Converting Colors

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

FormatColor
HSL0°, 0%, 59%
CIELCh62, 0.008, 296.813
Yxy30.9469, 0.3127, 0.3290
Android (android.graphics.Color)4288124823 (0xFF979797)
YUV151.0000, 0.0000, 0.0000

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Details

The Hex color 979797 is a light color, and the websafe version is hex 999999. A complement of this color would be 979797, and the grayscale version is 979797.

A 20% lighter version of the original color is CDCDCD, and 646464 is the 20% darker color. If you saturate the color by 10%, you get 978888, and if you desaturate by 10%, it is 97A6A6.

Distribution

59%59%59%Red, Green, Blue59%59%59%Red, Yellow, Blue0%0%0%41%Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black41%41%41%Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Brightness Gradient

These gradients show how the Hex color 979797 changes by changing the brightness by 10 percent. The first row shows a shift by +10% for each color and the second row -10%.

979797B2B2B2CDCDCDE9E9E9FFFFFF
9797977D7D7D6464644C4C4C363636202020090909000000

Saturation Gradient

Similar to the brightness gradients but the following show a change of the Hex color 979797 by changing the saturation by 10% instead.

979797978888977979976A6A975B5B974C4C973C3C972D2D971E1E970F0F
97979797A6A697B5B597C4C497D3D397E3E397F2F297FFFF

Harmonies

Sweetspot

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

979797C4C4C4636363E3E3E3

SVG Images

A selection of SVG images using the hex version #979797 of the current color.

#979797

Previews

White Background

This preview shows how the Hex color 979797 looks on a white background. The color contrast ratio for these colors is 2.92, which fails to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Details can be found at https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

Black Background

This preview shows how the Hex color 979797 looks on a black background. The color contrast ratio for these colors is 7.19, which passes the AAA level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for all text sizes. Details can be found at https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

Hex 979797 Background

This preview shows how black text looks on a background with the Hex color 979797.

This preview shows how white text looks on a background with the Hex color 979797.


CSS Examples


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The CSS property to change the color of the text to Hex 979797 is called "color". The color property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .text, #text, p{ color:#979797 }.

This example shows how text in the color #979797 looks like.

If you want to add a text shadow in that color use .shadow{ text-shadow: 4px 4px 2px #979797 }.

Here you see how black text with a 4 pixel #979797 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 979797 is called "border". The border property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .border, #border, table{ border:4px solid #979797 }.

If only the border color should be changed .border{ border-color:#979797 } can be used.

Here you see how a box with a 4 pixel #979797 colored shadow looks like.

If you want to add a box shadow in that color use .boxshadow{ -moz-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #979797; -webkit-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #979797; box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px #979797 }.

Background

The CSS property to change the background color of an element to Hex 979797 is called "background". The background property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .background, #background, body{ background:#979797 }.

If only the background color should be changed .background{ background-color:#979797 } 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.


How-to use Converting Colors

To convert, paste a string in one of these color formats, for example, "979797", 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%, 59%" 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%, 59%)" will give you the correct HSV color as there is no need to guess the format. Other examples would be "CIELAB(62.46, 0.00, -0.01)", "CIELCH(62, 0.008, 296.813)", "YXY(30.9469, 0.3127, 0.3290)" and "CMYK(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.41)".