Opal (#a8c3bc) color information

#a8c3bc is the hex color code that is synonymous with "Opal". The color is categorized as "light gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Opal (#a8c3bc), in brand logos, they may think of some of these attributes: being clean, sleek, sincere, the home, and something classic. Shades of "light gray". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants. New Balance uses this color in their branding.

#a8c3bc Breakdown

#a8c3bc is made up of (168, 195, 188) in RGB colorspace and (13.85, 0.00, 3.59, 23.53) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11060156 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #99cccc. Black should be used ontop of #a8c3bc to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a8c3bc. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a8c3bc luma #185.94
Websafe hex #99cccc Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(168, 195, 188) Adobe RGB (176.00, 193.00, 187.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(66%, 76%, 74%) Closest named color Opal
rgba rgba(168.0, 195.0, 188.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (71.41, -8.82, 0.46)
cmyk cmyk(13.85, 0.00, 3.59, 23.53) CIE-L*ab (76.68, -9.78, 0.51)
hsv hsv(168.02, 17.24, 71.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (76.68, 9.79, 177.01)
hsb hsb(168.02, 13.16, 76.00) CIE-L*uv (76.68, -13.18, 2.43)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Opal (#a8c3bc)

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" #a8c3bc while the second is the "compliment" #c1a8ad.

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

Split Compliments of #Opal (#a8c3bc)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #a8c3bc is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #c1a8ad.

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

Triadic Colors of Opal (#a8c3bc)

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

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Opal (#a8c3bc)

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 Opal (#a8c3bc)

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 variations of #a8c3bc

Lighter shades of #a8c3bc can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #a8c3bc

Darker shades of #a8c3bc can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Opal (#a8c3bc)'s Tones

Tones of #a8c3bc can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Opal (#a8c3bc) 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 #a8c3bc as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a8c3bc → #c1a8ad
#a8c3bc → #c2d5d0
#a8c3bc → #000000
#a8c3bc → #a8bac1
#a8c3bc → #647570
#a8c3bc → #a8c1af

Opal (#a8c3bc) in different environments

Seeing #a8c3bc 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 #a8c3bc could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#a8c3bc popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#a8c3bcmight 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.

#a8c3bc 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#a8c3bc. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#a8c3bc 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 #a8c3bc
Java new Color(168, 195, 188);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 168, 195, 188);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:168 green:195 blue:188 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(168f, 195f, 188f);
Swift UIColor(red:168, green:195, blue:188, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $bcc3a8
Python Color('#a8c3bc')

Base Conversions of hex color #a8c3bc

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a8c3bc. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11060156 while the individual RGB conversions are: 168, 195, 188.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10101000 11000011 10111100
Hex a8 c3 bc
Octal 250 303 274
Decimal 168 195 188

Icons incorporating the color #a8c3bc

If you're considering using #a8c3bc in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #a8c3bc on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #a8c3bc 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 #a8c3bc on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a8c3bc on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a8c3bc background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a8c3bc background.
This text is hex color #a8c3bc on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a8c3bc on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a8c3bc and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a8c3bc and white (#ffffff) background.