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Hex #999999

#999999 is a great light red shade for your next project. Scroll down for #999999 color information, color shades and color usage information.

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#999999 Conversion table


red (light red)


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R 153   G 153   B 153   copy to clipboard


H 0   S 0   L 0.6


C 0%   M 0%   Y 0%   K 40%
Usage of red The color #999999 is a great light shade. Is it suitable for text, buttons or backgrounds? Read usage recommendations ...

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#999999 Conversion and Usage

Conversion results of this color to RGB, CMYK and HSL. Usage Recommendations on the right.

#999999 to RGB conversion

153% RED
153% GREEN
153% BLUE

CSS code: color: rgb(153, 153, 153); // for css text color
background-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); // for css background-color

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#999999 to CMYK conversion

Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
0 % 0 % 0 % 40 %

#999999 to HSL conversion

Hue Saturation Lightness
0 0 0.6

CSS code: color: hsl(0, 0%, 60%);

HSL is supported in all major browsers!

Usage of #999999

Recommendations for light backgrounds in respect of a good contrast.

Usage for Text: not recommended (low contrast)
Usage for headings: not recommended (low contrast)
Usage as fill color: recommended
Usage for buttons: watch out for enough contrast

As a rather light shade, this color can very well be used as a fill/background, also to bigger elements. If there is no obvious reason, we do not recommend using it as text-color on white backgrounds (low contrast gives bad accessability-rating). Some usage-examples for #999999

Color Examples: This is a red Heading in #999999

This shows how text with the hex-color #999999 would look on a white background. Because of the lightness of the color this color is not recommended to be used as font-color. However, if you know what you are doing, feel free to use this color for anything you think it would be nice :-)!

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Red Webdesign Color Scheme based on #999999

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