Faux-Black olive (#404040) color information

The hexidecimal color, #404040, is close to the color named "Black olive" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "very dark gray". When people spot this color, Black olive (#404040), in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: being transparent, glamorous, graceful, technology, and accessibility. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for agriculture. Dell, Epictions, and Taiga are just some of the companies that use this color.

Breakdown of #404040

#404040 is made up of (64, 64, 64) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 74.90) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 4210752 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #333333. White should be used ontop of #404040 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #404040. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #404040 luma #63.94
Websafe hex #333333 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(64, 64, 64) Adobe RGB (67.00, 64.00, 69.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(25%, 25%, 25%) Closest named color Black olive
rgba rgba(64.0, 64.0, 64.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (22.36, 2.01, -1.53)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 74.90) CIE-L*ab (26.73, 3.15, -2.43)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 25.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (26.73, 3.98, 322.35)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 25.00) CIE-L*uv (26.73, 2.17, -3.18)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Black olive (#404040)

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" #404040 and the second color is called the "compliment" #3f3f3f.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Black olive (#404040)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #404040 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #3f3f3f.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Black olive (#404040)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Black olive (#404040)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Black olive (#404040)

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.

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

Lighter shades of #404040

Lighter shades are produced by blending #404040 with white

Darker shades of #404040

Darker shades are produced by blending #404040 with black

Tones of #404040

Tones are produced by blending #404040 with gray

Gradients including #404040

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 #404040 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#404040 → #3f3f3f
#404040 → #797979
#404040 → #ffffff
#404040 → #3f3f3f
#404040 → #262626
#404040 → #3f3f3f

How #404040 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #404040 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 #404040 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #404040

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

#404040might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #404040

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#404040. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Epictions
Taiga
Walmart
Cloudflare
Puma
Thomson Reuters
Dribbble
WooCommerce
Dell

Programming Language Syntax for #404040

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 #404040
Java new Color(64, 64, 64);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 64, 64, 64);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:64 green:64 blue:64 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(64f, 64f, 64f);
Swift UIColor(red:64, green:64, blue:64, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $404040
Python Color('#404040')

Base Conversions of hex color #404040

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #404040. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 4210752 while the individual RGB conversions are: 64, 64, 64.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01000000 01000000 01000000
Hex 40 40 40
Octal 100 100 100
Decimal 64 64 64

#404040 Icons

If you're considering using #404040 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Black olive (#404040) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #404040 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 #404040 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #404040 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #404040 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #404040 background.
This text is hex color #404040 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #404040 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #404040 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #404040 and white (#ffffff) background.