce)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#5b9dce. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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American Red Cross

#5b9dce in programming

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #5b9dce
Java new Color(91, 157, 206);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 91, 157, 206);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:91 green:157 blue:206 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(91f, 157f, 206f);
Swift UIColor(red:91, green:157, blue:206, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ce9d5b
Python Color('#5b9dce')

Base Conversions of hex color #5b9dce

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #5b9dce. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 6004174 while the individual RGB conversions are: 91, 157, 206.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01011011 10011101 11001110
Hex 5b 9d ce
Octal 133 235 316
Decimal 91 157 206

Icons incorporating the color #5b9dce

If you're considering using #5b9dce in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #5b9dce on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #5b9dce colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #5b9dce on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #5b9dce on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #5b9dce background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #5b9dce background.
This text is hex color #5b9dce on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #5b9dce on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #5b9dce and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #5b9dce and white (#ffffff) background.