Faux-Spanish gray (#999697) color information

Hex color #999697 almost matches the color named "Spanish gray" due to their similar appearences. It's labeled as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Spanish gray (#999697), in advertising materials, they might associate it with being clean, glamorous, elegant, the home, and accessibility. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to health care. World Organisation of the Scout Movement, Continental AG, and Shazam are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of #999697

#999697 is made up of (153, 150, 151) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 1.96, 1.31, 40.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10065559 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #999697 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #999697. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #999697 luma #150.86
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(153, 150, 151) Adobe RGB (153.00, 148.00, 148.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(60%, 59%, 59%) Closest named color Spanish gray
rgba rgba(153.0, 150.0, 151.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (55.68, 1.74, 0.83)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 1.96, 1.31, 40.00) 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 (#999697)

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" #999697 while the second is the "compliment" #969999.

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-Spanish gray (#999697)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #999697 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #969999.

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-Spanish gray (#999697)

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-Spanish gray (#999697)

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-Spanish gray (#999697)

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 #999697

Lighter shades are produced by blending #999697 with white

Faux-Spanish gray (#999697)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #999697 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Spanish gray (#999697)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #999697, tones are produced.

Faux-Spanish gray (#999697) 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 #999697 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#999697 → #969999
#999697 → #b7b5b6
#999697 → #ffffff
#999697 → #999796
#999697 → #5b5a5a
#999697 → #999697

#999697 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #999697 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 #999697 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #999697

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

#999697might 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.

#999697 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#999697. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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

#999697 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 #999697
Java new Color(153, 150, 151);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 153, 150, 151);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:153 green:150 blue:151 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(153f, 150f, 151f);
Swift UIColor(red:153, green:150, blue:151, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $979699
Python Color('#999697')

Base Conversions of hex color #999697

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #999697. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10065559 while the individual RGB conversions are: 153, 150, 151.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10011001 10010110 10010111
Hex 99 96 97
Octal 231 226 227
Decimal 153 150 151

#999697 Icons

If you're considering using #999697 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Spanish gray (#999697) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #999697 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 #999697 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #999697 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #999697 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #999697 background.
This text is hex color #999697 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #999697 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #999697 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #999697 and white (#ffffff) background.