Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9161 Dustblu (#96979d) color information

Hex color #96979d almost matches the color named "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9161 Dustblu" due to their similar appearences. It's labeled as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9161 Dustblu (#96979d), in designs, they might associate it with being clean, glamorous, elegant, the home, and accessibility. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for health care. Fluid UI, SAP, and World Organisation of the Scout Movement are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

Breakdown of #96979d

#96979d is made up of (150, 151, 157) in RGB colorspace and (4.46, 3.82, 0.00, 38.43) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9869213 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #96979d to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #96979d. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #96979d luma #151.23
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(150, 151, 157) Adobe RGB (150.00, 149.00, 157.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(59%, 59%, 62%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9161 Dustblu
rgba rgba(150.0, 151.0, 157.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (55.68, 1.74, -3.59)
cmyk cmyk(4.46, 3.82, 0.00, 38.43) CIE-L*ab (62.51, 2.04, -4.21)
hsv hsv(240.00, 3.80, 60.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (62.51, 4.68, 295.85)
hsb hsb(240.00, 4.84, 62.00) CIE-L*uv (62.51, 0.15, -6.45)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9161 Dustblu (#96979d)

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" #96979d while the second is the "compliment" #9e9e96.

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 9161 Dustblu (#96979d)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #96979d is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #9e9e96.

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 9161 Dustblu (#96979d)

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 9161 Dustblu (#96979d)

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

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 9161 Dustblu (#96979d)

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 #96979d

Lighter shades are produced by blending #96979d with white

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9161 Dustblu (#96979d)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #96979d can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9161 Dustblu (#96979d)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #96979d, tones are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9161 Dustblu (#96979d) 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 #96979d as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#96979d → #9e9e96
#96979d → #b5b6ba
#96979d → #ffffff
#96979d → #9a969e
#96979d → #5a5a5e
#96979d → #969a9e

#96979d in different lighting conditions

Seeing #96979d 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 #96979d could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #96979d

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

#96979dmight 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.

#96979d 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#96979d. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Renaissance Hotels
Wikipedia
Fluid UI
SAP
World Organisation of the Scout Movement
Rolls-Royce

#96979d 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 #96979d
Java new Color(150, 151, 157);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 150, 151, 157);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:150 green:151 blue:157 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(150f, 151f, 157f);
Swift UIColor(red:150, green:151, blue:157, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9d9796
Python Color('#96979d')

Base Conversions of hex color #96979d

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #96979d. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9869213 while the individual RGB conversions are: 150, 151, 157.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10010110 10010111 10011101
Hex 96 97 9d
Octal 226 227 235
Decimal 150 151 157

#96979d Icons

If you're considering using #96979d 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 9161 Dustblu (#96979d) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #96979d 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 #96979d on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #96979d on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #96979d background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #96979d background.
This text is hex color #96979d on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #96979d on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #96979d and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #96979d and white (#ffffff) background.