Faux-Slate gray (#73838c) color information

#73838c is the hex color code that looks similar to "Slate gray" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "generic gray". When people from western culture see this color, Slate gray (#73838c), used in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for food and restaurants. Ghost and Ninjas in Pyjamas use this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #73838c

#73838c is made up of (115, 131, 140) in RGB colorspace and (17.86, 6.43, 0.00, 45.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7570316 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #669999. White should be used ontop of #73838c to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #73838c luma #127.10
Websafe hex #669999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(115, 131, 140) Adobe RGB (119.00, 131.00, 138.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(45%, 51%, 55%) Closest named color Slate gray
rgba rgba(115.0, 131.0, 140.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (46.90, -3.52, -5.31)
cmyk cmyk(17.86, 6.43, 0.00, 45.10) CIE-L*ab (54.03, -4.45, -6.45)
hsv hsv(204.00, 10.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (54.03, 7.84, 235.40)
hsb hsb(204.00, 18.18, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (54.03, -9.49, -8.51)
CMYK Composition

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

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" #73838c while the second is the "compliment" #8c7c72.

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

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

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #73838c is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #8c7c72.

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

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

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-Slate gray (#73838c)

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

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

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

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-Slate gray (#73838c)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #73838c with white

Darker variations of #73838c

When you combine pure black with this color, #73838c, darker shades are produced.

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

Tones of #73838c can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#73838c 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 #73838c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#73838c → #8c7c72
#73838c → #9da8ae
#73838c → #ffffff
#73838c → #72758c
#73838c → #454e54
#73838c → #728c89

Faux-Slate gray (#73838c) in different environments

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

Named colors and Paints related to #73838c

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

#73838cmight 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-Slate gray (#73838c)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#73838c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#73838c 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 #73838c
Java new Color(115, 131, 140);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 115, 131, 140);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:115 green:131 blue:140 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(115f, 131f, 140f);
Swift UIColor(red:115, green:131, blue:140, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8c8373
Python Color('#73838c')

Base Conversions of hex color #73838c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #73838c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7570316 while the individual RGB conversions are: 115, 131, 140.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01110011 10000011 10001100
Hex 73 83 8c
Octal 163 203 214
Decimal 115 131 140

#73838c Icons

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

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

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