Faux-Nickel (#737473) color information

Hex color #737473 almost matches the color named "Nickel" due to their similar appearences. It's labeled as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Nickel (#737473), in branding, they might associate it with being clean, glamorous, elegant, the home, and accessibility. This color isn't popular for health care. Duolingo, Texas A&M University, and Microsoft Surface have ties to this color.

Breakdown of #737473

#737473 is made up of (115, 116, 115) in RGB colorspace and (0.86, 0.00, 0.86, 54.51) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7566451 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #737473 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #737473. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #737473 luma #115.47
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(115, 116, 115) Adobe RGB (112.00, 114.00, 115.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(45%, 45%, 45%) Closest named color Nickel
rgba rgba(115.0, 116.0, 115.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (41.23, -0.69, -0.73)
cmyk cmyk(0.86, 0.00, 0.86, 54.51) CIE-L*ab (48.26, -0.91, -0.97)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 45.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (48.26, 1.33, 226.83)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 45.00) CIE-L*uv (48.26, -1.71, -1.18)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Nickel (#737473)

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #737473 and the second color is called the "compliment" #727272.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Nickel (#737473)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #737473 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #727272.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Nickel (#737473)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Nickel (#737473)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Nickel (#737473)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter variations of #737473

Lighter shades are produced by blending #737473 with white

Faux-Nickel (#737473)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #737473 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #737473

When you combine pure gray with this color, #737473, tones are produced.

Faux-Nickel (#737473) Gradients

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #737473 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#737473 → #727272
#737473 → #9d9d9d
#737473 → #ffffff
#737473 → #727272
#737473 → #454545
#737473 → #727272

#737473 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #737473 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #737473 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #737473

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#737473might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

#737473 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#737473. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Texas A&M University
Microsoft Surface
University of North Carolina
Continental AG
Olympus
Duolingo

#737473 in coding

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #737473
Java new Color(115, 116, 115);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 115, 116, 115);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:115 green:116 blue:115 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(115f, 116f, 115f);
Swift UIColor(red:115, green:116, blue:115, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $737473
Python Color('#737473')

Base Conversions of hex color #737473

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #737473. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7566451 while the individual RGB conversions are: 115, 116, 115.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01110011 01110100 01110011
Hex 73 74 73
Octal 163 164 163
Decimal 115 116 115

Icons incorporating the color #737473

If you're considering using #737473 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #737473 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #737473 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #737473 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #737473 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #737473 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #737473 background.
This text is hex color #737473 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #737473 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #737473 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #737473 and white (#ffffff) background.