Chinese silver (#cccccc) color information

Hex color #cccccc can simply be referred to as "Chinese silver". It's labeled as "very light gray". When people from western culture see this color, Chinese silver (#cccccc), used in advertisements, they might associate it with being simplistic, modern or futuristic, elegant, travel, and middle-ground. This color isn't popular for health care. Wikipedia, Knight Foundation, and Bower are three companies using this color in their branding.

Breakdown of Chinese silver (#cccccc)

#cccccc is made up of (204, 204, 204) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 20.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 13421772 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cccccc. Black should be used ontop of #cccccc to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #cccccc luma #203.80
Websafe hex #cccccc Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(204, 204, 204) Adobe RGB (202.00, 202.00, 203.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(80%, 80%, 80%) Closest named color Chinese silver
rgba rgba(204.0, 204.0, 204.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (77.46, -0.07, -0.53)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 20.00) CIE-L*ab (81.84, -0.07, -0.57)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 80.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (81.84, 0.57, 263.00)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 80.00) CIE-L*uv (81.84, -0.47, -0.86)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Chinese silver (#cccccc)

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" #cccccc while the second is the "compliment" #cccccc.

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.

Split Compliments of #Chinese silver (#cccccc)

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

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.

Triadic Colors of Chinese silver (#cccccc)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Chinese silver (#cccccc)

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

Analagous Colors of Chinese silver (#cccccc)

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.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Chinese silver (#cccccc)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #cccccc, lighter shades are produced.

Chinese silver (#cccccc)'s Darker shades

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

Chinese silver (#cccccc)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #cccccc, tones are produced.

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

#cccccc → #cccccc
#cccccc → #dbdbdb
#cccccc → #000000
#cccccc → #cccccc
#cccccc → #7a7a7a
#cccccc → #cccccc

#cccccc in different lighting conditions

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

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Chinese silver (#cccccc)

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#ccccccmight 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 Chinese silver (#cccccc)

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

DHL
LinkedIn
Trustpilot
Thomson Reuters
Wikipedia
Knight Foundation
Bower
AIESEC
Oktopost
Continental AG
Duolingo
Direct Energy

#cccccc 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 #cccccc
Java new Color(204, 204, 204);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 204, 204, 204);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:204 green:204 blue:204 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(204f, 204f, 204f);
Swift UIColor(red:204, green:204, blue:204, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $cccccc
Python Color('#cccccc')

Base Conversions of hex color #cccccc

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #cccccc. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 13421772 while the individual RGB conversions are: 204, 204, 204.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11001100 11001100 11001100
Hex cc cc cc
Octal 314 314 314
Decimal 204 204 204

Icons incorporating the color #cccccc

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

Color #cccccc on different backgrounds

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