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A comprehensive guide to hex color #66669d

About hex color #66669d - near-Dark blue-gray

Hex color #66669d looks similar to "Dark blue-gray". It's labeled as "blue". When people from western culture see blue in marketing, they might associate it with: peace, coldness, a sense of security or trust, finance, and widely-used. The color typically isn't associated with clothing. Droplr, PHP, and Lumo are using a color close to Dark blue-gray in their branding. (Explore brands using Dark blue-gray).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #66669d is created using 40% red, 40% green, and 61.6% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 35% cyan, 35% magenta, 0% yellow, and 38.4% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
40%
 
40%
 
61.6%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
35%
 
35%
 
0%
38.4%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#66669d is made up of R: 102, G: 102, B: 157 in RGB colorspace and C: 35.03, M:35.03, Y:0, K:38.43 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 6710941 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666699. Its closest named color is "Dark blue-gray". White should be used ontop of #66669d to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #66669d. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #66669d
Websafe hex #666699
rgb 102, 102, 157
rgb percent (%) 39.84%, 39.84%, 61.33%
rgba R: 102, G: 102, B: 157, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 35.03, M:35.03, Y:0, K:38.43
hsv 240, 21.91, 50.78
hsb 240, 35.03, 61.57
luma 108.113
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 102, 102, 154
Closest named color Dark blue-gray
Hunter-Lab 38.42, 10.79, -28.55
CIE-L*ab 45.31, 13.64, -29.84
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 45.31, 32.8, 294.56
CIE-L*uv 45.31, -3.27, -45.29°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #66669d. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

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" #66669d and the second color is called the "compliment" #9d9d66.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.

#9d9d66
#66669d

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #66669d is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #9d9d66.

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.

#819d66
#66669d
#9d8166

Triadic

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: Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

#669d66
#66669d
#9d6666

Tetradic

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: Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

#669d9d
#9d9d66
#9d6666
#66669d

Analagous

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: This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

#66819d
#66669d
#81669d

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 #66669d: "offices".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #66669d 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 #66669d with black #000000.

#14141f
#1e1e2f
#28283e
#33334e
#3d3d5e
#47476d
#51517d
#5b5b8d

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #66669d with white #FFFFFF.

#8484b0
#9393ba
#a3a3c4
#b2b2ce
#c1c1d7
#d1d1e1
#e0e0eb
#efeff5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #66669d with gray #808080.

#7a7a85
#787888
#75758b
#73738e
#707091
#6d6d94
#6b6b97
#68689a

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 #66669d 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 #66669d 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 #66669d could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #66669d appears as #706494 when in old daylight and as #1b6bc5 when in white fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
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 #66669d

#66669d 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.

Dark blue-gray
Liberty
Rhythm
Blue yonder
Dark lavender
Royal purple
Slate gray
Blue-violet (Crayola)

Furthest named colors to #66669d

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #66669d. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Yellow
Lemon glacier
Lemon
Neon yellow
Yellow Sunshine
Cadmium yellow
Christmas yellow
Yellow rose

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #66669d, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Lumo uses the color #576396

#576396
   

PHP uses the color #4f5b93

#4f5b93
#8892be
#99cc99
 

Droplr uses the color #5654a4

#5654a4
   
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 #66669d
Java new Color(102, 102, 157)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 102, 102, 157);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.4 green:0.4 blue:0.6157 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.4f, 0.4f, 0.6157f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.4, green:0.4, blue:0.6157, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9D6666
Python Color('#66669d')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #66669d. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 6710941 while the individual RGB conversions are: 102, 102, 157.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary011001100110011010011101
Hex66669d
Octal146146235
Decimal102102157

If you're considering using #66669d 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 #66669d colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #66669d on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #66669d on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #66669d background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #66669d background.

This text is hex color #66669d on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #66669d on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #66669d and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #66669d 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 #66669d.

Buttons

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