Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3ed) color information

The hexidecimal color, #00a3ed, looks similar to "Microsoft blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Microsoft blue (#00a3ed), used in branding, the following may come to mind: peace, coldness, human life, finance, and widely-used. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to clothing. Sony, Dealhack, and Microsoft are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

#00a3ed Breakdown

#00a3ed is made up of (0, 163, 237) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 31.22, 0.00, 7.06) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 41965 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #00a3ed to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a3ed. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a3ed luma #122.46
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 163, 237) Adobe RGB (89.00, 161.00, 234.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 64%, 93%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 163.0, 237.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (56.57, -7.74, -54.59)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 31.22, 0.00, 7.06) CIE-L*ab (63.34, -9.30, -47.36)
hsv hsv(198.71, 100.00, 46.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (63.34, 48.26, 258.89)
hsb hsb(198.71, 100.00, 93.00) CIE-L*uv (63.34, -42.04, -74.83)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3ed)

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" #00a3ed and the second color is called the "compliment" #ed4700.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3ed)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00a3ed is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #ed4700.

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 (#00a3ed)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3ed)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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 (#00a3ed)

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.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3ed)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #00a3ed can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #00a3ed

When you combine pure black with this color, #00a3ed, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #00a3ed

Tones are produced by blending #00a3ed with gray

#00a3ed 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 #00a3ed as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a3ed → #ed4700
#00a3ed → #4cbef2
#00a3ed → #ffffff
#00a3ed → #002fed
#00a3ed → #00618e
#00a3ed → #00edbd

How #00a3ed looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #00a3ed 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 #00a3ed could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#00a3ed 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.

#00a3edmight 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 (#00a3ed)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00a3ed. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.


#00a3ed 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 #00a3ed
Java new Color(0, 163, 237);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 163, 237);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:163 blue:237 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 163f, 237f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:163, blue:237, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $eda300
Python Color('#00a3ed')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a3ed

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a3ed. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 41965 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 163, 237.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100011 11101101
Hex 00 a3 ed
Octal 0 243 355
Decimal 0 163 237

#00a3ed Icons

If you're considering using #00a3ed in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a3ed) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a3ed 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 #00a3ed on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a3ed on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a3ed background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a3ed background.
This text is hex color #00a3ed on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a3ed on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a3ed and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a3ed and white (#ffffff) background.