Aqua (Latin for "water") is a greenish-blue color, a variation of the color cyan. The web color aqua is identical to the web color cyan, also sometimes called electric cyan,[citation needed] one of the three secondary colors of the RGB color model used on computer and television displays. In the HSV color wheel aqua is precisely halfway between blue and green. But in reality it has more blue then green in it .However, aqua is not the same as the primary subtractive color process cyan used in printing.

About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#00FFFF
sRGBB  (rgb)(0, 255, 255)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(100, 0, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v)(180°, 100%, 100%)
ISCC–NBS descriptorBrilliant bluish green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The words "aqua" and "cyan" are used interchangeably in computer graphics, and especially web design, to refer to the additive secondary color "cyan". Both colors are made exactly the same way on a computer screen, by combining blue and green light at equal and full intensity on a black screen. Traditionally, that color, defined as #00FFFF in hex, or (0,255,255) in RGB, is called "cyan", but X11 color names introduced the alternative name "aqua". Later, W3C popularized the name by using it in the named color palette of HTML 3.2 specifications.

Pale aquaEdit

Pale Aqua
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#BED3E5
sRGBB  (rgb)(190, 211, 229)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(17, 8, 0, 10)
HSV       (h, s, v)(207°, 17%, 89%)
ISCC–NBS descriptorVery pale blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color pale aqua.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "CSS Color Module Level 3". Retrieved 27 October 2017.