Faux-Sonic silver (#74757f) color information

The hexidecimal color, #74757f, looks similar to "Sonic silver" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "generic gray". When people from western culture see this color, Sonic silver (#74757f), used in advertising materials, the following may come to mind: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to agriculture. Samsung is a brand that uses this color.

#74757f Breakdown

#74757f is made up of (116, 117, 127) in RGB colorspace and (8.66, 7.87, 0.00, 50.20) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 7632255 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. White should be used ontop of #74757f to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #74757f. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #74757f luma #117.71
Websafe hex #666666 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(116, 117, 127) Adobe RGB (113.00, 118.00, 127.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(45%, 46%, 50%) Closest named color Sonic silver
rgba rgba(116.0, 117.0, 127.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (42.43, -0.46, -4.94)
cmyk cmyk(8.66, 7.87, 0.00, 50.20) CIE-L*ab (49.50, -0.60, -6.19)
hsv hsv(228.00, 5.26, 47.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (49.50, 6.22, 264.46)
hsb hsb(228.00, 10.00, 50.00) CIE-L*uv (49.50, -4.39, -8.55)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Sonic silver (#74757f)

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" #74757f while the second is the "compliment" #7f7c72.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Sonic silver (#74757f)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #74757f is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #7f7c72.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Sonic silver (#74757f)

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-Sonic silver (#74757f)

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

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Sonic silver (#74757f)

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-Sonic silver (#74757f)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #74757f can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #74757f

When you combine pure black with this color, #74757f, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Sonic silver (#74757f)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #74757f with gray

#74757f 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 #74757f as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#74757f → #7f7c72
#74757f → #9d9ea5
#74757f → #ffffff
#74757f → #76727f
#74757f → #45464c
#74757f → #727b7f

How #74757f looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #74757f 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 #74757f could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#74757f 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.

#74757fmight 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-Sonic silver (#74757f)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#74757f. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#74757f 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 #74757f
Java new Color(116, 117, 127);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 116, 117, 127);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:116 green:117 blue:127 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(116f, 117f, 127f);
Swift UIColor(red:116, green:117, blue:127, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $7f7574
Python Color('#74757f')

Base Conversions of hex color #74757f

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #74757f. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 7632255 while the individual RGB conversions are: 116, 117, 127.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01110100 01110101 01111111
Hex 74 75 7f
Octal 164 165 177
Decimal 116 117 127

#74757f Icons

If you're considering using #74757f in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Sonic silver (#74757f) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #74757f 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 #74757f on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #74757f on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #74757f background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #74757f background.
This text is hex color #74757f on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #74757f on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #74757f and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #74757f and white (#ffffff) background.