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A comprehensive guide to hex color #40404f

About hex color #40404f - near-Outer Space

Hex color #40404f should not to be confused with "Outer Space". It's described as "purple". When humans think of purple in brand logos, they might associate it with: signs of royalty, anti-aging and not growing old, their spiritual life, luxurious, and travel. This color isn't popular for energy. Postmates, Yo, and 13 others are using a color close to Outer Space in their branding. (Explore brands using Outer Space).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #40404f is created using 25.1% red, 25.1% green, and 31% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 19% cyan, 19% magenta, 0% yellow, and 69% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
25.1%
 
25.1%
 
31%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
19%
 
19%
 
0%
69%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#40404f is made up of R: 64, G: 64, B: 79 in RGB colorspace and C: 18.99, M:18.99, Y:0, K:69.02 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 4210767 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #333366. Its closest named color is "Outer Space". White should be used ontop of #40404f to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #40404f. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #40404f
Websafe hex #333366
rgb 64, 64, 79
rgb percent (%) 25%, 25%, 30.86%
rgba R: 64, G: 64, B: 79, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 18.99, M:18.99, Y:0, K:69.02
hsv 240, 10.49, 28.04
hsb 240, 18.99, 30.98
luma 65.631
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 66, 66, 80
Closest named color Outer Space
Hunter-Lab 23.07, 2.37, -6.27
CIE-L*ab 27.63, 3.66, -9.03
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 27.63, 9.75, 292.07
CIE-L*uv 27.63, -0.81, -11.27°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #40404f. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

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" #40404f and the second color is called the "compliment" #4f4f40.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#4f4f40
#40404f

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #40404f is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #4f4f40.

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

#474f40
#40404f
#4f4740

Triadic

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: Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

#404f40
#40404f
#4f4040

Tetradic

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: To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

#404f4f
#4f4f40
#4f4040
#40404f

Analagous

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: Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

#40474f
#40404f
#47404f

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 #40404f: "luxurious".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #40404f 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 #40404f with black #000000.

#0c0c0f
#131317
#19191f
#202027
#26262f
#2c2c37
#33333f
#393947

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #40404f with white #FFFFFF.

#666672
#797983
#8c8c95
#9f9fa7
#b2b2b8
#c5c5ca
#d8d8db
#ebebed

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #40404f with gray #808080.

#737376
#6c6c71
#66666c
#606067
#595962
#53535d
#4c4c58
#464653

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 #40404f 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 #40404f 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 #40404f could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #40404f appears as #3d4055 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #37405c when in cool fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
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 #40404f

#40404f 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.

Outer Space
Charcoal
Purple taupe
Quartz
Jacarta
Dark liver
Dark slate gray
Dark puce

Furthest named colors to #40404f

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #40404f. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

White
Baby powder
Lotion
Snow
Tooth
Milk
Ivory
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 #40404f, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Avast uses the color #2d364c

#2d364c
#6534ac
#ff7800
 

Clemson University uses the color #3a4958

#3a4958
#109dc0
#522d80
#566127
#562e19
#685c53
#86898c
#a25016
#b5c327
#d4c99e
#f66733
#f9e498

USPS uses the color #333366

#218748
#333366
#e71921
 

Yo uses the color #34495e

#34495e
#16a085
#1abc9c
#2980b9
#2ecc71
#3498db
#8e44ad
#9b59b6
#e74c3c
#f1c40f
  

Help Scout uses the color #394956

#394956
#3197d6
#d6dde3
 

SoapUI uses the color #4a494d

#4a494d
#6cb33f
  

Wake Forest University uses the color #443e67

#000000
#375669
#456525
#511536
#625750
#443e67
#3d3c1d
#59786c
#82231c
#9e7e38
  

WordPress.com uses the color #2e4453

#005082
#2e4453
#0087be
#00aadc
#3d596d
#4ab866
#4f748e
#668eaa
#78dcfa
#87a6bc
#a8bece
#d54e21
#d94f4f
#e9eff3
#e9eff3
#f0821e
#f0b849
#f3f6f8
  

Delectable uses the color #334858

#334858
#94938f
#a3a7a6
#cd595a
#dbc5b0
#f8dfc2
#f9ebdf
 

Postmates uses the color #36454f

#000000
#36454f
  

Emma uses the color #314855

#314855
#5cc3e8
#79ceb8
#e95f5c
#ffdb00
   

Tumblr uses the color #35465c

#35465c
   

Vue.js uses the color #35495e

#35495e
#42b883
  

Nexar uses the color #44355b

#44355b
#221e22
#31263e
#ee5622
#fbb040
   

Dropbox uses the color #3d464d

#3d464d
#007ee5
#47525d
#7b8994
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 #40404f
Java new Color(64, 64, 79)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 64, 64, 79);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.251 green:0.251 blue:0.3098 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.251f, 0.251f, 0.3098f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.251, green:0.251, blue:0.3098, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $4F4040
Python Color('#40404f')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #40404f. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 4210767 while the individual RGB conversions are: 64, 64, 79.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary010000000100000001001111
Hex40404f
Octal100100117
Decimal646479

If you're considering using #40404f 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 #40404f colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #40404f on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #40404f on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #40404f background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #40404f background.

This text is hex color #40404f on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #40404f on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #40404f and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #40404f 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 #40404f.

Buttons

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