Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9) color information

The hexidecimal color, #b2b2b9, should not to be confused with "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "light gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9), in branding, the following may come to mind: being clean, modern or futuristic, graceful, the home, and middle-ground. This color isn't popular for agriculture. Boise State University, Evernote, and MailChimp are the companies in our database using this color.

Breakdown of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9)

#b2b2b9 is made up of (178, 178, 185) in RGB colorspace and (3.78, 3.78, 0.00, 27.45) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11711161 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999cc. White should be used ontop of #b2b2b9 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b2b2b9. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b2b2b9 luma #178.61
Websafe hex #9999cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(178, 178, 185) Adobe RGB (176.00, 177.00, 184.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(70%, 70%, 73%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray
rgba rgba(178.0, 178.0, 185.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (67.08, 0.62, -3.67)
cmyk cmyk(3.78, 3.78, 0.00, 27.45) CIE-L*ab (72.89, 0.68, -4.06)
hsv hsv(240.00, 5.26, 71.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (72.89, 4.12, 279.51)
hsb hsb(240.00, 4.11, 73.00) CIE-L*uv (72.89, -1.63, -6.19)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9)

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" #b2b2b9 while the second is the "compliment" #babab2.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #b2b2b9 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #babab2.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9)

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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9)

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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9)

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.

Lighter variations of #b2b2b9

When you combine pure white with this color, #b2b2b9, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #b2b2b9

Darker shades of #b2b2b9 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #b2b2b9 with gray

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9) 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 #b2b2b9 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b2b2b9 → #babab2
#b2b2b9 → #c9c9ce
#b2b2b9 → #ffffff
#b2b2b9 → #b6b2ba
#b2b2b9 → #6a6a6f
#b2b2b9 → #b2b6ba

How #b2b2b9 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #b2b2b9 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 #b2b2b9 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b2b2b9)

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

#b2b2b9might 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.

#b2b2b9 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b2b2b9. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

MailChimp
Boise State University
Evernote

#b2b2b9 in coding

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 #b2b2b9
Java new Color(178, 178, 185);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 178, 178, 185);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:178 green:178 blue:185 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(178f, 178f, 185f);
Swift UIColor(red:178, green:178, blue:185, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b9b2b2
Python Color('#b2b2b9')

Base Conversions of hex color #b2b2b9

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b2b2b9. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11711161 while the individual RGB conversions are: 178, 178, 185.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110010 10110010 10111001
Hex b2 b2 b9
Octal 262 262 271
Decimal 178 178 185

Icons incorporating the color #b2b2b9

If you're considering using #b2b2b9 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #b2b2b9 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b2b2b9 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 #b2b2b9 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b9 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b2b2b9 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b2b2b9 background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b9 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b2b2b9 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b2b2b9 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b2b2b9 and white (#ffffff) background.