Faux-Desert sand (#efc8b2) color information

Hex color #efc8b2 greatly resembles "Desert sand" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "generic pink". When people from western culture see this color, Desert sand (#efc8b2), used in media, they might associate it with something sweet, being nurtured, fun and playful, women, and energy. Colors labeled as "generic pink" are rarely tied to technology.

Breakdown of Faux-Desert sand (#efc8b2)

#efc8b2 is made up of (239, 200, 178) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 16.32, 25.52, 6.27) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 15714482 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffcc99. Black should be used ontop of #efc8b2 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #efc8b2. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #efc8b2 luma #208.98
Websafe hex #ffcc99 Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(239, 200, 178) Adobe RGB (227.00, 199.00, 178.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(94%, 78%, 70%) Closest named color Desert sand
rgba rgba(239.0, 200.0, 178.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (79.37, 9.41, 13.65)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 16.32, 25.52, 6.27) CIE-L*ab (83.44, 9.61, 16.13)
hsv hsv(20.00, 66.67, 82.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (83.44, 18.78, 59.21)
hsb hsb(20.00, 25.53, 94.00) CIE-L*uv (83.44, 24.37, 21.28)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Desert sand (#efc8b2)

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" #efc8b2 and the second color is called the "compliment" #b2dbef.

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-Desert sand (#efc8b2)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #efc8b2 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #b2dbef.

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-Desert sand (#efc8b2)

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-Desert sand (#efc8b2)

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-Desert sand (#efc8b2)

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-Desert sand (#efc8b2)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #efc8b2, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Desert sand (#efc8b2)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #efc8b2, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #efc8b2

When you combine pure gray with this color, #efc8b2, tones are produced.

#efc8b2 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 #efc8b2 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#efc8b2 → #b2dbef
#efc8b2 → #f3d8c9
#efc8b2 → #000000
#efc8b2 → #efe5b2
#efc8b2 → #8f786a
#efc8b2 → #efb2bc

#efc8b2 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #efc8b2 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 #efc8b2 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Desert sand (#efc8b2)

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

#efc8b2might 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-Desert sand (#efc8b2)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#efc8b2. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#efc8b2 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 #efc8b2
Java new Color(239, 200, 178);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 239, 200, 178);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:239 green:200 blue:178 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(239f, 200f, 178f);
Swift UIColor(red:239, green:200, blue:178, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b2c8ef
Python Color('#efc8b2')

Base Conversions of hex color #efc8b2

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #efc8b2. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 15714482 while the individual RGB conversions are: 239, 200, 178.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11101111 11001000 10110010
Hex ef c8 b2
Octal 357 310 262
Decimal 239 200 178

#efc8b2 Icons

If you're considering using #efc8b2 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Desert sand (#efc8b2) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #efc8b2 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.

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This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #efc8b2 and white (#ffffff) background.
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