Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996) color information

#b4a996 is the hex color code that may be mistaken for "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage" because of their close resemblance. The color is categorized as "light brown". When people spot this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996), in designs, they may think of some of these attributes: simplicity, more masculine than feminine, something competitive, clothing, and conservation. Shades of "light brown". typically aren't associated with technology. American Red Cross and Channel 4 use this color in their branding.

Breakdown of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996)

#b4a996 is made up of (180, 169, 150) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 6.11, 16.67, 29.41) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11839894 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc9999. White should be used ontop of #b4a996 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b4a996. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b4a996 luma #169.97
Websafe hex #cc9999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(180, 169, 150) Adobe RGB (177.00, 166.00, 150.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(71%, 66%, 59%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage
rgba rgba(180.0, 169.0, 150.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (63.25, 2.81, 8.33)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 6.11, 16.67, 29.41) CIE-L*ab (69.47, 3.14, 10.36)
hsv hsv(35.00, 17.14, 65.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (69.47, 10.83, 73.14)
hsb hsb(35.00, 16.90, 71.00) CIE-L*uv (69.47, 10.69, 14.03)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996)

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" #b4a996 and the second color is called the "compliment" #96a3b5.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #b4a996 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #96a3b5.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996)

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.

Lighter shades of #b4a996

When you combine pure white with this color, #b4a996, lighter shades are produced.

Darker variations of #b4a996

Darker shades are produced by blending #b4a996 with black

Tones of #b4a996

Tones of #b4a996 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #b4a996

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 #b4a996 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b4a996 → #96a3b5
#b4a996 → #cac2b5
#b4a996 → #ffffff
#b4a996 → #b2b596
#b4a996 → #6c655a
#b4a996 → #b59996

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996) in different environments

Seeing #b4a996 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 #b4a996 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6164 Svelte Sage (#b4a996)

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

#b4a996might 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 #b4a996

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b4a996. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Channel 4
American Red Cross

Programming Language Syntax for #b4a996

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 #b4a996
Java new Color(180, 169, 150);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 180, 169, 150);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:180 green:169 blue:150 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(180f, 169f, 150f);
Swift UIColor(red:180, green:169, blue:150, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $96a9b4
Python Color('#b4a996')

Base Conversions of hex color #b4a996

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b4a996. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11839894 while the individual RGB conversions are: 180, 169, 150.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110100 10101001 10010110
Hex b4 a9 96
Octal 264 251 226
Decimal 180 169 150

Icons incorporating the color #b4a996

If you're considering using #b4a996 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #b4a996 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b4a996 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 #b4a996 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b4a996 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b4a996 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b4a996 background.
This text is hex color #b4a996 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b4a996 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b4a996 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b4a996 and white (#ffffff) background.