Faux-Philippine gray (#8d8e8e) color information

Hex color #8d8e8e is a variation of "Philippine gray" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "generic gray". When people spot this color, Philippine gray (#8d8e8e), in brand logos, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. This color isn't popular for health care. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Blackberry, and iOS have ties to this color.

#8d8e8e Breakdown

#8d8e8e is made up of (141, 142, 142) in RGB colorspace and (0.70, 0.00, 0.00, 44.31) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9277070 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #8d8e8e to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8d8e8e. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8d8e8e luma #141.56
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(141, 142, 142) Adobe RGB (142.00, 140.00, 142.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(55%, 56%, 56%) Closest named color Philippine gray
rgba rgba(141.0, 142.0, 142.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (51.96, 1.18, -0.71)
cmyk cmyk(0.70, 0.00, 0.00, 44.31) CIE-L*ab (58.97, 1.41, -0.88)
hsv hsv(180.02, 1.12, 55.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (58.97, 1.66, 328.03)
hsb hsb(180.02, 1.79, 56.00) CIE-L*uv (58.97, 1.36, -1.48)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Philippine gray (#8d8e8e)

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" #8d8e8e and the second color is called the "compliment" #8e8c8c.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Philippine gray (#8d8e8e)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #8d8e8e is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #8e8c8c.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Philippine gray (#8d8e8e)

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

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Philippine gray (#8d8e8e)

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

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Philippine gray (#8d8e8e)

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.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Lighter shades of #8d8e8e

Lighter shades of #8d8e8e can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Philippine gray (#8d8e8e)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #8d8e8e with black

Tones of #8d8e8e

When you combine pure gray with this color, #8d8e8e, tones are produced.

Gradients including #8d8e8e

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 #8d8e8e as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8d8e8e → #8e8c8c
#8d8e8e → #afafaf
#8d8e8e → #ffffff
#8d8e8e → #8c8d8e
#8d8e8e → #545555
#8d8e8e → #8c8e8d

#8d8e8e in different lighting conditions

Seeing #8d8e8e 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 #8d8e8e could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#8d8e8e 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.

#8d8e8emight 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 #8d8e8e

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#8d8e8e. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Blackberry
iOS
The Audience Awards
Cunard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Programming Language Syntax for #8d8e8e

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 #8d8e8e
Java new Color(141, 142, 142);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 141, 142, 142);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:141 green:142 blue:142 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(141f, 142f, 142f);
Swift UIColor(red:141, green:142, blue:142, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8e8e8d
Python Color('#8d8e8e')

Base Conversions of hex color #8d8e8e

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8d8e8e. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9277070 while the individual RGB conversions are: 141, 142, 142.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001101 10001110 10001110
Hex 8d 8e 8e
Octal 215 216 216
Decimal 141 142 142

Icons incorporating the color #8d8e8e

If you're considering using #8d8e8e in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #8d8e8e on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8d8e8e 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 #8d8e8e on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8d8e8e on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8d8e8e background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8d8e8e background.
This text is hex color #8d8e8e on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8d8e8e on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8d8e8e and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8d8e8e and white (#ffffff) background.