Faux-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9) color information

Hex color #9999e9 is a variation of "Light cobalt blue" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "light blue". When people spot this color, Light cobalt blue (#9999e9), in advertising materials, they might associate it with water, coldness, a sense of security or trust, energy, and widely-used. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants.

Breakdown of Faux-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9)

#9999e9 is made up of (153, 153, 233) in RGB colorspace and (34.33, 34.33, 0.00, 8.63) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10066409 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999ff. White should be used ontop of #9999e9 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #9999e9. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #9999e9 luma #161.89
Websafe hex #9999ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(153, 153, 233) Adobe RGB (152.00, 150.00, 229.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(60%, 60%, 91%) Closest named color Light cobalt blue
rgba rgba(153.0, 153.0, 233.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (59.16, 17.57, -44.64)
cmyk cmyk(34.33, 34.33, 0.00, 8.63) CIE-L*ab (65.75, 19.18, -40.27)
hsv hsv(240.00, 63.27, 75.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (65.75, 44.60, 295.47)
hsb hsb(240.00, 34.07, 91.00) CIE-L*uv (65.75, -3.87, -66.67)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9)

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" #9999e9 and the second color is called the "compliment" #e8e898.

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-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #9999e9 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #e8e898.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9)

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-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9)

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-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9)

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.

Lighter variations of #9999e9

When you combine pure white with this color, #9999e9, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #9999e9

Darker shades of #9999e9 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #9999e9

Tones are produced by blending #9999e9 with gray

Faux-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9) 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 #9999e9 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#9999e9 → #e8e898
#9999e9 → #b7b7ef
#9999e9 → #ffffff
#9999e9 → #c098e8
#9999e9 → #5b5b8b
#9999e9 → #98c0e8

How #9999e9 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #9999e9 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 #9999e9 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Light cobalt blue (#9999e9)

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

#9999e9might 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.

#9999e9 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#9999e9. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#9999e9 in coding

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 #9999e9
Java new Color(153, 153, 233);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 153, 153, 233);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:153 green:153 blue:233 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(153f, 153f, 233f);
Swift UIColor(red:153, green:153, blue:233, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $e99999
Python Color('#9999e9')

Base Conversions of hex color #9999e9

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #9999e9. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10066409 while the individual RGB conversions are: 153, 153, 233.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10011001 10011001 11101001
Hex 99 99 e9
Octal 231 231 351
Decimal 153 153 233

Icons incorporating the color #9999e9

If you're considering using #9999e9 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #9999e9 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #9999e9 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 #9999e9 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #9999e9 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #9999e9 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #9999e9 background.
This text is hex color #9999e9 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #9999e9 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #9999e9 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #9999e9 and white (#ffffff) background.