[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b) color information

Hex color #a6a69b can simply be referred to as "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray". It's labeled as "light brown". When people from western culture see this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b), used in marketing and promotions, they might associate it with durability, more masculine than feminine, something stand-out, transportation and cars, and conservation. This color isn't popular for travel.

Breakdown of [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)

#a6a69b is made up of (166, 166, 155) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 6.63, 34.90) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10921627 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #a6a69b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a6a69b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a6a69b luma #164.59
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(166, 166, 155) Adobe RGB (163.00, 166.00, 155.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(65%, 65%, 61%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray
rgba rgba(166.0, 166.0, 155.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (61.64, -3.29, 4.37)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 6.63, 34.90) CIE-L*ab (68.02, -3.78, 5.30)
hsv hsv(60.00, 5.41, 63.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (68.02, 6.51, 125.50)
hsb hsb(60.00, 6.15, 65.00) CIE-L*uv (68.02, -2.04, 8.24)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)

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" #a6a69b while the second is the "compliment" #9b9ba5.

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 #[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #a6a69b is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #9b9ba5.

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 [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)

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 [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)

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

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)

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.

[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #a6a69b, lighter shades are produced.

[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #a6a69b, darker shades are produced.

[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #a6a69b, tones are produced.

#a6a69b 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 #a6a69b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a6a69b → #9b9ba5
#a6a69b → #c0c0b9
#a6a69b → #ffffff
#a6a69b → #a0a59b
#a6a69b → #63635d
#a6a69b → #a5a09b

#a6a69b in different lighting conditions

Seeing #a6a69b 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 #a6a69b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)

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

#a6a69bmight 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 [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6199 Rare Gray (#a6a69b)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a6a69b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#a6a69b 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 #a6a69b
Java new Color(166, 166, 155);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 166, 166, 155);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:166 green:166 blue:155 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(166f, 166f, 155f);
Swift UIColor(red:166, green:166, blue:155, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9ba6a6
Python Color('#a6a69b')

Base Conversions of hex color #a6a69b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a6a69b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10921627 while the individual RGB conversions are: 166, 166, 155.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100110 10100110 10011011
Hex a6 a6 9b
Octal 246 246 233
Decimal 166 166 155

Icons incorporating the color #a6a69b

If you're considering using #a6a69b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #a6a69b on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a6a69b 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 #a6a69b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a6a69b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a6a69b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a6a69b background.
This text is hex color #a6a69b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a6a69b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a6a69b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a6a69b and white (#ffffff) background.