Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae) color information

#a0c3ae is the hex color code that greatly resembles "Cambridge blue" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "light gray". When people from western culture see this color, Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae), used in designs, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Colors labeled as "light gray" are rarely tied to food and restaurants.

#a0c3ae Breakdown

#a0c3ae is made up of (160, 195, 174) in RGB colorspace and (17.95, 0.00, 10.77, 23.53) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10535854 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #99cc99. White should be used ontop of #a0c3ae to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a0c3ae. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a0c3ae luma #181.97
Websafe hex #99cc99 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(160, 195, 174) Adobe RGB (168.00, 193.00, 173.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(63%, 76%, 68%) Closest named color Cambridge blue
rgba rgba(160.0, 195.0, 174.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (70.00, -14.44, 5.59)
cmyk cmyk(17.95, 0.00, 10.77, 23.53) CIE-L*ab (75.45, -16.40, 6.52)
hsv hsv(143.10, 21.31, 69.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (75.45, 17.65, 158.32)
hsb hsb(143.10, 17.11, 76.00) CIE-L*uv (75.45, -18.63, 12.34)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #a0c3ae while the second is the "compliment" #c1a0b5.

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.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #a0c3ae is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #c1a0b5.

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.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae)

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.

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

Lighter shades of #a0c3ae

Lighter shades of #a0c3ae can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #a0c3ae with black

Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #a0c3ae, tones are produced.

Gradients including #a0c3ae

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 #a0c3ae as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a0c3ae → #c1a0b5
#a0c3ae → #bcd5c6
#a0c3ae → #ffffff
#a0c3ae → #a0c1bd
#a0c3ae → #607568
#a0c3ae → #a4c1a0

#a0c3ae in different lighting conditions

Seeing #a0c3ae 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 #a0c3ae could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#a0c3ae 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.

#a0c3aemight 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #a0c3ae

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a0c3ae. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #a0c3ae

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 #a0c3ae
Java new Color(160, 195, 174);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 160, 195, 174);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:160 green:195 blue:174 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(160f, 195f, 174f);
Swift UIColor(red:160, green:195, blue:174, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $aec3a0
Python Color('#a0c3ae')

Base Conversions of hex color #a0c3ae

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a0c3ae. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10535854 while the individual RGB conversions are: 160, 195, 174.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100000 11000011 10101110
Hex a0 c3 ae
Octal 240 303 256
Decimal 160 195 174

#a0c3ae Icons

If you're considering using #a0c3ae in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Cambridge blue (#a0c3ae) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a0c3ae 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 #a0c3ae on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a0c3ae on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a0c3ae background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a0c3ae background.
This text is hex color #a0c3ae on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a0c3ae on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a0c3ae and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a0c3ae and white (#ffffff) background.