Converting Colors

Conversions

New: Converting Colors offers a new tool to do mass color conversions.

FormatColor
HSL0°, 0%, 47%
CIELCh51, 0.007, 296.813
Yxy19.1202, 0.3127, 0.3290
Android (android.graphics.Color)4286151033 (0xFF797979)
YUV121.0000, 0.0000, 0.0000

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Details

The Hex color 797979 is a dark color, and the websafe version is hex 666666. A complement of this color would be 797979, and the grayscale version is 797979.

A 20% lighter version of the original color is ADADAD, and 494949 is the 20% darker color. If you saturate the color by 10%, you get 796D6D, and if you desaturate by 10%, it is 798585.

Distribution

47%47%47%Red, Green, Blue47%47%47%Red, Yellow, Blue0%0%0%53%Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black53%53%53%Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Brightness Gradient

These gradients show how the Hex color 797979 changes by changing the brightness by 10 percent. The first row shows a shift by +10% for each color and the second row -10%.

797979939393ADADADC9C9C9E5E5E5FFFFFF
7979796060604949493232321D1D1D030303000000

Saturation Gradient

Similar to the brightness gradients but the following show a change of the Hex color 797979 by changing the saturation by 10% instead.

797979796D6D796161795555794949793C3C793030792424791818790C0C
797979798585799191799D9D79A9A979B5B579C2C279CECE79DADA79E6E6

Harmonies

Sweetspot

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

7979799E9E9E4F4F4FCFCFCF

SVG Images

A selection of SVG images using the hex version #797979 of the current color.

#797979

Previews

White Background

This preview shows how the Hex color 797979 looks on a white background. The color contrast ratio for these colors is 4.35, which passes the AA level for large text above 18pt. Details can be found at https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

Black Background

This preview shows how the Hex color 797979 looks on a black background. The color contrast ratio for these colors is 4.82, which passes the AA level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for any text size and the AAA level for large text above 18pt. Details can be found at https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

Hex 797979 Background

This preview shows how black text looks on a background with the Hex color 797979.

This preview shows how white text looks on a background with the Hex color 797979.


CSS Examples

The CSS property to change the color of the text to Hex 797979 is called "color". The color property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .text, #text, p{ color:#797979 }.

This example shows how text in the color #797979 looks like.

If you want to add a text shadow in that color use .shadow{ text-shadow: 4px 4px 2px #797979 }.

Here you see how black text with a 4 pixel #797979 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 797979 is called "border". The border property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .border, #border, table{ border:4px solid #797979 }.

If only the border color should be changed .border{ border-color:#797979 } can be used.

Here you see how a box with a 4 pixel #797979 colored shadow looks like.

If you want to add a box shadow in that color use .boxshadow{ -moz-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #797979; -webkit-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #797979; box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #797979 }.

Background

The CSS property to change the background color of an element to Hex 797979 is called "background". The background property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .background, #background, body{ background:#797979 }.

If only the background color should be changed .background{ background-color:#797979 } can be used.

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

To optimize and compress your CSS code, you can use our online CSS compressor and optimizer based on csstidy. If you want to create a linear gradient as background or border, check our CSS Gradient Generator.


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, "797979", 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%, 47%" 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%, 47%)" will give you the correct HSV color as there is no need to guess the format. Other examples would be "CIELAB(50.83, 0.00, -0.01)", "CIELCH(51, 0.007, 296.813)", "YXY(19.1202, 0.3127, 0.3290)" and "CMYK(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.53)".

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