Roman silver (#838996) color information

The hexidecimal color, #838996, can simply be referred to as "Roman silver". It's labeled as "generic gray". When people spot this color, Roman silver (#838996), in advertising materials, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for health care.

Breakdown of Roman silver (#838996)

#838996 is made up of (131, 137, 150) in RGB colorspace and (12.67, 8.67, 0.00, 41.18) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8620438 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #838996 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #838996. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #838996 luma #136.54
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(131, 137, 150) Adobe RGB (132.00, 136.00, 149.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(51%, 54%, 59%) Closest named color Roman silver
rgba rgba(131.0, 137.0, 150.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (50.00, 0.86, -7.12)
cmyk cmyk(12.67, 8.67, 0.00, 41.18) CIE-L*ab (57.08, 1.05, -8.35)
hsv hsv(217.50, 8.89, 55.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (57.08, 8.42, 277.17)
hsb hsb(217.50, 13.56, 59.00) CIE-L*uv (57.08, -3.76, -12.26)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Roman silver (#838996)

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" #838996 while the second is the "compliment" #968e82.

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

Split Compliments of #Roman silver (#838996)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #838996 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #968e82.

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

Triadic Colors of Roman silver (#838996)

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 Roman silver (#838996)

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 Roman silver (#838996)

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 #838996

When you combine pure white with this color, #838996, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #838996

Darker shades of #838996 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Roman silver (#838996)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #838996 with gray

Roman silver (#838996) 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 #838996 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#838996 → #968e82
#838996 → #a8acb5
#838996 → #ffffff
#838996 → #848296
#838996 → #4e525a
#838996 → #829496

How #838996 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #838996 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 #838996 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Roman silver (#838996)

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

#838996might 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.

#838996 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#838996. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#838996 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 #838996
Java new Color(131, 137, 150);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 131, 137, 150);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:131 green:137 blue:150 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(131f, 137f, 150f);
Swift UIColor(red:131, green:137, blue:150, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $968983
Python Color('#838996')

Base Conversions of hex color #838996

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #838996. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8620438 while the individual RGB conversions are: 131, 137, 150.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10000011 10001001 10010110
Hex 83 89 96
Octal 203 211 226
Decimal 131 137 150

#838996 Icons

If you're considering using #838996 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Roman silver (#838996) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #838996 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 #838996 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #838996 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #838996 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #838996 background.
This text is hex color #838996 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #838996 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #838996 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #838996 and white (#ffffff) background.