Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179) color information

Hex color #8f8179 is very close to "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe" due to their similar appearences. It's labeled as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179), in advertisements, they might associate it with being clean, glamorous, elegant, the home, and accessibility. Shades of "generic gray". typically aren't associated with health care. Scouts UK is a company using this color, according to our database.

Breakdown of #8f8179

#8f8179 is made up of (143, 129, 121) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 9.79, 15.38, 43.92) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9404793 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999966. White should be used ontop of #8f8179 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8f8179. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8f8179 luma #132.15
Websafe hex #999966 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(143, 129, 121) Adobe RGB (140.00, 127.00, 120.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(56%, 51%, 47%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe
rgba rgba(143.0, 129.0, 121.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (47.96, 4.31, 5.19)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 9.79, 15.38, 43.92) CIE-L*ab (55.07, 5.23, 6.99)
hsv hsv(26.67, 9.28, 51.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (55.07, 8.73, 53.20)
hsb hsb(26.67, 16.07, 56.00) CIE-L*uv (55.07, 11.18, 8.55)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179)

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" #8f8179 while the second is the "compliment" #77848e.

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 Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #8f8179 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #77848e.

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179)

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 variations of #8f8179

Lighter shades are produced by blending #8f8179 with white

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #8f8179 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #8f8179, tones are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6039 Poised Taupe (#8f8179) 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 #8f8179 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8f8179 → #77848e
#8f8179 → #b0a6a1
#8f8179 → #ffffff
#8f8179 → #8e8d77
#8f8179 → #554d48
#8f8179 → #8e7779

#8f8179 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #8f8179 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 #8f8179 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #8f8179

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

#8f8179might 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.

#8f8179 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#8f8179. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#8f8179 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 #8f8179
Java new Color(143, 129, 121);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 143, 129, 121);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:143 green:129 blue:121 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(143f, 129f, 121f);
Swift UIColor(red:143, green:129, blue:121, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $79818f
Python Color('#8f8179')

Base Conversions of hex color #8f8179

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8f8179. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9404793 while the individual RGB conversions are: 143, 129, 121.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001111 10000001 01111001
Hex 8f 81 79
Octal 217 201 171
Decimal 143 129 121

Icons incorporating the color #8f8179

If you're considering using #8f8179 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #8f8179 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8f8179 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 #8f8179 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8f8179 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8f8179 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8f8179 background.
This text is hex color #8f8179 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8f8179 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8f8179 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8f8179 and white (#ffffff) background.