Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b3) color information

Hex color #b2b2b3 is a variation of "Philippine silver" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "light gray". When people spot this color, Philippine silver (#b2b2b3), in advertisements, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for health care. MailChimp, Boise State University, and Evernote use this color, according to our database.

#b2b2b3 Breakdown

#b2b2b3 is made up of (178, 178, 179) in RGB colorspace and (0.56, 0.56, 0.00, 29.80) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11711155 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999cc. White should be used ontop of #b2b2b3 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b2b2b3. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b2b2b3 luma #177.94
Websafe hex #9999cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(178, 178, 179) Adobe RGB (178.00, 177.00, 177.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(70%, 70%, 70%) Closest named color Philippine silver
rgba rgba(178.0, 178.0, 179.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (67.08, 0.62, -0.00)
cmyk cmyk(0.56, 0.56, 0.00, 29.80) CIE-L*ab (72.89, 0.68, -0.00)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 70.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (72.89, 0.68, 360.00)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 70.00) CIE-L*uv (72.89, 0.95, -0.12)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b3)

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #b2b2b3 and the second color is called the "compliment" #b2b2b2.

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 Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b3)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #b2b2b3 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #b2b2b2.

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-Philippine silver (#b2b2b3)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are 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-Philippine silver (#b2b2b3)

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-Philippine silver (#b2b2b3)

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 #b2b2b3

Lighter shades of #b2b2b3 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b3)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #b2b2b3 with black

Tones of #b2b2b3

When you combine pure gray with this color, #b2b2b3, tones are produced.

Gradients including #b2b2b3

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 #b2b2b3 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b2b2b3 → #b2b2b2
#b2b2b3 → #c9c9c9
#b2b2b3 → #ffffff
#b2b2b3 → #b2b2b2
#b2b2b3 → #6a6a6b
#b2b2b3 → #b2b2b2

#b2b2b3 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #b2b2b3 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 #b2b2b3 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#b2b2b3 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.

#b2b2b3might 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 #b2b2b3

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b2b2b3. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

MailChimp
Boise State University
Evernote

Programming Language Syntax for #b2b2b3

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 #b2b2b3
Java new Color(178, 178, 179);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 178, 178, 179);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:178 green:178 blue:179 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(178f, 178f, 179f);
Swift UIColor(red:178, green:178, blue:179, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b3b2b2
Python Color('#b2b2b3')

Base Conversions of hex color #b2b2b3

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b2b2b3. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11711155 while the individual RGB conversions are: 178, 178, 179.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110010 10110010 10110011
Hex b2 b2 b3
Octal 262 262 263
Decimal 178 178 179

#b2b2b3 Icons

If you're considering using #b2b2b3 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b3) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b2b2b3 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 #b2b2b3 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b3 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b2b2b3 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b2b2b3 background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b3 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b3 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b2b2b3 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b2b2b3 and white (#ffffff) background.