Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c) color information

Hex color #6c6c6c greatly resembles "Dim gray" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "dark gray". When people from western culture see this color, Dim gray (#6c6c6c), used in advertising materials, they might associate it with being simplistic, modern or futuristic, elegant, travel, and middle-ground. Shades of "dark gray". typically aren't associated with health care. Duolingo, Northwestern University, and ÖBB have ties to this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)

#6c6c6c is made up of (108, 108, 108) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 57.65) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7105644 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #6c6c6c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #6c6c6c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #6c6c6c luma #107.89
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(108, 108, 108) Adobe RGB (106.00, 108.00, 106.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) Closest named color Dim gray
rgba rgba(108.0, 108.0, 108.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (38.73, -1.20, 0.53)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 57.65) CIE-L*ab (45.63, -1.61, 0.73)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 42.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (45.63, 1.77, 155.61)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 42.00) CIE-L*uv (45.63, -1.61, 1.21)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)

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" #6c6c6c while the second is the "compliment" #6b6b6b.

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 Compliments of #Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #6c6c6c is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #6b6b6b.

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 Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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 Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)

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.

Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #6c6c6c, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #6c6c6c, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #6c6c6c, tones are produced.

#6c6c6c 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 #6c6c6c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#6c6c6c → #6b6b6b
#6c6c6c → #989898
#6c6c6c → #ffffff
#6c6c6c → #6b6b6b
#6c6c6c → #404040
#6c6c6c → #6b6b6b

#6c6c6c in different lighting conditions

Seeing #6c6c6c 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 #6c6c6c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Dim gray (#6c6c6c)

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

#6c6c6cmight 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 (#6c6c6c)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#6c6c6c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Northwestern University
ÖBB
American Red Cross
Oktopost
Hyatt
Dindr
Duolingo

#6c6c6c 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 #6c6c6c
Java new Color(108, 108, 108);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 108, 108, 108);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:108 green:108 blue:108 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(108f, 108f, 108f);
Swift UIColor(red:108, green:108, blue:108, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $6c6c6c
Python Color('#6c6c6c')

Base Conversions of hex color #6c6c6c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #6c6c6c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7105644 while the individual RGB conversions are: 108, 108, 108.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01101100 01101100 01101100
Hex 6c 6c 6c
Octal 154 154 154
Decimal 108 108 108

Icons incorporating the color #6c6c6c

If you're considering using #6c6c6c in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #6c6c6c on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #6c6c6c 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 #6c6c6c on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #6c6c6c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #6c6c6c background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #6c6c6c background.
This text is hex color #6c6c6c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #6c6c6c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #6c6c6c and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #6c6c6c and white (#ffffff) background.