Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a4db) color information

Hex color #00a4db looks similar to "Microsoft blue" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Microsoft blue (#00a4db), used in brand logos, they might associate it with peace, offices, a sense of security or trust, finance, and being taken seriously. This color isn't popular for food and restaurants. LinkedIn, AT&T, and LastPass are three companies using this color in their branding.

Breakdown of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a4db)

#00a4db is made up of (0, 164, 219) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 25.11, 0.00, 14.12) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 42203 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099cc. White should be used ontop of #00a4db to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a4db. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a4db luma #121.02
Websafe hex #0099cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 164, 219) Adobe RGB (92.00, 160.00, 217.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 64%, 86%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 164.0, 219.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (55.68, -11.28, -42.29)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 25.11, 0.00, 14.12) CIE-L*ab (62.51, -13.82, -38.88)
hsv hsv(195.35, 100.00, 43.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (62.51, 41.26, 250.43)
hsb hsb(195.35, 100.00, 86.00) CIE-L*uv (62.51, -41.23, -59.90)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a4db)

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" #00a4db while the second is the "compliment" #db3600.

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 (#00a4db)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #00a4db is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #db3600.

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 (#00a4db)

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 (#00a4db)

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

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a4db)

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.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a4db)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #00a4db, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a4db)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #00a4db, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a4db)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #00a4db, tones are produced.

#00a4db 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 #00a4db as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a4db → #db3600
#00a4db → #4cbfe5
#00a4db → #ffffff
#00a4db → #0036db
#00a4db → #006283
#00a4db → #00dba4

#00a4db in different lighting conditions

Seeing #00a4db 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 #00a4db could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a4db)

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

#00a4dbmight 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 (#00a4db)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00a4db. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Samsung
LinkedIn
AT&T
LastPass
DIRECTV
Continental AG
LOMO

#00a4db 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 #00a4db
Java new Color(0, 164, 219);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 164, 219);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:164 blue:219 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 164f, 219f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:164, blue:219, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $dba400
Python Color('#00a4db')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a4db

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a4db. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 42203 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 164, 219.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100100 11011011
Hex 00 a4 db
Octal 0 244 333
Decimal 0 164 219

Icons incorporating the color #00a4db

If you're considering using #00a4db in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #00a4db on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a4db 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 #00a4db on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a4db on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a4db background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a4db background.
This text is hex color #00a4db on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a4db on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a4db and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a4db and white (#ffffff) background.