Converting Colors

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Conversions

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

FormatColor
HSL0°, 0%, 42%
CIELCh45, 0.006, 296.813
Yxy14.7319, 0.3127, 0.3290
Android (android.graphics.Color)4285229931 (0xFF6B6B6B)
YUV107.0000, 0.0000, 0.0000

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Details

The RGBPercent color 42%, 42%, 42% is a dark color, and the websafe version is hex 666666. A complement of this color would be 42%, 42%, 42%, and the grayscale version is 42%, 42%, 42%.

A 20% lighter version of the original color is 62%, 62%, 62%, and 24%, 24%, 24% is the 20% darker color. If you saturate the color by 10%, you get 42%, 38%, 38%, and if you desaturate by 10%, it is 42%, 46%, 46%.

Distribution

RGB Color DistributionThe distribution of the RGB values, red, green and blue.RedThe Perecentage of Red in the Color.GreenThe Perecentage of Green in the Color.BlueThe Perecentage of Blue in the Color.RGB
RYB Color DistributionThe distribution of the RYB values, red, yellow and blue.RedThe Perecentage of Red in the Color.YellowThe Perecentage of Yellow in the Color.BlueThe Perecentage of Blue in the Color.RYB
CMYK Color DistributionThe distribution of the CMYK values, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.CyanThe Perecentage of Cyan in the Color.MagentaThe Perecentage of Magenta in the Color.YellowThe Perecentage of Yellow in the Color.BlackThe Perecentage of Black in the Color.CMYK
CMY Color DistributionThe distribution of the CMY values, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow.CyanThe Perecentage of Cyan in the Color.MagentaThe Perecentage of Magenta in the Color.YellowThe Perecentage of Yellow in the Color.CMY

Brightness Gradient

These gradients show how the RGBPercent color 42%, 42%, 42% changes by changing the brightness by 10 percent. The first figure shows a shift by +10% for each color and the second figure -10%.

Brightness GradientThese gradients show how the {format} color {color} changes by changing the brightness by 10 percent. The first figure shows a shift by +10% for each color and the second figure -10%.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.100%, 100%, 100%The Color 100%, 100%, 100%.95%, 95%, 95%The Color 95%, 95%, 95%.84%, 84%, 84%The Color 84%, 84%, 84%.73%, 73%, 73%The Color 73%, 73%, 73%.62%, 62%, 62%The Color 62%, 62%, 62%.52%, 52%, 52%The Color 52%, 52%, 52%.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.Brightness Gradient
Brightness GradientThese gradients show how the {format} color {color} changes by changing the brightness by 10 percent. The first figure shows a shift by +10% for each color and the second figure -10%.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.0%, 0%, 0%The Color 0%, 0%, 0%.7%, 7%, 7%The Color 7%, 7%, 7%.15%, 15%, 15%The Color 15%, 15%, 15%.24%, 24%, 24%The Color 24%, 24%, 24%.33%, 33%, 33%The Color 33%, 33%, 33%.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.Brightness Gradient

Saturation Gradient

Similar to the brightness gradients but the following show a change of the RGBPercent color 42%, 42%, 42% by changing the saturation by 10% instead.

Saturation GradientSimilar to the brightness gradients but the following show a change of the {format} color {color} by changing the saturation by 10% instead.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.42%, 4%, 4%The Color 42%, 4%, 4%.42%, 8%, 8%The Color 42%, 8%, 8%.42%, 13%, 13%The Color 42%, 13%, 13%.42%, 17%, 17%The Color 42%, 17%, 17%.42%, 21%, 21%The Color 42%, 21%, 21%.42%, 25%, 25%The Color 42%, 25%, 25%.42%, 29%, 29%The Color 42%, 29%, 29%.42%, 34%, 34%The Color 42%, 34%, 34%.42%, 38%, 38%The Color 42%, 38%, 38%.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.Saturation Gradient
Saturation GradientSimilar to the brightness gradients but the following show a change of the {format} color {color} by changing the saturation by 10% instead.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.42%, 80%, 80%The Color 42%, 80%, 80%.42%, 76%, 76%The Color 42%, 76%, 76%.42%, 71%, 71%The Color 42%, 71%, 71%.42%, 67%, 67%The Color 42%, 67%, 67%.42%, 63%, 63%The Color 42%, 63%, 63%.42%, 59%, 59%The Color 42%, 59%, 59%.42%, 55%, 55%The Color 42%, 55%, 55%.42%, 51%, 51%The Color 42%, 51%, 51%.42%, 46%, 46%The Color 42%, 46%, 46%.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.Saturation Gradient

Harmonies

Sweetspot

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

SweetspotThe sweet spot groups the original color and five complimentary colors.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.78%, 78%, 78%The Color 78%, 78%, 78%.28%, 28%, 28%The Color 28%, 28%, 28%.55%, 55%, 55%The Color 55%, 55%, 55%.42%, 42%, 42%The Color 42%, 42%, 42%.Sweetspot

SVG Images

A selection of SVG images using the hex version #6B6B6B of the current color.

#6B6B6B

Previews

White Background

This preview shows how the RGBPercent color 42%, 42%, 42% looks on a white background.

The color contrast ratio for these colors is 5.33, 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/.

Black Background

This preview shows how the RGBPercent color 42%, 42%, 42% looks on a black background.

The color contrast ratio for these colors is 3.94, which passes the AA level for large text above 18pt. Details can be found at https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

RGBPercent 42%, 42%, 42% Background

This preview shows how black text looks on a background with the RGBPercent color 42%, 42%, 42%.

This preview shows how white text looks on a background with the RGBPercent color 42%, 42%, 42%.


CSS Examples


The CSS property to change the color of the text to RGBPercent 42%, 42%, 42% is called "color". The color property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .text, #text, p{ color:rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) }.

This example shows how text in the color rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) looks like.

If you want to add a text shadow in that color use .shadow{ text-shadow: 4px 4px 2px rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) }.

Here you see how black text with a 4 pixel rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) 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 RGBPercent 42%, 42%, 42% is called "border". The border property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .border, #border, table{ border:4px solid rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) }.

If only the border color should be changed .border{ border-color:rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) } can be used.

Here you see how a box with a 4 pixel rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) colored shadow looks like.

If you want to add a box shadow in that color use .boxshadow{ -moz-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px rgb(42%, 42%, 42%); -webkit-box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px rgb(42%, 42%, 42%); box-shadow:4px 4px 4px 4px rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) }.

Background

The CSS property to change the background color of an element to RGBPercent 42%, 42%, 42% is called "background". The background property can be set on classes, ids or directly on the HTML element .background, #background, body{ background:rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) }.

If only the background color should be changed .background{ background-color:rgb(42%, 42%, 42%) } 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.

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How-to use Converting Colors

To convert, paste a string in one of these color formats, for example, "6B6B6B", 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%, 42%" 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%, 42%)" will give you the correct HSV color as there is no need to guess the format. Other examples would be "CIELAB(45.26, 0.00, -0.01)", "CIELCH(45, 0.006, 296.813)", "YXY(14.7319, 0.3127, 0.3290)" and "CMYK(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.58)".