Quartz (#51484f) color information

Hex color #51484f is commonly known by the name "Quartz". It's labeled as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Quartz (#51484f), used in media, they might associate it with being simplistic, modern or futuristic, elegant, travel, and middle-ground. This color isn't popular for health care. Duolingo and New Balance are a couple of companies using this color, according to our database.

Breakdown of Quartz (#51484f)

#51484f is made up of (81, 72, 79) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 11.11, 2.47, 68.24) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5326927 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #663366. White should be used ontop of #51484f to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #51484f. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #51484f luma #75.41
Websafe hex #663366 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(81, 72, 79) Adobe RGB (79.00, 74.00, 78.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(32%, 28%, 31%) Closest named color Quartz
rgba rgba(81.0, 72.0, 79.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (26.46, 2.38, -0.88)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 11.11, 2.47, 68.24) CIE-L*ab (31.81, 3.52, -1.34)
hsv hsv(315.00, 6.67, 30.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (31.81, 3.77, 339.16)
hsb hsb(315.00, 12.50, 32.00) CIE-L*uv (31.81, 3.33, -2.11)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Quartz (#51484f)

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" #51484f and the second color is called the "compliment" #475149.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Quartz (#51484f)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #51484f is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #475149.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Quartz (#51484f)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Quartz (#51484f)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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

Analagous Colors of Quartz (#51484f)

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.

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

Quartz (#51484f)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #51484f, lighter shades are produced.

Quartz (#51484f)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #51484f, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #51484f

When you combine pure gray with this color, #51484f, tones are produced.

#51484f 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 #51484f as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#51484f → #475149
#51484f → #857e83
#51484f → #ffffff
#51484f → #514749
#51484f → #302b2f
#51484f → #4f4751

#51484f in different lighting conditions

Seeing #51484f 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 #51484f could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Quartz (#51484f)

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

#51484fmight 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 Quartz (#51484f)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#51484f. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

New Balance
Duolingo

#51484f 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 #51484f
Java new Color(81, 72, 79);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 81, 72, 79);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:81 green:72 blue:79 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(81f, 72f, 79f);
Swift UIColor(red:81, green:72, blue:79, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $4f4851
Python Color('#51484f')

Base Conversions of hex color #51484f

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #51484f. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5326927 while the individual RGB conversions are: 81, 72, 79.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01010001 01001000 01001111
Hex 51 48 4f
Octal 121 110 117
Decimal 81 72 79

Icons incorporating the color #51484f

If you're considering using #51484f in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #51484f on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #51484f 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 #51484f on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #51484f on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #51484f background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #51484f background.
This text is hex color #51484f on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #51484f on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #51484f and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #51484f and white (#ffffff) background.