Converting Colors

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Details

The Hex color 424242 is a dark color, and the websafe version is hex 333333. A complement of this color would be 424242, and the grayscale version is 424242.

A 20% lighter version of the original color is 727272, and 171717 is the 20% darker color. If you saturate the color by 10%, you get 423B3B, and if you desaturate by 10%, it is 424949.

Distribution

26%26%26%Red, Green, Blue26%26%26%Red, Yellow, Blue0%0%0%74%Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black74%74%74%Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Brightness Gradient

These gradients show how the Hex color 424242 changes by changing the brightness by 10 percent. The first row shows a shift by +10% for each color and the second row -10%.

4242425959597272728B8B8BA6A6A6C1C1C1DDDDDDF9F9F9FFFFFF
4242422C2C2C171717000000

Saturation Gradient

Similar to the brightness gradients but the following show a change of the Hex color 424242 by changing the saturation by 10% instead.

424242423B3B423535422E2E422828422121421A1A421414420D0D420707
424242424949424F4F425656425C5C426363426A6A427070427777427D7D

Harmonies

Sweetspot

The sweet spot groups the original color and five complimentary colors.

4242425757572B2B2BABABAB

SVG Images

A selection of SVG images using the hex version #424242 of the current color.

#424242

Previews

White Background

This preview shows how the Hex color 424242 looks on a white background.

Black Background

This preview shows how the Hex color 424242 looks on a black background.

Hex 424242 Background

This preview shows how black text looks on a background with the Hex color 424242.

This preview shows how white text looks on a background with the Hex color 424242.


CSS Examples

The CSS property to change the color of the text to Hex 424242 is called "color". The color property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .text, #text, p{ color:#424242 }.

This example shows how text in the color #424242 looks like.

If you want to add a text shadow in that color use .shadow{ text-shadow: 4px 4px 2px #424242 }.

Here you see how black text with a 4 pixel #424242 colored shadow looks like.

Border

This example shows the color as border, it can be applied via the CSS property "border" or "border-color".

The CSS property to change the border of an element to Hex 424242 is called "border". The border property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .border, #border, table{ border:4px solid #424242 }.

If only the border color should be changed .border{ border-color:#424242 } can be used.

Here you see how a box with a 4 pixel #424242 colored shadow looks like.

If you want to add a box shadow in that color use .boxshadow{ -moz-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #424242; -webkit-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #424242; box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #424242 }.

Background

The CSS property to change the background color of an element to Hex 424242 is called "background". The background property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .background, #background, body{ background:#424242 }.

If only the background color should be changed .background{ background-color:#424242 } can be used.

This example shows the color as background, it is applied via the CSS property "background".

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About Converting Colors

Converting Colors allows you to convert between 15 different color formats (hex, rgb, rgb percent, cmy, cmyk, hsv, hsl, cielab, cielch, xyz, yxy, ryb, android, decimal, yuv).

To convert, paste a string in one of these color formats, for example, "424242", into the input field and click on convert. The result will be in the section Color Conversions, and the following sections will provide you with further details on the color.

Some color formats use the same notation, and the conversion will guess the composition of the search query. As an example, if you try to convert the string "0°, 0%, 26%" it could be an HSV or HSL color, the conversion will assume HSL in this case.

As this could lead to wrong conversions, you can define which format you are passing by wrapping your color string in brackets with the format in front. The search string "HSV(0°, 0%, 26%)" will give you the correct HSV color as there is no need to guess the format. Other examples would be "CIELAB(27.97, 0.00, -0.00)", "CIELCH(28, 0.004, 296.813)", "YXY(5.4480, 0.3127, 0.3290)" and "CMYK(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.74)".

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