#686869 Color Information

#686869 Color Information
Details | Shades, Tints, and Tones | Variations | Color Coordinates | Color Schemes | HTML+CSS Examples | Coding & Programming | Color Blindness | Accessibility | Related Colors

The hexadecimal value (hex value) of this color is #686869. In RGB, it consists of 40.8% Red, 40.8% Green, and 41.2% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 1% Cyan, 1% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 58.8% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 240.0°, with saturation of 0.5% and lightness of 41%. The decimal value for #686869 is 6842473, and its nearest "web safe" color is #666666. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #686869 is blue. In the CMYK color space, its strongest component is black. And in the RYB color space, its strongest component is blue.
  • HexHex code for this color#686869 Copy
  • NameThe common name of this color(Unnamed) Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color104, 104, 105 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color40.8%, 40.8%, 41.2% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.592, 0.592, 0.588 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.01, 0.01, 0, 0.588 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color240.0°, 0.5%, 41.0% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color240.0°, 1.0%, 41.2% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color13.209, 13.864, 15.344 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color104, 104, 105 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code6842473 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color44.037, 0.210, -0.567 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)44.037, 0.604, 290.308 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color44.037, -0.056, -0.783 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color37.234, -1.835, 1.630 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.311, 0.327, 13.864 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4285032553 / 0xff686869 Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#666666 Copy
Last Updated: June 20, 2024

Shades of #686869

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #686869, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.5%, and its lightness is 41.0%. As the amount of black is added to this hue and we reduce its lightness, the result is increasingly darker shades tints. The palette given below provides 9 different shades of #686869, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #0d0d0d to #5b5b5c.

Tints of #686869

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #686869, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.5%, and its lightness is 41.0%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 9 different tints of #686869, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #7b7b7c to #ececec.

Tones of #686869

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #686869, its pure hue is 240.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.5%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 9 different tones of #686869, which range from #696969 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #0000d1 (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #686869

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #686869! For #686869, there are 6 variations of the color that can be created by swapping its Red, Green, and Blue color positions, of which 4 are different from our original color. Among these six variations, there are 3 unique colors including our original color, #686869. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #686869

This color, #686869, consists of 40.8% Red, 40.8% Green, and 41.2% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 104, Green = 104, Blue = 105. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #686869 is 1% Cyan, 1% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 58.8% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R40.8%
C1.0%
G40.8%
M1.0%
B41.2%
Y0.0%
K58.8%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 104 104 105
Octal 150 150 151
Hexa #68 #68 #69
Binary 01101000 01101000 01101001
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 0 0 0 58
Octal 0 0 0 72
Hexa #00 #00 #00 #3a
Binary 00000000 00000000 00000000 00111010

Analogous Colors of #686869

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #686869 — which has hue 240.0° — its analogous colors are located at 210.0° and 270.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #686869.

Triadic Colors of #686869

Triadic colors are located 120 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel, which means the original color and its triadic colors are equidistant from one another on the color wheel and form a triangle. For #686869 — which has hue 240.0° — its triadic colors are located at 120.0° and 360.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #686869.

Complementary Color of #686869

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #686869 — which has hue 240.0° — its complementary color is located at 60.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #686869.

Split Complementary Colors of #686869

Split complementary colors are the analogs of a color's complement, which places them 210 degrees away on the color wheel from an original color. For #686869 — which has hue 240.0° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 30.0° and 240.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #686869.

Tetradic Colors of #686869

Tetradic colors are two sets of complementary colors on either side of a color wheel from each other, forming a rectangle on the color wheel. For #686869 — which has hue 240.0° — its tetradic colors are located at 150.0°, 240.0°, 330.0°, and 60.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #686869.

Monochromatic Colors of #686869

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #686869, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #343434 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #9c9c9d (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #686869

We want to make getting started with #686869 on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #686869 into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #686869 can be used to color text, backgrounds, shadows, and borders, as well as how it can be used as a solid fill or gradient fill for rectangles. These examples principally make use of <span> and <div> tags, although the CSS shown in particular can be repurposed to make use of #686869 with other HTML elements.

#686869 Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #686869.
<span style="color: #686869;">The color of this text is #686869.</span>

#686869 Background Color

The background color for this text is #686869.
<div style="background-color: #686869; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #686869.</div>

#686869 Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #686869.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #686869;">This color for the shadow of this text is #686869.</span>

#686869 Border Color

This is a div with border color #686869.
<div style="border: #686869 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #686869.</div>

#686869 Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #686869 on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #686869; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #686869 on a white background.</div></div>

#686869 Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #686869 on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #686869; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #686869 on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #686869 to White

This is a gradient from #686869 to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#686869,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#686869,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#686869,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#686869,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #686869 to white.</div>

Gradient from #686869 to Black

This is a gradient from #686869 to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#686869,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#686869,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#686869,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#686869,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #686869 to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #686869

In addition to using #686869 on the web, we know you might want to use it in your mobile and desktop apps, too. Whatever your needs, the table below shows how to access #686869 in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #686869, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 104, Green = 104, Blue = 105). If you need details about the color coordinates of #686869 in other color spaces, refer to these details as provided toward the top of this page.

Language Environment Code Snippet
HTML + CSS (Hex Code) Web #686869
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(104, 104, 105)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #686869; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #686869; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #686869; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(104, 104, 105);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#686869")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:104, green:104, blue:105, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:104 green:104 blue:105 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(104f, 104f, 105f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(104, 104, 105);
 

#686869 Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #686869 the same way. For those with color blindness, #686869 might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #686869 looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #686869 is placed in a circle in the upper-left corner of each of the below boxes, with the color in the rest of those boxes signifying how #686869 looks for someone with that type of color blindness. Many people will perceive close similarities between the colors in these boxes and the colors in the circles — with some noticing particular similarities. We offer this insight so that as you make choices about colors to use for your purposes, you can make an informed decision about whether #686869 will be a good fit for everyone in your audience!

Trichromacy

Protanomaly
Affects 1 in 100 Men & 1 in 10,000 Women

Deuteranomaly
Affects 1 in 17 Men & 1 in 250 Women

Tritanomaly
Affects 1 in 10,000

Dichromacy

Protanopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Deuteranopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Tritanopia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Monochromacy

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 20,000

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Accessibility

Not Accessibility Recommended

We analyzed whether #686869 is an accessible color when used as a text / foreground color against a white background. This analysis is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 Level issued by W3C. Based on this analysis, we calculate a contrast ratio against white of approximately 5.6:1 against white. While there are some situations where this contrast is high enough to be considered accessible under the AA or AAA level standards, it is not high enough to be considered accessible in all cases. Details about the specific circumstances where #686869 would and would not be an accessible foreground color are summarized below.

WCAG AA
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WCAG AA
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WCAG AAA
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WCAG AAA
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