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A comprehensive guide to hex color #37aef3

About hex color #37aef3 - near-Picton blue

Hex color #37aef3 should not to be confused with "Picton blue". It's described as "blue". When people from western culture see blue in ads, they might associate it with: serenity, appetite-curbing, a sense of security or trust, finance, and maturity. This color isn't popular for cars. ESL, WhatsApp, and 5 others are using a color close to Picton blue in their branding. (Explore brands using Picton blue).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #37aef3 is created using 21.6% red, 68.2% green, and 95.3% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 77.4% cyan, 28.4% magenta, 0% yellow, and 4.7% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#37aef3 is made up of R: 55, G: 174, B: 243 in RGB colorspace and C: 77.37, M:28.4, Y:0, K:4.71 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 3649267 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #3399ff. Its closest named color is "Picton blue". White should be used ontop of #37aef3 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #37aef3. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #37aef3
Websafe hex #3399ff
rgb 55, 174, 243
rgb percent (%) 21.48%, 67.97%, 94.92%
rgba R: 55, G: 174, B: 243, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 77.37, M:28.4, Y:0, K:4.71
hsv 202.02, 88.68, 58.43
hsb 202.02, 77.37, 95.29
luma 146.042
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 107, 172, 240
Closest named color Picton blue
Hunter-Lab 61.28, -8.3, -49.65
CIE-L*ab 67.69, -9.71, -43.62
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 67.69, 44.68, 257.45
CIE-L*uv 67.69, -40.59, -69.13°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #37aef3. 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" #37aef3 and the second color is called the "compliment" #f27b36.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #37aef3 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #f27b36.

Design Tip: 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.



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 #37aef3: "energy".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #37aef3 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 #37aef3 with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #37aef3 with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #37aef3 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 #37aef3 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 #37aef3 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 #37aef3 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #37aef3 appears as #01aeff when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #00b1ff when in white 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 #37aef3

#37aef3 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.

Picton blue
Button blue
Brilliant azure
Twitter blue
Bleu de France
Blue jeans
Tufts blue
Battery charged blue

Furthest named colors to #37aef3

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #37aef3. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #37aef3, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Highfive uses the color #46b7fd


WhatsBroadcast uses the color #37aef3


Fluid UI uses the color #3fa9f5


Gogo uses the color #40b4e5


kik uses the color #3db4e7


WhatsApp uses the color #34b7f1


ESL uses the color #48b8e7

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 #37aef3
Java new Color(55, 174, 243)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 55, 174, 243);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.2157 green:0.6824 blue:0.9529 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.2157f, 0.6824f, 0.9529f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.2157, green:0.6824, blue:0.9529, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $F3AE37
Python Color('#37aef3')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #37aef3. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 3649267 while the individual RGB conversions are: 55, 174, 243.


If you're considering using #37aef3 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 #37aef3 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #37aef3 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #37aef3 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #37aef3 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #37aef3 background.

This text is hex color #37aef3 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #37aef3 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #37aef3 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #37aef3 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 #37aef3.


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