#a8a8bf Color Information

#a8a8bf Color Information
Details | Shades, Tints, and Tones | Variations | Color Coordinates | Color Schemes | HTML+CSS Examples | Coding & Programming | Color Blindness | Accessibility | Related Colors

The hexadecimal value (hex value) of this color is #a8a8bf. In RGB, it consists of 65.9% Red, 65.9% Green, and 74.9% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 12% Cyan, 12% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 25.1% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 240.0°, with saturation of 15.2% and lightness of 70.4%. The decimal value for #a8a8bf is 11053247, and its nearest "web safe" color is #9999cc. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #a8a8bf is blue. In the CMYK color space, its strongest component is black. And in the RYB color space, its strongest component is blue.
  • HexHex code for this color#a8a8bf Copy
  • NameThe common name of this color(Unnamed) Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color168, 168, 191 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color65.9%, 65.9%, 74.9% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.341, 0.341, 0.251 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.12, 0.12, 0, 0.251 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color240.0°, 15.2%, 70.4% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color240.0°, 12.0%, 74.9% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color39.555, 40.092, 54.944 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color168, 168, 191 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code11053247 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color69.535, 4.616, -11.753 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)69.535, 12.627, 291.440 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color69.535, -1.337, -18.558 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color63.318, 0.703, -7.126 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.294, 0.298, 40.092 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4289243327 / 0xffa8a8bf Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#9999cc Copy
Last Updated: February 29, 2024

Shades of #a8a8bf

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #a8a8bf, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 15.2%, and its lightness is 70.4%. As the amount of black is added to this hue and we reduce its lightness, the result is increasingly darker shades tints. The palette given below provides 9 different shades of #a8a8bf, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #151518 to #9393a7.

Tints of #a8a8bf

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #a8a8bf, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 15.2%, and its lightness is 70.4%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 9 different tints of #a8a8bf, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #b3b3c7 to #f4f4f7.

Tones of #a8a8bf

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #a8a8bf, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 15.2%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 9 different tones of #a8a8bf, which range from #b4b4b4 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #6868ff (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #a8a8bf

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #a8a8bf! For #a8a8bf, there are 6 variations of the color that can be created by swapping its Red, Green, and Blue color positions, of which 4 are different from our original color. Among these six variations, there are 3 unique colors including our original color, #a8a8bf. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #a8a8bf

This color, #a8a8bf, consists of 65.9% Red, 65.9% Green, and 74.9% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 168, Green = 168, Blue = 191. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #a8a8bf is 12% Cyan, 12% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 25.1% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R65.9%
C12.0%
G65.9%
M12.0%
B74.9%
Y0.0%
K25.1%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 168 168 191
Octal 250 250 277
Hexa #a8 #a8 #bf
Binary 10101000 10101000 10111111
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 12 12 0 25
Octal 14 14 0 31
Hexa #0c #0c #00 #19
Binary 00001100 00001100 00000000 00011001

Analogous Colors of #a8a8bf

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #a8a8bf — which has hue 240.0° — its analogous colors are located at 210.0° and 270.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #a8a8bf.

Triadic Colors of #a8a8bf

Triadic colors are located 120 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel, which means the original color and its triadic colors are equidistant from one another on the color wheel and form a triangle. For #a8a8bf — which has hue 240.0° — its triadic colors are located at 120.0° and 360.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #a8a8bf.

Complementary Color of #a8a8bf

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #a8a8bf — which has hue 240.0° — its complementary color is located at 60.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #a8a8bf.

Split Complementary Colors of #a8a8bf

Split complementary colors are the analogs of a color's complement, which places them 210 degrees away on the color wheel from an original color. For #a8a8bf — which has hue 240.0° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 30.0° and 240.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #a8a8bf.

Tetradic Colors of #a8a8bf

Tetradic colors are two sets of complementary colors on either side of a color wheel from each other, forming a rectangle on the color wheel. For #a8a8bf — which has hue 240.0° — its tetradic colors are located at 150.0°, 240.0°, 330.0°, and 60.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #a8a8bf.

Monochromatic Colors of #a8a8bf

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #a8a8bf, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #858596 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #d1d1e2 (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #a8a8bf

We want to make getting started with #a8a8bf on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #a8a8bf into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #a8a8bf can be used to color text, backgrounds, shadows, and borders, as well as how it can be used as a solid fill or gradient fill for rectangles. These examples principally make use of <span> and <div> tags, although the CSS shown in particular can be repurposed to make use of #a8a8bf with other HTML elements.

#a8a8bf Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #a8a8bf.
<span style="color: #a8a8bf;">The color of this text is #a8a8bf.</span>

#a8a8bf Background Color

The background color for this text is #a8a8bf.
<div style="background-color: #a8a8bf; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #a8a8bf.</div>

#a8a8bf Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #a8a8bf.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #a8a8bf;">This color for the shadow of this text is #a8a8bf.</span>

#a8a8bf Border Color

This is a div with border color #a8a8bf.
<div style="border: #a8a8bf 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #a8a8bf.</div>

#a8a8bf Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #a8a8bf on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #a8a8bf; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #a8a8bf on a white background.</div></div>

#a8a8bf Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #a8a8bf on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #a8a8bf; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #a8a8bf on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #a8a8bf to White

This is a gradient from #a8a8bf to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#a8a8bf,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#a8a8bf,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#a8a8bf,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#a8a8bf,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #a8a8bf to white.</div>

Gradient from #a8a8bf to Black

This is a gradient from #a8a8bf to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#a8a8bf,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#a8a8bf,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#a8a8bf,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#a8a8bf,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #a8a8bf to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #a8a8bf

In addition to using #a8a8bf on the web, we know you might want to use it in your mobile and desktop apps, too. Whatever your needs, the table below shows how to access #a8a8bf in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #a8a8bf, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 168, Green = 168, Blue = 191). If you need details about the color coordinates of #a8a8bf in other color spaces, refer to these details as provided toward the top of this page.

Language Environment Code Snippet
HTML + CSS (Hex Code) Web #a8a8bf
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(168, 168, 191)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #a8a8bf; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #a8a8bf; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #a8a8bf; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(168, 168, 191);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#a8a8bf")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:168, green:168, blue:191, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:168 green:168 blue:191 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(168f, 168f, 191f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(168, 168, 191);
 

#a8a8bf Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #a8a8bf the same way. For those with color blindness, #a8a8bf might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #a8a8bf looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #a8a8bf is placed in a circle in the upper-left corner of each of the below boxes, with the color in the rest of those boxes signifying how #a8a8bf looks for someone with that type of color blindness. Many people will perceive close similarities between the colors in these boxes and the colors in the circles — with some noticing particular similarities. We offer this insight so that as you make choices about colors to use for your purposes, you can make an informed decision about whether #a8a8bf will be a good fit for everyone in your audience!

Trichromacy

Protanomaly
Affects 1 in 100 Men & 1 in 10,000 Women

Deuteranomaly
Affects 1 in 17 Men & 1 in 250 Women

Tritanomaly
Affects 1 in 10,000

Dichromacy

Protanopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Deuteranopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Tritanopia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Monochromacy

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 20,000

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Accessibility

Not Accessibility Recommended

We analyzed whether #a8a8bf is an accessible color when used as a text / foreground color against a white background. This analysis is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 Level issued by W3C. Based on this analysis, we calculate a contrast ratio against white of approximately 2.3:1 against white. Under both the AA and AAA level standards, this is not a high enough ratio to be considered accessible for either normal size or large text.

WCAG AA
Normal Size Text

WCAG AA
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WCAG AAA
Normal Size Text

WCAG AAA
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