Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f) color information

The hexidecimal color, #8c8d9f, should not to be confused with "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f), in brand logos, the following may come to mind: being clean, modern or futuristic, graceful, the home, and middle-ground. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for agriculture.

Breakdown of #8c8d9f

#8c8d9f is made up of (140, 141, 159) in RGB colorspace and (11.95, 11.32, 0.00, 37.65) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9211295 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #8c8d9f to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8c8d9f. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8c8d9f luma #142.59
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(140, 141, 159) Adobe RGB (137.00, 140.00, 156.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(55%, 55%, 62%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather
rgba rgba(140.0, 141.0, 159.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (51.96, 1.18, -7.82)
cmyk cmyk(11.95, 11.32, 0.00, 37.65) CIE-L*ab (58.97, 1.41, -9.03)
hsv hsv(240.00, 8.43, 58.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (58.97, 9.14, 278.87)
hsb hsb(240.00, 11.29, 62.00) CIE-L*uv (58.97, -3.75, -13.42)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f)

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" #8c8d9f while the second is the "compliment" #9e9e8c.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #8c8d9f is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #9e9e8c.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f)

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.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #8c8d9f with white

Darker variations of #8c8d9f

When you combine pure black with this color, #8c8d9f, darker shades are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f)'s Tones

Tones of #8c8d9f can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#8c8d9f in 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 #8c8d9f as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8c8d9f → #9e9e8c
#8c8d9f → #aeafbb
#8c8d9f → #ffffff
#8c8d9f → #958c9e
#8c8d9f → #54545f
#8c8d9f → #8c959e

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f) in different environments

Seeing #8c8d9f 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 #8c8d9f could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #8c8d9f

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

#8c8d9fmight 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#8c8d9f. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#8c8d9f in programming

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 #8c8d9f
Java new Color(140, 141, 159);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 140, 141, 159);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:140 green:141 blue:159 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(140f, 141f, 159f);
Swift UIColor(red:140, green:141, blue:159, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9f8d8c
Python Color('#8c8d9f')

Base Conversions of hex color #8c8d9f

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8c8d9f. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9211295 while the individual RGB conversions are: 140, 141, 159.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001100 10001101 10011111
Hex 8c 8d 9f
Octal 214 215 237
Decimal 140 141 159

#8c8d9f Icons

If you're considering using #8c8d9f in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9073 Dusty Heather (#8c8d9f) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8c8d9f 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 #8c8d9f on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8c8d9f on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8c8d9f background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8c8d9f background.
This text is hex color #8c8d9f on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8c8d9f on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8c8d9f and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8c8d9f and white (#ffffff) background.