Faux-French sky blue (#72a0ff) color information

#72a0ff is the hex color code that is close to the color named "French sky blue" because of their close resemblance. The color is categorized as "light blue". When people spot this color, French sky blue (#72a0ff), in designs, they may think of some of these attributes: water, offices, self-expression, energy, and being taken seriously. This color isn't popular for cars.

#72a0ff Breakdown

#72a0ff is made up of (114, 160, 255) in RGB colorspace and (55.29, 37.25, 0.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7512319 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #6699ff. White should be used ontop of #72a0ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #72a0ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #72a0ff luma #156.82
Websafe hex #6699ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(114, 160, 255) Adobe RGB (130.00, 158.00, 252.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(45%, 63%, 100%) Closest named color French sky blue
rgba rgba(114.0, 160.0, 255.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (60.00, 11.43, -62.39)
cmyk cmyk(55.29, 37.25, 0.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (66.52, 12.65, -52.13)
hsv hsv(220.36, 100.00, 72.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (66.52, 53.64, 283.64)
hsb hsb(220.36, 55.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (66.52, -21.38, -85.88)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-French sky blue (#72a0ff)

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" #72a0ff and the second color is called the "compliment" #ffd072.

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-French sky blue (#72a0ff)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #72a0ff is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #ffd072.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-French sky blue (#72a0ff)

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-French sky blue (#72a0ff)

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

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-French sky blue (#72a0ff)

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-French sky blue (#72a0ff)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #72a0ff can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #72a0ff

When you combine pure black with this color, #72a0ff, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #72a0ff

Tones are produced by blending #72a0ff with gray

#72a0ff 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 #72a0ff as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#72a0ff → #ffd072
#72a0ff → #9cbcff
#72a0ff → #ffffff
#72a0ff → #8a72ff
#72a0ff → #446099
#72a0ff → #72e7ff

How #72a0ff looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #72a0ff 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 #72a0ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#72a0ff 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.

#72a0ffmight 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-French sky blue (#72a0ff)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#72a0ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#72a0ff 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 #72a0ff
Java new Color(114, 160, 255);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 114, 160, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:114 green:160 blue:255 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(114f, 160f, 255f);
Swift UIColor(red:114, green:160, blue:255, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ffa072
Python Color('#72a0ff')

Base Conversions of hex color #72a0ff

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #72a0ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7512319 while the individual RGB conversions are: 114, 160, 255.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01110010 10100000 11111111
Hex 72 a0 ff
Octal 162 240 377
Decimal 114 160 255

Icons incorporating the color #72a0ff

If you're considering using #72a0ff in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #72a0ff on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #72a0ff 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 #72a0ff on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #72a0ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #72a0ff background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #72a0ff background.
This text is hex color #72a0ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #72a0ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #72a0ff and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #72a0ff and white (#ffffff) background.