Blue Anthracite Color

HEX #555E64 / RGB (85, 94, 100)

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What is Blue Anthracite Color?

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Blue Anthracite has the hex code #555E64. The equivalent RGB values are (85, 94, 100), which means it is composed of 30% red, 34% green and 36% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:15 M:6 Y:0 K:61. In the HSV/HSB scale, Blue Anthracite has a hue of 204°, 15% saturation and a brightness value of 39%.
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.

Blue Anthracite is from the RAL Design list where it is included with the number 240 40 05. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries like Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. RAL Design, which has colors for interiors, is different from the RAL Classic list.

Blue Anthracite color hex code is #555E64 which can be used along with RGB (85, 94, 100) or HSL values in HTML and/or CSS to display the color on web pages. Please note that the corresponding CMYK values and the Pantone (PMS) number listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code and are only approximations.

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Blue Anthracite Color Codes

Hex Code#555E64
RGB Values(85, 94, 100)
CMYK Values(15%, 6%, 0%, 61%)
HSV/HSB Values(204°, 15%, 39%)
Closest Web Safe#666666
Inverse Color#AAA19B [Quick Silver]
Closest Pantone®425 C
Closest RAL7012 [Basalt grey]
Complementary Color#645B55 [Wenge]
Blue Anthracite Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#5D5D5D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5C5C5C
Weighted Average (Luma)#5D5D5D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9D9D9D

Blue Anthracite Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 555E64. Complementary color is 645B55

Complementary Palette

The complement of Blue Anthracite is Wenge with the hex code #645B55. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #555E64 color is offered by #645B55. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (555E64, 555764 and 556463)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Blue Anthracite (#555E64) are Independence (#555764) and Stormcloud (#556463). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Blue Anthracite 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (555E64, 645557 and 646355)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Blue Anthracite (#555E64) are #645557 (Wenge) and #646355 (Wenge). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (555E64, 64555E and 5E6455)

Triadic Palette

Blue Anthracite triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #64555E (Wenge) and #5E6455 (Ebony) along with #555E64 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (555E64, 64555E, 645B55 and 55645B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Blue Anthracite has four colors - #64555E (Wenge), #645B55 (Wenge) and #55645B (Ebony) in addition to the base color (#555E64). 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.

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Square color palette with (555E64, 635564, 645B55 and 576455)

Square Palette

Blue Anthracite square color palette has #635564 (Wenge), #645B55 (Wenge) and #576455 (Ebony). 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.

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Rainbow color

Blue Anthracite Color Rainbow Palette

Our Blue Anthracite 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Blue Anthracite Color


  • Transparent 777E83777E83
  • Transparent 888E93888E93
  • Transparent 999EA2999EA2
  • Transparent AAAFB2AAAFB2
  • Transparent BBBFC1BBBFC1
  • Transparent CCCFD1CCCFD1
  • Transparent DDDFE0DDDFE0
  • Transparent EEEFF0EEEFF0


  • Transparent 5E656A5E656A
  • Transparent 62686C62686C
  • Transparent 666C6F666C6F
  • Transparent 6B6F726B6F72
  • Transparent 6F72756F7275
  • Transparent 737678737678
  • Transparent 77797A77797A
  • Transparent 7C7D7D7C7D7D


  • Transparent 444B50444B50
  • Transparent 3C42463C4246
  • Transparent 33383C33383C
  • Transparent 2B2F322B2F32
  • Transparent 222628222628
  • Transparent 1A1C1E1A1C1E
  • Transparent 111314111314
  • Transparent 09090A09090A

Blue Anthracite Color Patterns

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    Blue Anthracite Gingham Checks

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    Blue Anthracite Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Anthracite Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Anthracite Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Anthracite Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Anthracite Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Anthracite Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Anthracite Plaid Pattern

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