Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4) color information

Hex color #aaa3a4 may be mistaken for "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "light gray". When people spot this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4), in advertisements, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Colors labeled as "light gray" are rarely tied to health care. Ubuntu is a company using this color, according to our database.

#aaa3a4 Breakdown

#aaa3a4 is made up of (170, 163, 164) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 4.12, 3.53, 33.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11183012 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #aaa3a4 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #aaa3a4. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #aaa3a4 luma #165.04
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(170, 163, 164) Adobe RGB (169.00, 162.00, 161.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(67%, 64%, 64%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray
rgba rgba(170.0, 163.0, 164.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (61.64, 2.59, 1.37)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 4.12, 3.53, 33.33) CIE-L*ab (68.02, 2.92, 1.62)
hsv hsv(0.00, 4.35, 65.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (68.02, 3.34, 29.02)
hsb hsb(0.00, 4.48, 67.00) CIE-L*uv (68.02, 5.07, 1.85)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4)

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" #aaa3a4 while the second is the "compliment" #a3aaaa.

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 #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #aaa3a4 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #a3aaaa.

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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4)

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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4)

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 shades of #aaa3a4

Lighter shades of #aaa3a4 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #aaa3a4 with black

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #aaa3a4, tones are produced.

Gradients including #aaa3a4

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 #aaa3a4 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#aaa3a4 → #a3aaaa
#aaa3a4 → #c3bebf
#aaa3a4 → #ffffff
#aaa3a4 → #aaa7a3
#aaa3a4 → #666162
#aaa3a4 → #aaa3a7

#aaa3a4 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #aaa3a4 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 #aaa3a4 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#aaa3a4 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.

#aaa3a4might 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 #aaa3a4

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#aaa3a4. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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Programming Language Syntax for #aaa3a4

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 #aaa3a4
Java new Color(170, 163, 164);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 170, 163, 164);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:170 green:163 blue:164 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(170f, 163f, 164f);
Swift UIColor(red:170, green:163, blue:164, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $a4a3aa
Python Color('#aaa3a4')

Base Conversions of hex color #aaa3a4

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #aaa3a4. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11183012 while the individual RGB conversions are: 170, 163, 164.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10101010 10100011 10100100
Hex aa a3 a4
Octal 252 243 244
Decimal 170 163 164

#aaa3a4 Icons

If you're considering using #aaa3a4 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa3a4) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #aaa3a4 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 #aaa3a4 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #aaa3a4 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #aaa3a4 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #aaa3a4 background.
This text is hex color #aaa3a4 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #aaa3a4 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #aaa3a4 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #aaa3a4 and white (#ffffff) background.