Faux-Japanese indigo (#2a4747) color information

The hexidecimal color, #2a4747, looks similar to "Japanese indigo" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "very dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Japanese indigo (#2a4747), used in designs, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. This color isn't popular for agriculture.

Breakdown of #2a4747

#2a4747 is made up of (42, 71, 71) in RGB colorspace and (40.85, 0.00, 0.00, 72.16) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 2770759 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #333333. White should be used ontop of #2a4747 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #2a4747. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #2a4747 luma #62.26
Websafe hex #333333 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(42, 71, 71) Adobe RGB (51.00, 70.00, 74.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(16%, 28%, 28%) Closest named color Japanese indigo
rgba rgba(42.0, 71.0, 71.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (22.36, -6.10, -4.28)
cmyk cmyk(40.85, 0.00, 0.00, 72.16) CIE-L*ab (26.73, -10.28, -6.44)
hsv hsv(180.02, 27.27, 22.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (26.73, 12.13, 212.07)
hsb hsb(180.02, 42.86, 28.00) CIE-L*uv (26.73, -13.15, -6.37)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Japanese indigo (#2a4747)

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" #2a4747 while the second is the "compliment" #472828.

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-Japanese indigo (#2a4747)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #2a4747 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #472828.

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-Japanese indigo (#2a4747)

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-Japanese indigo (#2a4747)

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-Japanese indigo (#2a4747)

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 variations of #2a4747

Lighter shades are produced by blending #2a4747 with white

Faux-Japanese indigo (#2a4747)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #2a4747 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Japanese indigo (#2a4747)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #2a4747, tones are produced.

Faux-Japanese indigo (#2a4747) 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 #2a4747 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#2a4747 → #472828
#2a4747 → #697e7e
#2a4747 → #ffffff
#2a4747 → #283847
#2a4747 → #192a2a
#2a4747 → #284738

#2a4747 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #2a4747 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 #2a4747 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #2a4747

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

#2a4747might 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.

#2a4747 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#2a4747. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#2a4747 in coding

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 #2a4747
Java new Color(42, 71, 71);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 42, 71, 71);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:42 green:71 blue:71 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(42f, 71f, 71f);
Swift UIColor(red:42, green:71, blue:71, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $47472a
Python Color('#2a4747')

Base Conversions of hex color #2a4747

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #2a4747. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 2770759 while the individual RGB conversions are: 42, 71, 71.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00101010 01000111 01000111
Hex 2a 47 47
Octal 52 107 107
Decimal 42 71 71

Icons incorporating the color #2a4747

If you're considering using #2a4747 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #2a4747 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #2a4747 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 #2a4747 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #2a4747 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #2a4747 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #2a4747 background.
This text is hex color #2a4747 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #2a4747 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #2a4747 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #2a4747 and white (#ffffff) background.