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Color Brightness Table

Copyright © 2003 by Daniel B. Sedory




The following table lists various color samples (a complete table would have over 16 million combinations!) in an order based upon their Overall Scaled Brightnesses which are shown as a percentage based on 0% for BLACK (#000000) and 100% WHITE (#FFFFFF). The table shows both the Decimal equivalents for each component (Red, Green and Blue) and the Hex Code for each color. The Color Names were copied from a list which I do not necessarily agree with*, but reproduced as I found it.

There are two very important concepts you need to grasp when using this table (both involving the subjectivity of colors):

   1) Although people generally agree on how colors appear to them, when it comes to the whole range of the spectrum there can understandably be some differences of opinion since each of us could theoretically see things differently than every other person on the planet! This same difference of opinion over particular colors, could also affect how we perceive the BRIGHTNESS of various colors as well. As a matter of fact, if it had been up to me, I would have arranged many of the colors listed below in a different order because of how they appear to my own eyes!

   2) Due to the affect that colors have on each other when viewed together, you should really compare one screen full of a particular color from the list below (without any text on top of it) to another color; under the same lighting conditions.

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Remember, as we discussed elsewhere, that color is not a physical property of any particular object, but rather a matter of how you subjectively perceive the light reflected by it; and that same light can produce much different sensations in other people than it does in ourselves.


 

Color Brightness Table

Copyright © 2003 by Daniel B. Sedory


 
Overall
Scaled
Brightness
in Percent

RED

Green

Blue

 
COLOR
Name
 
Hexadecimal
Code
 

 
0.0
0
0
0
 
BLACK
 
000000
 
 
8.4
0
0
128
 
NAVY  BLUE
 
000080
 
 
13.4
0
0
205
 
Medium BLUE
 
0000CD
 
 
15.5
25
25
112
 
Midnight
BLUE
 
191970
 
 
16.7
0
0
255
 
BLUE
 
0000FF
 
 
19.6
0
100
0
 
Dark GREEN
 
006400
 
 
26.8
47
79
79
 
Dark Slate
GRAY
 
2F4F4F
 
 
30.5
72
61
139
 
Dark Slate
BLUE
 
483D8B
 
 
32.2
178
34
34
 
FIRE BRICK
 
B22222
 
 
32.5
165
42
42
 
BROWN
 
A52A2A
 
 
32.9
139
69
19
 
SADDLE
BROWN
 
8B4513
 
 
33.2
148
0
211
 
DARK
VIOLET
 
9400D3
 
 
33.3
255
0
0
 
RED
 
FF0000
 
 
33.9
34
139
34
 
FOREST
GREEN
 
228B22
 
 
35.2
85
107
47
 
Dark Olive
GREEN
 
556B2F
 
 
38.7
176
48
96
 
MAROON
 
B03060
 
 
38.8
199
21
133
 
Medium VIOLET
RED
 
C71585
 
 
39.0
46
139
87
 
SEA GREEN
 
2E8B57
 
 
39.9
160
82
45
 
SIENNA
 
A0522D
 
 
41.2
105
105
105
 
DIM GRAY
 
696969
 
 
41.2
138
43
226
 
BLUE VIOLET
 
8A2BE2
 
 
42.9
208
32
144
 
VIOLET  RED
 
D02090
 
 
43.2
153
50
204
 
Dark ORCHID
 
9932CC
 
 
43.8
65
105
225
 
Royal  BLUE
 
4169E1
 
 
44.2
107
142
35
 
OLIVE DRAB
 
6B8E23
 
 
44.9
106
90
205
 
Slate   BLUE
 
6A5ACD
 
 
46.4
70
130
180
 
STEEL  BLUE
 
4682B4
 
 
46.9
255
20
147
 
Deep    PINK
 
FF1493
 
 
48.8
30
144
255
 
Dodger  BLUE
 
1E90FF
 
 
49.2
112
128
144
 
SLATE GRAY
 
708090
 
 
50.0
210
105
30
 
CHOCOLATE
 
D2691E
 
 
50.2
32
178
170
 
Light  SEA
GREEN
 
20B2AA
 
 
50.3
60
179
113
 
Medium  SEA
GREEN
 
3CB371
 
 
50.8
205
92
92
 
Indian RED
 
CD5C5C
 
 
51.0
184
134
11
 
Dark Goldenrod
 
B8860B
 
 
52.0
123
104
238
 
Medium Slate
BLUE
 
7B68EE
 
 
52.2
119
136
153
 
Light  Slate
GRAY
 
778899
 
 
53.9
95
158
160
 
CADET  BLUE
 
5F9EA0
 
 
54.1
0
206
209
 
Dark
TURQUOISE
 
00CED1
 
 
54.2
0
191
255
 
Deep SKY
BLUE
 
00BFFF
 
 
54.8
186
85
211
 
Medium Orchid
 
BA55D3
 
 
55.5
147
112
219
 
Medium  Purple
 
9370DB
 
 
55.9
132
112
255
 
Light  Slate
BLUE
 
8470FF
 
 
57.0
205
133
63
 
PERU
 
CD853F
 
 
57.4
255
99
71
 
TOMATO
 
FF6347
 
 
57.8
100
149
237
 
CORNFLOWER
BLUE
 
6495ED
 
 
58.3
0
255
127
 
Spring GREEN
 
00FF7F
 
 
59.1
0
250
154
 
Medium Spring
GREEN
 
00FA9A
 
 
60.2
219
112
147
 
Pale VIOLET
RED
 
DB7093
 
 
60.8
255
140
0
 
Dark  ORANGE
 
FF8C00
 
 
62.0
188
143
143
 
Rosy  BROWN
 
BC8F8F
 
 
62.9
218
165
32
 
GOLDENROD
 
DAA520
 
 
63.5
255
127
80
 
CORAL
 
FF7F50
 
 
63.6
154
205
50
 
Yellow GREEN
 
9ACD32
 
 
63.7
72
209
204
 
Medium
TURQUOISE
 
48D1CC
 
 
64.4
218
112
214
 
ORCHID
 
DA70D6
 
 
64.6
102
205
170
 
Medium
AQUAMARINE
 
66CDAA
 
 
64.8
240
128
128
 
Light  CORAL
 
F08080
 
 
64.9
143
188
143
 
Dark SEA
GREEN
 
8FBC8F
 
 
65.2
250
128
114
 
SALMON
 
FA8072
 
 
65.6
124
252
0
 
Lawn GREEN
 
7CFC00
 
 
65.7
255
105
180
 
Hot   PINK
 
FF69B4
 
 
65.9
64
224
208
 
TURQUOISE
 
40E0D0
 
 
66.7
0
255
255
 
CYAN
 
00FFFF
 
 
67.6
189
183
107
 
Dark KHAKI
 
BDB76B
 
 
67.8
233
150
122
 
Dark  SALMON
 
E9967A
 
 
70.3
244
164
96
 
Sandy  BROWN
 
F4A460
 
 
71.9
210
180
140
 
TAN
 
D2B48C
 
 
72.2
238
130
238
 
VIOLET
 
EE82EE
 
 
72.7
255
160
122
 
Light  SALMON
 
FFA07A
 
 
73.4
135
206
235
 
SKY   BLUE
 
87CEEB
 
 
73.9
222
184
135
 
BURLY  WOOD
 
DEB887
 
 
74.4
135
206
250
 
Light SKY BLUE
 
87CEFA
 
 
74.5
190
190
190
 
GRAY
 
BEBEBE
 
 
74.7
221
160
221
 
PLUM
 
DDA0DD
 
 
75.5
255
215
0
 
GOLD
 
FFD700
 
 
75.7
173
255
47
 
GREEN Yellow
 
ADFF2F
 
 
75.9
176
196
222
 
Light  STEEL
BLUE
 
B0C4DE
 
 
79.0
152
251
152
 
Pale  GREEN
 
98FB98
 
 
79.8
216
191
216
 
THISTLE
 
D8BFD8
 
 
80.0
173
216
230
 
Light  BLUE
 
ADD8E6
 
 
80.5
127
255
212
 
AQUAMARINE
 
7FFFD4
 
 
81.6
255
182
193
 
Light  PINK
 
FFB6C1
 
 
82.0
176
224
230
 
Powder BLUE
 
B0E0E6
 
 
82.7
211
211
211
 
Light   GRAY
 
D3D3D3
 
 
82.9
238
221
130
 
Light Goldenrod
 
EEDD82
 
 
83.3
255
255
0
 
YELLOW
 
FFFF00
 
 
84.2
255
192
203
 
PINK
 
FFC0CB
 
 
85.1
175
238
238
 
Pale Turquoise
 
AFEEEE
 
 
85.6
240
230
140
 
KHAKI
 
F0E68C
 
 
86.3
220
220
220
 
Gainsboro
 
DCDCDC
 
 
87.3
245
222
179
 
WHEAT
 
F5DEB3
 
 
87.7
238
232
170
 
Pale
GOLDENROD
 
EEE8AA
 
 
88.2
255
218
185
 
PEACHPUFF
 
FFDAB9
 
 
89.9
255
228
181
 
MOCCASIN
 
FFE4B5
 
 
90.8
255
228
196
 
BISQUE
 
FFE4C4
 
 
92.7
255
228
225
 
MISTY  ROSE
 
FFE4E1
 
 
92.8
255
235
205
 
Blanched Almond
 
FFEBCD
 
 
94.2
255
239
213
 
Papaya Whip
 
FFEFD5
 
 
94.4
245
245
220
 
BEIGE
 
F5F5DC
 
 
94.8
250
240
230
 
LINEN
 
FAF0E6
 
 
95.4
250
250
210
 
Light Goldenrod
YELLOW
 
FAFAD2
 
 
95.8
255
250
205
 
Lemon Chiffon
 
FFFACD
 
 
95.9
224
255
255
 
Light CYAN
 
E0FFFF
 
 
96.1
245
245
245
 
WHITESMOKE
 
F5F5F5
 
 
96.2
253
245
230
 
Old  LACE
 
FDF5E6
 
 
96.3
255
248
220
 
CORNSILK
 
FFF8DC
 
 
96.4
255
240
245
 
Lavender Blush
 
FFF0F5
 
 
96.7
240
248
255
 
ALICE BLUE
 
F0F8FF
 
 
96.9
255
245
238
 
SEASHELL
 
FFF5EE
 
 
97.1
240
255
240
 
HONEYDEW
 
F0FFF0
 
 
97.7
248
248
255
 
Ghost  WHITE
 
F8F8FF
 
 
98.0
240
255
255
 
AZURE
 
F0FFFF
 
 
98.0
255
255
224
 
Light  YELLOW
 
FFFFE0
 
 
98.4
245
255
250
 
MINT CREAM
 
F5FFFA
 
 
98.7
255
250
250
 
SNOW
 
FFFAFA
 
 
99.0
255
255
240
 
IVORY
 
FFFFF0
 
 
100
255
255
255
 
WHITE
 
FFFFFF
 

 

Created: November 19, 2003.