Faux-Fern green (#518542) color information

Hex color #518542 looks similar to "Fern green" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Fern green (#518542), used in designs, they might associate it with being simplistic, modern or futuristic, elegant, travel, and middle-ground. Colors labeled as "dark gray" are rarely tied to health care.

Breakdown of Faux-Fern green (#518542)

#518542 is made up of (81, 133, 66) in RGB colorspace and (39.10, 0.00, 50.38, 47.84) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5342530 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #669933. White should be used ontop of #518542 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #518542. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #518542 luma #109.75
Websafe hex #669933 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(81, 133, 66) Adobe RGB (101.00, 132.00, 71.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(32%, 52%, 26%) Closest named color Fern green
rgba rgba(81.0, 133.0, 66.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (43.59, -21.05, 17.92)
cmyk cmyk(39.10, 0.00, 50.38, 47.84) CIE-L*ab (50.69, -29.83, 31.21)
hsv hsv(106.18, 33.33, 39.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (50.69, 43.17, 133.70)
hsb hsb(106.18, 50.00, 52.00) CIE-L*uv (50.69, -23.95, 41.33)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Fern green (#518542)

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" #518542 while the second is the "compliment" #754284.

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 Compliments of #Faux-Fern green (#518542)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #518542 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #754284.

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 Faux-Fern green (#518542)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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 Faux-Fern green (#518542)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Fern green (#518542)

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.

Faux-Fern green (#518542)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #518542, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Fern green (#518542)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #518542, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Fern green (#518542)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #518542, tones are produced.

#518542 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 #518542 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#518542 → #754284
#518542 → #85a97a
#518542 → #ffffff
#518542 → #428453
#518542 → #304f27
#518542 → #728442

#518542 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #518542 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 #518542 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Fern green (#518542)

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

#518542might 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-Fern green (#518542)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#518542. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#518542 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 #518542
Java new Color(81, 133, 66);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 81, 133, 66);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:81 green:133 blue:66 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(81f, 133f, 66f);
Swift UIColor(red:81, green:133, blue:66, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $428551
Python Color('#518542')

Base Conversions of hex color #518542

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #518542. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5342530 while the individual RGB conversions are: 81, 133, 66.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01010001 10000101 01000010
Hex 51 85 42
Octal 121 205 102
Decimal 81 133 66

#518542 Icons

If you're considering using #518542 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Fern green (#518542) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #518542 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 #518542 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #518542 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #518542 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #518542 background.
This text is hex color #518542 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #518542 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #518542 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #518542 and white (#ffffff) background.