Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b) color information

Hex color #8a879b is close to the color named "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "generic gray". When people spot this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b), in media, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. This color isn't popular for health care.

Breakdown of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b)

#8a879b is made up of (138, 135, 155) in RGB colorspace and (10.97, 12.90, 0.00, 39.22) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9078683 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #8a879b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8a879b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8a879b luma #138.02
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(138, 135, 155) Adobe RGB (135.00, 134.00, 154.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(54%, 53%, 61%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape
rgba rgba(138.0, 135.0, 155.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (50.00, 4.49, -9.58)
cmyk cmyk(10.97, 12.90, 0.00, 39.22) CIE-L*ab (57.08, 5.38, -11.01)
hsv hsv(247.50, 9.30, 57.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (57.08, 12.25, 296.04)
hsb hsb(247.50, 13.11, 61.00) CIE-L*uv (57.08, 0.13, -16.91)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b)

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" #8a879b and the second color is called the "compliment" #999b87.

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #8a879b is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #999b87.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b)

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 #8a879b

When you combine pure white with this color, #8a879b, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #8a879b

Darker shades of #8a879b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #8a879b

Tones are produced by blending #8a879b with gray

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b) 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 #8a879b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8a879b → #999b87
#8a879b → #adabb9
#8a879b → #ffffff
#8a879b → #93879b
#8a879b → #52515d
#8a879b → #878e9b

How #8a879b looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #8a879b 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 #8a879b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9074 Gentle Grape (#8a879b)

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

#8a879bmight 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.

#8a879b 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#8a879b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#8a879b 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 #8a879b
Java new Color(138, 135, 155);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 138, 135, 155);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:138 green:135 blue:155 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(138f, 135f, 155f);
Swift UIColor(red:138, green:135, blue:155, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9b878a
Python Color('#8a879b')

Base Conversions of hex color #8a879b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8a879b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9078683 while the individual RGB conversions are: 138, 135, 155.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001010 10000111 10011011
Hex 8a 87 9b
Octal 212 207 233
Decimal 138 135 155

Icons incorporating the color #8a879b

If you're considering using #8a879b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #8a879b on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8a879b 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 #8a879b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8a879b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8a879b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8a879b background.
This text is hex color #8a879b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8a879b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8a879b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8a879b and white (#ffffff) background.