Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9) color information

Hex color #1ca9c9 is named "Pacific Blue". It's labeled as "light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9), used in brand logos, they might associate it with peace, offices, a sense of security or trust, finance, and being taken seriously. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants. Muut is a company using this color, according to our database.

Breakdown of Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)

#1ca9c9 is made up of (28, 169, 201) in RGB colorspace and (86.07, 15.92, 0.00, 21.18) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 1878473 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #3399cc. White should be used ontop of #1ca9c9 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #1ca9c9. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #1ca9c9 luma #130.29
Websafe hex #3399cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(28, 169, 201) Adobe RGB (95.00, 169.00, 200.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(11%, 66%, 79%) Closest named color Pacific Blue
rgba rgba(28.0, 169.0, 201.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (57.45, -20.09, -26.87)
cmyk cmyk(86.07, 15.92, 0.00, 21.18) CIE-L*ab (64.16, -25.16, -26.67)
hsv hsv(191.47, 75.56, 45.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.16, 36.66, 226.67)
hsb hsb(191.47, 86.08, 79.00) CIE-L*uv (64.16, -46.37, -38.25)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)

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" #1ca9c9 and the second color is called the "compliment" #c93b1c.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #1ca9c9 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #c93b1c.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)

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

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)

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.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #1ca9c9, lighter shades are produced.

Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #1ca9c9, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #1ca9c9

When you combine pure gray with this color, #1ca9c9, tones are produced.

#1ca9c9 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 #1ca9c9 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#1ca9c9 → #c93b1c
#1ca9c9 → #60c2d9
#1ca9c9 → #ffffff
#1ca9c9 → #1c52c9
#1ca9c9 → #106578
#1ca9c9 → #1cc992

#1ca9c9 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #1ca9c9 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 #1ca9c9 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)

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

#1ca9c9might 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 Pacific Blue (#1ca9c9)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#1ca9c9. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#1ca9c9 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 #1ca9c9
Java new Color(28, 169, 201);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 28, 169, 201);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:28 green:169 blue:201 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(28f, 169f, 201f);
Swift UIColor(red:28, green:169, blue:201, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $c9a91c
Python Color('#1ca9c9')

Base Conversions of hex color #1ca9c9

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #1ca9c9. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 1878473 while the individual RGB conversions are: 28, 169, 201.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00011100 10101001 11001001
Hex 1c a9 c9
Octal 34 251 311
Decimal 28 169 201

Icons incorporating the color #1ca9c9

If you're considering using #1ca9c9 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #1ca9c9 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #1ca9c9 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 #1ca9c9 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #1ca9c9 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #1ca9c9 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #1ca9c9 background.
This text is hex color #1ca9c9 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #1ca9c9 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #1ca9c9 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #1ca9c9 and white (#ffffff) background.