Faux-Taupe gray (#898490) color information

The hexidecimal color, #898490, may be mistaken for "Taupe gray" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "generic gray". When people spot this color, Taupe gray (#898490), in brand logos, the following may come to mind: being transparent, glamorous, graceful, technology, and accessibility. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for agriculture. Clemson University is a brand that uses this color.

Breakdown of #898490

#898490 is made up of (137, 132, 144) in RGB colorspace and (4.86, 8.33, 0.00, 43.53) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9012368 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #898490 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #898490. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #898490 luma #134.72
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(137, 132, 144) Adobe RGB (137.00, 131.00, 140.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(54%, 52%, 56%) Closest named color Taupe gray
rgba rgba(137.0, 132.0, 144.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (48.99, 4.40, -3.60)
cmyk cmyk(4.86, 8.33, 0.00, 43.53) CIE-L*ab (56.09, 5.31, -4.39)
hsv hsv(270.00, 4.35, 54.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (56.09, 6.89, 320.42)
hsb hsb(270.00, 7.14, 56.00) CIE-L*uv (56.09, 4.36, -7.10)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Taupe gray (#898490)

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #898490 and the second color is called the "compliment" #898e84.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Taupe gray (#898490)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #898490 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #898e84.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Taupe gray (#898490)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Taupe gray (#898490)

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-Taupe gray (#898490)

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 shades of #898490

Lighter shades are produced by blending #898490 with white

Darker shades of #898490

Darker shades are produced by blending #898490 with black

Tones of #898490

Tones are produced by blending #898490 with gray

Gradients including #898490

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 #898490 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#898490 → #898e84
#898490 → #aca8b1
#898490 → #ffffff
#898490 → #8e848e
#898490 → #524f56
#898490 → #84848e

How #898490 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #898490 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 #898490 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #898490

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

#898490might 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 #898490

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#898490. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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Programming Language Syntax for #898490

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 #898490
Java new Color(137, 132, 144);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 137, 132, 144);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:137 green:132 blue:144 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(137f, 132f, 144f);
Swift UIColor(red:137, green:132, blue:144, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $908489
Python Color('#898490')

Base Conversions of hex color #898490

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #898490. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9012368 while the individual RGB conversions are: 137, 132, 144.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001001 10000100 10010000
Hex 89 84 90
Octal 211 204 220
Decimal 137 132 144

#898490 Icons

If you're considering using #898490 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Taupe gray (#898490) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #898490 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 #898490 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #898490 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #898490 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #898490 background.
This text is hex color #898490 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #898490 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #898490 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #898490 and white (#ffffff) background.