Faux-Chinese silver (#cdcdcd) color information

#cdcdcd is the hex color code that almost matches the color named "Chinese silver" because they look the same at a quick glance. The color is categorized as "very light gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Chinese silver (#cdcdcd), in designs, they may think of some of these attributes: being clean, sleek, sincere, the home, and something classic. Shades of "very light gray". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants. Oktopost, Continental AG, and Duolingo are three companies using this color in their branding.

#cdcdcd Breakdown

#cdcdcd is made up of (205, 205, 205) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 19.61) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 13487565 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cccccc. Black should be used ontop of #cdcdcd to ensure the best legibility.

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

hex #cdcdcd luma #204.80
Websafe hex #cccccc Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(205, 205, 205) Adobe RGB (202.00, 202.00, 203.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(80%, 80%, 80%) Closest named color Chinese silver
rgba rgba(205.0, 205.0, 205.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (77.46, -0.07, -0.53)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 19.61) 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 #Faux-Chinese silver (#cdcdcd)

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" #cdcdcd and the second color is called the "compliment" #cccccc.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Chinese silver (#cdcdcd)

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

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Chinese silver (#cdcdcd)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Chinese silver (#cdcdcd)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Chinese silver (#cdcdcd)

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.

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

Lighter variations of #cdcdcd

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

Darker variations of #cdcdcd

Darker shades of #cdcdcd can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #cdcdcd

Tones of #cdcdcd can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Faux-Chinese silver (#cdcdcd) 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 #cdcdcd as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#cdcdcd → #cccccc
#cdcdcd → #dcdcdc
#cdcdcd → #000000
#cdcdcd → #cccccc
#cdcdcd → #7b7b7b
#cdcdcd → #cccccc

Faux-Chinese silver (#cdcdcd) in different environments

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

#cdcdcd 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.

#cdcdcdmight 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.

#cdcdcd popular opposites

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

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

#cdcdcd in coding

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 #cdcdcd
Java new Color(205, 205, 205);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 205, 205, 205);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:205 green:205 blue:205 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(205f, 205f, 205f);
Swift UIColor(red:205, green:205, blue:205, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $cdcdcd
Python Color('#cdcdcd')

Base Conversions of hex color #cdcdcd

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #cdcdcd. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 13487565 while the individual RGB conversions are: 205, 205, 205.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11001101 11001101 11001101
Hex cd cd cd
Octal 315 315 315
Decimal 205 205 205

Icons incorporating the color #cdcdcd

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

Color #cdcdcd on different backgrounds

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