Faux-Microsoft blue (#009efa) color information

Hex color #009efa 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 (#009efa), in advertisements, they might associate it with water, coldness, a sense of security or trust, energy, and widely-used. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants. Portfolium and Gannett are a couple of companies using this color, according to our database.

#009efa Breakdown

#009efa is made up of (0, 158, 250) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 36.80, 0.00, 1.96) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 40698 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #009efa to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #009efa luma #121.00
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 158, 250) Adobe RGB (85.00, 156.00, 247.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 62%, 98%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 158.0, 250.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (55.68, -1.51, -67.73)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 36.80, 0.00, 1.96) CIE-L*ab (62.51, -1.79, -55.75)
hsv hsv(202.04, 100.00, 49.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (62.51, 55.78, 268.16)
hsb hsb(202.04, 100.00, 98.00) CIE-L*uv (62.51, -39.76, -89.54)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#009efa)

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" #009efa while the second is the "compliment" #f95b00.

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

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #009efa is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #f95b00.

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 (#009efa)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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 (#009efa)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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

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

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 #009efa

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

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

Darker shades are produced by blending #009efa with black

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

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

Gradients including #009efa

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

#009efa → #f95b00
#009efa → #4cbbfb
#009efa → #ffffff
#009efa → #0021f9
#009efa → #005e96
#009efa → #00f9d8

#009efa in different lighting conditions

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

#009efa 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.

#009efamight 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 #009efa

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

Portfolium
Gannett

Programming Language Syntax for #009efa

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 #009efa
Java new Color(0, 158, 250);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 158, 250);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:158 blue:250 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 158f, 250f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:158, blue:250, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $fa9e00
Python Color('#009efa')

Base Conversions of hex color #009efa

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #009efa. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 40698 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 158, 250.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10011110 11111010
Hex 00 9e fa
Octal 0 236 372
Decimal 0 158 250

Icons incorporating the color #009efa

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

Color #009efa on different backgrounds

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