Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2) color information

Hex color #bbbcb2 may be mistaken for "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6184 Austere Gray" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "light gray". When people spot this color, [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2), in advertising materials, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for health care. MailChimp, Boise State University, and Sony use this color, according to our database.

#bbbcb2 Breakdown

#bbbcb2 is made up of (187, 188, 178) in RGB colorspace and (0.53, 0.00, 5.32, 26.27) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 12303538 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cccc99. Black should be used ontop of #bbbcb2 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #bbbcb2. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #bbbcb2 luma #186.38
Websafe hex #cccc99 Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(187, 188, 178) Adobe RGB (187.00, 187.00, 178.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(73%, 74%, 70%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6184 Austere Gray
rgba rgba(187.0, 188.0, 178.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (70.71, -1.34, 3.87)
cmyk cmyk(0.53, 0.00, 5.32, 26.27) CIE-L*ab (76.07, -1.46, 4.44)
hsv hsv(75.02, 7.14, 72.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (76.07, 4.67, 108.20)
hsb hsb(75.02, 5.41, 74.00) CIE-L*uv (76.07, 0.67, 6.77)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2)

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" #bbbcb2 and the second color is called the "compliment" #b5b2bc.

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 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #bbbcb2 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #b5b2bc.

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 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2)

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 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2)

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 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2)

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 #bbbcb2

Lighter shades of #bbbcb2 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #bbbcb2 with black

Tones of #bbbcb2

When you combine pure gray with this color, #bbbcb2, tones are produced.

Gradients including #bbbcb2

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 #bbbcb2 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#bbbcb2 → #b5b2bc
#bbbcb2 → #cfd0c9
#bbbcb2 → #000000
#bbbcb2 → #b5bcb2
#bbbcb2 → #70706a
#bbbcb2 → #bcbab2

#bbbcb2 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #bbbcb2 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 #bbbcb2 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#bbbcb2 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.

#bbbcb2might 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 #bbbcb2

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#bbbcb2. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

MailChimp
Boise State University
Sony

Programming Language Syntax for #bbbcb2

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 #bbbcb2
Java new Color(187, 188, 178);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 187, 188, 178);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:187 green:188 blue:178 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(187f, 188f, 178f);
Swift UIColor(red:187, green:188, blue:178, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b2bcbb
Python Color('#bbbcb2')

Base Conversions of hex color #bbbcb2

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #bbbcb2. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 12303538 while the individual RGB conversions are: 187, 188, 178.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10111011 10111100 10110010
Hex bb bc b2
Octal 273 274 262
Decimal 187 188 178

#bbbcb2 Icons

If you're considering using #bbbcb2 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 6184 Austere Gray (#bbbcb2) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #bbbcb2 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 #bbbcb2 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #bbbcb2 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #bbbcb2 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #bbbcb2 background.
This text is hex color #bbbcb2 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #bbbcb2 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #bbbcb2 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #bbbcb2 and white (#ffffff) background.