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A comprehensive guide to hex color #4c6c74

About hex color #4c6c74 - near-Cadet

Hex color #4c6c74 greatly resembles "Cadet". It's labeled as "blue". When humans think of blue in brand logos, they might associate it with: peace, coldness, human life, finance, and being taken seriously. It's rarely tied to food and restaurants. Zapier, Wake Forest University, and Milligram are using a color close to Cadet in their branding. (Explore brands using Cadet).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #4c6c74 is created using 29.8% red, 42.4% green, and 45.5% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 34.5% cyan, 6.9% magenta, 0% yellow, and 54.5% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
29.8%
 
42.4%
 
45.5%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
34.5%
 
6.9%
 
0%
54.5%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#4c6c74 is made up of R: 76, G: 108, B: 116 in RGB colorspace and C: 34.48, M:6.9, Y:0, K:54.51 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5008500 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #336666. Its closest named color is "Cadet". White should be used ontop of #4c6c74 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #4c6c74. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #4c6c74
Websafe hex #336666
rgb 76, 108, 116
rgb percent (%) 29.69%, 42.19%, 45.31%
rgba R: 76, G: 108, B: 116, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 34.48, M:6.9, Y:0, K:54.51
hsv 192, 20.83, 37.65
hsb 192, 34.48, 45.49
luma 99.228
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 87, 108, 115
Closest named color Cadet
Hunter-Lab 36.77, -6.69, -6.37
CIE-L*ab 43.54, -9.37, -8.17
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 43.54, 12.43, 221.08
CIE-L*uv 43.54, -15.56, -9.87°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #4c6c74. 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" #4c6c74 and the second color is called the "compliment" #74544c.

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

#74544c
#4c6c74

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #4c6c74 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #74544c.

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

#74684c
#4c6c74
#744c58

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.

#6c744c
#4c6c74
#744c6c

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: The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

#4c7454
#74544c
#744c6c
#4c6c74

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.

#4c7468
#4c6c74
#4c5874

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 #4c6c74: "a sense of security or trust".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #4c6c74 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 #4c6c74 with black #000000.

#0f1517
#162022
#1e2b2e
#26363a
#2d4045
#354b51
#3c565c
#446168

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #4c6c74 with white #FFFFFF.

#6f898f
#81989d
#93a6ab
#a5b5b9
#b7c4c7
#c9d2d5
#dbe1e3
#edf0f1

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #4c6c74 with gray #808080.

#757c7d
#707a7c
#6b787b
#66767a
#607478
#5b7277
#567076
#516e75

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 #4c6c74 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 #4c6c74 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 #4c6c74 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #4c6c74 appears as #566b6b when in old daylight and as #3a6d88 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 #4c6c74

#4c6c74 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.

Cadet
Dark electric blue
Payne's grey
Deep Space Sparkle
Black coral
Hooker's green
Ming
Deep aquamarine

Furthest named colors to #4c6c74

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #4c6c74. 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 #4c6c74, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Milligram uses the color #606c76

#606c76
#9b4dca
#f4f5f6
 

PrestaShop uses the color #68737f

#68737f
#251b5b
#25b9d7
#bbbfc3
#df0067
#fbbb22
  

Zapier uses the color #5f6c72

#5f6c72
#13d0ab
#499df3
#fd7622
#ff4a00
#ffc43e
  

Wake Forest University uses the color #59786c

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

Twitter uses the color #657786

#657786
#14171a
#1da1f2
#aab8c2
#e1e8ed
#f5f8fa
  
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 #4c6c74
Java new Color(76, 108, 116)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 76, 108, 116);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.298 green:0.4235 blue:0.4549 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.298f, 0.4235f, 0.4549f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.298, green:0.4235, blue:0.4549, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $746C4C
Python Color('#4c6c74')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #4c6c74. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5008500 while the individual RGB conversions are: 76, 108, 116.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary010011000110110001110100
Hex4c6c74
Octal114154164
Decimal76108116

If you're considering using #4c6c74 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 #4c6c74 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #4c6c74 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #4c6c74 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #4c6c74 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #4c6c74 background.

This text is hex color #4c6c74 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #4c6c74 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #4c6c74 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #4c6c74 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 #4c6c74.

Buttons

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