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

Hex color #59595c may be mistaken for "Davy's grey" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "dark gray". When people spot this color, Davy's grey (#59595c), in advertising materials, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for health care. SugarCRM, MailChimp, and Easy Jet use this color, according to our database.

#59595c Breakdown

#59595c is made up of (89, 89, 92) in RGB colorspace and (3.26, 3.26, 0.00, 63.92) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5855580 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #59595c to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #59595c luma #89.25
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(89, 89, 92) 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, 92.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (31.62, 2.84, -2.16)
cmyk cmyk(3.26, 3.26, 0.00, 63.92) 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)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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

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" #59595c while the second is the "compliment" #5b5b59.

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-Davy's grey (#59595c)

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

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-Davy's grey (#59595c)

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-Davy's grey (#59595c)

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-Davy's grey (#59595c)

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 #59595c

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

Faux-Davy's grey (#59595c)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #59595c with black

Faux-Davy's grey (#59595c)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #59595c, tones are produced.

Gradients including #59595c

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

#59595c → #5b5b59
#59595c → #8a8a8c
#59595c → #ffffff
#59595c → #5a595b
#59595c → #353537
#59595c → #595a5b

#59595c in different lighting conditions

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

#59595c 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.

#59595cmight 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 #59595c

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

SugarCRM
MailChimp
Easy Jet

Programming Language Syntax for #59595c

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 #59595c
Java new Color(89, 89, 92);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 89, 89, 92);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:89 green:89 blue:92 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(89f, 89f, 92f);
Swift UIColor(red:89, green:89, blue:92, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $5c5959
Python Color('#59595c')

Base Conversions of hex color #59595c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #59595c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5855580 while the individual RGB conversions are: 89, 89, 92.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01011001 01011001 01011100
Hex 59 59 5c
Octal 131 131 134
Decimal 89 89 92

#59595c Icons

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

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

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