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A comprehensive guide to hex color #7c81b8

About hex color #7c81b8 - near-Shadow blue

Hex color #7c81b8 is a variation of "Shadow blue". It's described as "blue". When people from western culture see blue in ads, they may think of some of the following attributes: water, offices, self-expression, energy, and widely-used. The color typically isn't associated with clothing. United Way, Northwestern University, and TiVo are using a color close to Shadow blue in their branding. (Explore brands using Shadow blue).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #7c81b8 is created using 48.6% red, 50.6% green, and 72.2% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 32.6% cyan, 29.9% magenta, 0% yellow, and 27.8% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
48.6%
 
50.6%
 
72.2%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
32.6%
 
29.9%
 
0%
27.8%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#7c81b8 is made up of R: 124, G: 129, B: 184 in RGB colorspace and C: 32.61, M:29.89, Y:0, K:27.84 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8159672 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #6699cc. Its closest named color is "Shadow blue". White should be used ontop of #7c81b8 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #7c81b8. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #7c81b8
Websafe hex #6699cc
rgb 124, 129, 184
rgb percent (%) 48.44%, 50.39%, 71.88%
rgba R: 124, G: 129, B: 184, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 32.61, M:29.89, Y:0, K:27.84
hsv 235, 29.7, 60.39
hsb 235, 32.61, 72.16
luma 133.591
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 125, 128, 181
Closest named color Shadow blue
Hunter-Lab 48.42, 9.47, -29.29
CIE-L*ab 55.53, 11.25, -29.48
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 55.53, 31.56, 290.88
CIE-L*uv 55.53, -5.61, -46.38°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #7c81b8. 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" #7c81b8 and the second color is called the "compliment" #b8b37c.

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

#b8b37c
#7c81b8

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #7c81b8 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #b8b37c.

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.

#9fb87c
#7c81b8
#b8957c

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: Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

#81b87c
#7c81b8
#b87c81

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: To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

#7cb8b3
#b8b37c
#b87c81
#7c81b8

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.

#7c9fb8
#7c81b8
#957cb8

Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #7c81b8 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 #7c81b8 with black #000000.

#181924
#252637
#313349
#3e405c
#4a4d6e
#565a80
#636793
#6f74a5

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #7c81b8 with white #FFFFFF.

#969ac6
#a3a6cd
#b0b3d4
#bdc0db
#cacce2
#d7d9e9
#e4e5f0
#f1f2f7

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #7c81b8 with gray #808080.

#7f808b
#7e8090
#7e8096
#7e809c
#7d80a1
#7d80a7
#7c80ac
#7c80b2

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 #7c81b8 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 #7c81b8 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 #7c81b8 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #7c81b8 appears as #907daa when in northern sky daylight and as #2987e7 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 #7c81b8

#7c81b8 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.

Shadow blue
Middle blue purple
Toolbox
Violet-blue (Crayola)
Cool grey
Gray-blue
Weldon Blue
Lavender purple

Furthest named colors to #7c81b8

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #7c81b8. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Red
Yellow
Lemon glacier
Black
Mahogany
Registration black
Candy apple red
Electric green

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #7c81b8, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

TiVo uses the color #6a76ac

#6a76ac
#00a480
#17170e
#534b38
#a6a480
#da3d34
#ed9f40
 

United Way uses the color #7c81b8

#7c81b8
#000064
#10167f
#505050
#969696
#b41428
#e6d7aa
#f0e6c8
#f57814
#fe230a
#ff9600
#ff967d
#ffc87d
   

Northwestern University uses the color #836eaa

#836eaa
#342f2e
#401f68
#4e2a84
#716c6b
#b6acd1
#bbb8b8
#d8d6d6
#e4e0ee
   
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 #7c81b8
Java new Color(124, 129, 184)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 124, 129, 184);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.4863 green:0.5059 blue:0.7216 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.4863f, 0.5059f, 0.7216f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.4863, green:0.5059, blue:0.7216, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $B8817C
Python Color('#7c81b8')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #7c81b8. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8159672 while the individual RGB conversions are: 124, 129, 184.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary011111001000000110111000
Hex7c81b8
Octal174201270
Decimal124129184

If you're considering using #7c81b8 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 #7c81b8 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #7c81b8 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #7c81b8 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #7c81b8 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #7c81b8 background.

This text is hex color #7c81b8 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #7c81b8 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #7c81b8 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #7c81b8 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 #7c81b8.

Buttons

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