Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5) color information

#b2b2b5 is the hex color code that looks similar to "Philippine silver" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "light gray". When people from western culture see this color, Philippine silver (#b2b2b5), used in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for food and restaurants. Evernote, MailChimp, and Boise State University are three companies making use of this color.

Breakdown of #b2b2b5

#b2b2b5 is made up of (178, 178, 181) in RGB colorspace and (1.66, 1.66, 0.00, 29.02) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11711157 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999cc. White should be used ontop of #b2b2b5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b2b2b5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b2b2b5 luma #178.16
Websafe hex #9999cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(178, 178, 181) Adobe RGB (178.00, 177.00, 179.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(70%, 70%, 71%) Closest named color Philippine silver
rgba rgba(178.0, 178.0, 181.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (67.08, 0.62, -0.92)
cmyk cmyk(1.66, 1.66, 0.00, 29.02) CIE-L*ab (72.89, 0.68, -1.04)
hsv hsv(240.00, 1.69, 70.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (72.89, 1.24, 303.18)
hsb hsb(240.00, 1.41, 71.00) CIE-L*uv (72.89, 0.30, -1.65)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5)

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" #b2b2b5 and the second color is called the "compliment" #b5b5b2.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #b2b2b5 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #b5b5b2.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #b2b2b5 with white

Darker variations of #b2b2b5

When you combine pure black with this color, #b2b2b5, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #b2b2b5

Tones of #b2b2b5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#b2b2b5 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 #b2b2b5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b2b2b5 → #b5b5b2
#b2b2b5 → #c9c9cb
#b2b2b5 → #ffffff
#b2b2b5 → #b3b2b5
#b2b2b5 → #6a6a6c
#b2b2b5 → #b2b3b5

Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5) in different environments

Seeing #b2b2b5 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 #b2b2b5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #b2b2b5

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

#b2b2b5might 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-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b2b2b5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#b2b2b5 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 #b2b2b5
Java new Color(178, 178, 181);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 178, 178, 181);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:178 green:178 blue:181 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(178f, 178f, 181f);
Swift UIColor(red:178, green:178, blue:181, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b5b2b2
Python Color('#b2b2b5')

Base Conversions of hex color #b2b2b5

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b2b2b5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11711157 while the individual RGB conversions are: 178, 178, 181.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110010 10110010 10110101
Hex b2 b2 b5
Octal 262 262 265
Decimal 178 178 181

#b2b2b5 Icons

If you're considering using #b2b2b5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Philippine silver (#b2b2b5) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b2b2b5 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 #b2b2b5 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b2b2b5 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b2b2b5 background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b2b2b5 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b2b2b5 and white (#ffffff) background.