Faux-Spanish gray (#989697) color information

The hexidecimal color, #989697, is very close to "Spanish gray" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Spanish gray (#989697), in media, the following may come to mind: being clean, modern or futuristic, graceful, the home, and middle-ground. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to agriculture. SAP, World Organisation of the Scout Movement, and Rolls-Royce are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Spanish gray (#989697)

#989697 is made up of (152, 150, 151) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 1.32, 0.66, 40.39) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10000023 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #989697 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #989697. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #989697 luma #150.56
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(152, 150, 151) Adobe RGB (153.00, 148.00, 148.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(60%, 59%, 59%) Closest named color Spanish gray
rgba rgba(152.0, 150.0, 151.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (55.68, 1.74, 0.83)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 1.32, 0.66, 40.39) CIE-L*ab (62.51, 2.04, 1.02)
hsv hsv(0.00, 1.23, 59.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (62.51, 2.28, 26.57)
hsb hsb(0.00, 1.67, 60.00) CIE-L*uv (62.51, 3.40, 1.11)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Spanish gray (#989697)

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" #989697 and the second color is called the "compliment" #969999.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Spanish gray (#989697)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #989697 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #969999.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Spanish gray (#989697)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Spanish gray (#989697)

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-Spanish gray (#989697)

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.

Lighter variations of #989697

When you combine pure white with this color, #989697, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #989697

Darker shades of #989697 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #989697

Tones are produced by blending #989697 with gray

Faux-Spanish gray (#989697) 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 #989697 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#989697 → #969999
#989697 → #b6b5b6
#989697 → #ffffff
#989697 → #999796
#989697 → #5b5a5a
#989697 → #999697

How #989697 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #989697 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 #989697 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Spanish gray (#989697)

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

#989697might 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.

#989697 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#989697. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Renaissance Hotels
Wikipedia
Fluid UI
United Way
SAP
World Organisation of the Scout Movement
Rolls-Royce
Continental AG
Shazam

#989697 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 #989697
Java new Color(152, 150, 151);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 152, 150, 151);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:152 green:150 blue:151 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(152f, 150f, 151f);
Swift UIColor(red:152, green:150, blue:151, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $979698
Python Color('#989697')

Base Conversions of hex color #989697

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #989697. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10000023 while the individual RGB conversions are: 152, 150, 151.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10011000 10010110 10010111
Hex 98 96 97
Octal 230 226 227
Decimal 152 150 151

#989697 Icons

If you're considering using #989697 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Spanish gray (#989697) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #989697 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 #989697 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #989697 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #989697 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #989697 background.
This text is hex color #989697 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #989697 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #989697 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #989697 and white (#ffffff) background.