Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a) color information

#999a9a is the hex color code that greatly resembles "Spanish gray" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "generic gray". When people from western culture see this color, Spanish gray (#999a9a), used in marketing and promotions, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for food and restaurants. SAP, World Organisation of the Scout Movement, and Opera are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of #999a9a

#999a9a is made up of (153, 154, 154) in RGB colorspace and (0.65, 0.00, 0.00, 39.61) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10066586 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #999a9a to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #999a9a. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #999a9a luma #153.55
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(153, 154, 154) Adobe RGB (150.00, 153.00, 152.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(60%, 60%, 60%) Closest named color Spanish gray
rgba rgba(153.0, 154.0, 154.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (56.57, -1.33, -0.17)
cmyk cmyk(0.65, 0.00, 0.00, 39.61) CIE-L*ab (63.34, -1.56, -0.21)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 60.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (63.34, 1.57, 187.67)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 60.00) CIE-L*uv (63.34, -2.24, -0.04)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a)

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" #999a9a and the second color is called the "compliment" #999999.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #999a9a is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #999999.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a)

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

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #999a9a with white

Darker variations of #999a9a

When you combine pure black with this color, #999a9a, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #999a9a

Tones of #999a9a can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#999a9a 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 #999a9a as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#999a9a → #999999
#999a9a → #b7b8b8
#999a9a → #ffffff
#999a9a → #999999
#999a9a → #5b5c5c
#999a9a → #999999

Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a) in different environments

Seeing #999a9a 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 #999a9a could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #999a9a

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

#999a9amight 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-Spanish gray (#999a9a)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#999a9a. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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

#999a9a 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 #999a9a
Java new Color(153, 154, 154);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 153, 154, 154);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:153 green:154 blue:154 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(153f, 154f, 154f);
Swift UIColor(red:153, green:154, blue:154, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9a9a99
Python Color('#999a9a')

Base Conversions of hex color #999a9a

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #999a9a. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10066586 while the individual RGB conversions are: 153, 154, 154.

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

#999a9a Icons

If you're considering using #999a9a in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Spanish gray (#999a9a) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #999a9a 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 #999a9a on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #999a9a on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #999a9a background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #999a9a background.
This text is hex color #999a9a on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #999a9a on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #999a9a and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #999a9a and white (#ffffff) background.