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A comprehensive guide to hex color #26caaa

About hex color #26caaa - near-Light sea green

Hex color #26caaa should not to be confused with "Light sea green". It's labeled as "green". When people spot the color green in ads, they might associate it with: an alleviation to depression, the environment, healing, the home, and various cultures. This color isn't popular for transportation and cars. Zapier and Paymo are using a color close to Light sea green in their branding. (Explore brands using Light sea green).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #26caaa is created using 14.9% red, 79.2% green, and 66.7% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 81.2% cyan, 0% magenta, 15.8% yellow, and 20.8% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#26caaa is made up of R: 38, G: 202, B: 170 in RGB colorspace and C: 81.19, M:0, Y:15.84, K:20.78 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2542250 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #33cc99. Its closest named color is "Light sea green". White should be used ontop of #26caaa to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #26caaa
Websafe hex #33cc99
rgb 38, 202, 170
rgb percent (%) 14.84%, 78.91%, 66.41%
rgba R: 38, G: 202, B: 170, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 81.19, M:0, Y:15.84, K:20.78
hsv 168.29, 68.33, 47.06
hsb 168.29, 81.19, 79.22
luma 149.146
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 118, 201, 170
Closest named color Light sea green
Hunter-Lab 67.49, -37.95, 3.94
CIE-L*ab 73.26, -47.44, 4.6
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 73.26, 47.66, 174.46
CIE-L*uv 73.26, -57.4, 14.23°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #26caaa. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #26caaa and the second color is called the "compliment" #ca2646.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #26caaa is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #ca2646.

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



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

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



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

Design Tip: To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.



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.

Design Tip: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.


When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #26caaa: "the environment".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #26caaa can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #26caaa with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #26caaa with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #26caaa with gray #808080.


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 #26caaa as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #26caaa 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 #26caaa could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #26caaa appears as #00cab8 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #60c6a7 when in daylight fluorescent.

Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #26caaa

#26caaa might 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.

Light sea green
Maximum Blue Green
Mountain Meadow
Tiffany Blue
Caribbean green

Furthest named colors to #26caaa

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

Candy apple red
Electric red
Red strawberry
KU Crimson
Ferrari red
Neon scarlet

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #26caaa, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Zapier uses the color #13d0ab


Paymo uses the color #22d0b8

Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #26caaa
Java new Color(38, 202, 170)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 38, 202, 170);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.149 green:0.7922 blue:0.6667 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.149f, 0.7922f, 0.6667f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.149, green:0.7922, blue:0.6667, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $AACA26
Python Color('#26caaa')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #26caaa. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2542250 while the individual RGB conversions are: 38, 202, 170.


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

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #26caaa colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #26caaa on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #26caaa on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #26caaa background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #26caaa background.

This text is hex color #26caaa on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #26caaa on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #26caaa and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #26caaa and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #26caaa.


The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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