#bdbdb7 Color Information

#bdbdb7 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 #bdbdb7, and its official name is Argos. In RGB, it consists of 74.1% Red, 74.1% Green, and 71.8% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 0% Cyan, 0% Magenta, 3.2% Yellow, and 25.9% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 60.0°, with saturation of 4.3% and lightness of 72.9%. The decimal value for #bdbdb7 is 12434871, and its nearest "web safe" color is #cccccc. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #bdbdb7 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#bdbdb7 Copy
  • NameThe common name of this colorArgos Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color189, 189, 183 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color74.1%, 74.1%, 71.8% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.259, 0.259, 0.282 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0, 0, 0.032, 0.259 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color60.0°, 4.3%, 72.9% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color60.0°, 3.2%, 74.1% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color47.731, 50.633, 52.057 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color183, 189, 183 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code12434871 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color76.456, -1.090, 3.019 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)76.456, 3.210, 109.859 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color76.456, 0.337, 4.645 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color71.157, -4.789, 6.434 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.317, 0.337, 50.633 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4290624951 / 0xffbdbdb7 Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#cccccc Copy
Last Updated: February 21, 2024

Shades of #bdbdb7

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #bdbdb7, its pure hue is 60.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 4.3%, and its lightness is 72.9%. 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 #bdbdb7, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #181817 to #a5a5a0.

Tints of #bdbdb7

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #bdbdb7, its pure hue is 60.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 4.3%, and its lightness is 72.9%. 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 #bdbdb7, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #c5c5c0 to #f7f7f6.

Tones of #bdbdb7

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #bdbdb7, its pure hue is 60.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 4.3%, 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 #bdbdb7, which range from #bababa (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #ffff75 (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #bdbdb7

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #bdbdb7! For #bdbdb7, 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, #bdbdb7. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #bdbdb7

This color, #bdbdb7, consists of 74.1% Red, 74.1% Green, and 71.8% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 189, Green = 189, Blue = 183. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #bdbdb7 is 0% Cyan, 0% Magenta, 3.2% Yellow, and 25.9% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R74.1%
C0.0%
G74.1%
M0.0%
B71.8%
Y3.2%
K25.9%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 189 189 183
Octal 275 275 267
Hexa #bd #bd #b7
Binary 10111101 10111101 10110111
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 0 0 3 25
Octal 0 0 3 31
Hexa #00 #00 #03 #19
Binary 00000000 00000000 00000011 00011001

Analogous Colors of #bdbdb7

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #bdbdb7 — 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 #bdbdb7.

Triadic Colors of #bdbdb7

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 #bdbdb7 — 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 #bdbdb7.

Complementary Color of #bdbdb7

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #bdbdb7 — which has hue 60.0° — its complementary color is located at 240.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bdbdb7.

Split Complementary Colors of #bdbdb7

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 #bdbdb7 — 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 #bdbdb7.

Tetradic Colors of #bdbdb7

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 #bdbdb7 — 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 #bdbdb7.

Monochromatic Colors of #bdbdb7

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #bdbdb7, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #9a9a95 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #dfdfda (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #bdbdb7

We want to make getting started with #bdbdb7 on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #bdbdb7 into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #bdbdb7 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 #bdbdb7 with other HTML elements.

#bdbdb7 Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #bdbdb7.
<span style="color: #bdbdb7;">The color of this text is #bdbdb7.</span>

#bdbdb7 Background Color

The background color for this text is #bdbdb7.
<div style="background-color: #bdbdb7; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #bdbdb7.</div>

#bdbdb7 Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #bdbdb7.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #bdbdb7;">This color for the shadow of this text is #bdbdb7.</span>

#bdbdb7 Border Color

This is a div with border color #bdbdb7.
<div style="border: #bdbdb7 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #bdbdb7.</div>

#bdbdb7 Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #bdbdb7 on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #bdbdb7; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #bdbdb7 on a white background.</div></div>

#bdbdb7 Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #bdbdb7 on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #bdbdb7; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #bdbdb7 on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #bdbdb7 to White

This is a gradient from #bdbdb7 to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#bdbdb7,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#bdbdb7,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#bdbdb7,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#bdbdb7,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #bdbdb7 to white.</div>

Gradient from #bdbdb7 to Black

This is a gradient from #bdbdb7 to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#bdbdb7,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#bdbdb7,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#bdbdb7,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#bdbdb7,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #bdbdb7 to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #bdbdb7

In addition to using #bdbdb7 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 #bdbdb7 in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #bdbdb7, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 189, Green = 189, Blue = 183). If you need details about the color coordinates of #bdbdb7 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 #bdbdb7
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(189, 189, 183)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #bdbdb7; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #bdbdb7; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #bdbdb7; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(189, 189, 183);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#bdbdb7")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:189, green:189, blue:183, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:189 green:189 blue:183 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(189f, 189f, 183f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(189, 189, 183);
 

#bdbdb7 Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #bdbdb7 the same way. For those with color blindness, #bdbdb7 might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #bdbdb7 looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #bdbdb7 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 #bdbdb7 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 #bdbdb7 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 #bdbdb7 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 1.9:1 against white. Under both the AA and AAA level standards, this is not a high enough ratio to be considered accessible for either normal size or large text.

WCAG AA
Normal Size Text

WCAG AA
Large Size Text

WCAG AAA
Normal Size Text

WCAG AAA
Large Size Text