Ash grey (#b2beb5) color information

Hex color #b2beb5 is commonly known by the name "Ash grey". The color is categorized as "light gray". When people from western culture see this color, Ash grey (#b2beb5), used in designs, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Colors labeled as "light gray" are rarely tied to food and restaurants.

#b2beb5 Breakdown

#b2beb5 is made up of (178, 190, 181) in RGB colorspace and (6.32, 0.00, 4.74, 25.49) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11714229 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #99cccc. White should be used ontop of #b2beb5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b2beb5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b2beb5 luma #185.21
Websafe hex #99cccc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(178, 190, 181) Adobe RGB (183.00, 188.00, 180.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(70%, 75%, 71%) Closest named color Ash grey
rgba rgba(178.0, 190.0, 181.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (70.71, -3.91, 3.00)
cmyk cmyk(6.32, 0.00, 4.74, 25.49) CIE-L*ab (76.07, -4.29, 3.42)
hsv hsv(132.02, 9.09, 72.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (76.07, 5.49, 141.44)
hsb hsb(132.02, 6.67, 75.00) CIE-L*uv (76.07, -3.91, 5.78)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Ash grey (#b2beb5)

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" #b2beb5 and the second color is called the "compliment" #bfb2bc.

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 #Ash grey (#b2beb5)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #b2beb5 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #bfb2bc.

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 Ash grey (#b2beb5)

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 Ash grey (#b2beb5)

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 Ash grey (#b2beb5)

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 #b2beb5

Lighter shades of #b2beb5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Ash grey (#b2beb5)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #b2beb5 with black

Tones of #b2beb5

When you combine pure gray with this color, #b2beb5, tones are produced.

Gradients including #b2beb5

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 #b2beb5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b2beb5 → #bfb2bc
#b2beb5 → #c9d1cb
#b2beb5 → #ffffff
#b2beb5 → #b2bfbb
#b2beb5 → #6a726c
#b2beb5 → #b6bfb2

#b2beb5 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #b2beb5 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 #b2beb5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#b2beb5 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.

#b2beb5might 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 #b2beb5

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b2beb5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #b2beb5

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 #b2beb5
Java new Color(178, 190, 181);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 178, 190, 181);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:178 green:190 blue:181 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(178f, 190f, 181f);
Swift UIColor(red:178, green:190, blue:181, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b5beb2
Python Color('#b2beb5')

Base Conversions of hex color #b2beb5

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b2beb5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11714229 while the individual RGB conversions are: 178, 190, 181.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110010 10111110 10110101
Hex b2 be b5
Octal 262 276 265
Decimal 178 190 181

#b2beb5 Icons

If you're considering using #b2beb5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Ash grey (#b2beb5) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b2beb5 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 #b2beb5 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b2beb5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b2beb5 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b2beb5 background.
This text is hex color #b2beb5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b2beb5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b2beb5 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b2beb5 and white (#ffffff) background.