[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5) color information

Hex color #ada8a5 can simply be referred to as "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray". This color is described as "light gray". When people from western culture see this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5), used in branding, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. Shades of "light gray". typically aren't associated with agriculture. Vidme is a brand that uses this color.

#ada8a5 Breakdown

#ada8a5 is made up of (173, 168, 165) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 2.89, 4.62, 32.16) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11380901 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #ada8a5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ada8a5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ada8a5 luma #168.99
Websafe hex #999999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(173, 168, 165) Adobe RGB (169.00, 168.00, 165.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(68%, 66%, 65%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray
rgba rgba(173.0, 168.0, 165.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (63.25, -0.05, 1.51)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 2.89, 4.62, 32.16) CIE-L*ab (69.47, -0.06, 1.77)
hsv hsv(20.00, 4.48, 66.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (69.47, 1.77, 91.94)
hsb hsb(20.00, 4.41, 68.00) CIE-L*uv (69.47, 1.01, 2.59)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5)

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" #ada8a5 while the second is the "compliment" #a5aaad.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Compliments of #[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ada8a5 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #a5aaad.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5)

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

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5)

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

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5)

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.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #ada8a5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #ada8a5

When you combine pure black with this color, #ada8a5, darker shades are produced.

[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #ada8a5 with gray

#ada8a5 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 #ada8a5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#ada8a5 → #a5aaad
#ada8a5 → #c5c2c0
#ada8a5 → #ffffff
#ada8a5 → #adaca5
#ada8a5 → #676463
#ada8a5 → #ada5a7

How #ada8a5 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #ada8a5 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 #ada8a5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#ada8a5 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.

#ada8a5might 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 6003 Proper Gray (#ada8a5)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#ada8a5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#ada8a5 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 #ada8a5
Java new Color(173, 168, 165);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 173, 168, 165);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:173 green:168 blue:165 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(173f, 168f, 165f);
Swift UIColor(red:173, green:168, blue:165, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $a5a8ad
Python Color('#ada8a5')

Base Conversions of hex color #ada8a5

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ada8a5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11380901 while the individual RGB conversions are: 173, 168, 165.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10101101 10101000 10100101
Hex ad a8 a5
Octal 255 250 245
Decimal 173 168 165

Icons incorporating the color #ada8a5

If you're considering using #ada8a5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #ada8a5 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #ada8a5 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 #ada8a5 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #ada8a5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ada8a5 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ada8a5 background.
This text is hex color #ada8a5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #ada8a5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ada8a5 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ada8a5 and white (#ffffff) background.