Faux-Dim gray (#6b6c6f) color information

The hexidecimal color, #6b6c6f, looks similar to "Dim gray" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "generic gray". When people from western culture see this color, Dim gray (#6b6c6f), used in brand logos, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. This color isn't popular for agriculture. Dindr, Duolingo, and ÖBB are three companies using this color in their branding.

#6b6c6f Breakdown

#6b6c6f is made up of (107, 108, 111) in RGB colorspace and (3.60, 2.70, 0.00, 56.47) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7040111 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #6b6c6f to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #6b6c6f. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #6b6c6f luma #107.93
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(107, 108, 111) Adobe RGB (105.00, 109.00, 110.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(42%, 42%, 44%) Closest named color Dim gray
rgba rgba(107.0, 108.0, 111.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (38.73, -1.20, -1.06)
cmyk cmyk(3.60, 2.70, 0.00, 56.47) CIE-L*ab (45.63, -1.61, -1.43)
hsv hsv(240.00, 2.33, 43.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (45.63, 2.15, 221.61)
hsb hsb(240.00, 4.55, 44.00) CIE-L*uv (45.63, -2.81, -1.67)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Dim gray (#6b6c6f)

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" #6b6c6f while the second is the "compliment" #70706b.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Dim gray (#6b6c6f)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #6b6c6f is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #70706b.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Dim gray (#6b6c6f)

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-Dim gray (#6b6c6f)

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-Dim gray (#6b6c6f)

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.

Faux-Dim gray (#6b6c6f)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #6b6c6f can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #6b6c6f

When you combine pure black with this color, #6b6c6f, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Dim gray (#6b6c6f)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #6b6c6f with gray

#6b6c6f 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 #6b6c6f as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#6b6c6f → #70706b
#6b6c6f → #97989a
#6b6c6f → #ffffff
#6b6c6f → #6d6b70
#6b6c6f → #404042
#6b6c6f → #6b6d70

How #6b6c6f looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #6b6c6f 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 #6b6c6f could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#6b6c6f 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.

#6b6c6fmight 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 (#6b6c6f)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#6b6c6f. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

ÖBB
American Red Cross
Hyatt
Dindr
Duolingo

#6b6c6f 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 #6b6c6f
Java new Color(107, 108, 111);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 107, 108, 111);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:107 green:108 blue:111 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(107f, 108f, 111f);
Swift UIColor(red:107, green:108, blue:111, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $6f6c6b
Python Color('#6b6c6f')

Base Conversions of hex color #6b6c6f

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #6b6c6f. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7040111 while the individual RGB conversions are: 107, 108, 111.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01101011 01101100 01101111
Hex 6b 6c 6f
Octal 153 154 157
Decimal 107 108 111

Icons incorporating the color #6b6c6f

If you're considering using #6b6c6f in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #6b6c6f on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #6b6c6f 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 #6b6c6f on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #6b6c6f on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #6b6c6f background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #6b6c6f background.
This text is hex color #6b6c6f on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #6b6c6f on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #6b6c6f and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #6b6c6f and white (#ffffff) background.