Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a2ff) color information

The hexidecimal color, #00a2ff, may be mistaken for "Microsoft blue" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "light blue". When people spot this color, Microsoft blue (#00a2ff), in advertising materials, the following may come to mind: water, appetite-curbing, human life, energy, and maturity. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with clothing.

Breakdown of #00a2ff

#00a2ff is made up of (0, 162, 255) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 36.47, 0.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 41727 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #00a2ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a2ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a2ff luma #123.91
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 162, 255) Adobe RGB (92.00, 160.00, 252.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 64%, 100%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 162.0, 255.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (57.45, -1.15, -67.60)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 36.47, 0.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (64.16, -1.35, -55.55)
hsv hsv(201.60, 100.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.16, 55.57, 268.61)
hsb hsb(201.60, 100.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (64.16, -39.35, -89.63)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a2ff)

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" #00a2ff while the second is the "compliment" #ff5900.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a2ff)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #00a2ff is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #ff5900.

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 (#00a2ff)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a2ff)

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

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 (#00a2ff)

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 shades of #00a2ff

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00a2ff with white

Darker shades of #00a2ff

Darker shades are produced by blending #00a2ff with black

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a2ff)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #00a2ff with gray

Gradients including #00a2ff

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 #00a2ff as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a2ff → #ff5900
#00a2ff → #4cbdff
#00a2ff → #ffffff
#00a2ff → #0026ff
#00a2ff → #006199
#00a2ff → #00ffd8

How #00a2ff looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #00a2ff 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 #00a2ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #00a2ff

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

#00a2ffmight 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 #00a2ff

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00a2ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #00a2ff

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 #00a2ff
Java new Color(0, 162, 255);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 162, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:162 blue:255 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 162f, 255f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:162, blue:255, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ffa200
Python Color('#00a2ff')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a2ff

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a2ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 41727 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 162, 255.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100010 11111111
Hex 00 a2 ff
Octal 0 242 377
Decimal 0 162 255

Icons incorporating the color #00a2ff

If you're considering using #00a2ff in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #00a2ff on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a2ff 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 #00a2ff on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a2ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a2ff background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a2ff background.
This text is hex color #00a2ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a2ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a2ff and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a2ff and white (#ffffff) background.