Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc) color information

#b4b2bc is the hex color code that should not to be confused with "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "light gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc), in designs, they may think of some of these attributes: being clean, sleek, sincere, the home, and something classic. Colors labeled as "light gray" are rarely tied to food and restaurants. MailChimp and Boise State University use this color in their branding.

#b4b2bc Breakdown

#b4b2bc is made up of (180, 178, 188) in RGB colorspace and (4.26, 5.32, 0.00, 26.27) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11842236 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc99cc. White should be used ontop of #b4b2bc to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b4b2bc. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b4b2bc luma #179.55
Websafe hex #cc99cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(180, 178, 188) Adobe RGB (178.00, 179.00, 186.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(71%, 70%, 74%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray
rgba rgba(180.0, 178.0, 188.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (67.82, 0.74, -3.55)
cmyk cmyk(4.26, 5.32, 0.00, 26.27) CIE-L*ab (73.55, 0.82, -3.92)
hsv hsv(255.00, 7.14, 72.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (73.55, 4.00, 281.81)
hsb hsb(255.00, 5.41, 74.00) CIE-L*uv (73.55, -1.35, -6.01)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc)

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" #b4b2bc while the second is the "compliment" #babcb2.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #b4b2bc is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #babcb2.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc)

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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc)

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 variations of #b4b2bc

Lighter shades of #b4b2bc can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #b4b2bc

Darker shades of #b4b2bc can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc)'s Tones

Tones of #b4b2bc can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc) 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 #b4b2bc as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b4b2bc → #babcb2
#b4b2bc → #cac9d0
#b4b2bc → #ffffff
#b4b2bc → #bab2bc
#b4b2bc → #6c6a70
#b4b2bc → #b2b5bc

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc) in different environments

Seeing #b4b2bc 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 #b4b2bc could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#b4b2bc 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.

#b4b2bcmight 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.

#b4b2bc 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#b4b2bc. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

MailChimp
Boise State University

#b4b2bc 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 #b4b2bc
Java new Color(180, 178, 188);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 180, 178, 188);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:180 green:178 blue:188 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(180f, 178f, 188f);
Swift UIColor(red:180, green:178, blue:188, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $bcb2b4
Python Color('#b4b2bc')

Base Conversions of hex color #b4b2bc

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b4b2bc. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11842236 while the individual RGB conversions are: 180, 178, 188.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110100 10110010 10111100
Hex b4 b2 bc
Octal 264 262 274
Decimal 180 178 188

#b4b2bc Icons

If you're considering using #b4b2bc in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6261 Swanky Gray (#b4b2bc) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b4b2bc 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 #b4b2bc on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b4b2bc on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b4b2bc background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b4b2bc background.
This text is hex color #b4b2bc on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b4b2bc on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b4b2bc and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b4b2bc and white (#ffffff) background.