Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0) color information

#009cf0 is the hex color code that looks similar to "Microsoft blue" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Microsoft blue (#009cf0), used in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for cars. Microsoft and Dealhack use this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #009cf0

#009cf0 is made up of (0, 156, 240) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 35.00, 0.00, 5.88) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 40176 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #009cf0 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #009cf0. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #009cf0 luma #118.69
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 156, 240) Adobe RGB (82.00, 156.00, 237.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 61%, 94%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 156.0, 240.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (54.77, -5.01, -61.08)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 35.00, 0.00, 5.88) CIE-L*ab (61.65, -6.03, -51.70)
hsv hsv(201.06, 100.00, 47.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (61.65, 52.05, 263.35)
hsb hsb(201.06, 100.00, 94.00) CIE-L*uv (61.65, -41.28, -82.14)
CMYK Composition

Stock Photos

Seeing a variation of this color used in photos may be of value. Please note that 2020 Colors is an affiliate of Shutterstock and will receive a percentage of any sales made through this website.

Powered by Shutterstock

Join the Shutterstock Affiliate program using our invite

Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0)

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #009cf0 and the second color is called the "compliment" #ef5300.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #009cf0 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #ef5300.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #009cf0 with white

Darker variations of #009cf0

When you combine pure black with this color, #009cf0, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #009cf0

Tones of #009cf0 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#009cf0 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 #009cf0 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#009cf0 → #ef5300
#009cf0 → #4cb9f4
#009cf0 → #ffffff
#009cf0 → #0023ef
#009cf0 → #005d90
#009cf0 → #00efcb

Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0) in different environments

Seeing #009cf0 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 #009cf0 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #009cf0

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

#009cf0might 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 (#009cf0)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#009cf0. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.


#009cf0 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 #009cf0
Java new Color(0, 156, 240);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 156, 240);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:156 blue:240 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 156f, 240f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:156, blue:240, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $f09c00
Python Color('#009cf0')

Base Conversions of hex color #009cf0

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #009cf0. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 40176 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 156, 240.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10011100 11110000
Hex 00 9c f0
Octal 0 234 360
Decimal 0 156 240

#009cf0 Icons

If you're considering using #009cf0 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf0) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #009cf0 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 #009cf0 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #009cf0 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #009cf0 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #009cf0 background.
This text is hex color #009cf0 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #009cf0 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #009cf0 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #009cf0 and white (#ffffff) background.