Faux-Davy's grey (#59595b) color information

The hexidecimal color, #59595b, looks similar to "Davy's grey" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Davy's grey (#59595b), used in brand logos, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for agriculture. SugarCRM, MailChimp, and Easy Jet are the companies in our database using this color.

#59595b Breakdown

#59595b is made up of (89, 89, 91) in RGB colorspace and (2.20, 2.20, 0.00, 64.31) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5855579 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #59595b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #59595b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #59595b luma #89.14
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(89, 89, 91) Adobe RGB (92.00, 88.00, 94.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(35%, 35%, 36%) Closest named color Davy's grey
rgba rgba(89.0, 89.0, 91.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (31.62, 2.84, -2.16)
cmyk cmyk(2.20, 2.20, 0.00, 64.31) CIE-L*ab (37.84, 3.96, -3.06)
hsv hsv(240.00, 1.41, 35.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (37.84, 5.00, 322.31)
hsb hsb(240.00, 2.78, 36.00) CIE-L*uv (37.84, 3.07, -4.50)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Davy's grey (#59595b)

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" #59595b and the second color is called the "compliment" #5b5b59.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Davy's grey (#59595b)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #59595b is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #5b5b59.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Davy's grey (#59595b)

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

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Davy's grey (#59595b)

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-Davy's grey (#59595b)

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-Davy's grey (#59595b)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #59595b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #59595b

When you combine pure black with this color, #59595b, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #59595b

Tones are produced by blending #59595b with gray

#59595b 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 #59595b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#59595b → #5b5b59
#59595b → #8a8a8c
#59595b → #ffffff
#59595b → #5a595b
#59595b → #353536
#59595b → #595a5b

How #59595b looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #59595b 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 #59595b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#59595b 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.

#59595bmight 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-Davy's grey (#59595b)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#59595b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#59595b 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 #59595b
Java new Color(89, 89, 91);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 89, 89, 91);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:89 green:89 blue:91 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(89f, 89f, 91f);
Swift UIColor(red:89, green:89, blue:91, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $5b5959
Python Color('#59595b')

Base Conversions of hex color #59595b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #59595b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5855579 while the individual RGB conversions are: 89, 89, 91.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01011001 01011001 01011011
Hex 59 59 5b
Octal 131 131 133
Decimal 89 89 91

#59595b Icons

If you're considering using #59595b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Davy's grey (#59595b) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #59595b 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 #59595b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #59595b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #59595b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #59595b background.
This text is hex color #59595b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #59595b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #59595b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #59595b and white (#ffffff) background.