Faux-Granite gray (#686666) color information

The hexidecimal color, #686666, is a variation of "Granite gray" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "dark gray". When people spot this color, Granite gray (#686666), in branding, the following may come to mind: being transparent, glamorous, graceful, technology, and accessibility. This color isn't popular for agriculture. Oktopost, Hulu, and Oxford University Press are three companies using this color in their branding.

Breakdown of #686666

#686666 is made up of (104, 102, 102) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 1.92, 1.92, 59.22) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 6841958 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #686666 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #686666. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #686666 luma #102.50
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(104, 102, 102) Adobe RGB (106.00, 99.00, 100.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(41%, 40%, 40%) Closest named color Granite gray
rgba rgba(104.0, 102.0, 102.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (36.06, 3.24, 0.26)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 1.92, 1.92, 59.22) CIE-L*ab (42.76, 4.33, 0.37)
hsv hsv(0.00, 1.23, 40.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (42.76, 4.35, 4.88)
hsb hsb(0.00, 2.44, 41.00) CIE-L*uv (42.76, 5.65, -0.19)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Granite gray (#686666)

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" #686666 while the second is the "compliment" #666868.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Granite gray (#686666)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #686666 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #666868.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Granite gray (#686666)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Granite gray (#686666)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Granite gray (#686666)

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.

Lighter shades of #686666

Lighter shades are produced by blending #686666 with white

Darker shades of #686666

Darker shades are produced by blending #686666 with black

Faux-Granite gray (#686666)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #686666 with gray

Gradients including #686666

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 #686666 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#686666 → #666868
#686666 → #959393
#686666 → #ffffff
#686666 → #686766
#686666 → #3e3d3d
#686666 → #686667

How #686666 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #686666 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 #686666 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #686666

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

#686666might 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 #686666

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#686666. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Shopify
Puma
Thomson Reuters
Wikipedia
Knight Foundation
Oktopost
Hulu
Oxford University Press
University at Buffalo
Python
Dindr
Direct Energy
Shazam

Programming Language Syntax for #686666

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 #686666
Java new Color(104, 102, 102);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 104, 102, 102);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:104 green:102 blue:102 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(104f, 102f, 102f);
Swift UIColor(red:104, green:102, blue:102, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $666668
Python Color('#686666')

Base Conversions of hex color #686666

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #686666. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 6841958 while the individual RGB conversions are: 104, 102, 102.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01101000 01100110 01100110
Hex 68 66 66
Octal 150 146 146
Decimal 104 102 102

Icons incorporating the color #686666

If you're considering using #686666 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #686666 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #686666 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 #686666 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #686666 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #686666 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #686666 background.
This text is hex color #686666 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #686666 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #686666 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #686666 and white (#ffffff) background.