#8ab8fe Color Information

#8ab8fe 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 #8ab8fe, and its official name is Carolina Blue. In RGB, it consists of 54.1% Red, 72.2% Green, and 99.6% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 45.7% Cyan, 27.6% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 0.4% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 216.2°, with saturation of 98.3% and lightness of 76.9%. The decimal value for #8ab8fe is 9091326, and its nearest "web safe" color is #99ccff. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #8ab8fe 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#8ab8fe Copy
  • NameThe common name of this colorCarolina Blue Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color138, 184, 254 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color54.1%, 72.2%, 99.6% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.459, 0.278, 0.004 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.457, 0.276, 0, 0.004 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color216.2°, 98.3%, 76.9% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color216.2°, 45.7%, 99.6% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color45.511, 46.840, 100.408 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color138, 171, 254 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code9091326 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color74.087, 2.860, -39.347 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)74.087, 39.451, 274.158 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color74.087, -23.457, -64.141 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color68.440, -1.071, -39.077 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.236, 0.243, 46.840 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4287281406 / 0xff8ab8fe Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#99ccff Copy
Last Updated: April 11, 2024

Shades of #8ab8fe

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #8ab8fe, its pure hue is 216.2° on the color wheel and its saturation is 98.3%, and its lightness is 76.9%. 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 #8ab8fe, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #111720 to #79a1de.

Tints of #8ab8fe

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #8ab8fe, its pure hue is 216.2° on the color wheel and its saturation is 98.3%, and its lightness is 76.9%. 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 #8ab8fe, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #99c1fe to #f0f6ff.

Tones of #8ab8fe

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #8ab8fe, its pure hue is 216.2° on the color wheel and its saturation is 98.3%, 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 #8ab8fe, which range from #c4c4c4 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #89b8ff (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #8ab8fe

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #8ab8fe! For #8ab8fe, 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, #8ab8fe. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #8ab8fe

This color, #8ab8fe, consists of 54.1% Red, 72.2% Green, and 99.6% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 138, Green = 184, Blue = 254. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #8ab8fe is 45.7% Cyan, 27.6% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 0.4% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R54.1%
C45.7%
G72.2%
M27.6%
B99.6%
Y0.0%
K0.4%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 138 184 254
Octal 212 270 376
Hexa #8a #b8 #fe
Binary 10001010 10111000 11111110
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 45 27 0 0
Octal 55 33 0 0
Hexa #2d #1b #00 #00
Binary 00101101 00011011 00000000 00000000

Analogous Colors of #8ab8fe

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #8ab8fe — which has hue 216.2° — its analogous colors are located at 186.2° and 246.2° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #8ab8fe.

Triadic Colors of #8ab8fe

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 #8ab8fe — which has hue 216.2° — its triadic colors are located at 96.2° and 336.2° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #8ab8fe.

Complementary Color of #8ab8fe

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #8ab8fe — which has hue 216.2° — its complementary color is located at 36.2° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #8ab8fe.

Split Complementary Colors of #8ab8fe

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 #8ab8fe — which has hue 216.2° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 6.2° and 216.2° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #8ab8fe.

Tetradic Colors of #8ab8fe

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 #8ab8fe — which has hue 216.2° — its tetradic colors are located at 126.2°, 216.2°, 306.2°, and 36.2° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #8ab8fe.

Monochromatic Colors of #8ab8fe

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #8ab8fe, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #5095fd — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #c4dbff (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #8ab8fe

We want to make getting started with #8ab8fe on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #8ab8fe into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #8ab8fe 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 #8ab8fe with other HTML elements.

#8ab8fe Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #8ab8fe.
<span style="color: #8ab8fe;">The color of this text is #8ab8fe.</span>

#8ab8fe Background Color

The background color for this text is #8ab8fe.
<div style="background-color: #8ab8fe; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #8ab8fe.</div>

#8ab8fe Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #8ab8fe.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #8ab8fe;">This color for the shadow of this text is #8ab8fe.</span>

#8ab8fe Border Color

This is a div with border color #8ab8fe.
<div style="border: #8ab8fe 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #8ab8fe.</div>

#8ab8fe Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #8ab8fe on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #8ab8fe; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #8ab8fe on a white background.</div></div>

#8ab8fe Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #8ab8fe on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #8ab8fe; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #8ab8fe on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #8ab8fe to White

This is a gradient from #8ab8fe to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#8ab8fe,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#8ab8fe,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#8ab8fe,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#8ab8fe,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #8ab8fe to white.</div>

Gradient from #8ab8fe to Black

This is a gradient from #8ab8fe to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#8ab8fe,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#8ab8fe,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#8ab8fe,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#8ab8fe,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #8ab8fe to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #8ab8fe

In addition to using #8ab8fe 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 #8ab8fe in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #8ab8fe, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 138, Green = 184, Blue = 254). If you need details about the color coordinates of #8ab8fe 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 #8ab8fe
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(138, 184, 254)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #8ab8fe; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #8ab8fe; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #8ab8fe; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(138, 184, 254);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#8ab8fe")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:138, green:184, blue:254, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:138 green:184 blue:254 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(138f, 184f, 254f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(138, 184, 254);
 

#8ab8fe Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #8ab8fe the same way. For those with color blindness, #8ab8fe might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #8ab8fe looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #8ab8fe 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 #8ab8fe 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 #8ab8fe 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 #8ab8fe 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 2.0:1 against white. Under both the AA and AAA level standards, this is not a high enough ratio to be considered accessible for either normal size or large text.

WCAG AA
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WCAG AA
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WCAG AAA
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WCAG AAA
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