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A comprehensive guide to hex color #6d6e70

About hex color #6d6e70 - near-Dark silver

Hex color #6d6e70 greatly resembles "Dark silver". It's described as "gray". When people from western culture see gray in ads, they might associate it with: being simplistic, glamorous, elegant, travel, and accessibility. It's rarely tied to health care. Samsung, Hyatt, and 14 others are using a color close to Dark silver in their branding. (Explore brands using Dark silver).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #6d6e70 is created using 42.7% red, 43.1% green, and 43.9% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 2.7% cyan, 1.8% magenta, 0% yellow, and 56.1% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
42.7%
 
43.1%
 
43.9%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
2.7%
 
1.8%
 
0%
56.1%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#6d6e70 is made up of R: 109, G: 110, B: 112 in RGB colorspace and C: 2.68, M:1.79, Y:0, K:56.08 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7171696 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. Its closest named color is "Dark silver". White should be used ontop of #6d6e70 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #6d6e70. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #6d6e70
Websafe hex #666666
rgb 109, 110, 112
rgb percent (%) 42.58%, 42.97%, 43.75%
rgba R: 109, G: 110, B: 112, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 2.68, M:1.79, Y:0, K:56.08
hsv 220, 1.36, 43.33
hsb 220, 2.68, 43.92
luma 109.817
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 109, 110, 111
Closest named color Dark silver
Hunter-Lab 39.46, 0.03, -0.93
CIE-L*ab 46.41, 0.03, -1.25
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 46.41, 1.25, 271.56
CIE-L*uv 46.41, -0.67, -1.69°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #6d6e70. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

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" #6d6e70 and the second color is called the "compliment" #706f6c.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

#706f6c
#6d6e70

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #6d6e70 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #706f6c.

Design Tip: 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.

#6f706c
#6d6e70
#706d6c

Triadic

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

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

#6e706c
#6d6e70
#706c6e

Tetradic

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

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

#6c706f
#706f6c
#706c6e
#6d6e70

Analagous

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.

Design Tip: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

#6c6f70
#6d6e70
#6d6c70

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #6d6e70: "elegant".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #6d6e70 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #6d6e70 with black #000000.

#151616
#202121
#2b2c2c
#363738
#414243
#4c4d4e
#575859
#626364

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #6d6e70 with white #FFFFFF.

#8a8b8c
#98999a
#a7a8a9
#b6b6b7
#c4c5c5
#d3d3d4
#e1e2e2
#f0f0f0

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #6d6e70 with gray #808080.

#7c7c7c
#7a7a7b
#787879
#767778
#747576
#727374
#707173
#6e6f71

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 #6d6e70 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #6d6e70 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 #6d6e70 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #6d6e70 appears as #756d66 when in old daylight and as #4b7194 when in white fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #6d6e70

#6d6e70 might 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.

Dark silver
Nickel
Dim gray
Sonic silver
Granite gray
Old lavender
Smoke
AuroMetalSaurus

Furthest named colors to #6d6e70

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #6d6e70. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

White
Baby powder
Lotion
Snow
Tooth
Milk
Ghost white
Ivory

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #6d6e70, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Duolingo uses the color #6f6f6f

#6f6f6f
#14d4f4
#1cb0f6
#4c4c4c
#7ac70c
#8549ba
#8ee000
#a560e8
#bff199
#cfcfcf
#d33131
#e53838
#f0f0f0
#f7c8c9
#faa918
#ffc715

Olympus uses the color #777777

#777777
#08107b
#dfb226
 

Sony uses the color #7c8285

#000000
#7c8285
#00a4e8
#165b65
#697d99
#96b8db
#a4dbdb
#b1b134
#b24f3f
#b2c8bd
#b51f29
#bbd634
#bfbdb0
#dbe3b6
#dc9018
#df8f2d
#e31a22
#f4979c
#f58268
#fdd666

Dindr uses the color #6a6b6a

#6a6b6a
#56c1ab
#ed6856
#ee4c58
#ef5956
#f07654
#f38654
#f69653
#f9a852
#fdb94e
  

Hyatt uses the color #6d6e71

#6d6e71
#006e96
#8c8700
#ad5f7d
#bf5b20
#d79100
  

Continental AG uses the color #737373

#000000
#004eaf
#00a5dc
#057855
#737373
#2db928
#969696
#cdcdcd
#f0f0f0
#ff2d37
#ffa500
 

University of North Carolina uses the color #767676

#767676
#007fae
#13294b
#151515
#4b9cd3
#e1e1e1
  

Adobe uses the color #6a737b

#6a737b
#00a4e4
#8a7967
#c1d82f
#fbb034
#ff0000
#ffdd00
 

Oktopost uses the color #696969

#696969
#001f2d
#008fd4
#cccccc
#eeeeee
   

American Red Cross uses the color #6d6e70

#000000
#6d6e70
#004b79
#0091cd
#537b35
#56a0d3
#7f181b
#8ec06c
#9f9fa3
#b4a996
#c4dff6
#d7d7d8
#d7d7d8
#ecb731
#ed1b2e
 

Microsoft Surface uses the color #737373

#000000
#505050
#737373
#0078d7
#eeeeee
   

ÖBB uses the color #6e6e6e

#6e6e6e
#e2002a
  

Texas A&M University uses the color #707373

#707373
#003c71
#332c2c
#500000
#5b6236
#744f28
#998542
#d6d3c4

Northwestern University uses the color #716c6b

#716c6b
#342f2e
#401f68
#4e2a84
#836eaa
#b6acd1
#bbb8b8
#d8d6d6
#e4e0ee
   

Samsung uses the color #75787b

#75787b
#0057b8
#009ca6
#00a9e0
#00b140
#0689d8
#1428a0
#685bc7
#c800a1
#e4002b
#ff6900
#ffc600

Oracle uses the color #7f7f7f

#000000
#7f7f7f
#ff0000
 
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #6d6e70
Java new Color(109, 110, 112)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 109, 110, 112);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.4275 green:0.4314 blue:0.4392 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.4275f, 0.4314f, 0.4392f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.4275, green:0.4314, blue:0.4392, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $706E6D
Python Color('#6d6e70')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #6d6e70. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7171696 while the individual RGB conversions are: 109, 110, 112.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary011011010110111001110000
Hex6d6e70
Octal155156160
Decimal109110112

If you're considering using #6d6e70 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #6d6e70 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #6d6e70 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #6d6e70 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #6d6e70 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #6d6e70 background.

This text is hex color #6d6e70 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #6d6e70 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #6d6e70 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #6d6e70 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #6d6e70.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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