Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6) color information

#00a5e6 is the hex color code that greatly resembles "Microsoft blue" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Microsoft blue (#00a5e6), used in media, they may think of some of these attributes: peace, appetite-curbing, self-expression, finance, and maturity. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to cars. ezTalks, Warby Parker, and KLM are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of #00a5e6

#00a5e6 is made up of (0, 165, 230) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 28.26, 0.00, 9.80) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 42470 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #00a5e6 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a5e6. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a5e6 luma #122.85
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 165, 230) Adobe RGB (95.00, 164.00, 226.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 65%, 90%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 165.0, 230.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (57.45, -10.62, -46.16)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 28.26, 0.00, 9.80) CIE-L*ab (64.16, -12.83, -41.51)
hsv hsv(196.67, 100.00, 45.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.16, 43.45, 252.82)
hsb hsb(196.67, 100.00, 90.00) CIE-L*uv (64.16, -42.10, -64.68)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6)

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" #00a5e6 while the second is the "compliment" #e53d00.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00a5e6 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #e53d00.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6)

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

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00a5e6 with white

Darker variations of #00a5e6

When you combine pure black with this color, #00a5e6, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6)'s Tones

Tones of #00a5e6 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#00a5e6 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 #00a5e6 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a5e6 → #e53d00
#00a5e6 → #4cc0ed
#00a5e6 → #ffffff
#00a5e6 → #0035e5
#00a5e6 → #00638a
#00a5e6 → #00e5af

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6) in different environments

Seeing #00a5e6 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 #00a5e6 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #00a5e6

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

#00a5e6might 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 (#00a5e6)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00a5e6. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Warby Parker

#00a5e6 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 #00a5e6
Java new Color(0, 165, 230);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 165, 230);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:165 blue:230 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 165f, 230f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:165, blue:230, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $e6a500
Python Color('#00a5e6')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a5e6

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a5e6. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 42470 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 165, 230.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100101 11100110
Hex 00 a5 e6
Octal 0 245 346
Decimal 0 165 230

#00a5e6 Icons

If you're considering using #00a5e6 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a5e6) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a5e6 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 #00a5e6 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a5e6 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a5e6 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a5e6 background.
This text is hex color #00a5e6 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a5e6 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a5e6 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a5e6 and white (#ffffff) background.