#009dc4 Color Information

#009dc4 Color Information
Details | Shades, Tints, and Tones | Variations | Color Coordinates | Color Schemes | HTML+CSS Examples | Coding & Programming | Color Blindness | Accessibility | Related Colors

The hexadecimal value (hex value) of this color is #009dc4, and its official name is Ocean Blue. In RGB, it consists of 0.0% Red, 61.6% Green, and 76.9% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 100% Cyan, 19.9% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 23.1% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 191.9°, with saturation of 100% and lightness of 38.4%. The decimal value for #009dc4 is 40388, and its nearest "web safe" color is #0099cc. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #009dc4 is blue. In the CMYK color space, its strongest component is cyan. And in the RYB color space, its strongest component is blue.
  • HexHex code for this color#009dc4 Copy
  • NameThe common name of this colorOcean Blue Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color0, 157, 196 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color0.0%, 61.6%, 76.9% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color1.000, 0.384, 0.231 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color1, 0.199, 0, 0.231 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color191.9°, 100.0%, 38.4% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color191.9°, 100.0%, 76.9% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color22.021, 28.099, 56.488 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color0, 87, 196 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code40388 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color59.979, -20.402, -29.707 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)59.979, 36.038, 235.520 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color59.979, -42.216, -43.482 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color53.009, -18.614, -26.075 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.207, 0.264, 28.099 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4278230468 / 0xff009dc4 Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#0099cc Copy
Last Updated: April 18, 2024

Shades of #009dc4

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #009dc4, its pure hue is 191.9° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, and its lightness is 38.4%. As the amount of black is added to this hue and we reduce its lightness, the result is increasingly darker shades tints. The palette given below provides 9 different shades of #009dc4, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #001419 to #0089ac.

Tints of #009dc4

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #009dc4, its pure hue is 191.9° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, and its lightness is 38.4%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 9 different tints of #009dc4, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #20a9cb to #dff3f8.

Tones of #009dc4

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #009dc4, its pure hue is 191.9° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 9 different tones of #009dc4, which range from #626262 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #009dc4 (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #009dc4

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #009dc4! For #009dc4, there are 6 variations of the color that can be created by swapping its Red, Green, and Blue color positions, of which 5 are different from our original color. Among these six variations, there are 6 unique colors including our original color, #009dc4. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #009dc4

This color, #009dc4, consists of 0.0% Red, 61.6% Green, and 76.9% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 0, Green = 157, Blue = 196. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #009dc4 is 100% Cyan, 19.9% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 23.1% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R0.0%
C100.0%
G61.6%
M19.9%
B76.9%
Y0.0%
K23.1%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 0 157 196
Octal 0 235 304
Hexa #00 #9d #c4
Binary 00000000 10011101 11000100
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 100 19 0 23
Octal 144 23 0 27
Hexa #64 #13 #00 #17
Binary 01100100 00010011 00000000 00010111

Analogous Colors of #009dc4

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #009dc4 — which has hue 191.9° — its analogous colors are located at 161.9° and 221.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #009dc4.

Triadic Colors of #009dc4

Triadic colors are located 120 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel, which means the original color and its triadic colors are equidistant from one another on the color wheel and form a triangle. For #009dc4 — which has hue 191.9° — its triadic colors are located at 71.9° and 311.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #009dc4.

Complementary Color of #009dc4

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #009dc4 — which has hue 191.9° — its complementary color is located at 11.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #009dc4.

Split Complementary Colors of #009dc4

Split complementary colors are the analogs of a color's complement, which places them 210 degrees away on the color wheel from an original color. For #009dc4 — which has hue 191.9° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 41.9° and 341.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #009dc4.

Tetradic Colors of #009dc4

Tetradic colors are two sets of complementary colors on either side of a color wheel from each other, forming a rectangle on the color wheel. For #009dc4 — which has hue 191.9° — its tetradic colors are located at 101.9°, 191.9°, 281.9°, and 11.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #009dc4.

Monochromatic Colors of #009dc4

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #009dc4, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #004f62 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #27d4ff (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #009dc4

We want to make getting started with #009dc4 on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #009dc4 into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #009dc4 can be used to color text, backgrounds, shadows, and borders, as well as how it can be used as a solid fill or gradient fill for rectangles. These examples principally make use of <span> and <div> tags, although the CSS shown in particular can be repurposed to make use of #009dc4 with other HTML elements.

#009dc4 Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #009dc4.
<span style="color: #009dc4;">The color of this text is #009dc4.</span>

#009dc4 Background Color

The background color for this text is #009dc4.
<div style="background-color: #009dc4; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #009dc4.</div>

#009dc4 Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #009dc4.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #009dc4;">This color for the shadow of this text is #009dc4.</span>

#009dc4 Border Color

This is a div with border color #009dc4.
<div style="border: #009dc4 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #009dc4.</div>

#009dc4 Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #009dc4 on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #009dc4; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #009dc4 on a white background.</div></div>

#009dc4 Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #009dc4 on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #009dc4; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #009dc4 on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #009dc4 to White

This is a gradient from #009dc4 to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#009dc4,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#009dc4,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#009dc4,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#009dc4,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #009dc4 to white.</div>

Gradient from #009dc4 to Black

This is a gradient from #009dc4 to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#009dc4,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#009dc4,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#009dc4,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#009dc4,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #009dc4 to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #009dc4

In addition to using #009dc4 on the web, we know you might want to use it in your mobile and desktop apps, too. Whatever your needs, the table below shows how to access #009dc4 in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #009dc4, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 0, Green = 157, Blue = 196). If you need details about the color coordinates of #009dc4 in other color spaces, refer to these details as provided toward the top of this page.

Language Environment Code Snippet
HTML + CSS (Hex Code) Web #009dc4
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(0, 157, 196)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #009dc4; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #009dc4; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #009dc4; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(0, 157, 196);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#009dc4")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:0, green:157, blue:196, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:157 blue:196 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(0f, 157f, 196f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(0, 157, 196);
 

#009dc4 Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #009dc4 the same way. For those with color blindness, #009dc4 might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #009dc4 looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #009dc4 is placed in a circle in the upper-left corner of each of the below boxes, with the color in the rest of those boxes signifying how #009dc4 looks for someone with that type of color blindness. Many people will perceive close similarities between the colors in these boxes and the colors in the circles — with some noticing particular similarities. We offer this insight so that as you make choices about colors to use for your purposes, you can make an informed decision about whether #009dc4 will be a good fit for everyone in your audience!

Trichromacy

Protanomaly
Affects 1 in 100 Men & 1 in 10,000 Women

Deuteranomaly
Affects 1 in 17 Men & 1 in 250 Women

Tritanomaly
Affects 1 in 10,000

Dichromacy

Protanopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Deuteranopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Tritanopia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Monochromacy

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 20,000

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Accessibility

Not Accessibility Recommended

We analyzed whether #009dc4 is an accessible color when used as a text / foreground color against a white background. This analysis is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 Level issued by W3C. Based on this analysis, we calculate a contrast ratio against white of approximately 3.2:1 against white. While there are some situations where this contrast is high enough to be considered accessible under the AA or AAA level standards, it is not high enough to be considered accessible in all cases. Details about the specific circumstances where #009dc4 would and would not be an accessible foreground color are summarized below.

WCAG AA
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WCAG AA
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WCAG AAA
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WCAG AAA
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