Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be) color information

Hex color #b1a9be looks similar to "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "light gray". When people from western culture see this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be), used in advertisements, they might associate it with being simplistic, modern or futuristic, elegant, travel, and middle-ground. This color isn't popular for health care.

Breakdown of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)

#b1a9be is made up of (177, 169, 190) in RGB colorspace and (6.84, 11.05, 0.00, 25.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11643326 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999cc. White should be used ontop of #b1a9be to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b1a9be. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b1a9be luma #173.60
Websafe hex #9999cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(177, 169, 190) Adobe RGB (171.00, 167.00, 189.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(69%, 66%, 75%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac
rgba rgba(177.0, 169.0, 190.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (64.03, 5.75, -9.96)
cmyk cmyk(6.84, 11.05, 0.00, 25.49) CIE-L*ab (70.18, 6.34, -10.70)
hsv hsv(260.00, 15.25, 70.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (70.18, 12.44, 300.65)
hsb hsb(260.00, 12.00, 75.00) CIE-L*uv (70.18, 1.75, -17.23)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)

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" #b1a9be while the second is the "compliment" #b7bfa8.

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 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #b1a9be is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #b7bfa8.

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 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)

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 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)

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 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)

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 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #b1a9be, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #b1a9be, darker shades are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #b1a9be, tones are produced.

#b1a9be 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 #b1a9be as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b1a9be → #b7bfa8
#b1a9be → #c8c2d1
#b1a9be → #ffffff
#b1a9be → #bba8bf
#b1a9be → #6a6572
#b1a9be → #a8acbf

#b1a9be in different lighting conditions

Seeing #b1a9be 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 #b1a9be could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)

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

#b1a9bemight 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 9067 Forever Lilac (#b1a9be)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b1a9be. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#b1a9be 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 #b1a9be
Java new Color(177, 169, 190);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 177, 169, 190);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:177 green:169 blue:190 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(177f, 169f, 190f);
Swift UIColor(red:177, green:169, blue:190, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $bea9b1
Python Color('#b1a9be')

Base Conversions of hex color #b1a9be

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b1a9be. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11643326 while the individual RGB conversions are: 177, 169, 190.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110001 10101001 10111110
Hex b1 a9 be
Octal 261 251 276
Decimal 177 169 190

Icons incorporating the color #b1a9be

If you're considering using #b1a9be in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #b1a9be on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b1a9be 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 #b1a9be on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b1a9be on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b1a9be background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b1a9be background.
This text is hex color #b1a9be on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b1a9be on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b1a9be and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b1a9be and white (#ffffff) background.