Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6) color information

The hexidecimal color, #d6d1d6, almost matches the color named "Light gray" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "very light gray". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Light gray (#d6d1d6), in designs, the following may come to mind: being clean, modern or futuristic, graceful, the home, and middle-ground. Colors labeled as "very light gray" are rarely tied to agriculture. Northwestern University is a brand that uses this color.

Breakdown of Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6)

#d6d1d6 is made up of (214, 209, 214) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 2.34, 0.00, 16.08) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 14078422 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cccccc. Black should be used ontop of #d6d1d6 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #d6d1d6. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #d6d1d6 luma #210.85
Websafe hex #cccccc Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(214, 209, 214) Adobe RGB (212.00, 208.00, 213.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(84%, 82%, 84%) Closest named color Light gray
rgba rgba(214.0, 209.0, 214.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (80.62, 2.74, -1.70)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 2.34, 0.00, 16.08) CIE-L*ab (84.48, 2.83, -1.80)
hsv hsv(300.00, 5.88, 83.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (84.48, 3.35, 327.54)
hsb hsb(300.00, 2.38, 84.00) CIE-L*uv (84.48, 2.90, -3.23)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6)

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" #d6d1d6 and the second color is called the "compliment" #d1d6d1.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #d6d1d6 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #d1d6d1.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6)

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

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6)

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.

Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

Lighter variations of #d6d1d6

When you combine pure white with this color, #d6d1d6, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #d6d1d6

Darker shades of #d6d1d6 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #d6d1d6

Tones are produced by blending #d6d1d6 with gray

Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6) 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 #d6d1d6 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#d6d1d6 → #d1d6d1
#d6d1d6 → #e2dee2
#d6d1d6 → #000000
#d6d1d6 → #d6d1d3
#d6d1d6 → #807d80
#d6d1d6 → #d3d1d6

How #d6d1d6 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #d6d1d6 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 #d6d1d6 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6)

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

#d6d1d6might 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.

#d6d1d6 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#d6d1d6. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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#d6d1d6 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 #d6d1d6
Java new Color(214, 209, 214);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 214, 209, 214);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:214 green:209 blue:214 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(214f, 209f, 214f);
Swift UIColor(red:214, green:209, blue:214, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $d6d1d6
Python Color('#d6d1d6')

Base Conversions of hex color #d6d1d6

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #d6d1d6. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 14078422 while the individual RGB conversions are: 214, 209, 214.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11010110 11010001 11010110
Hex d6 d1 d6
Octal 326 321 326
Decimal 214 209 214

#d6d1d6 Icons

If you're considering using #d6d1d6 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Light gray (#d6d1d6) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #d6d1d6 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 #d6d1d6 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #d6d1d6 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #d6d1d6 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #d6d1d6 background.
This text is hex color #d6d1d6 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #d6d1d6 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #d6d1d6 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #d6d1d6 and white (#ffffff) background.