Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a6ea) color information

#00a6ea is the hex color code that almost matches the color named "Microsoft blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "light blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Microsoft blue (#00a6ea), in advertising materials, they may think of some of these attributes: serenity, coldness, self-expression, health care, and widely-used. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with cars. Sony uses this color in their branding.

#00a6ea Breakdown

#00a6ea is made up of (0, 166, 234) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 29.06, 0.00, 8.24) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 42730 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099ff. White should be used ontop of #00a6ea to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a6ea. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a6ea luma #123.88
Websafe hex #0099ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 166, 234) Adobe RGB (97.00, 163.00, 231.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 65%, 92%) Closest named color Microsoft blue
rgba rgba(0.0, 166.0, 234.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (57.45, -7.47, -50.45)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 29.06, 0.00, 8.24) CIE-L*ab (64.16, -8.91, -44.49)
hsv hsv(197.61, 100.00, 46.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.16, 45.37, 258.68)
hsb hsb(197.61, 100.00, 92.00) CIE-L*uv (64.16, -39.85, -70.16)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a6ea)

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" #00a6ea while the second is the "compliment" #ea4200.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a6ea)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #00a6ea is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #ea4200.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a6ea)

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 (#00a6ea)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a6ea)

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.

Lighter variations of #00a6ea

Lighter shades of #00a6ea can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #00a6ea

Darker shades of #00a6ea can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a6ea)'s Tones

Tones of #00a6ea can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a6ea) 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 #00a6ea as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a6ea → #ea4200
#00a6ea → #4cc0f0
#00a6ea → #ffffff
#00a6ea → #0032ea
#00a6ea → #00638c
#00a6ea → #00eab7

Faux-Microsoft blue (#00a6ea) in different environments

Seeing #00a6ea 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 #00a6ea could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#00a6ea 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.

#00a6eamight 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.

#00a6ea 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#00a6ea. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#00a6ea 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 #00a6ea
Java new Color(0, 166, 234);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 166, 234);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:166 blue:234 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 166f, 234f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:166, blue:234, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $eaa600
Python Color('#00a6ea')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a6ea

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a6ea. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 42730 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 166, 234.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100110 11101010
Hex 00 a6 ea
Octal 0 246 352
Decimal 0 166 234

Icons incorporating the color #00a6ea

If you're considering using #00a6ea in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #00a6ea on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a6ea 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 #00a6ea on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a6ea on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a6ea background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a6ea background.
This text is hex color #00a6ea on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a6ea on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a6ea and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a6ea and white (#ffffff) background.