Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6) color information

Hex color #aaa6a6 looks similar to "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "light gray". When people from western culture see this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6), used in media, they might associate it with being simplistic, modern or futuristic, elegant, travel, and middle-ground. Shades of "light gray". typically aren't associated with health care. Soulcycle, Atlantic Coast Conference, and Vidme use this color, according to our database.

Breakdown of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6)

#aaa6a6 is made up of (170, 166, 166) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 2.35, 2.35, 33.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11183782 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #aaa6a6 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #aaa6a6. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #aaa6a6 luma #167.03
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(170, 166, 166) Adobe RGB (167.00, 166.00, 163.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(67%, 65%, 65%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray
rgba rgba(170.0, 166.0, 166.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (62.45, -0.20, 1.44)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 2.35, 2.35, 33.33) CIE-L*ab (68.75, -0.22, 1.70)
hsv hsv(0.00, 2.94, 66.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (68.75, 1.71, 97.37)
hsb hsb(0.00, 2.99, 67.00) CIE-L*uv (68.75, 0.73, 2.51)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6)

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" #aaa6a6 while the second is the "compliment" #a5aaaa.

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 (#aaa6a6)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #aaa6a6 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #a5aaaa.

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 (#aaa6a6)

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 (#aaa6a6)

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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6)

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.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #aaa6a6, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #aaa6a6, darker shades are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #aaa6a6, tones are produced.

#aaa6a6 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 #aaa6a6 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#aaa6a6 → #a5aaaa
#aaa6a6 → #c3c0c0
#aaa6a6 → #ffffff
#aaa6a6 → #aaa8a5
#aaa6a6 → #666363
#aaa6a6 → #aaa5a8

#aaa6a6 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #aaa6a6 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 #aaa6a6 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6)

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

#aaa6a6might 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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7080 Quest Gray (#aaa6a6)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#aaa6a6. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Vidme
Soulcycle
Atlantic Coast Conference

#aaa6a6 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 #aaa6a6
Java new Color(170, 166, 166);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 170, 166, 166);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:170 green:166 blue:166 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(170f, 166f, 166f);
Swift UIColor(red:170, green:166, blue:166, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $a6a6aa
Python Color('#aaa6a6')

Base Conversions of hex color #aaa6a6

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #aaa6a6. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11183782 while the individual RGB conversions are: 170, 166, 166.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10101010 10100110 10100110
Hex aa a6 a6
Octal 252 246 246
Decimal 170 166 166

Icons incorporating the color #aaa6a6

If you're considering using #aaa6a6 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #aaa6a6 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #aaa6a6 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 #aaa6a6 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #aaa6a6 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #aaa6a6 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #aaa6a6 background.
This text is hex color #aaa6a6 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #aaa6a6 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #aaa6a6 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #aaa6a6 and white (#ffffff) background.