Emoji

Emoji are constructed using the same basic principles as our iconography. With an emphasis on grid structure, stroke width, and geometric shapes, it’s clear they part of the same design language.

Overview

While icons are typically reduced to their most essential shapes, emoji are meant to be more playful and expressive.

Our emoji use smaller shapes and line widths inside their outer stroke along with a variety of colors. This allows for more detail, more dimension, and a wider range of variation within categories.

System icons

Camera system icon

Filled icons

Camera fill icon

Color icons

Camera Color icon

Emoji

Camera emoji

Emoji grid

Similar to icons, emoji are composed using basic geometry, a 32 EP × 32 EP grid, and a 2 EP black stroke outline. Unlike icons, they can utilize 1 EP strokes, shapes, or spaces inside the 2 EP stroke outline.

32 EP × 32 EP grid
2 EP outer stroke width
1 EP inner stroke width

Taxi on grid emoji

Geometric construction

Our emoji are composed using simple geometric shapes and a black stroke outline.

Ram emoji
Boy emoji
Hamburger emoji
Sun with cloud and rain emoji

Emoji color palette

Emoji are colored using a curated, reduced selection of colors from the larger, universal color palette.

C50F1F
DA3B01
DA3B01
CA5010
CA5010
D48C00
E81123
E81123
F03A17
F7630C
EAA300
E74856
EF6950
F7894A
FFB900
E6808A
EE9889
F7B189
FFC83D
F4ABBA
EEC7C2
F2D5C9
FFD679
C19C00
73AA24
107C10
008272
DFBE00
8CBD18
13A10E
00B294
FCE100
BAD80A
16C60C
00CEA6
FFF100
E4F577
79DB75
41DABC
FAEC6E
F8FFB3
AAE5AA
81E6D3
006F94
0063B1
0027B4
5E4A9D
0099BC
0078D7
0078D7
0037DA
735BC1
00BCF2
3A96DD
0046FF
886CE4
31D2F7
83BEEC
3B78FF
9C89E9
69EAFF
B3DBF2
7BA7FF
B4A0FF
4E257F
800074
9B0062
970044
5C2E91
9A0089
BF0077
C30052
744DA9
B4009E
E3008C
E3008C
EA005E
EA005E
8764B8
8764B8
C239B3
C239B3
E43BA6
EE3F86
A992D4
CC76CA
E476C1
F495BF
33211A
000000
E6E6E6
 
603D30
1F1F1F
F2F2F2
 
8E562E
2B2B2B
FFFFFF
 
BB9167
393939
 
 
D8B094
767676
767676
 
 
F7D7C4
CCCCCC
 
 

Emoji on background color

Black
background Emoji smiley on a black background
White
background Emoji smiley on a white background
Gray
background Emoji smiley on a gray background
Color
background Emoji smiley on a red background

Skin Tone Selection

People around the world want emoji that represent them. Five symbol skin tone modifier characters based on the Fitzpatrick scale provide for a range of skin tones can be applied to most of our “people” emoji.

Baby emoji
Boy emoji
Boy skin-type 1-2 emoji
Boy skin type 3 emoji
Boy skin type 4
Boy skin type 5
Boy skin type 6

Hair
#8E562E

Hair
#1F1F1F

Hair
#FCE100

Hair
#613D30

Hair
#1F1F1F

Hair
#1F1F1F

Default
#FFC83D

1
#F7D7C4

2
#D8B094

3
#BB9167

4
#8E562E

5
#613D30

Nose/mouth
#F7894A

Nose/mouth
#BB9167

Nose/mouth
#8E562E

Nose/mouth
#613D30

Nose/mouth
#613D30

Nose/mouth
#33211A

Hand emoji
Hand skin-type 1 emoji
Hand skin-type 2 emoji
Hand skin-type 3 emoji
Hand skin-type 4 emoji
Hand skin-type 5 emoji
Hello emoji
Hello skin-type 1 emoji
Hello skin-type 2 emoji
Hello skin-type 3 emoji
Hello skin-type 4 emoji
Hello skin-type 5 emoji
Family emoji
Family skin-type 1 emoji
Family skin-type 2 emoji
Family skin-type 3 emoji
Family skin-type 4 emoji
Family skin-type 5 emoji
Dancer emoji
Dancer skin-type 1
Dancer skin-type 2
Dancer skin-type 3
Dancer skin-type 4
Dancer skin-type 5
Couple emoji
Couple skin-type 1 emoji
Couple skin-type 2 emoji
Couple skin-type 3 emoji
Couple skin-type 4 emoji
Couple skin-type 5 emoji

Family groups

Families come in many shapes and sizes. Our emoji can be combined to create any combination of men, women, boys, girls and babies, complete with skin tone selection for each family member as well. Our emoji set allows for over 52,000 different combinations, which allows our customers to create emoji that look like their family.

Example of an emoji family group
Family groups

People combinations

In addition to family combinations, Microsoft supports a variety of additional special combos. Here are just a few examples.

Example of People combinations
People combinations

Sample Microsoft Emoji

Older woman emoji
Shortcake emoji
Blossom emoji
Taco emoji
Fox emoji
Ambulance emoji
Skull emoji
Hand emoji
Disappointed emoji
Tongue emoji
Ship emoji
Surfer emoji
Heart emoji
Stunt cat emoji
Cat emoji
Pizza emoji
Blueface emoji
Cherries emoji
Ninja cat emoji
Taxi emoji
Tiger emoji
Newspaper emoji
Baby emoji
Train emoji
Owl emoji
Carrot emoji
Family emoji
Wolf emoji
Fire engine emoji
Goblin emoji
Camera emoji
Alien emoji
Strawberry emoji
Motorcycle emoji
Diamond emoji
Donut emoji