Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf2) color information

Hex color #009cf2 may be mistaken for "Microsoft blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "light blue". When people spot this color, Microsoft blue (#009cf2), in designs, they might associate it with water, coldness, a sense of security or trust, energy, and widely-used. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to food and restaurants. Microsoft and Dealhack are a couple of companies using this color, according to our database.

#009cf2 Breakdown

#009cf2 is made up of (0, 156, 242) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 35.54, 0.00, 5.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 40178 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #009cf2 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #009cf2. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #009cf2 luma #118.92
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 156, 242) Adobe RGB (88.00, 154.00, 240.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 61%, 95%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 156.0, 242.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (54.77, -1.70, -63.33)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 35.54, 0.00, 5.10) CIE-L*ab (61.65, -2.02, -53.11)
hsv hsv(201.47, 100.00, 47.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (61.65, 53.15, 267.82)
hsb hsb(201.47, 100.00, 95.00) CIE-L*uv (61.65, -38.07, -84.90)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf2)

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" #009cf2 and the second color is called the "compliment" #f25400.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf2)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #009cf2 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #f25400.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf2)

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

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf2)

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

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf2)

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.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter shades of #009cf2

Lighter shades of #009cf2 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf2)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #009cf2 with black

Tones of #009cf2

When you combine pure gray with this color, #009cf2, tones are produced.

Gradients including #009cf2

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 #009cf2 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#009cf2 → #f25400
#009cf2 → #4cb9f5
#009cf2 → #ffffff
#009cf2 → #0024f2
#009cf2 → #005d91
#009cf2 → #00f2cd

#009cf2 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #009cf2 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 #009cf2 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#009cf2 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.

#009cf2might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #009cf2

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#009cf2. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Dealhack
Microsoft

Programming Language Syntax for #009cf2

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 #009cf2
Java new Color(0, 156, 242);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 156, 242);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:156 blue:242 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 156f, 242f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:156, blue:242, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $f29c00
Python Color('#009cf2')

Base Conversions of hex color #009cf2

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #009cf2. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 40178 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 156, 242.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10011100 11110010
Hex 00 9c f2
Octal 0 234 362
Decimal 0 156 242

#009cf2 Icons

If you're considering using #009cf2 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf2) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #009cf2 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 #009cf2 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #009cf2 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #009cf2 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #009cf2 background.
This text is hex color #009cf2 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #009cf2 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #009cf2 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #009cf2 and white (#ffffff) background.