#797978 Color Information

#797978 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 #797978, and its official name is Westchester Grey. In RGB, it consists of 47.5% Red, 47.5% Green, and 47.1% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 0% Cyan, 0% Magenta, 0.8% Yellow, and 52.5% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 60.0°, with saturation of 0.4% and lightness of 47.3%. The decimal value for #797978 is 7960952, and its nearest "web safe" color is #666666. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #797978 is red. In the CMYK color space, its strongest component is black. And in the RYB color space, its strongest component is yellow.
  • HexHex code for this color#797978 Copy
  • NameThe common name of this colorWestchester Grey Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color121, 121, 120 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color47.5%, 47.5%, 47.1% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.525, 0.525, 0.529 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0, 0, 0.008, 0.525 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color60.0°, 0.4%, 47.3% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color60.0°, 0.8%, 47.5% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color18.113, 19.096, 20.500 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color120, 121, 120 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code7960952 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color50.799, -0.197, 0.541 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)50.799, 0.576, 110.039 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color50.799, 0.056, 0.771 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color43.699, -2.486, 2.774 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.314, 0.331, 19.096 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4286151032 / 0xff797978 Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#666666 Copy
Last Updated: April 22, 2024

Shades of #797978

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #797978, its pure hue is 60.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.4%, and its lightness is 47.3%. 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 #797978, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #0f0f0f to #6a6a69.

Tints of #797978

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #797978, its pure hue is 60.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.4%, and its lightness is 47.3%. 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 #797978, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #8a8a89 to #eeeeee.

Tones of #797978

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #797978, its pure hue is 60.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.4%, 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 #797978, which range from #797979 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #f1f100 (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #797978

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #797978! For #797978, 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, #797978. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #797978

This color, #797978, consists of 47.5% Red, 47.5% Green, and 47.1% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 121, Green = 121, Blue = 120. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #797978 is 0% Cyan, 0% Magenta, 0.8% Yellow, and 52.5% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R47.5%
C0.0%
G47.5%
M0.0%
B47.1%
Y0.8%
K52.5%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 121 121 120
Octal 171 171 170
Hexa #79 #79 #78
Binary 01111001 01111001 01111000
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 0 0 0 52
Octal 0 0 0 64
Hexa #00 #00 #00 #34
Binary 00000000 00000000 00000000 00110100

Analogous Colors of #797978

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #797978 — which has hue 60.0° — its analogous colors are located at 30.0° and 90.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #797978.

Triadic Colors of #797978

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 #797978 — which has hue 60.0° — its triadic colors are located at 60.0° and 300.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #797978.

Complementary Color of #797978

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #797978 — which has hue 60.0° — its complementary color is located at 240.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #797978.

Split Complementary Colors of #797978

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 #797978 — which has hue 60.0° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 60.0° and 270.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #797978.

Tetradic Colors of #797978

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 #797978 — which has hue 60.0° — its tetradic colors are located at 330.0°, 60.0°, 150.0°, and 240.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #797978.

Monochromatic Colors of #797978

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #797978, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #3c3c3c — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #b5b5b4 (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #797978

We want to make getting started with #797978 on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #797978 into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #797978 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 #797978 with other HTML elements.

#797978 Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #797978.
<span style="color: #797978;">The color of this text is #797978.</span>

#797978 Background Color

The background color for this text is #797978.
<div style="background-color: #797978; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #797978.</div>

#797978 Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #797978.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #797978;">This color for the shadow of this text is #797978.</span>

#797978 Border Color

This is a div with border color #797978.
<div style="border: #797978 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #797978.</div>

#797978 Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #797978 on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #797978; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #797978 on a white background.</div></div>

#797978 Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #797978 on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #797978; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #797978 on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #797978 to White

This is a gradient from #797978 to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#797978,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#797978,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#797978,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#797978,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #797978 to white.</div>

Gradient from #797978 to Black

This is a gradient from #797978 to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#797978,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#797978,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#797978,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#797978,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #797978 to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #797978

In addition to using #797978 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 #797978 in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #797978, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 121, Green = 121, Blue = 120). If you need details about the color coordinates of #797978 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 #797978
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(121, 121, 120)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #797978; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #797978; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #797978; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(121, 121, 120);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#797978")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:121, green:121, blue:120, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:121 green:121 blue:120 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(121f, 121f, 120f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(121, 121, 120);
 

#797978 Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #797978 the same way. For those with color blindness, #797978 might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #797978 looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #797978 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 #797978 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 #797978 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 #797978 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 4.4:1 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 #797978 would and would not be an accessible foreground color are summarized below.

WCAG AA
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WCAG AAA
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