Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a) color information

#8c8a8a is the hex color code that is very close to "Philippine gray" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Philippine gray (#8c8a8a), in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: being clean, sleek, sincere, the home, and something classic. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to food and restaurants. The Audience Awards, Cunard, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

#8c8a8a Breakdown

#8c8a8a is made up of (140, 138, 138) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 1.43, 1.43, 45.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9210506 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #8c8a8a to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8c8a8a. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8c8a8a luma #138.46
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(140, 138, 138) Adobe RGB (135.00, 140.00, 137.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(55%, 54%, 54%) Closest named color Philippine gray
rgba rgba(140.0, 138.0, 138.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (50.99, -2.53, 0.37)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 1.43, 1.43, 45.10) CIE-L*ab (58.04, -3.10, 0.47)
hsv hsv(0.00, 1.10, 54.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (58.04, 3.14, 171.38)
hsb hsb(0.00, 1.82, 55.00) CIE-L*uv (58.04, -3.82, 1.16)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a)

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" #8c8a8a and the second color is called the "compliment" #898c8c.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #8c8a8a is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #898c8c.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a)

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

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a)

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 variations of #8c8a8a

Lighter shades of #8c8a8a can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #8c8a8a

Darker shades of #8c8a8a can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #8c8a8a

Tones of #8c8a8a can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a) 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 #8c8a8a as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8c8a8a → #898c8c
#8c8a8a → #aeadad
#8c8a8a → #ffffff
#8c8a8a → #8c8a89
#8c8a8a → #545252
#8c8a8a → #8c898a

Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a) in different environments

Seeing #8c8a8a 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 #8c8a8a could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#8c8a8a popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#8c8a8amight 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.

#8c8a8a 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#8c8a8a. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Blackberry
The Audience Awards
Cunard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Base Conversions of hex color #8c8a8a

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8c8a8a. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9210506 while the individual RGB conversions are: 140, 138, 138.

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

#8c8a8a Icons

If you're considering using #8c8a8a in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Philippine gray (#8c8a8a) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8c8a8a 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 #8c8a8a on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8c8a8a on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8c8a8a background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8c8a8a background.
This text is hex color #8c8a8a on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8c8a8a on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8c8a8a and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8c8a8a and white (#ffffff) background.