Faux-Philippine gray (#8a8a8c) color information

The hexidecimal color, #8a8a8c, may be mistaken for "Philippine gray" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "generic gray". When people spot this color, Philippine gray (#8a8a8c), in marketing and promotions, 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, Blackberry, and LinkedIn are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of #8a8a8c

#8a8a8c is made up of (138, 138, 140) in RGB colorspace and (1.43, 1.43, 0.00, 45.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9079436 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #8a8a8c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8a8a8c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8a8a8c luma #138.09
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(138, 138, 140) Adobe RGB (135.00, 135.00, 140.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(54%, 54%, 55%) Closest named color Philippine gray
rgba rgba(138.0, 138.0, 140.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (50.00, 0.86, -2.19)
cmyk cmyk(1.43, 1.43, 0.00, 45.10) CIE-L*ab (57.08, 1.05, -2.69)
hsv hsv(240.00, 1.10, 54.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (57.08, 2.89, 291.32)
hsb hsb(240.00, 1.82, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (57.08, -0.23, -3.99)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Philippine gray (#8a8a8c)

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" #8a8a8c and the second color is called the "compliment" #8c8c89.

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-Philippine gray (#8a8a8c)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #8a8a8c is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #8c8c89.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Philippine gray (#8a8a8c)

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-Philippine gray (#8a8a8c)

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-Philippine gray (#8a8a8c)

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 #8a8a8c

Lighter shades are produced by blending #8a8a8c with white

Darker shades of #8a8a8c

Darker shades are produced by blending #8a8a8c with black

Tones of #8a8a8c

Tones are produced by blending #8a8a8c with gray

Gradients including #8a8a8c

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 #8a8a8c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8a8a8c → #8c8c89
#8a8a8c → #adadae
#8a8a8c → #ffffff
#8a8a8c → #8a898c
#8a8a8c → #525254
#8a8a8c → #898a8c

How #8a8a8c looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #8a8a8c 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 #8a8a8c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #8a8a8c

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

#8a8a8cmight 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 #8a8a8c

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#8a8a8c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Blackberry
LinkedIn
The Audience Awards
Cunard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Clemson University

Programming Language Syntax for #8a8a8c

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 #8a8a8c
Java new Color(138, 138, 140);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 138, 138, 140);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:138 green:138 blue:140 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(138f, 138f, 140f);
Swift UIColor(red:138, green:138, blue:140, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8c8a8a
Python Color('#8a8a8c')

Base Conversions of hex color #8a8a8c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8a8a8c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9079436 while the individual RGB conversions are: 138, 138, 140.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001010 10001010 10001100
Hex 8a 8a 8c
Octal 212 212 214
Decimal 138 138 140

#8a8a8c Icons

If you're considering using #8a8a8c in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Philippine gray (#8a8a8c) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8a8a8c 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 #8a8a8c on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8a8a8c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8a8a8c background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8a8a8c background.
This text is hex color #8a8a8c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8a8a8c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8a8a8c and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8a8a8c and white (#ffffff) background.