Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3e5) color information

Hex color #00a3e5 is very close to "Microsoft blue" due to their similar appearences. It's labeled as "light blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Microsoft blue (#00a3e5), in branding, they might associate it with serenity, appetite-curbing, a sense of security or trust, health care, and maturity. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for food and restaurants. AT&T, Adobe, and LastPass are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of #00a3e5

#00a3e5 is made up of (0, 163, 229) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 28.82, 0.00, 10.20) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 41957 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099cc. White should be used ontop of #00a3e5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a3e5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a3e5 luma #121.56
Websafe hex #0099cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 163, 229) Adobe RGB (89.00, 163.00, 226.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 64%, 90%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 163.0, 229.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (56.57, -10.95, -48.06)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 28.82, 0.00, 10.20) CIE-L*ab (63.34, -13.31, -42.92)
hsv hsv(197.33, 100.00, 45.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (63.34, 44.94, 252.77)
hsb hsb(197.33, 100.00, 90.00) CIE-L*uv (63.34, -43.38, -66.90)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3e5)

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #00a3e5 and the second color is called the "compliment" #e54100.

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 Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3e5)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00a3e5 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #e54100.

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 (#00a3e5)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are 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 (#00a3e5)

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 (#00a3e5)

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 variations of #00a3e5

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00a3e5 with white

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3e5)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #00a3e5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #00a3e5

When you combine pure gray with this color, #00a3e5, tones are produced.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3e5) 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 #00a3e5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a3e5 → #e54100
#00a3e5 → #4cbeec
#00a3e5 → #ffffff
#00a3e5 → #0031e5
#00a3e5 → #006189
#00a3e5 → #00e5b3

#00a3e5 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #00a3e5 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 #00a3e5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #00a3e5

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

#00a3e5might 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.

#00a3e5 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#00a3e5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

GVB
Booking.com
Polariod
AT&T
Adobe
LastPass
ezTalks
Warby Parker
KLM
Sony

#00a3e5 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 #00a3e5
Java new Color(0, 163, 229);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 163, 229);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:163 blue:229 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 163f, 229f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:163, blue:229, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $e5a300
Python Color('#00a3e5')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a3e5

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a3e5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 41957 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 163, 229.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100011 11100101
Hex 00 a3 e5
Octal 0 243 345
Decimal 0 163 229

#00a3e5 Icons

If you're considering using #00a3e5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3e5) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a3e5 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 #00a3e5 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a3e5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a3e5 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a3e5 background.
This text is hex color #00a3e5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a3e5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a3e5 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a3e5 and white (#ffffff) background.