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A comprehensive guide to hex color #d1cdb8

About hex color #d1cdb8 - near-Pastel gray

Hex color #d1cdb8 is related to "Pastel gray". It's categorized as "gray". When people from western culture see gray in brand logos, they may think of some of the following attributes: being simplistic, modern or futuristic, elegant, the home, and middle-ground. This color isn't popular for food and restaurants. Case-Mate, Delectable, and University of Dayton are using a color close to Pastel gray in their branding. (Explore brands using Pastel gray).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #d1cdb8 is created using 82% red, 80.4% green, and 72.2% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 1.9% magenta, 12% yellow, and 18% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
82%
 
80.4%
 
72.2%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
1.9%
 
12%
18%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#d1cdb8 is made up of R: 209, G: 205, B: 184 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:1.91, Y:11.96, K:18.04 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 13749688 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cccccc. Its closest named color is "Pastel gray". Black should be used ontop of #d1cdb8 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #d1cdb8. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #d1cdb8
Websafe hex #cccccc
rgb 209, 205, 184
rgb percent (%) 81.64%, 80.08%, 71.88%
rgba R: 209, G: 205, B: 184, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:1.91, Y:11.96, K:18.04
hsv 50.4, 21.37, 77.06
hsb 50.4, 11.96, 81.96
luma 203.618
Black or white text? #000000
Adobe RGB 207, 204, 183
Closest named color Pastel gray
Hunter-Lab 77.9, -2.09, 9.49
CIE-L*ab 82.21, -2.2, 10.94
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 82.21, 11.16, 101.38
CIE-L*uv 82.21, 3.52, 16.36°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #d1cdb8. 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" #d1cdb8 and the second color is called the "compliment" #b8bcd1.

Design Tip: It's not a good idea to use one of these colors for text and the other for the background.

#b8bcd1
#d1cdb8

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #d1cdb8 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #b8bcd1.

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.

#c0b8d1
#d1cdb8
#b8c8d1

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.

#ccb8d1
#d1cdb8
#b8d1cc

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.

#d1b8bc
#b8bcd1
#b8d1cc
#d1cdb8

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

#d1c0b8
#d1cdb8
#c8d1b8

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #d1cdb8: "travel".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #d1cdb8 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 #d1cdb8 with black #000000.

#292924
#3e3d37
#535249
#68665c
#7d7b6e
#928f80
#a7a493
#bcb8a5

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #d1cdb8 with white #FFFFFF.

#dad7c6
#dedccd
#e3e1d4
#e8e6db
#ecebe2
#f1f0e9
#f5f5f0
#fafaf7

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #d1cdb8 with gray #808080.

#908f8b
#989790
#a09e96
#a8a69c
#b0aea1
#b8b5a7
#c0bdac
#c8c5b2

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 #d1cdb8 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 #d1cdb8 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 #d1cdb8 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #d1cdb8 appears as #ddcba5 when in old daylight and as #a1d3f7 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 #d1cdb8

#d1cdb8 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.

Pastel gray
Pale silver
Silver (Crayola)
Chinese silver
Neon silver
Dark vanilla
Silver
Silver sand

Furthest named colors to #d1cdb8

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #d1cdb8. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Black
Mahogany
Registration black
Vampire black
Smoky black
French Middle Red Purple
Licorice
Chinese black

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #d1cdb8, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Delectable uses the color #dbc5b0

#dbc5b0
#334858
#94938f
#a3a7a6
#cd595a
#f8dfc2
#f9ebdf
 

Case-Mate uses the color #decba5

#000000
#decba5
#84754e
#a6192e

University of Dayton uses the color #d1cdb8

#000000
#d1cdb8
#004b8d
#0082ca
#199051
#ce1141
#cf0a2c
#e76829
#faf2f3
#ffdd00
  
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 #d1cdb8
Java new Color(209, 205, 184)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 209, 205, 184);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.8196 green:0.8039 blue:0.7216 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.8196f, 0.8039f, 0.7216f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.8196, green:0.8039, blue:0.7216, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $B8CDD1
Python Color('#d1cdb8')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #d1cdb8. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 13749688 while the individual RGB conversions are: 209, 205, 184.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary110100011100110110111000
Hexd1cdb8
Octal321315270
Decimal209205184

If you're considering using #d1cdb8 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 Black-colored text should be used on a #d1cdb8 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #d1cdb8 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #d1cdb8 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #d1cdb8 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #d1cdb8 background.

This text is hex color #d1cdb8 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #d1cdb8 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #d1cdb8 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #d1cdb8 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 #d1cdb8.

Buttons

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