Faux-Slate gray (#73838a) color information

The hexidecimal color, #73838a, should not to be confused with "Slate gray" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Slate gray (#73838a), in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: being clean, modern or futuristic, graceful, the home, and middle-ground. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to agriculture. Ghost and Ninjas in Pyjamas are two brands that use this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Slate gray (#73838a)

#73838a is made up of (115, 131, 138) in RGB colorspace and (16.67, 5.07, 0.00, 45.88) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7570314 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #669999. White should be used ontop of #73838a to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #73838a. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #73838a luma #126.88
Websafe hex #669999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(115, 131, 138) Adobe RGB (122.00, 126.00, 136.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(45%, 51%, 54%) Closest named color Slate gray
rgba rgba(115.0, 131.0, 138.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (45.83, 0.16, -5.56)
cmyk cmyk(16.67, 5.07, 0.00, 45.88) CIE-L*ab (52.95, 0.20, -6.77)
hsv hsv(200.00, 9.09, 49.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (52.95, 6.77, 271.69)
hsb hsb(200.00, 16.67, 54.00) CIE-L*uv (52.95, -3.81, -9.64)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Slate gray (#73838a)

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" #73838a while the second is the "compliment" #897a72.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Slate gray (#73838a)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #73838a is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #897a72.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Slate gray (#73838a)

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

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Slate gray (#73838a)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Slate gray (#73838a)

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.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Lighter variations of #73838a

When you combine pure white with this color, #73838a, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #73838a

Darker shades of #73838a can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Slate gray (#73838a)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #73838a with gray

Faux-Slate gray (#73838a) 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 #73838a as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#73838a → #897a72
#73838a → #9da8ad
#73838a → #ffffff
#73838a → #727689
#73838a → #454e52
#73838a → #728985

How #73838a looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #73838a 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 #73838a could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Slate gray (#73838a)

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

#73838amight 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.

#73838a 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#73838a. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Ghost
Ninjas in Pyjamas

#73838a 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 #73838a
Java new Color(115, 131, 138);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 115, 131, 138);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:115 green:131 blue:138 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(115f, 131f, 138f);
Swift UIColor(red:115, green:131, blue:138, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8a8373
Python Color('#73838a')

Base Conversions of hex color #73838a

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #73838a. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7570314 while the individual RGB conversions are: 115, 131, 138.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01110011 10000011 10001010
Hex 73 83 8a
Octal 163 203 212
Decimal 115 131 138

#73838a Icons

If you're considering using #73838a in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Slate gray (#73838a) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #73838a 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 #73838a on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #73838a on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #73838a background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #73838a background.
This text is hex color #73838a on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #73838a on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #73838a and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #73838a and white (#ffffff) background.