Faux-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8) color information

The hexidecimal color, #b2b2c8, is very close to "Cadet blue (Crayola)" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "light gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8), in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: being clean, modern or futuristic, graceful, the home, and middle-ground. Shades of "light gray". typically aren't associated with agriculture.

Breakdown of #b2b2c8

#b2b2c8 is made up of (178, 178, 200) in RGB colorspace and (11.00, 11.00, 0.00, 21.57) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11711176 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999cc. White should be used ontop of #b2b2c8 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b2b2c8. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b2b2c8 luma #180.31
Websafe hex #9999cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(178, 178, 200) Adobe RGB (178.00, 178.00, 196.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(70%, 70%, 78%) Closest named color Cadet blue (Crayola)
rgba rgba(178.0, 178.0, 200.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (67.82, 3.42, -9.00)
cmyk cmyk(11.00, 11.00, 0.00, 21.57) CIE-L*ab (73.55, 3.73, -9.58)
hsv hsv(240.00, 15.38, 74.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (73.55, 10.28, 291.27)
hsb hsb(240.00, 10.26, 78.00) CIE-L*uv (73.55, -1.07, -15.18)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8)

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" #b2b2c8 while the second is the "compliment" #c6c6b2.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #b2b2c8 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #c6c6b2.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8)

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-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #b2b2c8 with white

Darker variations of #b2b2c8

When you combine pure black with this color, #b2b2c8, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8)'s Tones

Tones of #b2b2c8 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#b2b2c8 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 #b2b2c8 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b2b2c8 → #c6c6b2
#b2b2c8 → #c9c9d8
#b2b2c8 → #ffffff
#b2b2c8 → #bcb2c6
#b2b2c8 → #6a6a78
#b2b2c8 → #b2bcc6

Faux-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8) in different environments

Seeing #b2b2c8 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 #b2b2c8 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #b2b2c8

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

#b2b2c8might 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-Cadet blue (Crayola) (#b2b2c8)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b2b2c8. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#b2b2c8 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 #b2b2c8
Java new Color(178, 178, 200);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 178, 178, 200);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:178 green:178 blue:200 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(178f, 178f, 200f);
Swift UIColor(red:178, green:178, blue:200, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $c8b2b2
Python Color('#b2b2c8')

Base Conversions of hex color #b2b2c8

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b2b2c8. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11711176 while the individual RGB conversions are: 178, 178, 200.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110010 10110010 11001000
Hex b2 b2 c8
Octal 262 262 310
Decimal 178 178 200

Icons incorporating the color #b2b2c8

If you're considering using #b2b2c8 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #b2b2c8 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b2b2c8 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 #b2b2c8 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b2b2c8 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b2b2c8 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b2b2c8 background.
This text is hex color #b2b2c8 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b2b2c8 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b2b2c8 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b2b2c8 and white (#ffffff) background.