Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a1ff) color information

#00a1ff is the hex color code that looks similar 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 (#00a1ff), used in media, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for cars.

#00a1ff Breakdown

#00a1ff is made up of (0, 161, 255) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 36.86, 0.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 41471 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #00a1ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a1ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a1ff luma #123.32
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 161, 255) Adobe RGB (92.00, 160.00, 252.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 63%, 100%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 161.0, 255.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (57.45, -1.15, -67.60)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 36.86, 0.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (64.16, -1.35, -55.55)
hsv hsv(202.20, 100.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.16, 55.57, 268.61)
hsb hsb(202.20, 100.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (64.16, -39.35, -89.63)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a1ff)

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" #00a1ff while the second is the "compliment" #ff5d00.

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 (#00a1ff)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00a1ff is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #ff5d00.

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 (#00a1ff)

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 (#00a1ff)

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 (#00a1ff)

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 #00a1ff

Lighter shades of #00a1ff can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a1ff)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #00a1ff with black

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a1ff)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #00a1ff, tones are produced.

Gradients including #00a1ff

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 #00a1ff as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a1ff → #ff5d00
#00a1ff → #4cbdff
#00a1ff → #ffffff
#00a1ff → #0022ff
#00a1ff → #006099
#00a1ff → #00ffdd

#00a1ff in different lighting conditions

Seeing #00a1ff 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 #00a1ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#00a1ff 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.

#00a1ffmight 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 #00a1ff

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00a1ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #00a1ff

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 #00a1ff
Java new Color(0, 161, 255);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 161, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:161 blue:255 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 161f, 255f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:161, blue:255, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ffa100
Python Color('#00a1ff')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a1ff

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a1ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 41471 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 161, 255.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100001 11111111
Hex 00 a1 ff
Octal 0 241 377
Decimal 0 161 255

#00a1ff Icons

If you're considering using #00a1ff in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a1ff) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a1ff 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 #00a1ff on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a1ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a1ff background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a1ff background.
This text is hex color #00a1ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a1ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a1ff and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a1ff and white (#ffffff) background.