Faux-Dark liver (#505050) color information

The hexidecimal color, #505050, looks similar to "Dark liver" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Dark liver (#505050), 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. United Way, Realex Payments, and Bing are just some of the companies that use this color.

#505050 Breakdown

#505050 is made up of (80, 80, 80) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 68.63) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5263440 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #505050 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #505050. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #505050 luma #79.92
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(80, 80, 80) Adobe RGB (74.00, 84.00, 82.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(31%, 31%, 31%) Closest named color Dark liver
rgba rgba(80.0, 80.0, 80.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (28.28, -3.87, -0.63)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 68.63) CIE-L*ab (33.98, -5.86, -0.94)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 31.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (33.98, 5.93, 189.11)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 31.00) CIE-L*uv (33.98, -7.08, -0.36)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Dark liver (#505050)

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" #505050 while the second is the "compliment" #4f4f4f.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Dark liver (#505050)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #505050 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #4f4f4f.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Dark liver (#505050)

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-Dark liver (#505050)

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-Dark liver (#505050)

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-Dark liver (#505050)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #505050 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #505050

When you combine pure black with this color, #505050, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Dark liver (#505050)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #505050 with gray

#505050 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 #505050 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#505050 → #4f4f4f
#505050 → #848484
#505050 → #ffffff
#505050 → #4f4f4f
#505050 → #303030
#505050 → #4f4f4f

How #505050 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #505050 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 #505050 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#505050 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.

#505050might 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-Dark liver (#505050)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#505050. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Microsoft Surface
New Balance
Thomson Reuters
United Way
Realex Payments
American Express

#505050 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 #505050
Java new Color(80, 80, 80);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 80, 80, 80);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:80 green:80 blue:80 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(80f, 80f, 80f);
Swift UIColor(red:80, green:80, blue:80, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $505050
Python Color('#505050')

Base Conversions of hex color #505050

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #505050. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5263440 while the individual RGB conversions are: 80, 80, 80.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01010000 01010000 01010000
Hex 50 50 50
Octal 120 120 120
Decimal 80 80 80

#505050 Icons

If you're considering using #505050 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Dark liver (#505050) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #505050 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 #505050 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #505050 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #505050 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #505050 background.
This text is hex color #505050 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #505050 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #505050 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #505050 and white (#ffffff) background.