Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5dd) color information

The hexidecimal color, #00a5dd, should not to be confused with "Microsoft blue" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "light blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Microsoft blue (#00a5dd), in advertising materials, the following may come to mind: serenity, offices, human life, health care, and being taken seriously. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to clothing. AT&T, LastPass, and Warby Parker are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5dd)

#00a5dd is made up of (0, 165, 221) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 25.34, 0.00, 13.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 42461 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099cc. White should be used ontop of #00a5dd to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a5dd. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a5dd luma #121.83
Websafe hex #0099cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 165, 221) Adobe RGB (95.00, 162.00, 219.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 65%, 87%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 165.0, 221.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (56.57, -10.95, -42.62)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 25.34, 0.00, 13.33) CIE-L*ab (63.34, -13.31, -39.04)
hsv hsv(195.17, 100.00, 43.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (63.34, 41.25, 251.17)
hsb hsb(195.17, 100.00, 87.00) CIE-L*uv (63.34, -40.92, -60.34)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5dd)

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" #00a5dd while the second is the "compliment" #dd3700.

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 (#00a5dd)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00a5dd is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #dd3700.

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 (#00a5dd)

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 (#00a5dd)

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 (#00a5dd)

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 variations of #00a5dd

When you combine pure white with this color, #00a5dd, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #00a5dd

Darker shades of #00a5dd can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5dd)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #00a5dd with gray

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5dd) 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 #00a5dd as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a5dd → #dd3700
#00a5dd → #4cc0e7
#00a5dd → #ffffff
#00a5dd → #0037dd
#00a5dd → #006384
#00a5dd → #00dda6

How #00a5dd looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #00a5dd 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 #00a5dd could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5dd)

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

#00a5ddmight 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.

#00a5dd 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#00a5dd. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Warby Parker
Continental AG

#00a5dd 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 #00a5dd
Java new Color(0, 165, 221);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 165, 221);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:165 blue:221 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 165f, 221f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:165, blue:221, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $dda500
Python Color('#00a5dd')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a5dd

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a5dd. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 42461 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 165, 221.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100101 11011101
Hex 00 a5 dd
Octal 0 245 335
Decimal 0 165 221

#00a5dd Icons

If you're considering using #00a5dd in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5dd) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a5dd 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 #00a5dd on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a5dd on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a5dd background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a5dd background.
This text is hex color #00a5dd on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a5dd on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a5dd and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a5dd and white (#ffffff) background.