Faux-Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb) color information

The hexidecimal color, #178ccb, may be mistaken for "Cyan cornflower blue" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "light blue". When people spot this color, Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb), in advertisements, the following may come to mind: water, appetite-curbing, human life, energy, and maturity. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to clothing. UCSF is a brand that uses this color.

Breakdown of #178ccb

#178ccb is made up of (23, 140, 203) in RGB colorspace and (88.67, 31.03, 0.00, 20.39) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 1543371 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099cc. White should be used ontop of #178ccb to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #178ccb. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #178ccb luma #112.00
Websafe hex #0099cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(23, 140, 203) Adobe RGB (85.00, 137.00, 201.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(9%, 55%, 80%) Closest named color Cyan cornflower blue
rgba rgba(23.0, 140.0, 203.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (47.96, -3.25, -46.16)
cmyk cmyk(88.67, 31.03, 0.00, 20.39) CIE-L*ab (55.07, -4.07, -42.34)
hsv hsv(201.13, 79.78, 44.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (55.07, 42.54, 264.51)
hsb hsb(201.13, 88.75, 80.00) CIE-L*uv (55.07, -32.10, -65.36)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb)

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" #178ccb while the second is the "compliment" #cc5616.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #178ccb is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #cc5616.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb)

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 Faux-Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb)

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.

Lighter shades of #178ccb

Lighter shades are produced by blending #178ccb with white

Darker shades of #178ccb

Darker shades are produced by blending #178ccb with black

Faux-Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #178ccb with gray

Gradients including #178ccb

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 #178ccb as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#178ccb → #cc5616
#178ccb → #5caeda
#178ccb → #ffffff
#178ccb → #1632cc
#178ccb → #0d5479
#178ccb → #16ccb0

How #178ccb looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #178ccb 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 #178ccb could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #178ccb

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

#178ccbmight 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #178ccb

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#178ccb. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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Programming Language Syntax for #178ccb

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 #178ccb
Java new Color(23, 140, 203);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 23, 140, 203);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:23 green:140 blue:203 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(23f, 140f, 203f);
Swift UIColor(red:23, green:140, blue:203, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $cb8c17
Python Color('#178ccb')

Base Conversions of hex color #178ccb

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #178ccb. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 1543371 while the individual RGB conversions are: 23, 140, 203.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00010111 10001100 11001011
Hex 17 8c cb
Octal 27 214 313
Decimal 23 140 203

#178ccb Icons

If you're considering using #178ccb in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Cyan cornflower blue (#178ccb) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #178ccb 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 #178ccb on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #178ccb on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #178ccb background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #178ccb background.
This text is hex color #178ccb on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #178ccb on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #178ccb and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #178ccb and white (#ffffff) background.