Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e) color information

Hex color #b5ae8e is related to "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "light brown". When people from western culture see this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e), used in marketing and promotions, they might associate it with durability, more masculine than feminine, something stand-out, transportation and cars, and conservation. Colors labeled as "light brown" are rarely tied to travel.

Breakdown of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)

#b5ae8e is made up of (181, 174, 142) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 3.87, 21.55, 29.02) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11906702 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc9999. White should be used ontop of #b5ae8e to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b5ae8e. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b5ae8e luma #172.30
Websafe hex #cc9999 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(181, 174, 142) Adobe RGB (177.00, 172.00, 143.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(71%, 68%, 56%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki
rgba rgba(181.0, 174.0, 142.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (64.81, -2.57, 13.04)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 3.87, 21.55, 29.02) CIE-L*ab (70.87, -2.90, 16.81)
hsv hsv(48.00, 20.55, 63.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (70.87, 17.06, 99.79)
hsb hsb(48.00, 21.13, 71.00) CIE-L*uv (70.87, 5.60, 23.75)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)

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" #b5ae8e and the second color is called the "compliment" #8e96b5.

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 #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #b5ae8e is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #8e96b5.

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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)

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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)

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 Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)

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.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #b5ae8e, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #b5ae8e, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #b5ae8e

When you combine pure gray with this color, #b5ae8e, tones are produced.

#b5ae8e 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 #b5ae8e as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b5ae8e → #8e96b5
#b5ae8e → #cbc6af
#b5ae8e → #ffffff
#b5ae8e → #a9b58e
#b5ae8e → #6c6855
#b5ae8e → #b59a8e

#b5ae8e in different lighting conditions

Seeing #b5ae8e 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 #b5ae8e could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)

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

#b5ae8emight 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-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b5ae8e. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#b5ae8e 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 #b5ae8e
Java new Color(181, 174, 142);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 181, 174, 142);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:181 green:174 blue:142 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(181f, 174f, 142f);
Swift UIColor(red:181, green:174, blue:142, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8eaeb5
Python Color('#b5ae8e')

Base Conversions of hex color #b5ae8e

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b5ae8e. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11906702 while the individual RGB conversions are: 181, 174, 142.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110101 10101110 10001110
Hex b5 ae 8e
Octal 265 256 216
Decimal 181 174 142

#b5ae8e Icons

If you're considering using #b5ae8e 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 6150 Universal Khaki (#b5ae8e) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b5ae8e 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 #b5ae8e on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b5ae8e on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b5ae8e background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b5ae8e background.
This text is hex color #b5ae8e on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b5ae8e on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b5ae8e and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b5ae8e and white (#ffffff) background.