Faux-Dolphin gray (#858b8a) color information

#858b8a is the hex color code that is a variation of "Dolphin gray" because of their close resemblance. The color is categorized as "generic gray". When people spot this color, Dolphin gray (#858b8a), in marketing and promotions, they may think of some of these attributes: being transparent, modern or futuristic, sincere, technology, and middle-ground. This color isn't popular for food and restaurants. Clemson University, LinkedIn, and Sterling Hotels are three companies using this color in their branding.

Breakdown of Faux-Dolphin gray (#858b8a)

#858b8a is made up of (133, 139, 138) in RGB colorspace and (4.32, 0.00, 0.72, 45.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8752010 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #858b8a to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #858b8a. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #858b8a luma #136.95
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(133, 139, 138) Adobe RGB (135.00, 140.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(52%, 55%, 54%) Closest named color Dolphin gray
rgba rgba(133.0, 139.0, 138.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (50.99, -2.53, 0.37)
cmyk cmyk(4.32, 0.00, 0.72, 45.49) CIE-L*ab (58.04, -3.10, 0.47)
hsv hsv(160.02, 3.23, 53.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (58.04, 3.14, 171.38)
hsb hsb(160.02, 5.45, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (58.04, -3.82, 1.16)
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Dolphin gray (#858b8a)

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" #858b8a while the second is the "compliment" #8c8487.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Dolphin gray (#858b8a)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #858b8a is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8c8487.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Dolphin gray (#858b8a)

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-Dolphin gray (#858b8a)

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-Dolphin gray (#858b8a)

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.

Lighter shades of #858b8a

When you combine pure white with this color, #858b8a, lighter shades are produced.

Darker variations of #858b8a

Darker shades are produced by blending #858b8a with black

Faux-Dolphin gray (#858b8a)'s Tones

Tones of #858b8a can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #858b8a

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 #858b8a as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#858b8a → #8c8487
#858b8a → #a9adad
#858b8a → #ffffff
#858b8a → #848a8c
#858b8a → #4f5352
#858b8a → #848c85

Faux-Dolphin gray (#858b8a) in different environments

Seeing #858b8a 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 #858b8a could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Dolphin gray (#858b8a)

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

#858b8amight 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #858b8a

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#858b8a. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Sterling Hotels
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Clemson University

Programming Language Syntax for #858b8a

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 #858b8a
Java new Color(133, 139, 138);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 133, 139, 138);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:133 green:139 blue:138 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(133f, 139f, 138f);
Swift UIColor(red:133, green:139, blue:138, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8a8b85
Python Color('#858b8a')

Base Conversions of hex color #858b8a

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #858b8a. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8752010 while the individual RGB conversions are: 133, 139, 138.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10000101 10001011 10001010
Hex 85 8b 8a
Octal 205 213 212
Decimal 133 139 138

Icons incorporating the color #858b8a

If you're considering using #858b8a in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #858b8a on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #858b8a 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 #858b8a on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #858b8a on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #858b8a background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #858b8a background.
This text is hex color #858b8a on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #858b8a on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #858b8a and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #858b8a and white (#ffffff) background.