Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc) color information

Hex color #bcb9bc may be mistaken for "[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6275 Fashionable 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 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc), in branding, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Shades of "light gray". typically aren't associated with health care. Northwestern University, Taiga, and Storyful have ties to this color.

#bcb9bc Breakdown

#bcb9bc is made up of (188, 185, 188) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 1.60, 0.00, 26.27) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 12368316 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cccccc. Black should be used ontop of #bcb9bc to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #bcb9bc. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #bcb9bc luma #186.05
Websafe hex #cccccc Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(188, 185, 188) Adobe RGB (187.00, 185.00, 187.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(74%, 73%, 74%) Closest named color [Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6275 Fashionable Gray
rgba rgba(188.0, 185.0, 188.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (70.71, 1.22, -0.49)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 1.60, 0.00, 26.27) CIE-L*ab (76.07, 1.32, -0.54)
hsv hsv(300.00, 1.89, 73.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (76.07, 1.43, 337.75)
hsb hsb(300.00, 1.35, 74.00) CIE-L*uv (76.07, 1.52, -1.03)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc)

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" #bcb9bc while the second is the "compliment" #babcba.

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 Compliments of #Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #bcb9bc is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #babcba.

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 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc)

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 #bcb9bc

Lighter shades of #bcb9bc can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #bcb9bc with black

Faux-[Sherwin Williams Paint] SW 6275 Fashionable Gray (#bcb9bc)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #bcb9bc, tones are produced.

Gradients including #bcb9bc

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 #bcb9bc as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#bcb9bc → #babcba
#bcb9bc → #d0ced0
#bcb9bc → #000000
#bcb9bc → #bcbabb
#bcb9bc → #706f70
#bcb9bc → #bbbabc

#bcb9bc in different lighting conditions

Seeing #bcb9bc 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 #bcb9bc could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#bcb9bc 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.

#bcb9bcmight 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 #bcb9bc

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#bcb9bc. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Northwestern University
Taiga
Storyful
MailChimp
Boise State University
Stack Overflow

Programming Language Syntax for #bcb9bc

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 #bcb9bc
Java new Color(188, 185, 188);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 188, 185, 188);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:188 green:185 blue:188 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(188f, 185f, 188f);
Swift UIColor(red:188, green:185, blue:188, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $bcb9bc
Python Color('#bcb9bc')

Base Conversions of hex color #bcb9bc

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #bcb9bc. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 12368316 while the individual RGB conversions are: 188, 185, 188.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10111100 10111001 10111100
Hex bc b9 bc
Octal 274 271 274
Decimal 188 185 188

Icons incorporating the color #bcb9bc

If you're considering using #bcb9bc in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #bcb9bc on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #bcb9bc 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 #bcb9bc on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #bcb9bc on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #bcb9bc background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #bcb9bc background.
This text is hex color #bcb9bc on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #bcb9bc on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #bcb9bc and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #bcb9bc and white (#ffffff) background.