Faux-Tufts blue (#388dce) color information

The hexidecimal color, #388dce, is related to "Tufts blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Tufts blue (#388dce), used in advertising materials, the following may come to mind: peace, coldness, human life, finance, and widely-used. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for clothing. Carrot is a brand that uses this color.

#388dce Breakdown

#388dce is made up of (56, 141, 206) in RGB colorspace and (72.82, 31.55, 0.00, 19.22) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 3706318 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #3399cc. White should be used ontop of #388dce to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #388dce. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #388dce luma #122.79
Websafe hex #3399cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(56, 141, 206) Adobe RGB (89.00, 139.00, 203.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(22%, 55%, 81%) Closest named color Tufts blue
rgba rgba(56.0, 141.0, 206.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (48.99, -3.00, -45.08)
cmyk cmyk(72.82, 31.55, 0.00, 19.22) CIE-L*ab (56.09, -3.73, -41.48)
hsv hsv(206.44, 60.82, 51.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (56.09, 41.65, 264.86)
hsb hsb(206.44, 72.84, 81.00) CIE-L*uv (56.09, -31.29, -64.20)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Tufts blue (#388dce)

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" #388dce and the second color is called the "compliment" #ce7938.

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-Tufts blue (#388dce)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #388dce is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #ce7938.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Tufts blue (#388dce)

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-Tufts blue (#388dce)

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-Tufts blue (#388dce)

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.

Faux-Tufts blue (#388dce)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #388dce can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #388dce

When you combine pure black with this color, #388dce, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #388dce

Tones are produced by blending #388dce with gray

#388dce 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 #388dce as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#388dce → #ce7938
#388dce → #73afdc
#388dce → #ffffff
#388dce → #3842ce
#388dce → #21547b
#388dce → #38cec4

How #388dce looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #388dce 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 #388dce could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#388dce popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#388dcemight 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 Faux-Tufts blue (#388dce)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#388dce. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.


#388dce 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 #388dce
Java new Color(56, 141, 206);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 56, 141, 206);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:56 green:141 blue:206 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(56f, 141f, 206f);
Swift UIColor(red:56, green:141, blue:206, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ce8d38
Python Color('#388dce')

Base Conversions of hex color #388dce

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #388dce. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 3706318 while the individual RGB conversions are: 56, 141, 206.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00111000 10001101 11001110
Hex 38 8d ce
Octal 70 215 316
Decimal 56 141 206

#388dce Icons

If you're considering using #388dce in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Tufts blue (#388dce) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #388dce 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 #388dce on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #388dce on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #388dce background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #388dce background.
This text is hex color #388dce on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #388dce on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #388dce and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #388dce and white (#ffffff) background.