Hex Code "808080"= Red 80, Green 80, Blue 80
This is a mixture of equal amounts of the three colors. The result is a medium gray.
Each value uses two hexadecimal digits, giving you 256 possibilities for each color. Since there are three colors, the total number of possible colors is 256 X 256 X 256 = over 16 million.
If all values are set to 0, the screen will be black:
|Black||Hex Code: 00 00 00|
If they are set to the maximum (hex FF, decimal 255), the screen will be white.
|White||Hex Code: FF FF FF|
The screen is gray when all three colors are at the same value, somewhere between minimum (black) and maximum (white).
|Dark Gray||Hex Code: 20 20 20|
|Medium Gray||Hex Code: 50 50 50|
|Light Gray||Hex Code: B0 B0 B0|
To produce pure colors, leave two colors at 0, and set a value for the third color (the desired color).
|Red||Hex Code: FF 00 00|
|Green||Hex Code: 00 FF 00|
|Blue||Hex Code: 00 00 FF|
Set values for two or three of the colors to obtain colors that are a mixture of the primary colors.
Warning:Mixing colors in HTML is directly opposite from mixing colors with paint. Low amounts of color make dark shade; high amounts of color make bright shades. With HTML, you are mixing light, not paint.
|Yellow||Hex Code: F0 F0 00|
(Red + Green)
|Purple||Hex Code: 60 00 60|
(Dark Red + Dark Blue)
|Orange||Hex Code: FF 70 00|
(Red + Medium Green)
|Brown|| Hex Code: 90 50 30|
(Red, Green, and a little Blue)
Use the automatic color mixer to experiment.
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