Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf8) color information

Hex color #009cf8 is close to the color named "Microsoft blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "light blue". When people spot this color, Microsoft blue (#009cf8), in media, they might associate it with water, coldness, a sense of security or trust, energy, and widely-used. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for food and restaurants.

Breakdown of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf8)

#009cf8 is made up of (0, 156, 248) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 37.10, 0.00, 2.75) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 40184 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #009cf8 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #009cf8. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #009cf8 luma #119.60
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 156, 248) Adobe RGB (90.00, 152.00, 245.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 61%, 97%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 156.0, 248.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (54.77, 1.61, -67.82)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 37.10, 0.00, 2.75) CIE-L*ab (61.65, 1.89, -55.87)
hsv hsv(202.27, 100.00, 48.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (61.65, 55.90, 271.94)
hsb hsb(202.27, 100.00, 97.00) CIE-L*uv (61.65, -35.91, -89.88)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf8)

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" #009cf8 and the second color is called the "compliment" #f75a00.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf8)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #009cf8 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #f75a00.

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 (#009cf8)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf8)

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 (#009cf8)

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.

Lighter variations of #009cf8

When you combine pure white with this color, #009cf8, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #009cf8

Darker shades of #009cf8 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #009cf8

Tones are produced by blending #009cf8 with gray

Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf8) 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 #009cf8 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#009cf8 → #f75a00
#009cf8 → #4cb9fa
#009cf8 → #ffffff
#009cf8 → #0020f7
#009cf8 → #005d94
#009cf8 → #00f7d6

How #009cf8 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #009cf8 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 #009cf8 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf8)

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

#009cf8might 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.

#009cf8 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#009cf8. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#009cf8 in coding

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 #009cf8
Java new Color(0, 156, 248);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 156, 248);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:156 blue:248 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 156f, 248f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:156, blue:248, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $f89c00
Python Color('#009cf8')

Base Conversions of hex color #009cf8

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #009cf8. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 40184 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 156, 248.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10011100 11111000
Hex 00 9c f8
Octal 0 234 370
Decimal 0 156 248

#009cf8 Icons

If you're considering using #009cf8 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#009cf8) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #009cf8 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 #009cf8 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #009cf8 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #009cf8 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #009cf8 background.
This text is hex color #009cf8 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #009cf8 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #009cf8 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #009cf8 and white (#ffffff) background.