[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5) color information

Hex color #a6b2b5 is commonly known by the name "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9138 Stardew". This color is described as "light gray". When people from western culture see this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5), used in brand logos, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. This color isn't popular for agriculture.

Breakdown of #a6b2b5

#a6b2b5 is made up of (166, 178, 181) in RGB colorspace and (8.29, 1.66, 0.00, 29.02) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10924725 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999cc. White should be used ontop of #a6b2b5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a6b2b5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a6b2b5 luma #174.57
Websafe hex #9999cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(166, 178, 181) Adobe RGB (168.00, 176.00, 180.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(65%, 70%, 71%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9138 Stardew
rgba rgba(166.0, 178.0, 181.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (65.57, -2.41, -2.99)
cmyk cmyk(8.29, 1.66, 0.00, 29.02) CIE-L*ab (71.55, -2.70, -3.34)
hsv hsv(190.00, 9.37, 68.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (71.55, 4.29, 231.05)
hsb hsb(190.00, 8.45, 71.00) CIE-L*uv (71.55, -5.79, -4.52)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5)

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" #a6b2b5 and the second color is called the "compliment" #b5a8a5.

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 Complimentary Colors of #[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #a6b2b5 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #b5a8a5.

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 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are 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 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5)

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 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5)

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.

Lighter variations of #a6b2b5

Lighter shades are produced by blending #a6b2b5 with white

[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #a6b2b5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #a6b2b5

When you combine pure gray with this color, #a6b2b5, tones are produced.

[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9138 Stardew (#a6b2b5) 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 #a6b2b5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a6b2b5 → #b5a8a5
#a6b2b5 → #c0c9cb
#a6b2b5 → #ffffff
#a6b2b5 → #a5aab5
#a6b2b5 → #636a6c
#a6b2b5 → #a5b5af

#a6b2b5 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #a6b2b5 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 #a6b2b5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #a6b2b5

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

#a6b2b5might 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.

#a6b2b5 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#a6b2b5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#a6b2b5 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 #a6b2b5
Java new Color(166, 178, 181);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 166, 178, 181);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:166 green:178 blue:181 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(166f, 178f, 181f);
Swift UIColor(red:166, green:178, blue:181, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b5b2a6
Python Color('#a6b2b5')

Base Conversions of hex color #a6b2b5

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a6b2b5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10924725 while the individual RGB conversions are: 166, 178, 181.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100110 10110010 10110101
Hex a6 b2 b5
Octal 246 262 265
Decimal 166 178 181

Icons incorporating the color #a6b2b5

If you're considering using #a6b2b5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #a6b2b5 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a6b2b5 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 #a6b2b5 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a6b2b5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a6b2b5 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a6b2b5 background.
This text is hex color #a6b2b5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a6b2b5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a6b2b5 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a6b2b5 and white (#ffffff) background.