Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5) color information

#bbb5b5 is the hex color code that is very close to "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder" 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 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5), in brand logos, they may think of some of these attributes: being clean, sleek, sincere, the home, and something classic. Shades of "light gray". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants. MailChimp, Boise State University, and Northwestern University have ties to this color.

#bbb5b5 Breakdown

#bbb5b5 is made up of (187, 181, 181) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 3.21, 3.21, 26.67) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 12301749 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cccccc. White should be used ontop of #bbb5b5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #bbb5b5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #bbb5b5 luma #182.61
Websafe hex #cccccc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(187, 181, 181) Adobe RGB (183.00, 180.00, 179.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(73%, 71%, 71%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder
rgba rgba(187.0, 181.0, 181.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (68.56, 0.87, 1.06)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 3.21, 3.21, 26.67) CIE-L*ab (74.19, 0.95, 1.20)
hsv hsv(0.00, 3.57, 72.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (74.19, 1.53, 51.63)
hsb hsb(0.00, 2.74, 73.00) CIE-L*uv (74.19, 2.08, 1.60)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5)

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" #bbb5b5 while the second is the "compliment" #b5baba.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #bbb5b5 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #b5baba.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5)

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 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5)

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 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5)

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 #bbb5b5

Lighter shades of #bbb5b5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker variations of #bbb5b5

Darker shades of #bbb5b5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5)'s Tones

Tones of #bbb5b5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5) 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 #bbb5b5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#bbb5b5 → #b5baba
#bbb5b5 → #cfcbcb
#bbb5b5 → #ffffff
#bbb5b5 → #bab7b5
#bbb5b5 → #706c6c
#bbb5b5 → #bab5b7

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 7079 Ponder (#bbb5b5) in different environments

Seeing #bbb5b5 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 #bbb5b5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#bbb5b5 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.

#bbb5b5might 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.

#bbb5b5 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#bbb5b5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Northwestern University
Taiga
MailChimp
Boise State University

#bbb5b5 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 #bbb5b5
Java new Color(187, 181, 181);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 187, 181, 181);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:187 green:181 blue:181 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(187f, 181f, 181f);
Swift UIColor(red:187, green:181, blue:181, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b5b5bb
Python Color('#bbb5b5')

Base Conversions of hex color #bbb5b5

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #bbb5b5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 12301749 while the individual RGB conversions are: 187, 181, 181.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10111011 10110101 10110101
Hex bb b5 b5
Octal 273 265 265
Decimal 187 181 181

Icons incorporating the color #bbb5b5

If you're considering using #bbb5b5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #bbb5b5 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #bbb5b5 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 #bbb5b5 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #bbb5b5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #bbb5b5 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #bbb5b5 background.
This text is hex color #bbb5b5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #bbb5b5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #bbb5b5 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #bbb5b5 and white (#ffffff) background.