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A comprehensive guide to hex color #78dcfa

About hex color #78dcfa - near-Sky blue (Crayola)

Hex color #78dcfa may be mistaken for "Sky blue (Crayola)". It's labeled as "blue". When people spot the color blue in brand logos, the following may come to mind: water, coldness, self-expression, energy, and being taken seriously. It's rarely tied to food and restaurants. Wufoo, jQuery, and WordPress.com are using a color close to Sky blue (Crayola) in their branding. (Explore brands using Sky blue (Crayola)).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #78dcfa is created using 47.1% red, 86.3% green, and 98% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 52% cyan, 12% magenta, 0% yellow, and 2% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#78dcfa is made up of R: 120, G: 220, B: 250 in RGB colorspace and C: 52, M:12, Y:0, K:1.96 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7920890 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #66ccff. Its closest named color is "Sky blue (Crayola)". Black should be used ontop of #78dcfa to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #78dcfa. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #78dcfa
Websafe hex #66ccff
rgb 120, 220, 250
rgb percent (%) 46.88%, 85.94%, 97.66%
rgba R: 120, G: 220, B: 250, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 52, M:12, Y:0, K:1.96
hsv 193.85, 92.86, 72.55
hsb 193.85, 52, 98.04
luma 193.27
Black or white text? #000000
Adobe RGB 156, 219, 249
Closest named color Sky blue (Crayola)
Hunter-Lab 78.79, -19.36, -25.13
CIE-L*ab 82.96, -21.32, -23.63
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 82.96, 31.83, 227.95
CIE-L*uv 82.96, -43, -34.72°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #78dcfa. 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" #78dcfa and the second color is called the "compliment" #fa9478.

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 #78dcfa is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #fa9478.

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: This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.



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: The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.



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: Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.


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 #78dcfa: "human life".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #78dcfa 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 #78dcfa with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #78dcfa with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #78dcfa 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 #78dcfa 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 #78dcfa 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 #78dcfa could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #78dcfa appears as #a2d7e5 when in northern sky daylight and as #9dd6f7 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 #78dcfa

#78dcfa 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.

Sky blue (Crayola)
Medium sky blue
Pale cyan
Light sky blue
Middle blue
Baby blue
Sky blue
Maya blue

Furthest named colors to #78dcfa

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #78dcfa. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Candy apple red
Registration black
Electric red
Red strawberry
Boston University red

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #78dcfa, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

jQuery uses the color #7acef4


Wufoo uses the color #69c5e4


Airbus uses the color #74d2e7


WordPress.com uses the color #78dcfa

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 #78dcfa
Java new Color(120, 220, 250)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 120, 220, 250);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.4706 green:0.8627 blue:0.9804 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.4706f, 0.8627f, 0.9804f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.4706, green:0.8627, blue:0.9804, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $FADC78
Python Color('#78dcfa')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #78dcfa. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7920890 while the individual RGB conversions are: 120, 220, 250.


If you're considering using #78dcfa 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 Black-colored text should be used on a #78dcfa colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #78dcfa on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #78dcfa on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #78dcfa background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #78dcfa background.

This text is hex color #78dcfa on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #78dcfa on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #78dcfa and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #78dcfa 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 #78dcfa.


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