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A comprehensive guide to hex color #7a7a7d

About hex color #7a7a7d - near-Gray (HTML/CSS gray)

Hex color #7a7a7d looks similar to "Gray (HTML/CSS gray)". It's labeled as "gray". When humans think of gray in marketing, they might associate it with: being simplistic, sleek, graceful, travel, and something classic. The color typically isn't associated with agriculture. Texas A&M University, Hyatt, and 14 others are using a color close to Gray (HTML/CSS gray) in their branding. (Explore brands using Gray (HTML/CSS gray)).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #7a7a7d is created using 47.8% red, 47.8% green, and 49% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 2.4% cyan, 2.4% magenta, 0% yellow, and 51% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
47.8%
 
47.8%
 
49%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
2.4%
 
2.4%
 
0%
51%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#7a7a7d is made up of R: 122, G: 122, B: 125 in RGB colorspace and C: 2.4, M:2.4, Y:0, K:50.98 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8026749 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #666666. Its closest named color is "Gray (HTML/CSS gray)". White should be used ontop of #7a7a7d to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #7a7a7d. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #7a7a7d
Websafe hex #666666
rgb 122, 122, 125
rgb percent (%) 47.66%, 47.66%, 48.83%
rgba R: 122, G: 122, B: 125, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 2.4, M:2.4, Y:0, K:50.98
hsv 240, 1.21, 48.43
hsb 240, 2.4, 49.02
luma 122.217
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 121, 121, 124
Closest named color Gray (HTML/CSS gray)
Hunter-Lab 44.2, 0.48, -1.28
CIE-L*ab 51.31, 0.61, -1.64
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 51.31, 1.75, 290.43
CIE-L*uv 51.31, -0.17, -2.36°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #7a7a7d. 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" #7a7a7d and the second color is called the "compliment" #7d7d7a.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.

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Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #7a7a7d is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #7d7d7a.

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

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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.

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

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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: This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #7a7a7d 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 #7a7a7d with black #000000.

#181819
#242425
#303032
#3d3d3e
#49494b
#555557
#616164
#6d6d70

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #7a7a7d with white #FFFFFF.

#949497
#a1a1a4
#afafb1
#bcbcbe
#c9c9cb
#d7d7d8
#e4e4e5
#f1f1f2

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #7a7a7d with gray #808080.

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#7c7c7e
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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 #7a7a7d 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 #7a7a7d 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 #7a7a7d could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #7a7a7d appears as #827972 when in old daylight and as #6e7b94 when in cool 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 #7a7a7d

#7a7a7d 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.

Gray (HTML/CSS gray)
Neon gray
Trolley grey
Sonic silver
Smoke
AuroMetalSaurus
Xanadu
Nickel

Furthest named colors to #7a7a7d

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #7a7a7d. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

White
Yellow
Lemon glacier
Baby powder
Lotion
Snow
Tooth
Aqua

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #7a7a7d, 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 #7a7a7d
Java new Color(122, 122, 125)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 122, 122, 125);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.4784 green:0.4784 blue:0.4902 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.4784f, 0.4784f, 0.4902f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.4784, green:0.4784, blue:0.4902, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $7D7A7A
Python Color('#7a7a7d')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #7a7a7d. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8026749 while the individual RGB conversions are: 122, 122, 125.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary011110100111101001111101
Hex7a7a7d
Octal172172175
Decimal122122125

If you're considering using #7a7a7d 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 #7a7a7d colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #7a7a7d on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #7a7a7d on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #7a7a7d background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #7a7a7d background.

This text is hex color #7a7a7d on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #7a7a7d on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #7a7a7d and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #7a7a7d 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 #7a7a7d.

Buttons

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