Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a0ef) color information

#00a0ef is the hex color code that is related 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 (#00a0ef), used in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to cars. Dealhack and Microsoft use this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #00a0ef

#00a0ef is made up of (0, 160, 239) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 33.05, 0.00, 6.27) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 41199 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #00a0ef to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a0ef. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a0ef luma #120.93
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 160, 239) Adobe RGB (86.00, 161.00, 237.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 63%, 94%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 160.0, 239.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (56.57, -7.74, -56.77)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 33.05, 0.00, 6.27) CIE-L*ab (63.34, -9.30, -48.79)
hsv hsv(199.79, 100.00, 47.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (63.34, 49.67, 259.21)
hsb hsb(199.79, 100.00, 94.00) CIE-L*uv (63.34, -42.98, -77.26)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a0ef)

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" #00a0ef while the second is the "compliment" #ef4b00.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a0ef)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00a0ef is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #ef4b00.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a0ef)

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 (#00a0ef)

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 (#00a0ef)

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 (#00a0ef)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00a0ef with white

Darker variations of #00a0ef

When you combine pure black with this color, #00a0ef, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a0ef)'s Tones

Tones of #00a0ef can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#00a0ef 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 #00a0ef as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a0ef → #ef4b00
#00a0ef → #4cbcf3
#00a0ef → #ffffff
#00a0ef → #002bef
#00a0ef → #00608f
#00a0ef → #00efc3

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a0ef) in different environments

Seeing #00a0ef 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 #00a0ef could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #00a0ef

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

#00a0efmight 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 (#00a0ef)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00a0ef. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.


#00a0ef 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 #00a0ef
Java new Color(0, 160, 239);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 160, 239);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:160 blue:239 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 160f, 239f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:160, blue:239, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $efa000
Python Color('#00a0ef')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a0ef

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a0ef. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 41199 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 160, 239.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100000 11101111
Hex 00 a0 ef
Octal 0 240 357
Decimal 0 160 239

#00a0ef Icons

If you're considering using #00a0ef in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a0ef) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a0ef 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 #00a0ef on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a0ef on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a0ef background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a0ef background.
This text is hex color #00a0ef on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a0ef on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a0ef and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a0ef and white (#ffffff) background.