#5588ee Color Information

#5588ee 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 #5588ee, and its official name is Blue Elemental. In RGB, it consists of 33.3% Red, 53.3% Green, and 93.3% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 64.3% Cyan, 42.9% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 6.7% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 220.0°, with saturation of 81.8% and lightness of 63.3%. The decimal value for #5588ee is 5605614, and its nearest "web safe" color is #6699ff. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #5588ee 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#5588ee Copy
  • NameThe common name of this colorBlue Elemental Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color85, 136, 238 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color33.3%, 53.3%, 93.3% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.667, 0.467, 0.067 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.643, 0.429, 0, 0.067 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color220.0°, 81.8%, 63.3% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color220.0°, 64.3%, 93.3% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color27.983, 25.713, 84.377 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color85, 123, 238 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code5605614 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color57.763, 14.680, -56.526 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)57.763, 58.401, 284.559 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color57.763, -22.510, -91.077 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color50.708, 9.767, -63.163 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.203, 0.186, 25.713 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4283795694 / 0xff5588ee Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#6699ff Copy
Last Updated: February 22, 2024

Shades of #5588ee

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #5588ee, its pure hue is 220.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 81.8%, and its lightness is 63.3%. 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 #5588ee, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #0b111e to #4a77d0.

Tints of #5588ee

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #5588ee, its pure hue is 220.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 81.8%, and its lightness is 63.3%. 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 #5588ee, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #6a97f0 to #eaf0fd.

Tones of #5588ee

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #5588ee, its pure hue is 220.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 81.8%, 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 #5588ee, which range from #a2a2a2 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #4482ff (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #5588ee

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #5588ee! For #5588ee, 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, #5588ee. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #5588ee

This color, #5588ee, consists of 33.3% Red, 53.3% Green, and 93.3% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 85, Green = 136, Blue = 238. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #5588ee is 64.3% Cyan, 42.9% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 6.7% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R33.3%
C64.3%
G53.3%
M42.9%
B93.3%
Y0.0%
K6.7%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 85 136 238
Octal 125 210 356
Hexa #55 #88 #ee
Binary 01010101 10001000 11101110
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 64 42 0 6
Octal 100 52 0 6
Hexa #40 #2a #00 #06
Binary 01000000 00101010 00000000 00000110

Analogous Colors of #5588ee

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #5588ee — which has hue 220.0° — its analogous colors are located at 190.0° and 250.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #5588ee.

Triadic Colors of #5588ee

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 #5588ee — which has hue 220.0° — its triadic colors are located at 100.0° and 340.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #5588ee.

Complementary Color of #5588ee

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #5588ee — which has hue 220.0° — its complementary color is located at 40.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #5588ee.

Split Complementary Colors of #5588ee

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 #5588ee — which has hue 220.0° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 10.0° and 220.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #5588ee.

Tetradic Colors of #5588ee

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 #5588ee — which has hue 220.0° — its tetradic colors are located at 130.0°, 220.0°, 310.0°, and 40.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #5588ee.

Monochromatic Colors of #5588ee

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #5588ee, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #1f57c6 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #a6c2fb (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #5588ee

We want to make getting started with #5588ee on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #5588ee into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #5588ee 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 #5588ee with other HTML elements.

#5588ee Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #5588ee.
<span style="color: #5588ee;">The color of this text is #5588ee.</span>

#5588ee Background Color

The background color for this text is #5588ee.
<div style="background-color: #5588ee; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #5588ee.</div>

#5588ee Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #5588ee.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #5588ee;">This color for the shadow of this text is #5588ee.</span>

#5588ee Border Color

This is a div with border color #5588ee.
<div style="border: #5588ee 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #5588ee.</div>

#5588ee Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #5588ee on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #5588ee; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #5588ee on a white background.</div></div>

#5588ee Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #5588ee on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #5588ee; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #5588ee on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #5588ee to White

This is a gradient from #5588ee to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#5588ee,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#5588ee,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#5588ee,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#5588ee,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #5588ee to white.</div>

Gradient from #5588ee to Black

This is a gradient from #5588ee to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#5588ee,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#5588ee,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#5588ee,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#5588ee,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #5588ee to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #5588ee

In addition to using #5588ee 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 #5588ee in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #5588ee, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 85, Green = 136, Blue = 238). If you need details about the color coordinates of #5588ee 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 #5588ee
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(85, 136, 238)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #5588ee; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #5588ee; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #5588ee; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(85, 136, 238);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#5588ee")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:85, green:136, blue:238, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:85 green:136 blue:238 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(85f, 136f, 238f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(85, 136, 238);
 

#5588ee Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #5588ee the same way. For those with color blindness, #5588ee might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #5588ee looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #5588ee 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 #5588ee 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 #5588ee 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 #5588ee 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 3.4:1 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 #5588ee 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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