Faux-Battleship grey (#838383) color information

Hex color #838383 looks similar to "Battleship grey" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "generic gray". When people from western culture see this color, Battleship grey (#838383), used in advertisements, they might associate it with being simplistic, modern or futuristic, elegant, travel, and middle-ground. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to health care. Oracle is a company using this color, according to our database.

Breakdown of Faux-Battleship grey (#838383)

#838383 is made up of (131, 131, 131) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 48.63) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8618883 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #838383 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #838383. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #838383 luma #130.87
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(131, 131, 131) Adobe RGB (129.00, 128.00, 128.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(51%, 51%, 51%) Closest named color Battleship grey
rgba rgba(131.0, 131.0, 131.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (46.90, 0.35, -0.06)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 48.63) CIE-L*ab (54.03, 0.43, -0.08)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 51.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (54.03, 0.44, 349.46)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 51.00) CIE-L*uv (54.03, 0.52, -0.18)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Battleship grey (#838383)

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" #838383 while the second is the "compliment" #828282.

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 Compliments of #Faux-Battleship grey (#838383)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #838383 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #828282.

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-Battleship grey (#838383)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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-Battleship grey (#838383)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Battleship grey (#838383)

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.

Faux-Battleship grey (#838383)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #838383, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Battleship grey (#838383)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #838383, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Battleship grey (#838383)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #838383, tones are produced.

#838383 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 #838383 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#838383 → #828282
#838383 → #a8a8a8
#838383 → #ffffff
#838383 → #828282
#838383 → #4e4e4e
#838383 → #828282

#838383 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #838383 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 #838383 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Battleship grey (#838383)

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

#838383might 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-Battleship grey (#838383)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#838383. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#838383 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 #838383
Java new Color(131, 131, 131);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 131, 131, 131);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:131 green:131 blue:131 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(131f, 131f, 131f);
Swift UIColor(red:131, green:131, blue:131, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $838383
Python Color('#838383')

Base Conversions of hex color #838383

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #838383. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8618883 while the individual RGB conversions are: 131, 131, 131.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10000011 10000011 10000011
Hex 83 83 83
Octal 203 203 203
Decimal 131 131 131

#838383 Icons

If you're considering using #838383 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Battleship grey (#838383) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #838383 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 #838383 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #838383 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #838383 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #838383 background.
This text is hex color #838383 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #838383 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #838383 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #838383 and white (#ffffff) background.