Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2) color information

#188bc2 is the hex color code that can simply be referred to as "Cyan cornflower blue". It's labeled as "light blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2), in brand logos, they might associate it with serenity, appetite-curbing, a sense of security or trust, health care, and maturity. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants.

Breakdown of Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2)

#188bc2 is made up of (24, 139, 194) in RGB colorspace and (87.63, 28.35, 0.00, 23.92) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 1608642 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #0099cc. White should be used ontop of #188bc2 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #188bc2. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #188bc2 luma #110.69
Websafe hex #0099cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(24, 139, 194) Adobe RGB (77.00, 141.00, 190.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(9%, 55%, 76%) Closest named color Cyan cornflower blue
rgba rgba(24.0, 139.0, 194.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (47.96, -10.82, -37.18)
cmyk cmyk(87.63, 28.35, 0.00, 23.92) CIE-L*ab (55.07, -13.99, -35.77)
hsv hsv(198.81, 78.82, 42.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (55.07, 38.41, 248.64)
hsb hsb(198.81, 88.16, 76.00) CIE-L*uv (55.07, -38.20, -53.55)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2)

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" #188bc2 while the second is the "compliment" #c14a16.

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

Split Compliments of #Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #188bc2 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #c14a16.

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

Triadic Colors of Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2)

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 Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2)

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 Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2)

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 shades of #188bc2

When you combine pure white with this color, #188bc2, lighter shades are produced.

Darker variations of #188bc2

Darker shades are produced by blending #188bc2 with black

Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2)'s Tones

Tones of #188bc2 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #188bc2

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 #188bc2 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#188bc2 → #c14a16
#188bc2 → #5dadd4
#188bc2 → #ffffff
#188bc2 → #1639c1
#188bc2 → #0e5374
#188bc2 → #16c19f

Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2) in different environments

Seeing #188bc2 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 #188bc2 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Cyan cornflower blue (#188bc2)

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

#188bc2might 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 #188bc2

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#188bc2. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #188bc2

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 #188bc2
Java new Color(24, 139, 194);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 24, 139, 194);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:24 green:139 blue:194 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(24f, 139f, 194f);
Swift UIColor(red:24, green:139, blue:194, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $c28b18
Python Color('#188bc2')

Base Conversions of hex color #188bc2

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #188bc2. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 1608642 while the individual RGB conversions are: 24, 139, 194.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00011000 10001011 11000010
Hex 18 8b c2
Octal 30 213 302
Decimal 24 139 194

Icons incorporating the color #188bc2

If you're considering using #188bc2 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #188bc2 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #188bc2 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 #188bc2 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #188bc2 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #188bc2 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #188bc2 background.
This text is hex color #188bc2 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #188bc2 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #188bc2 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #188bc2 and white (#ffffff) background.