Faux-Iron (#9e9e95) color information

The hexidecimal color, #9e9e95, is very close to "Iron" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "generic gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Iron (#9e9e95), in designs, 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 Renaissance Hotels are the companies in our database using this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Iron (#9e9e95)

#9e9e95 is made up of (158, 158, 149) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 5.70, 38.04) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10395285 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #9e9e95 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #9e9e95. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #9e9e95 luma #156.83
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(158, 158, 149) Adobe RGB (158.00, 156.00, 147.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(62%, 62%, 58%) Closest named color Iron
rgba rgba(158.0, 158.0, 149.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (58.31, -0.98, 4.24)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 5.70, 38.04) CIE-L*ab (64.96, -1.14, 5.25)
hsv hsv(60.00, 5.00, 60.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.96, 5.37, 102.25)
hsb hsb(60.00, 6.45, 62.00) CIE-L*uv (64.96, 1.56, 7.64)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Iron (#9e9e95)

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" #9e9e95 and the second color is called the "compliment" #93939e.

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-Iron (#9e9e95)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #9e9e95 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #93939e.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Iron (#9e9e95)

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-Iron (#9e9e95)

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-Iron (#9e9e95)

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 #9e9e95

When you combine pure white with this color, #9e9e95, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #9e9e95

Darker shades of #9e9e95 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #9e9e95

Tones are produced by blending #9e9e95 with gray

Faux-Iron (#9e9e95) 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 #9e9e95 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#9e9e95 → #93939e
#9e9e95 → #bbbbb4
#9e9e95 → #ffffff
#9e9e95 → #999e93
#9e9e95 → #5e5e59
#9e9e95 → #9e9993

How #9e9e95 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #9e9e95 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 #9e9e95 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Iron (#9e9e95)

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

#9e9e95might 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.

#9e9e95 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#9e9e95. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Renaissance Hotels
World Organisation of the Scout Movement

#9e9e95 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 #9e9e95
Java new Color(158, 158, 149);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 158, 158, 149);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:158 green:158 blue:149 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(158f, 158f, 149f);
Swift UIColor(red:158, green:158, blue:149, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $959e9e
Python Color('#9e9e95')

Base Conversions of hex color #9e9e95

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #9e9e95. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10395285 while the individual RGB conversions are: 158, 158, 149.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10011110 10011110 10010101
Hex 9e 9e 95
Octal 236 236 225
Decimal 158 158 149

#9e9e95 Icons

If you're considering using #9e9e95 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Iron (#9e9e95) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #9e9e95 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 #9e9e95 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #9e9e95 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #9e9e95 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #9e9e95 background.
This text is hex color #9e9e95 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #9e9e95 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #9e9e95 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #9e9e95 and white (#ffffff) background.