Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac) color information

The hexidecimal color, #009cac, greatly resembles "Blue (Munsell)" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "generic gray". When people from western culture see this color, Blue (Munsell) (#009cac), used in brand logos, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to agriculture. Alcon is a brand that uses this color.

#009cac Breakdown

#009cac is made up of (0, 156, 172) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 9.30, 0.00, 32.55) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 40108 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #009999. White should be used ontop of #009cac to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #009cac. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #009cac luma #111.01
Websafe hex #009999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 156, 172) Adobe RGB (84.00, 156.00, 169.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 61%, 67%) Closest named color Blue (Munsell)
rgba rgba(0.0, 156.0, 172.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (51.96, -23.25, -16.12)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 9.30, 0.00, 32.55) CIE-L*ab (58.97, -30.81, -17.47)
hsv hsv(185.37, 100.00, 33.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (58.97, 35.42, 209.55)
hsb hsb(185.37, 100.00, 67.00) CIE-L*uv (58.97, -46.31, -22.17)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac)

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" #009cac while the second is the "compliment" #aa0e00.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #009cac is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #aa0e00.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac)

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-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac)

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-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #009cac can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #009cac

When you combine pure black with this color, #009cac, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #009cac with gray

#009cac 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 #009cac as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#009cac → #aa0e00
#009cac → #4cb9c4
#009cac → #ffffff
#009cac → #0047aa
#009cac → #005d67
#009cac → #00aa63

How #009cac looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #009cac 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 #009cac could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#009cac 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.

#009cacmight 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-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#009cac. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Alcon

#009cac 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 #009cac
Java new Color(0, 156, 172);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 156, 172);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:156 blue:172 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 156f, 172f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:156, blue:172, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ac9c00
Python Color('#009cac')

Base Conversions of hex color #009cac

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #009cac. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 40108 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 156, 172.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10011100 10101100
Hex 00 9c ac
Octal 0 234 254
Decimal 0 156 172

#009cac Icons

If you're considering using #009cac in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#009cac) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #009cac 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 #009cac on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #009cac on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #009cac background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #009cac background.
This text is hex color #009cac on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #009cac on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #009cac and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #009cac and white (#ffffff) background.