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#808080 is made up of (128, 128, 128) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 49.80) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8421504 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #999999. White should be used ontop of #808080 to ensure the best legibility.
Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #808080. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.
|Websafe hex||#999999||Black/white pairing||White|
|rgb||rgb(128, 128, 128)||Adobe RGB||(126.00, 125.00, 126.00)|
|rgb percent (%)||rgb(50%, 50%, 50%)||Closest named color||Gray (HTML/CSS gray)|
|rgba||rgba(128.0, 128.0, 128.0, 1.0)||Hunter-Lab||(45.83, 0.16, -0.18)|
|cmyk||cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 49.80)||CIE-L*ab||(52.95, 0.20, -0.23)|
|hsv||hsv(0.00, 0.00, 50.00)||CIE-L*Ch(ab)||(52.95, 0.30, 311.01)|
|hsb||hsb(0.00, 0.00, 50.00)||CIE-L*uv||(52.95, 0.12, -0.35)|
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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" #808080 while the second is the "compliment" #7f7f7f.
The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #808080 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #7f7f7f.
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 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.
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 #808080 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.
Seeing #808080 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 #808080 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.
Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.
#808080might 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.
Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#808080. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.
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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.
|Java||new Color(128, 128, 128);|
|.NET||Color.FromArgb(255, 128, 128, 128);|
|Objective-C||[UIColor colorWithRed:128 green:128 blue:128 alpha:1.00000];|
|OpenGL||glColor3f(128f, 128f, 128f);|
|Swift||UIColor(red:128, green:128, blue:128, alpha:1.00000)|
|GameMaker Language (GML)||$808080|
This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #808080. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8421504 while the individual RGB conversions are: 128, 128, 128.
If you're considering using #808080 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.
We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #808080 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.