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Ash Gray Color

HEX #B2BEB5 / RGB (178, 190, 181)

Ash and smoke

What is Ash Gray Color?

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Ash Gray has the hex code #B2BEB5. The equivalent RGB values are (178, 190, 181), which means it is composed of 32% red, 35% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:6 M:0 Y:5 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Ash Gray has a hue of 135°, 6% saturation and a brightness value of 75%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Ash gray is representative of the color of ash. It can be applied on web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK color codes.

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Ash Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#B2BEB5
RGB Values(178, 190, 181)
CMYK Values(6%, 0%, 5%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(135°, 6%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#4D414A [Purple Taupe]
Closest Pantone®5655 C
Closest RAL7044 [Silk grey]
Complementary Color#BEB2BB [Black Shadows]
Ash Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B9B9B9
Weighted Average (Luma)#BBBBBB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D7D7D7

Ash Gray Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B2BEB5. Complementary color is BEB2BB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Ash Gray is Black Shadows with the hex code #BEB2BB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B2BEB5 color is offered by #BEB2BB. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (B2BEB5, B2BEBB and B5BEB2)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Ash Gray (#B2BEB5) are Ash Gray (#B2BEBB) and Ash Gray (#B5BEB2). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Ash Gray with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (B2BEB5, BBB2BE and BEB2B5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Ash Gray (#B2BEB5) are #BBB2BE (Gray (X11)) and #BEB2B5 (Black Shadows). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (B2BEB5, B5B2BE and BEB5B2)

Triadic Palette

Ash Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B5B2BE (Philippine Silver) and #BEB5B2 (Black Shadows) along with #B2BEB5 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (B2BEB5, B5B2BE, BEB2BB and BBBEB2)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Ash Gray has four colors - #B5B2BE (Philippine Silver), #BEB2BB (Black Shadows) and #BBBEB2 (Ash Gray) in addition to the base color (#B2BEB5). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (B2BEB5, B2B5BE, BEB2BB and BEBBB2)

Square Palette

Ash Gray square color palette has #B2B5BE (Cadet Blue (Crayola)), #BEB2BB (Black Shadows) and #BEBBB2 (Black Shadows). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Ash Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Ash Gray rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.


Tints, Tones & Shades of Ash Gray Color


  • Transparent C1CBC4C1CBC4
  • Transparent C9D2CBC9D2CB
  • Transparent D1D8D3D1D8D3
  • Transparent D9DFDAD9DFDA
  • Transparent E0E5E1E0E5E1
  • Transparent E8ECE9E8ECE9
  • Transparent F0F2F0F0F2F0
  • Transparent F7F9F8F7F9F8


  • Transparent A8B2AAA8B2AA
  • Transparent A3ABA5A3ABA5
  • Transparent 9EA5A09EA5A0
  • Transparent 999F9B999F9B
  • Transparent 949995949995
  • Transparent 8F93908F9390
  • Transparent 8A8C8B8A8C8B
  • Transparent 858685858685


  • Transparent 8E98918E9891
  • Transparent 7D857F7D857F
  • Transparent 6B726D6B726D
  • Transparent 595F5B595F5B
  • Transparent 474C48474C48
  • Transparent 353936353936
  • Transparent 242624242624
  • Transparent 121312121312

Ash Gray Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Ash Gray Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Ash Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ash Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ash Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ash Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ash Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ash Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ash Gray Plaid Pattern

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