Cadet (#536872) color information

Hex color #536872 is commonly known by the name "Cadet". The color is categorized as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Cadet (#536872), used in marketing and promotions, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Shades of "dark gray". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants.

#536872 Breakdown

#536872 is made up of (83, 104, 114) in RGB colorspace and (27.19, 8.77, 0.00, 55.29) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5466226 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #536872 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #536872. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #536872 luma #98.75
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(83, 104, 114) Adobe RGB (93.00, 103.00, 114.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(33%, 41%, 45%) Closest named color Cadet
rgba rgba(83.0, 104.0, 114.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (36.06, -1.79, -6.57)
cmyk cmyk(27.19, 8.77, 0.00, 55.29) CIE-L*ab (42.76, -2.46, -8.45)
hsv hsv(200.00, 15.38, 39.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (42.76, 8.80, 253.77)
hsb hsb(200.00, 26.67, 45.00) CIE-L*uv (42.76, -7.74, -11.15)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Cadet (#536872)

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" #536872 and the second color is called the "compliment" #725e54.

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 #Cadet (#536872)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #536872 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #725e54.

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 Cadet (#536872)

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 Cadet (#536872)

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 Cadet (#536872)

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.

Lighter shades of #536872

Lighter shades of #536872 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Cadet (#536872)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #536872 with black

Tones of #536872

When you combine pure gray with this color, #536872, tones are produced.

Gradients including #536872

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 #536872 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#536872 → #725e54
#536872 → #86959c
#536872 → #ffffff
#536872 → #545972
#536872 → #313e44
#536872 → #54726d

#536872 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #536872 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 #536872 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#536872 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.

#536872might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #536872

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#536872. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #536872

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 #536872
Java new Color(83, 104, 114);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 83, 104, 114);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:83 green:104 blue:114 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(83f, 104f, 114f);
Swift UIColor(red:83, green:104, blue:114, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $726853
Python Color('#536872')

Base Conversions of hex color #536872

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #536872. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5466226 while the individual RGB conversions are: 83, 104, 114.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01010011 01101000 01110010
Hex 53 68 72
Octal 123 150 162
Decimal 83 104 114

Icons incorporating the color #536872

If you're considering using #536872 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #536872 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #536872 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 #536872 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #536872 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #536872 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #536872 background.
This text is hex color #536872 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #536872 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #536872 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #536872 and white (#ffffff) background.