Faux-Nickel (#737474) color information

#737474 is the hex color code that looks similar to "Nickel" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "generic gray". When people from western culture see this color, Nickel (#737474), used in media, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Shades of "generic gray". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants. University of North Carolina, Continental AG, and Olympus have ties to this color.

Breakdown of #737474

#737474 is made up of (115, 116, 116) in RGB colorspace and (0.86, 0.00, 0.00, 54.51) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7566452 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #737474 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #737474. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #737474 luma #115.59
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(115, 116, 116) Adobe RGB (112.00, 114.00, 115.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(45%, 45%, 45%) Closest named color Nickel
rgba rgba(115.0, 116.0, 116.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (41.23, -0.69, -0.73)
cmyk cmyk(0.86, 0.00, 0.00, 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)
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Nickel (#737474)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #737474 while the second is the "compliment" #727272.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Nickel (#737474)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #737474 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #727272.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Nickel (#737474)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Nickel (#737474)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Nickel (#737474)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Faux-Nickel (#737474)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #737474 with white

Darker variations of #737474

When you combine pure black with this color, #737474, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Nickel (#737474)'s Tones

Tones of #737474 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#737474 in 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 #737474 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#737474 → #727272
#737474 → #9d9d9d
#737474 → #ffffff
#737474 → #727272
#737474 → #454545
#737474 → #727272

Faux-Nickel (#737474) in different environments

Seeing #737474 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 #737474 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #737474

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

#737474might 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Nickel (#737474)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#737474. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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

#737474 in programming

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 #737474
Java new Color(115, 116, 116);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 115, 116, 116);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:115 green:116 blue:116 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(115f, 116f, 116f);
Swift UIColor(red:115, green:116, blue:116, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $747473
Python Color('#737474')

Base Conversions of hex color #737474

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #737474. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7566452 while the individual RGB conversions are: 115, 116, 116.

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

Icons incorporating the color #737474

If you're considering using #737474 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #737474 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #737474 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 #737474 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #737474 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #737474 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #737474 background.
This text is hex color #737474 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #737474 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #737474 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #737474 and white (#ffffff) background.