Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cdd) color information

The hexidecimal color, #009cdd, greatly resembles "Microsoft 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, Microsoft blue (#009cdd), used in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: peace, coldness, human life, finance, and widely-used. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to clothing. PayPal, LinkedIn, and Rosetta Stone are just some of the companies that use this color.

#009cdd Breakdown

#009cdd is made up of (0, 156, 221) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 29.41, 0.00, 13.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 40157 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099cc. White should be used ontop of #009cdd to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #009cdd luma #116.55
Websafe hex #0099cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 156, 221) Adobe RGB (87.00, 154.00, 218.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 61%, 87%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 156.0, 221.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (53.85, -8.63, -47.36)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 29.41, 0.00, 13.33) CIE-L*ab (60.78, -10.60, -42.66)
hsv hsv(197.93, 100.00, 43.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (60.78, 43.96, 256.05)
hsb hsb(197.93, 100.00, 87.00) CIE-L*uv (60.78, -39.95, -66.33)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cdd)

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" #009cdd while the second is the "compliment" #dd3e00.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cdd)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #009cdd is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #dd3e00.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cdd)

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-Microsoft blue (#009cdd)

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-Microsoft blue (#009cdd)

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-Microsoft blue (#009cdd)'s Lighter shades

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

Darker shades of #009cdd

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

Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cdd)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #009cdd with gray

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

#009cdd → #dd3e00
#009cdd → #4cb9e7
#009cdd → #ffffff
#009cdd → #0030dd
#009cdd → #005d84
#009cdd → #00ddad

How #009cdd looks in different atmospheres

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

#009cdd 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.

#009cddmight 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-Microsoft blue (#009cdd)

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

Rosetta Stone

#009cdd 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 #009cdd
Java new Color(0, 156, 221);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 156, 221);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:156 blue:221 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 156f, 221f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:156, blue:221, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $dd9c00
Python Color('#009cdd')

Base Conversions of hex color #009cdd

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #009cdd. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 40157 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 156, 221.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10011100 11011101
Hex 00 9c dd
Octal 0 234 335
Decimal 0 156 221

#009cdd Icons

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

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cdd) on different backgrounds

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