Blue Grey (RAL)

HEX #5D686D / RGB (93, 104, 109)

What is Blue Grey (RAL) Color?

Blue Grey (RAL) (Hex code: 5D686D) Thumbnail

Blue Grey (RAL) color hex code is #5D686D and RGB (93, 104, 109). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 199°, saturation of 15% and a brightness of 43%. The CMYK values of Blue Grey (RAL) are C:15 M:5 Y:0 K:57.

Blue grey is from the RAL Classic list where it is numbered 7031. On web pages, blue grey color cannot be used by name and can only be applied through HTML and/or CSS code with its RGB, HSL or hex values. RAL is a popular color matching system used in several European countries including France, Germany and Italy.
Please note: The CMYK values displayed on this page are only approximations because they have been calculated from the hex code using known formulae.

Please note: RAL colors displayed on the screen are close approximates to the actual color because of the variations in brightness and contrast. The same hold true for these colors printed out on standard printers where the variations in the quality of paper, ink and the device may produce different results.

Blue Grey (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#5D686D
RGB Values(93, 104, 109)
CMYK Values(15%, 5%, 0%, 57%)
HSV/HSB Values(199°, 15%, 43%)
Closest Web Safe#666666
Inverse Color#A29792 [Spanish Gray]
Closest Pantone®431 C
Complementary Color#6D625D [Granite Gray]
Blue Grey (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#666666
Weighted Average (Most Common)#656565
Weighted Average (Luma)#666666
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A4A4A4

Blue Grey (RAL) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 5D686D. Complementary color is 6D625D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Blue Grey (RAL) is Granite Gray with the hex code #6D625D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #5D686D color is offered by #6D625D. 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 (5D686D, 5D606D and 5D6D6A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Blue Grey (RAL) (#5D686D) are Black Coral (#5D606D) and Granite Gray (#5D6D6A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Blue Grey (RAL) 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 (5D686D, 6D5D60 and 6D6A5D)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Blue Grey (RAL) (#5D686D) are #6D5D60 (Granite Gray) and #6D6A5D (Granite Gray). 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 (5D686D, 6D5D68 and 686D5D)

Triadic Palette

Blue Grey (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6D5D68 (Granite Gray) and #686D5D (Axolotl) along with #5D686D 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 (5D686D, 6D5D68, 6D625D and 5D6D62)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Blue Grey (RAL) has four colors - #6D5D68 (Granite Gray), #6D625D (Granite Gray) and #5D6D62 (Granite Gray) in addition to the base color (#5D686D). 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 (5D686D, 6A5D6D, 6D625D and 606D5D)

Square Palette

Blue Grey (RAL) square color palette has #6A5D6D (Granite Gray), #6D625D (Granite Gray) and #606D5D (Axolotl). 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

Blue Grey (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Blue Grey (RAL) 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 Blue Grey (RAL) Color


  • Transparent 7D868A#7D868A
  • Transparent 8E9599#8E9599
  • Transparent 9EA4A7#9EA4A7
  • Transparent AEB4B6#AEB4B6
  • Transparent BEC3C5#BEC3C5
  • Transparent CED2D3#CED2D3
  • Transparent DFE1E2#DFE1E2
  • Transparent EFF0F0#EFF0F0


  • Transparent 646D71#646D71
  • Transparent 686F73#686F73
  • Transparent 6B7275#6B7275
  • Transparent 6F7477#6F7477
  • Transparent 727678#727678
  • Transparent 76797A#76797A
  • Transparent 797B7C#797B7C
  • Transparent 7D7E7E#7D7E7E


  • Transparent 4A5357#4A5357
  • Transparent 41494C#41494C
  • Transparent 383E41#383E41
  • Transparent 2F3437#2F3437
  • Transparent 252A2C#252A2C
  • Transparent 1C1F21#1C1F21
  • Transparent 131516#131516
  • Transparent 090A0B#090A0B

Blue Grey (RAL) Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Blue Grey (RAL) Gingham Checks

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    Blue Grey (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Grey (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Blue Grey (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Grey (RAL) Leaves Pattern

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    Blue Grey (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Grey (RAL) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blue Grey (RAL) Plaid Pattern