#538aa4 Color Information

#538aa4 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 #538aa4. In RGB, it consists of 32.5% Red, 54.1% Green, and 64.3% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 49.4% Cyan, 15.9% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 35.7% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 199.3°, with saturation of 32.8% and lightness of 48.4%. The decimal value for #538aa4 is 5474980, and its nearest "web safe" color is #669999. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #538aa4 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#538aa4 Copy
  • NameThe common name of this color(Unnamed) Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color83, 138, 164 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color32.5%, 54.1%, 64.3% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.675, 0.459, 0.357 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.494, 0.159, 0, 0.357 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color199.3°, 32.8%, 48.4% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color199.3°, 49.4%, 64.3% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color19.357, 22.696, 38.483 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color83, 116, 164 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code5474980 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color54.758, -10.821, -19.408 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)54.758, 22.221, 240.859 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color54.758, -24.860, -27.425 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color47.641, -10.846, -14.544 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.240, 0.282, 22.696 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4283665060 / 0xff538aa4 Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#669999 Copy
Last Updated: January 26, 2023

Shades of #538aa4

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #538aa4, its pure hue is 199.3° on the color wheel and its saturation is 32.8%, and its lightness is 48.4%. 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 18 different shades of #538aa4, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #05080a to #4e829a.

Tints of #538aa4

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #538aa4, its pure hue is 199.3° on the color wheel and its saturation is 32.8%, and its lightness is 48.4%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 18 different tints of #538aa4, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #5d91a9 to #f5f8fa.

Tones of #538aa4

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #538aa4, its pure hue is 199.3° on the color wheel and its saturation is 32.8%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 27 different tones of #538aa4, which range from #7c7c7c (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #00a8f7 (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #538aa4

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #538aa4! For #538aa4, 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, #538aa4. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #538aa4

This color, #538aa4, consists of 32.5% Red, 54.1% Green, and 64.3% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 83, Green = 138, Blue = 164. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #538aa4 is 49.4% Cyan, 15.9% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 35.7% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R32.5%
C49.4%
G54.1%
M15.9%
B64.3%
Y0.0%
K35.7%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 83 138 164
Octal 123 212 244
Hexa #53 #8a #a4
Binary 01010011 10001010 10100100
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 49 15 0 35
Octal 61 17 0 43
Hexa #31 #0f #00 #23
Binary 00110001 00001111 00000000 00100011

Analogous Colors of #538aa4

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #538aa4 — which has hue 199.3° — its analogous colors are located at 169.3° and 229.3° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #538aa4.

Triadic Colors of #538aa4

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 #538aa4 — which has hue 199.3° — its triadic colors are located at 79.3° and 319.3° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #538aa4.

Complementary Color of #538aa4

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #538aa4 — which has hue 199.3° — its complementary color is located at 19.3° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #538aa4.

Split Complementary Colors of #538aa4

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 #538aa4 — which has hue 199.3° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 49.3° and 349.3° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #538aa4.

Tetradic Colors of #538aa4

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 #538aa4 — which has hue 199.3° — its tetradic colors are located at 109.3°, 199.3°, 289.3°, and 19.3° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #538aa4.

Monochromatic Colors of #538aa4

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #538aa4, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #344148 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #97c6dc (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #538aa4

We want to make getting started with #538aa4 on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #538aa4 into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #538aa4 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 #538aa4 with other HTML elements.

#538aa4 Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #538aa4.
<span style="color: #538aa4;">The color of this text is #538aa4.</span>

#538aa4 Background Color

The background color for this text is #538aa4.
<div style="background-color: #538aa4; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #538aa4.</div>

#538aa4 Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #538aa4.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #538aa4;">This color for the shadow of this text is #538aa4.</span>

#538aa4 Border Color

This is a div with border color #538aa4.
<div style="border: #538aa4 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #538aa4.</div>

#538aa4 Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #538aa4 on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #538aa4; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #538aa4 on a white background.</div></div>

#538aa4 Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #538aa4 on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #538aa4; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #538aa4 on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #538aa4 to White

This is a gradient from #538aa4 to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#538aa4,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#538aa4,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#538aa4,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#538aa4,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #538aa4 to white.</div>

Gradient from #538aa4 to Black

This is a gradient from #538aa4 to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#538aa4,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#538aa4,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#538aa4,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#538aa4,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #538aa4 to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #538aa4

In addition to using #538aa4 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 #538aa4 in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #538aa4, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 83, Green = 138, Blue = 164). If you need details about the color coordinates of #538aa4 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 #538aa4
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(83, 138, 164)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #538aa4; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #538aa4; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #538aa4; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(83, 138, 164);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#538aa4")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:83, green:138, blue:164, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:83 green:138 blue:164 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(83f, 138f, 164f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(83, 138, 164);
 

#538aa4 Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #538aa4 the same way. For those with color blindness, #538aa4 might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #538aa4 looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #538aa4 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 #538aa4 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 #538aa4 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 #538aa4 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 3.8:1 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 #538aa4 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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