Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad) color information

The hexidecimal color, #a3c1ad, can simply be referred to as "Cambridge blue". This color is described as "light gray". When people spot this color, Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad), in designs, the following may come to mind: being transparent, glamorous, graceful, technology, and accessibility. Colors labeled as "light gray" are rarely tied to agriculture.

Breakdown of #a3c1ad

#a3c1ad is made up of (163, 193, 173) in RGB colorspace and (15.54, 0.00, 10.36, 24.31) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10731949 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #99cc99. White should be used ontop of #a3c1ad to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a3c1ad. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a3c1ad luma #181.58
Websafe hex #99cc99 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(163, 193, 173) Adobe RGB (172.00, 191.00, 173.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(64%, 76%, 68%) Closest named color Cambridge blue
rgba rgba(163.0, 193.0, 173.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (70.00, -11.85, 5.59)
cmyk cmyk(15.54, 0.00, 10.36, 24.31) CIE-L*ab (75.45, -13.35, 6.52)
hsv hsv(140.02, 20.00, 70.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (75.45, 14.86, 153.97)
hsb hsb(140.02, 15.79, 76.00) CIE-L*uv (75.45, -14.55, 11.83)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad)

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" #a3c1ad while the second is the "compliment" #c1a3b7.

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

Split Compliments of #Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #a3c1ad is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #c1a3b7.

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

Triadic Colors of Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad)

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 Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad)

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 shades of #a3c1ad

Lighter shades are produced by blending #a3c1ad with white

Darker shades of #a3c1ad

Darker shades are produced by blending #a3c1ad with black

Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #a3c1ad with gray

Gradients including #a3c1ad

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 #a3c1ad as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a3c1ad → #c1a3b7
#a3c1ad → #bed3c5
#a3c1ad → #ffffff
#a3c1ad → #a3c1bc
#a3c1ad → #617367
#a3c1ad → #a8c1a3

How #a3c1ad looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #a3c1ad 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 #a3c1ad could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #a3c1ad

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

#a3c1admight 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 #a3c1ad

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a3c1ad. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #a3c1ad

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 #a3c1ad
Java new Color(163, 193, 173);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 163, 193, 173);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:163 green:193 blue:173 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(163f, 193f, 173f);
Swift UIColor(red:163, green:193, blue:173, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $adc1a3
Python Color('#a3c1ad')

Base Conversions of hex color #a3c1ad

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a3c1ad. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10731949 while the individual RGB conversions are: 163, 193, 173.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100011 11000001 10101101
Hex a3 c1 ad
Octal 243 301 255
Decimal 163 193 173

#a3c1ad Icons

If you're considering using #a3c1ad in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Cambridge blue (#a3c1ad) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a3c1ad 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 #a3c1ad on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a3c1ad on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a3c1ad background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a3c1ad background.
This text is hex color #a3c1ad on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a3c1ad on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a3c1ad and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a3c1ad and white (#ffffff) background.