Faux-Microsoft blue (#009fdb) color information

#009fdb is the hex color code that is very close to "Microsoft blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "light blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Microsoft blue (#009fdb), in brand logos, they may think of some of these attributes: serenity, coldness, self-expression, health care, and widely-used. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with cars. LastPass, LOMO, and PayPal have ties to this color.

#009fdb Breakdown

#009fdb is made up of (0, 159, 219) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 27.40, 0.00, 14.12) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 40923 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099cc. White should be used ontop of #009fdb to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #009fdb luma #118.08
Websafe hex #0099cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 159, 219) Adobe RGB (86.00, 158.00, 217.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 62%, 86%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 159.0, 219.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (54.77, -11.63, -44.22)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 27.40, 0.00, 14.12) CIE-L*ab (61.65, -14.36, -40.36)
hsv hsv(196.74, 100.00, 43.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (61.65, 42.84, 250.41)
hsb hsb(196.74, 100.00, 86.00) CIE-L*uv (61.65, -42.58, -62.20)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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

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" #009fdb while the second is the "compliment" #db3a00.

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

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

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #009fdb is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #db3a00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Lighter variations of #009fdb

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

Darker variations of #009fdb

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

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

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

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

#009fdb → #db3a00
#009fdb → #4cbbe5
#009fdb → #ffffff
#009fdb → #0033db
#009fdb → #005f83
#009fdb → #00dba8

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

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

#009fdb 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.

#009fdbmight 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.

#009fdb 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#009fdb. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

PayPal
LinkedIn
LastPass
LOMO

#009fdb 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 #009fdb
Java new Color(0, 159, 219);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 159, 219);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:159 blue:219 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 159f, 219f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:159, blue:219, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $db9f00
Python Color('#009fdb')

Base Conversions of hex color #009fdb

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #009fdb. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 40923 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 159, 219.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10011111 11011011
Hex 00 9f db
Octal 0 237 333
Decimal 0 159 219

Icons incorporating the color #009fdb

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

Color #009fdb on different backgrounds

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