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A comprehensive guide to hex color #00aadc

About hex color #00aadc - near-Vivid cerulean

Hex color #00aadc is very close to "Vivid cerulean". It's described as "blue". When humans think of blue in ads, the following may come to mind: serenity, appetite-curbing, human life, energy, and maturity. It's rarely tied to food and restaurants. Nest, WordPress.com, and 9 others are using a color close to Vivid cerulean in their branding. (Explore brands using Vivid cerulean).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #00aadc is created using 0% red, 66.7% green, and 86.3% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 100% cyan, 22.7% magenta, 0% yellow, and 13.7% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
0%
 
66.7%
 
86.3%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
100%
 
22.7%
 
0%
13.7%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#00aadc is made up of R: 0, G: 170, B: 220 in RGB colorspace and C: 100, M:22.73, Y:0, K:13.73 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 43740 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099cc. Its closest named color is "Vivid cerulean". White should be used ontop of #00aadc to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #00aadc
Websafe hex #0099cc
rgb 0, 170, 220
rgb percent (%) 0%, 66.41%, 85.94%
rgba R: 0, G: 170, B: 220, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 100, M:22.73, Y:0, K:13.73
hsv 193.64, 100, 43.14
hsb 193.64, 100, 86.27
luma 124.65
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 95, 168, 217
Closest named color Vivid cerulean
Hunter-Lab 58.24, -15.39, -37.94
CIE-L*ab 64.9, -18.82, -35.42
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 64.9, 40.11, 242.02
CIE-L*uv 64.9, -44.84, -53.79°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #00aadc. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #00aadc and the second color is called the "compliment" #db2f00.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#db2f00
#00aadc

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #00aadc is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #db2f00.

Design Tip: The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

#db9d00
#00aadc
#db003e

Triadic

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

#acdb00
#00aadc
#db00ac

Tetradic

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

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

#00db2f
#db2f00
#db00ac
#00aadc

Analagous

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.

Design Tip: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

#00db9d
#00aadc
#003edb

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #00aadc: "appetite-curbing".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #00aadc can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #00aadc with black #000000.

#00222c
#003342
#004458
#00556e
#006684
#00779a
#0088b0
#0099c6

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #00aadc with white #FFFFFF.

#33bbe3
#4cc3e6
#66ccea
#7fd4ed
#99ddf1
#b2e5f4
#cceef8
#e5f6fb

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #00aadc with gray #808080.

#668892
#598c9b
#4c90a4
#4095ae
#3399b7
#269dc0
#19a1c9
#0ca5d2

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 #00aadc as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #00aadc 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 #00aadc could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #00aadc appears as #00aae8 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #00abfb when in cool fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #00aadc

#00aadc might 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.

Vivid cerulean
Microsoft blue
Cyan (process)
Blue raspberry
Rich electric blue
Battery charged blue
Bright cerulean
Cerulean (Crayola)

Furthest named colors to #00aadc

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

Red
Candy apple red
Scarlet
Ferrari red
Red strawberry
Electric red
Neon scarlet
Coquelicot

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #00aadc, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Trello uses the color #00c2e0

#00c2e0
#0079bf
#51e898
#70b500
#c377e0
#c4c9cc
#eb5a46
#f2d600
#ff78cb
#ff9f1a
  

Vodafone uses the color #00b0ca

#000000
#00b0ca
#007c92
#4a4d4e
#5e2750
#9c2aa0
#a8b400
#e60000
#eb9800
#fecb00
  

Continental AG uses the color #00a5dc

#000000
#00a5dc
#004eaf
#057855
#2db928
#737373
#969696
#cdcdcd
#f0f0f0
#ff2d37
#ffa500
 

DIRECTV uses the color #00a6d6

#00a6d6
#003865
#00629b
 

AT&T uses the color #00a8e0

#00a8e0
   

Kiwipay uses the color #00b0df

#00b0df
   

Nest uses the color #00afd8

#00afd8
#7b858e
  

WordPress.com uses the color #00aadc

#00aadc
#005082
#0087be
#2e4453
#3d596d
#4ab866
#4f748e
#668eaa
#78dcfa
#87a6bc
#a8bece
#d54e21
#d94f4f
#e9eff3
#e9eff3
#f0821e
#f0b849
#f3f6f8
  

Dental Plans uses the color #00b7c9

#00b7c9
#f99104
  

Epictions uses the color #01b5dd

#01b5dd
#404040
#b0db64
#e6e6e6
#ff2052
   

Samsung uses the color #00a9e0

#00a9e0
#0057b8
#009ca6
#00b140
#0689d8
#1428a0
#685bc7
#75787b
#c800a1
#e4002b
#ff6900
#ffc600
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #00aadc
Java new Color(0, 170, 220)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 170, 220);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0.6667 blue:0.8627 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0.6667f, 0.8627f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0.6667, blue:0.8627, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $DCAA00
Python Color('#00aadc')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00aadc. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 43740 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 170, 220.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000000001010101011011100
Hex00aadc
Octal0252334
Decimal0170220

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

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00aadc colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #00aadc on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #00aadc on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00aadc background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00aadc background.

This text is hex color #00aadc on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #00aadc on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00aadc and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00aadc and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #00aadc.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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