Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e) color information

Hex color #a4aa9e is very close to "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray" due to their similar appearences. It's labeled as "light gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e), in advertising materials, they might associate it with being clean, glamorous, elegant, the home, and accessibility. This color isn't popular for health care.

Breakdown of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e)

#a4aa9e is made up of (164, 170, 158) in RGB colorspace and (3.53, 0.00, 7.06, 33.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10791582 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #a4aa9e to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a4aa9e. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a4aa9e luma #166.68
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(164, 170, 158) Adobe RGB (165.00, 168.00, 157.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(64%, 67%, 62%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray
rgba rgba(164.0, 170.0, 158.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (62.45, -3.10, 4.40)
cmyk cmyk(3.53, 0.00, 7.06, 33.33) CIE-L*ab (68.75, -3.54, 5.31)
hsv hsv(96.02, 7.04, 64.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (68.75, 6.38, 123.69)
hsb hsb(96.02, 7.46, 67.00) CIE-L*uv (68.75, -1.72, 8.24)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e)

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" #a4aa9e and the second color is called the "compliment" #a59eaa.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #a4aa9e is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #a59eaa.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e)

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.

Lighter shades of #a4aa9e

When you combine pure white with this color, #a4aa9e, lighter shades are produced.

Darker variations of #a4aa9e

Darker shades are produced by blending #a4aa9e with black

Tones of #a4aa9e

Tones of #a4aa9e can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #a4aa9e

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 #a4aa9e as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a4aa9e → #a59eaa
#a4aa9e → #bfc3bb
#a4aa9e → #ffffff
#a4aa9e → #9eaa9f
#a4aa9e → #62665e
#a4aa9e → #a9aa9e

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e) in different environments

Seeing #a4aa9e 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 #a4aa9e could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7059 Unusual Gray (#a4aa9e)

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

#a4aa9emight 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 #a4aa9e

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a4aa9e. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #a4aa9e

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 #a4aa9e
Java new Color(164, 170, 158);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 164, 170, 158);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:164 green:170 blue:158 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(164f, 170f, 158f);
Swift UIColor(red:164, green:170, blue:158, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9eaaa4
Python Color('#a4aa9e')

Base Conversions of hex color #a4aa9e

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a4aa9e. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10791582 while the individual RGB conversions are: 164, 170, 158.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100100 10101010 10011110
Hex a4 aa 9e
Octal 244 252 236
Decimal 164 170 158

Icons incorporating the color #a4aa9e

If you're considering using #a4aa9e in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #a4aa9e on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a4aa9e 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 #a4aa9e on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a4aa9e on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a4aa9e background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a4aa9e background.
This text is hex color #a4aa9e on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a4aa9e on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a4aa9e and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a4aa9e and white (#ffffff) background.