Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd) color information

The hexidecimal color, #00c5cd, is commonly known by the name "Turquoise Surf". The color is categorized as "light blue". When people spot this color, Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd), in advertisements, they may think of some of these attributes: water, offices, self-expression, energy, and being taken seriously. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to cars.

#00c5cd Breakdown

#00c5cd is made up of (0, 197, 205) in RGB colorspace and (100.00, 3.90, 0.00, 19.61) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 50637 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #00cccc. White should be used ontop of #00c5cd to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #00c5cd. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #00c5cd luma #138.80
Websafe hex #00cccc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(0, 197, 205) Adobe RGB (112.00, 195.00, 202.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(0%, 77%, 80%) Closest named color Turquoise Surf
rgba rgba(0.0, 197.0, 205.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (66.33, -29.58, -14.94)
cmyk cmyk(100.00, 3.90, 0.00, 19.61) CIE-L*ab (72.23, -36.12, -15.42)
hsv hsv(182.25, 100.00, 40.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (72.23, 39.27, 203.12)
hsb hsb(182.25, 100.00, 80.00) CIE-L*uv (72.23, -53.91, -18.65)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd)

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" #00c5cd and the second color is called the "compliment" #cc0600.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #00c5cd is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #cc0600.

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

Triadic Colors of Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd)

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 Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd)

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.

Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #00c5cd can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #00c5cd

When you combine pure black with this color, #00c5cd, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #00c5cd

Tones are produced by blending #00c5cd with gray

#00c5cd 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 #00c5cd as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#00c5cd → #cc0600
#00c5cd → #4cd6dc
#00c5cd → #ffffff
#00c5cd → #005fcc
#00c5cd → #00767b
#00c5cd → #00cc6c

How #00c5cd looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #00c5cd 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 #00c5cd could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#00c5cd 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.

#00c5cdmight 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 Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#00c5cd. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#00c5cd 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 #00c5cd
Java new Color(0, 197, 205);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 197, 205);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:197 blue:205 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 197f, 205f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:197, blue:205, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $cdc500
Python Color('#00c5cd')

Base Conversions of hex color #00c5cd

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #00c5cd. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 50637 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 197, 205.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00000000 11000101 11001101
Hex 00 c5 cd
Octal 0 305 315
Decimal 0 197 205

#00c5cd Icons

If you're considering using #00c5cd in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Turquoise Surf (#00c5cd) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #00c5cd 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 #00c5cd on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #00c5cd on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #00c5cd background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #00c5cd background.
This text is hex color #00c5cd on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #00c5cd on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #00c5cd and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #00c5cd and white (#ffffff) background.