Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a) color information

The hexidecimal color, #93999a, greatly resembles "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "generic gray". When people from western culture see this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a), used in advertisements, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to agriculture. Gibson, Wikipedia, and Fluid UI are just some of the companies that use this color.

#93999a Breakdown

#93999a is made up of (147, 153, 154) in RGB colorspace and (4.55, 0.65, 0.00, 39.61) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9673114 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #93999a to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #93999a. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #93999a luma #151.17
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(147, 153, 154) Adobe RGB (147.00, 151.00, 152.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(58%, 60%, 60%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray
rgba rgba(147.0, 153.0, 154.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (55.68, -1.51, -1.38)
cmyk cmyk(4.55, 0.65, 0.00, 39.61) CIE-L*ab (62.51, -1.79, -1.65)
hsv hsv(180.02, 2.44, 59.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (62.51, 2.43, 222.67)
hsb hsb(180.02, 3.33, 60.00) CIE-L*uv (62.51, -3.40, -2.08)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a)

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" #93999a while the second is the "compliment" #999393.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #93999a is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #999393.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a)

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.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #93999a can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #93999a

When you combine pure black with this color, #93999a, darker shades are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9162 African Gray (#93999a)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #93999a with gray

#93999a 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 #93999a as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#93999a → #999393
#93999a → #b3b7b8
#93999a → #ffffff
#93999a → #939699
#93999a → #585b5c
#93999a → #939996

How #93999a looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #93999a 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 #93999a could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#93999a 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.

#93999amight 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 9162 African Gray (#93999a)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#93999a. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Gibson
Wikipedia
Fluid UI
United Way
Rolls-Royce
Continental AG

#93999a 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 #93999a
Java new Color(147, 153, 154);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 147, 153, 154);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:147 green:153 blue:154 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(147f, 153f, 154f);
Swift UIColor(red:147, green:153, blue:154, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9a9993
Python Color('#93999a')

Base Conversions of hex color #93999a

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #93999a. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9673114 while the individual RGB conversions are: 147, 153, 154.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10010011 10011001 10011010
Hex 93 99 9a
Octal 223 231 232
Decimal 147 153 154

#93999a Icons

If you're considering using #93999a 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 9162 African Gray (#93999a) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #93999a 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 #93999a on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #93999a on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #93999a background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #93999a background.
This text is hex color #93999a on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #93999a on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #93999a and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #93999a and white (#ffffff) background.