Faux-Metallic silver (#a3a5af) color information

The hexidecimal color, #a3a5af, is a variation of "Metallic silver" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "light gray". When people spot this color, Metallic silver (#a3a5af), in branding, the following may come to mind: being transparent, glamorous, graceful, technology, and accessibility. Colors labeled as "light gray" are rarely tied to agriculture. Stockton University, British Airways, and Soulcycle are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of #a3a5af

#a3a5af is made up of (163, 165, 175) in RGB colorspace and (6.86, 5.71, 0.00, 31.37) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10724783 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #a3a5af to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a3a5af. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a3a5af luma #165.37
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(163, 165, 175) Adobe RGB (165.00, 163.00, 173.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(64%, 65%, 69%) Closest named color Metallic silver
rgba rgba(163.0, 165.0, 175.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (61.64, 2.59, -4.62)
cmyk cmyk(6.86, 5.71, 0.00, 31.37) CIE-L*ab (68.02, 2.92, -5.21)
hsv hsv(228.00, 7.46, 66.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (68.02, 5.97, 299.27)
hsb hsb(228.00, 7.25, 69.00) CIE-L*uv (68.02, 0.72, -8.20)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Metallic silver (#a3a5af)

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" #a3a5af while the second is the "compliment" #afada3.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Metallic silver (#a3a5af)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #a3a5af is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #afada3.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Metallic silver (#a3a5af)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Metallic silver (#a3a5af)

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-Metallic silver (#a3a5af)

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 shades of #a3a5af

Lighter shades are produced by blending #a3a5af with white

Darker shades of #a3a5af

Darker shades are produced by blending #a3a5af with black

Faux-Metallic silver (#a3a5af)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #a3a5af with gray

Gradients including #a3a5af

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 #a3a5af as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a3a5af → #afada3
#a3a5af → #bec0c7
#a3a5af → #ffffff
#a3a5af → #a7a3af
#a3a5af → #616369
#a3a5af → #a3acaf

How #a3a5af looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #a3a5af 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 #a3a5af could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #a3a5af

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

#a3a5afmight 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #a3a5af

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a3a5af. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Stockton University
British Airways
Soulcycle
Atlantic Coast Conference

Programming Language Syntax for #a3a5af

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 #a3a5af
Java new Color(163, 165, 175);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 163, 165, 175);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:163 green:165 blue:175 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(163f, 165f, 175f);
Swift UIColor(red:163, green:165, blue:175, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $afa5a3
Python Color('#a3a5af')

Base Conversions of hex color #a3a5af

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a3a5af. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10724783 while the individual RGB conversions are: 163, 165, 175.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100011 10100101 10101111
Hex a3 a5 af
Octal 243 245 257
Decimal 163 165 175

#a3a5af Icons

If you're considering using #a3a5af in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Metallic silver (#a3a5af) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a3a5af 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 #a3a5af on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a3a5af on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a3a5af background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a3a5af background.
This text is hex color #a3a5af on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a3a5af on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a3a5af and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a3a5af and white (#ffffff) background.