Faux-Twitter blue (#26a9d8) color information

The hexidecimal color, #26a9d8, is a variation of "Twitter blue" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "light blue". When people spot this color, Twitter blue (#26a9d8), in media, the following may come to mind: water, appetite-curbing, human life, energy, and maturity. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for clothing.

Breakdown of #26a9d8

#26a9d8 is made up of (38, 169, 216) in RGB colorspace and (82.41, 21.76, 0.00, 15.29) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2533848 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #3399cc. White should be used ontop of #26a9d8 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #26a9d8. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #26a9d8 luma #134.97
Websafe hex #3399cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(38, 169, 216) Adobe RGB (95.00, 169.00, 215.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(15%, 66%, 85%) Closest named color Twitter blue
rgba rgba(38.0, 169.0, 216.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (58.31, -16.53, -35.88)
cmyk cmyk(82.41, 21.76, 0.00, 15.29) CIE-L*ab (64.96, -20.29, -33.84)
hsv hsv(196.29, 70.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.96, 39.46, 239.05)
hsb hsb(196.29, 82.35, 85.00) CIE-L*uv (64.96, -45.47, -50.95)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Twitter blue (#26a9d8)

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" #26a9d8 and the second color is called the "compliment" #d85526.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Twitter blue (#26a9d8)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #26a9d8 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #d85526.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Twitter blue (#26a9d8)

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 Faux-Twitter blue (#26a9d8)

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-Twitter blue (#26a9d8)

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 #26a9d8

Lighter shades are produced by blending #26a9d8 with white

Darker shades of #26a9d8

Darker shades are produced by blending #26a9d8 with black

Tones of #26a9d8

Tones are produced by blending #26a9d8 with gray

Gradients including #26a9d8

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 #26a9d8 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#26a9d8 → #d85526
#26a9d8 → #67c2e3
#26a9d8 → #ffffff
#26a9d8 → #264fd8
#26a9d8 → #166581
#26a9d8 → #26d8af

How #26a9d8 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #26a9d8 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 #26a9d8 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #26a9d8

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

#26a9d8might 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 #26a9d8

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#26a9d8. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #26a9d8

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 #26a9d8
Java new Color(38, 169, 216);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 38, 169, 216);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:38 green:169 blue:216 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(38f, 169f, 216f);
Swift UIColor(red:38, green:169, blue:216, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $d8a926
Python Color('#26a9d8')

Base Conversions of hex color #26a9d8

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #26a9d8. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2533848 while the individual RGB conversions are: 38, 169, 216.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00100110 10101001 11011000
Hex 26 a9 d8
Octal 46 251 330
Decimal 38 169 216

#26a9d8 Icons

If you're considering using #26a9d8 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Twitter blue (#26a9d8) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #26a9d8 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 #26a9d8 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #26a9d8 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #26a9d8 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #26a9d8 background.
This text is hex color #26a9d8 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #26a9d8 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #26a9d8 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #26a9d8 and white (#ffffff) background.