Converting Colors

Color Conversions

Get Conversions and Harmonies as JSON or XML.

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Color Details

The HEX color 8E8E59 can be considered as a dark color, the websafe version is hex 999966. A complement of this color would be 7E89BC and the grayscale version is 888888.

A 20% lighter version of the original color is C5C48C and 5B5C2A is the 20% darker color. If you saturate the color by 10% you get 8E8E4B and if you desaturate by 10% it is 8E8E67.


Brightness Gradient

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

8E8E59A9A872C5C48CE1E0A6FEFCC2FFFFDEFFFFFAFFFFFF

8E8E597474415B5C2A4244132C2E001C1900030000000000

Saturation Gradient

Similar to the brightness gradients but the following show a change for the saturation by 10% instead.

8E8E598E8E4B8E8E3D8E8E2E8E8E208E8E128E8E048E8E00

8E8E598E8E678E8E758E8E848E8E928E8EA08E8EAE8E8EBC8E8ECB8E8ED9


Color Harmonies

Analogous

The analogous color harmony consists of three colors that are next the each other on the color wheel.

Triad

The triadic color harmony groups three colors that are evenly spaced from another and form a triangle on the color wheel.

Complementary

The complementary color scheme is a pair of colors which are on the opposite of each other on the color wheel.

Split Complementary

Split-complementary colors differ from the complementary color scheme. The scheme consists of three colors, the original color and two neighbours of the complement color.

Square

The square scheme is like the rectangle color scheme, but the four colors are evenly spaced on the color wheel.

Rectangle

The rectangle color scheme consists of four colors that form a rectangle on the color wheel.

Sweetspot

The sweetspot groups the original color and five complimentary colors.


Color Images

A selection of SVG images using the hex version of this color.

#8E8E59

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Color Preview

White Background

This preview shows how the HEX color 8E8E59 looks on a white background.

Black Background

This preview shows how the HEX color 8E8E59 looks on a black background.

#8E8E59 Background

This preview shows how black text looks on a background with the HEX color 8E8E59.

This preview shows how white text looks on a background with the HEX color 8E8E59.


Color CSS

The css property to change the color of a text is called "color". The color property can be set on classes,ids or directly on the html element .text, #text, p{ color:#8E8E59 }.

This example shows how text in the color #8E8E59 looks like.

If you want to add a text shadow in that color use .shadow{ text-shadow: 4px 4px 2px #8E8E59 }.

Here you see how black text with a 4 pixel #8E8E59 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 a element is called "border". The border property can be set on classes,ids or directly on the html element .border, #border, table{ border:4px solid #8E8E59 }.

If only the border color should be changed .border{ border-color:#8E8E59 } can be used.

Here you see how a box with a 4 pixel #8E8E59 colored shadow looks like.

If you want to add a box shadow in that color use .boxshadow{ -moz-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #8E8E59; -webkit-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #8E8E59; box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #8E8E59 }.


Background

The css property to change the background color of a element is called "background". The background property can be set on classes,ids or directly on the html element .background, #background, body{ background:#8E8E59 }.

If only the background color should be changed .background{ background-color:#8E8E59 } can be used.

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


About Converting Colors

Converting Colors allows you to convert between 10 different color formats (hex, rgb, cmy, cmyk, hsv, hsl, cielab, cielch, xyz, yxy).

To convert paste a string in one of these color formats, for example "8E8E59", into the input field and click on "Convert". The result will be shown in the section "Color Conversions", the following sections will provide you with further details on the color.

Some color formats use the same notation and the conversion will guess your format. As example if you try to convert the string "60°, 37%, 56%" it could be a 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(60°, 37%, 56%)" will give you the correct HSV color as there is no need to guess the format. Other examples would be "CIELAB(58, -8.474, 28.263)", "CIELCH(58, 29.506, 106.691)", "YXY(25.8181, 0.3669, 0.4185)" and "CMYK(0.00, 0.00, 0.37, 0.44)".