Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa) color information

The hexidecimal color, #00a7aa, should not to be confused with "Blue (Munsell)" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa), in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: being clean, modern or futuristic, graceful, the home, and middle-ground. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to agriculture.

Breakdown of #00a7aa

#00a7aa is made up of (0, 167, 170) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 1.76, 0.00, 33.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 42922 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #009999. White should be used ontop of #00a7aa to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00a7aa. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00a7aa luma #117.24
Websafe hex #009999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 167, 170) Adobe RGB (94.00, 164.00, 169.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 65%, 67%) Closest named color Blue (Munsell)
rgba rgba(0.0, 167.0, 170.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (54.77, -24.88, -11.62)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 1.76, 0.00, 33.33) CIE-L*ab (61.65, -32.45, -12.85)
hsv hsv(181.79, 100.00, 33.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (61.65, 34.90, 201.60)
hsb hsb(181.79, 100.00, 67.00) CIE-L*uv (61.65, -46.36, -14.70)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa)

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" #00a7aa while the second is the "compliment" #aa0200.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00a7aa is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #aa0200.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa)

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-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa)

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-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa)

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-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00a7aa with white

Darker variations of #00a7aa

When you combine pure black with this color, #00a7aa, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa)'s Tones

Tones of #00a7aa can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#00a7aa 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 #00a7aa as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00a7aa → #aa0200
#00a7aa → #4cc1c3
#00a7aa → #ffffff
#00a7aa → #0052aa
#00a7aa → #006466
#00a7aa → #00aa58

Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa) in different environments

Seeing #00a7aa 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 #00a7aa could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #00a7aa

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

#00a7aamight 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-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00a7aa. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#00a7aa 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 #00a7aa
Java new Color(0, 167, 170);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 167, 170);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:167 blue:170 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 167f, 170f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:167, blue:170, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $aaa700
Python Color('#00a7aa')

Base Conversions of hex color #00a7aa

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00a7aa. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 42922 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 167, 170.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 10100111 10101010
Hex 00 a7 aa
Octal 0 247 252
Decimal 0 167 170

#00a7aa Icons

If you're considering using #00a7aa in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Blue (Munsell) (#00a7aa) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00a7aa 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 #00a7aa on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00a7aa on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00a7aa background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00a7aa background.
This text is hex color #00a7aa on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00a7aa on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00a7aa and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00a7aa and white (#ffffff) background.