#bdbdbd Color Information

#bdbdbd 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 #bdbdbd. In RGB, it consists of 74.1% Red, 74.1% Green, and 74.1% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 0% Cyan, 0% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 25.9% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 0.0°, with saturation of 0% and lightness of 74.1%. The decimal value for #bdbdbd is 12434877, and its nearest "web safe" color is #cccccc. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #bdbdbd is red. In the CMYK color space, its strongest component is black. And in the RYB color space, its strongest component is red.
  • HexHex code for this color#bdbdbd Copy
  • NameThe common name of this color(Unnamed) Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color189, 189, 189 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color74.1%, 74.1%, 74.1% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.259, 0.259, 0.259 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0, 0, 0, 0.259 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color0.0°, 0.0%, 74.1% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color0.0°, 0.0%, 74.1% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color48.369, 50.888, 55.417 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color189, 189, 189 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code12434877 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color76.611, 0.004, -0.008 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)76.611, 0.009, 297.566 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color76.611, 0.001, -0.013 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color71.336, -3.806, 3.876 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.313, 0.329, 50.888 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4290624957 / 0xffbdbdbd Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#cccccc Copy

Shades of #bdbdbd

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #bdbdbd, its pure hue is 0.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.0%, and its lightness is 74.1%. 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 18 different shades of #bdbdbd, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #0b0b0b to #b2b2b2.

Tints of #bdbdbd

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #bdbdbd, its pure hue is 0.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.0%, and its lightness is 74.1%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 18 different tints of #bdbdbd, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #c1c1c1 to #fbfbfb.

Tones of #bdbdbd

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #bdbdbd, its pure hue is 0.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 0.0%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 27 different tones of #bdbdbd, which range from #bdbdbd (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #ff7b7b (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #bdbdbd

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #bdbdbd! For #bdbdbd, there are 6 variations of the color that can be created by swapping its Red, Green, and Blue color positions, of which 0 are different from our original color. Among these six variations, there are 1 unique colors including our original color, #bdbdbd. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #bdbdbd

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

R74.1%
C0.0%
G74.1%
M0.0%
B74.1%
Y0.0%
K25.9%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 189 189 189
Octal 275 275 275
Hexa #bd #bd #bd
Binary 10111101 10111101 10111101
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 0 0 0 25
Octal 0 0 0 31
Hexa #00 #00 #00 #19
Binary 00000000 00000000 00000000 00011001

Analogous Colors of #bdbdbd

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #bdbdbd — which has hue 0.0° — its analogous colors are located at 0.0° and 330.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bdbdbd.

Triadic Colors of #bdbdbd

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 #bdbdbd — which has hue 0.0° — its triadic colors are located at 0.0° and 240.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bdbdbd.

Complementary Color of #bdbdbd

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #bdbdbd — which has hue 0.0° — its complementary color is located at 180.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bdbdbd.

Split Complementary Colors of #bdbdbd

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 #bdbdbd — which has hue 0.0° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 0.0° and 210.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bdbdbd.

Tetradic Colors of #bdbdbd

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 #bdbdbd — which has hue 0.0° — its tetradic colors are located at 270.0°, 0.0°, 90.0°, and 180.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bdbdbd.

Monochromatic Colors of #bdbdbd

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #bdbdbd, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #9c9c9c — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #dedede (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #bdbdbd

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

#bdbdbd Foreground / Text Color

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

#bdbdbd Background Color

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

#bdbdbd Text Shadow Color

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

#bdbdbd Border Color

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

#bdbdbd Color Rectangle on a White Background

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

#bdbdbd Color Rectangle on a Black Background

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

Gradient from #bdbdbd to White

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

Gradient from #bdbdbd to Black

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

Coding & Programming with #bdbdbd

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

#bdbdbd Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #bdbdbd the same way. For those with color blindness, #bdbdbd might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #bdbdbd looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #bdbdbd 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 #bdbdbd 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 #bdbdbd 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 Recommended

We analyzed whether #bdbdbd 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