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A comprehensive guide to hex color #59596f

About hex color #59596f - near-Black coral

Hex color #59596f is very close to "Black coral". It's described as "black". When people from western culture see black in brand logos, the following may come to mind: sophistication, being slick, portable devices, clothing, and being formal. It's rarely tied to health care. Buffer and Mapbox are using a color close to Black coral in their branding. (Explore brands using Black coral).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #59596f is created using 34.9% red, 34.9% green, and 43.5% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 19.8% cyan, 19.8% magenta, 0% yellow, and 56.5% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#59596f is made up of R: 89, G: 89, B: 111 in RGB colorspace and C: 19.82, M:19.82, Y:0, K:56.47 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5855599 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. Its closest named color is "Black coral". White should be used ontop of #59596f to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #59596f. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #59596f
Websafe hex #666666
rgb 89, 89, 111
rgb percent (%) 34.77%, 34.77%, 43.36%
rgba R: 89, G: 89, B: 111, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 19.82, M:19.82, Y:0, K:56.47
hsv 240, 11, 39.22
hsb 240, 19.82, 43.53
luma 91.397
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 89, 89, 110
Closest named color Black coral
Hunter-Lab 32.27, 3.71, -9.83
CIE-L*ab 38.58, 5.12, -12.51
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 38.58, 13.52, 292.27
CIE-L*uv 38.58, -1.26, -17.5°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #59596f. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #59596f and the second color is called the "compliment" #6f6f59.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #59596f is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #6f6f59.

Design Tip: 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.



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

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



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

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



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.

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


When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #59596f: "technology".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #59596f can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #59596f with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #59596f with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #59596f with gray #808080.


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 #59596f as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #59596f 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 #59596f could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #59596f appears as #565976 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #335c8f when in white fluorescent.

Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #59596f

#59596f might 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.

Black coral
Dark electric blue
Payne's grey
Deep Space Sparkle
Granite gray
Purple navy

Furthest named colors to #59596f

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #59596f. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Baby powder
Ghost white

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #59596f, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Buffer uses the color #59626a


Mapbox uses the color #50667f

Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #59596f
Java new Color(89, 89, 111)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 89, 89, 111);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.349 green:0.349 blue:0.4353 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.349f, 0.349f, 0.4353f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.349, green:0.349, blue:0.4353, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $6F5959
Python Color('#59596f')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #59596f. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5855599 while the individual RGB conversions are: 89, 89, 111.


If you're considering using #59596f in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #59596f colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #59596f on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #59596f on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #59596f background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #59596f background.

This text is hex color #59596f on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #59596f on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #59596f and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #59596f and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #59596f.


The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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