Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c) color information

The hexidecimal color, #4c4e5c, greatly resembles "Davy's grey" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Davy's grey (#4c4e5c), used in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. Colors labeled as "dark gray" are rarely tied to agriculture. Dropbox, Gravit, and Fancy are just some of the companies that use this color.

#4c4e5c Breakdown

#4c4e5c is made up of (76, 78, 92) in RGB colorspace and (17.39, 15.22, 0.00, 63.92) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5000796 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #336666. White should be used ontop of #4c4e5c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #4c4e5c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #4c4e5c luma #78.91
Websafe hex #336666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(76, 78, 92) Adobe RGB (81.00, 80.00, 91.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(30%, 31%, 36%) Closest named color Davy's grey
rgba rgba(76.0, 78.0, 92.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, 2.54, -4.98)
cmyk cmyk(17.39, 15.22, 0.00, 63.92) CIE-L*ab (33.98, 3.68, -6.97)
hsv hsv(230.00, 9.09, 33.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 7.88, 297.83)
hsb hsb(230.00, 16.67, 36.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, 0.41, -9.34)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c)

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" #4c4e5c while the second is the "compliment" #5b594c.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #4c4e5c is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #5b594c.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c)

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-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c)

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.

Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #4c4e5c can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #4c4e5c

When you combine pure black with this color, #4c4e5c, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #4c4e5c with gray

#4c4e5c in 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 #4c4e5c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#4c4e5c → #5b594c
#4c4e5c → #81838c
#4c4e5c → #ffffff
#4c4e5c → #514c5b
#4c4e5c → #2d2e37
#4c4e5c → #4c565b

How #4c4e5c looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #4c4e5c 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 #4c4e5c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#4c4e5c popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#4c4e5cmight 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#4c4e5c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.


#4c4e5c in programming

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 #4c4e5c
Java new Color(76, 78, 92);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 76, 78, 92);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:76 green:78 blue:92 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(76f, 78f, 92f);
Swift UIColor(red:76, green:78, blue:92, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $5c4e4c
Python Color('#4c4e5c')

Base Conversions of hex color #4c4e5c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #4c4e5c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5000796 while the individual RGB conversions are: 76, 78, 92.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01001100 01001110 01011100
Hex 4c 4e 5c
Octal 114 116 134
Decimal 76 78 92

#4c4e5c Icons

If you're considering using #4c4e5c in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Davy's grey (#4c4e5c) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #4c4e5c 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 #4c4e5c on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #4c4e5c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #4c4e5c background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #4c4e5c background.
This text is hex color #4c4e5c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #4c4e5c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #4c4e5c and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #4c4e5c and white (#ffffff) background.