Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23) color information

Hex color #6b8e23 is commonly known by the name "Olive drab (#3)". This color is described as "dark yellow". When people from western culture see this color, Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23), used in brand logos, the following may come to mind: a sense of warmth, having their attention grabbed, will power, food and restaurants, and being center-of-attention. Colors labeled as "dark yellow" are rarely tied to finance and wealth.

Breakdown of #6b8e23

#6b8e23 is made up of (107, 142, 35) in RGB colorspace and (24.65, 0.00, 75.35, 44.31) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7048739 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #669933. White should be used ontop of #6b8e23 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #6b8e23. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #6b8e23 luma #119.30
Websafe hex #669933 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(107, 142, 35) Adobe RGB (117.00, 143.00, 48.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(42%, 56%, 14%) Closest named color Olive drab (#3)
rgba rgba(107.0, 142.0, 35.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (47.96, -22.16, 25.73)
cmyk cmyk(24.65, 0.00, 75.35, 44.31) CIE-L*ab (55.07, -30.27, 50.92)
hsv hsv(80.02, 60.00, 35.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (55.07, 59.24, 120.73)
hsb hsb(80.02, 75.00, 56.00) CIE-L*uv (55.07, -19.78, 58.85)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23)

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" #6b8e23 and the second color is called the "compliment" #47238e.

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.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #6b8e23 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #47238e.

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.

Triadic Colors of Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23)

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.

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

Lighter variations of #6b8e23

Lighter shades are produced by blending #6b8e23 with white

Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #6b8e23 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #6b8e23

When you combine pure gray with this color, #6b8e23, tones are produced.

Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23) 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 #6b8e23 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#6b8e23 → #47238e
#6b8e23 → #97af65
#6b8e23 → #ffffff
#6b8e23 → #358e23
#6b8e23 → #405515
#6b8e23 → #8e7c23

#6b8e23 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #6b8e23 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 #6b8e23 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #6b8e23

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

#6b8e23might 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.

#6b8e23 popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#6b8e23. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#6b8e23 in coding

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 #6b8e23
Java new Color(107, 142, 35);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 107, 142, 35);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:107 green:142 blue:35 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(107f, 142f, 35f);
Swift UIColor(red:107, green:142, blue:35, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $238e6b
Python Color('#6b8e23')

Base Conversions of hex color #6b8e23

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #6b8e23. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7048739 while the individual RGB conversions are: 107, 142, 35.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01101011 10001110 00100011
Hex 6b 8e 23
Octal 153 216 43
Decimal 107 142 35

#6b8e23 Icons

If you're considering using #6b8e23 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Olive drab (#3) (#6b8e23) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #6b8e23 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 #6b8e23 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #6b8e23 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #6b8e23 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #6b8e23 background.
This text is hex color #6b8e23 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #6b8e23 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #6b8e23 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #6b8e23 and white (#ffffff) background.