#a9a9af Color Information

#a9a9af 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 #a9a9af. In RGB, it consists of 66.3% Red, 66.3% Green, and 68.6% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 3.4% Cyan, 3.4% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 31.4% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 240.0°, with saturation of 3.6% and lightness of 67.5%. The decimal value for #a9a9af is 11119023, and its nearest "web safe" color is #999999. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #a9a9af 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#a9a9af Copy
  • NameThe common name of this color(Unnamed) Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color169, 169, 175 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color66.3%, 66.3%, 68.6% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.337, 0.337, 0.314 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.034, 0.034, 0, 0.314 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color240.0°, 3.6%, 67.5% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color240.0°, 3.4%, 68.6% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color38.288, 39.906, 46.242 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color169, 169, 175 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code11119023 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color69.403, 1.156, -3.088 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)69.403, 3.297, 290.525 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color69.403, -0.342, -4.757 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color63.171, -2.361, 0.819 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.308, 0.321, 39.906 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4289309103 / 0xffa9a9af Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#999999 Copy
Last Updated: January 28, 2023

Shades of #a9a9af

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #a9a9af, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 3.6%, and its lightness is 67.5%. 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 18 different shades of #a9a9af, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #0a0a0a to #9f9fa5.

Tints of #a9a9af

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #a9a9af, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 3.6%, and its lightness is 67.5%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 18 different tints of #a9a9af, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #aeaeb4 to #fafafa.

Tones of #a9a9af

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #a9a9af, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 3.6%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 27 different tones of #a9a9af, which range from #acacac (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #5959ff (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #a9a9af

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #a9a9af! For #a9a9af, 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, #a9a9af. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #a9a9af

This color, #a9a9af, consists of 66.3% Red, 66.3% Green, and 68.6% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 169, Green = 169, Blue = 175. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #a9a9af is 3.4% Cyan, 3.4% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 31.4% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R66.3%
C3.4%
G66.3%
M3.4%
B68.6%
Y0.0%
K31.4%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 169 169 175
Octal 251 251 257
Hexa #a9 #a9 #af
Binary 10101001 10101001 10101111
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 3 3 0 31
Octal 3 3 0 37
Hexa #03 #03 #00 #1f
Binary 00000011 00000011 00000000 00011111

Analogous Colors of #a9a9af

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #a9a9af — 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 #a9a9af.

Triadic Colors of #a9a9af

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 #a9a9af — 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 #a9a9af.

Complementary Color of #a9a9af

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #a9a9af — which has hue 240.0° — its complementary color is located at 60.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #a9a9af.

Split Complementary Colors of #a9a9af

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 #a9a9af — 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 #a9a9af.

Tetradic Colors of #a9a9af

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 #a9a9af — 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 #a9a9af.

Monochromatic Colors of #a9a9af

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #a9a9af, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #808085 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #d3d3d8 (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #a9a9af

We want to make getting started with #a9a9af on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #a9a9af into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #a9a9af 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 #a9a9af with other HTML elements.

#a9a9af Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #a9a9af.
<span style="color: #a9a9af;">The color of this text is #a9a9af.</span>

#a9a9af Background Color

The background color for this text is #a9a9af.
<div style="background-color: #a9a9af; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #a9a9af.</div>

#a9a9af Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #a9a9af.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #a9a9af;">This color for the shadow of this text is #a9a9af.</span>

#a9a9af Border Color

This is a div with border color #a9a9af.
<div style="border: #a9a9af 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #a9a9af.</div>

#a9a9af Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #a9a9af on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #a9a9af; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #a9a9af on a white background.</div></div>

#a9a9af Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #a9a9af on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #a9a9af; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #a9a9af on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #a9a9af to White

This is a gradient from #a9a9af to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#a9a9af,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#a9a9af,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#a9a9af,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#a9a9af,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #a9a9af to white.</div>

Gradient from #a9a9af to Black

This is a gradient from #a9a9af to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#a9a9af,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#a9a9af,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#a9a9af,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#a9a9af,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #a9a9af to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #a9a9af

In addition to using #a9a9af 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 #a9a9af in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #a9a9af, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 169, Green = 169, Blue = 175). If you need details about the color coordinates of #a9a9af 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 #a9a9af
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(169, 169, 175)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #a9a9af; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #a9a9af; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #a9a9af; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(169, 169, 175);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#a9a9af")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:169, green:169, blue:175, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:169 green:169 blue:175 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(169f, 169f, 175f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(169, 169, 175);
 

#a9a9af Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #a9a9af the same way. For those with color blindness, #a9a9af might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #a9a9af looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #a9a9af 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 #a9a9af 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 #a9a9af 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 #a9a9af 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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