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App: Convert Hex, RGB, and RGBA Colors

This is a simple tool to convert a hexadecimal color to an RGB or RGBA value or vice versa. If you’re converting hex to RGB, Enter the hex value as #000 or #000000. If you’re converting RGB to hex, enter the RGB value as rgb(0,0,0) or rgba(0,0,0,0.1). I also return the common name for the color.

Hex to RGB and RGB/RGBA to Hex Color Converter

Convert to RGB

Hexadecimal (hex) colors, RGB colors, and RGBA colors are all ways to specify colors in HTML and CSS.

  • Hexadecimal colors are specified using a six-digit hexadecimal code that starts with a pound sign (#). The code is made up of three pairs of two hexadecimal digits, each of which represents the intensity of one of the primary colors (red, green, and blue). For example, the color black is represented as #000000 in hexadecimal, and the color white is represented as #ffffff.
  • RGB colors are specified using the rgb() function, which takes three values between 0 and 255 that represent the intensity of the primary colors (red, green, and blue). For example, the color black is represented as rgb(0, 0, 0) in RGB, and the color white is represented as rgb(255, 255, 255).
  • RGBA colors are similar to RGB colors, but they also include an alpha value that specifies the transparency of the color. The alpha value is a decimal number between 0 and 1, where 0 is fully transparent and 1 is fully opaque. For example, the color white with 50% transparency is represented as rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5) in RGBA.

In general, you can use any of these color formats in HTML and CSS, depending on your needs. Hexadecimal colors are shorter and easier to read than RGB or RGBA colors, and they are supported by all modern browsers. RGB and RGBA colors are more expressive, as they allow you to specify the intensity of the primary colors and the transparency of the color.

When deciding which color format to use, you should consider the requirements of your project and the capabilities of the target browser. If you need to specify a color with transparency, you should use the RGBA format. If you only need to specify a solid color, you can use either the hexadecimal or RGB format.

Credit to Name That Color for the nice name lookup!

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is CMO of OpenINSIGHTS and the founder of the Martech Zone. Douglas has helped dozens of successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to assist companies in implementing and automating their sales and marketing strategies. Douglas is an internationally recognized digital transformation and MarTech expert and speaker. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.

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