Faux-Dim gray (#66686b) color information

#66686b is the hex color code that greatly resembles "Dim gray" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Dim gray (#66686b), used in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for food and restaurants. Shopify, Thomson Reuters, and Wikipedia are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

Breakdown of #66686b

#66686b is made up of (102, 104, 107) in RGB colorspace and (4.67, 2.80, 0.00, 58.04) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 6711403 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #66686b to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #66686b. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #66686b luma #103.64
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(102, 104, 107) Adobe RGB (101.00, 105.00, 107.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(40%, 41%, 42%) Closest named color Dim gray
rgba rgba(102.0, 104.0, 107.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (37.42, -1.49, -1.24)
cmyk cmyk(4.67, 2.80, 0.00, 58.04) CIE-L*ab (44.23, -2.01, -1.69)
hsv hsv(210.00, 2.44, 41.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (44.23, 2.63, 220.06)
hsb hsb(210.00, 4.76, 42.00) CIE-L*uv (44.23, -3.43, -1.95)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Dim gray (#66686b)

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" #66686b while the second is the "compliment" #6b6866.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Dim gray (#66686b)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #66686b is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #6b6866.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Dim gray (#66686b)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Dim gray (#66686b)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Dim gray (#66686b)

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.

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

Faux-Dim gray (#66686b)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #66686b with white

Darker variations of #66686b

When you combine pure black with this color, #66686b, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Dim gray (#66686b)'s Tones

Tones of #66686b can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#66686b 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 #66686b as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#66686b → #6b6866
#66686b → #939597
#66686b → #ffffff
#66686b → #66666b
#66686b → #3d3e40
#66686b → #666b6b

Faux-Dim gray (#66686b) in different environments

Seeing #66686b 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 #66686b could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #66686b

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#66686bmight 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-Dim gray (#66686b)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#66686b. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Thomson Reuters
Knight Foundation
Oxford University Press
University at Buffalo
Direct Energy

#66686b 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 #66686b
Java new Color(102, 104, 107);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 102, 104, 107);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:102 green:104 blue:107 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(102f, 104f, 107f);
Swift UIColor(red:102, green:104, blue:107, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $6b6866
Python Color('#66686b')

Base Conversions of hex color #66686b

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #66686b. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 6711403 while the individual RGB conversions are: 102, 104, 107.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01100110 01101000 01101011
Hex 66 68 6b
Octal 146 150 153
Decimal 102 104 107

#66686b Icons

If you're considering using #66686b in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Dim gray (#66686b) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #66686b 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 #66686b on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #66686b on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #66686b background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #66686b background.
This text is hex color #66686b on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #66686b on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #66686b and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #66686b and white (#ffffff) background.