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A comprehensive guide to hex color #222c37

About hex color #222c37 - near-Gunmetal

Hex color #222c37 looks similar to "Gunmetal". It's labeled as "green". When people from western culture see green in ads, the following may come to mind: feelings of tranquility, the environment, fruitfulness, energy, and various cultures. The color typically isn't associated with travel. Mapbox, Plex, and 6 others are using a color close to Gunmetal in their branding. (Explore brands using Gunmetal).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #222c37 is created using 13.3% red, 17.3% green, and 21.6% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 38.2% cyan, 20% magenta, 0% yellow, and 78.4% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#222c37 is made up of R: 34, G: 44, B: 55 in RGB colorspace and C: 38.18, M:20, Y:0, K:78.43 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2239543 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #333333. Its closest named color is "Gunmetal". White should be used ontop of #222c37 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #222c37. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #222c37
Websafe hex #333333
rgb 34, 44, 55
rgb percent (%) 13.28%, 17.19%, 21.48%
rgba R: 34, G: 44, B: 55, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 38.18, M:20, Y:0, K:78.43
hsv 211.43, 23.6, 17.45
hsb 211.43, 38.18, 21.57
luma 42.209
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 42, 48, 57
Closest named color Gunmetal
Hunter-Lab 15.55, -0.56, -5.27
CIE-L*ab 17.54, -1.01, -8.45
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 17.54, 8.51, 263.21
CIE-L*uv 17.54, -4.39, -8.36°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #222c37. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #222c37 and the second color is called the "compliment" #372c22.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #222c37 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #372c22.

Design Tip: 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.



The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.



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

Design Tip: Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.



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.

Design Tip: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.


When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #222c37: "feeling relaxed".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #222c37 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #222c37 with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #222c37 with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #222c37 with gray #808080.


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 #222c37 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #222c37 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 #222c37 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #222c37 appears as #272b33 when in old daylight and as #012e48 when in white fluorescent.

Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #222c37

#222c37 might 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.

Charleston green
Dark gunmetal
Medium jungle green
Outer space (Crayola)
Black leather jacket
Dark charcoal

Furthest named colors to #222c37

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #222c37. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Baby powder
Ghost white

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #222c37, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign uses the color #131f33


El Al uses the color #131137


Plex uses the color #282a2d


InVision uses the color #252b33


Unity uses the color #222c37


Daimler uses the color #182b45


Dunked uses the color #212a3e


Mapbox uses the color #142736

Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #222c37
Java new Color(34, 44, 55)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 34, 44, 55);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.1333 green:0.1725 blue:0.2157 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.1333f, 0.1725f, 0.2157f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.1333, green:0.1725, blue:0.2157, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $372C22
Python Color('#222c37')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #222c37. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2239543 while the individual RGB conversions are: 34, 44, 55.


If you're considering using #222c37 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #222c37 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #222c37 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #222c37 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #222c37 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #222c37 background.

This text is hex color #222c37 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #222c37 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #222c37 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #222c37 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #222c37.


The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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