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Burnt Steel Color

HEX #BAB8B5 / RGB (186, 184, 181)

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What is Burnt Steel Color?

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Burnt Steel has the hex code #BAB8B5. The equivalent RGB values are (186, 184, 181), which means it is composed of 34% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:1 Y:3 K:27. In the HSV/HSB scale, Burnt Steel has a hue of 36°, 3% saturation and a brightness value of 73%.
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.

Burnt Steel is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Burnt Steel Color Codes

Hex Code#BAB8B5
RGB Values(186, 184, 181)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 3%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(36°, 3%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#45474A [Outer Space]
Closest Pantone®413 C
Closest RAL7044 [Silk grey]
Complementary Color#B5B7BA [Philippine Silver]
Burnt Steel Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B8B8B8
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B8B8B8
Weighted Average (Luma)#B8B8B8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D6D6D6

Burnt Steel Color Palettes

Burnt Steel is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of BAB8B5. Complementary color is B5B7BA

Complementary Palette

The complement of Burnt Steel is Philippine Silver with the hex code #B5B7BA. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BAB8B5 color is offered by #B5B7BA. 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 (BAB8B5, BABAB5 and BAB6B5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Burnt Steel (#BAB8B5) are Ash Gray (#BABAB5) and Philippine Silver (#BAB6B5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Burnt Steel 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 (BAB8B5, B5BABA and B6B5BA)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Burnt Steel (#BAB8B5) are #B5BABA (Ash Gray) and #B6B5BA (Philippine Silver). 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 (BAB8B5, B5BAB8 and B8B5BA)

Triadic Palette

Burnt Steel triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B5BAB8 (Ash Gray) and #B8B5BA (Philippine Silver) along with #BAB8B5 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 (BAB8B5, B5BAB8, B5B7BA and BAB5B7)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Burnt Steel has four colors - #B5BAB8 (Ash Gray), #B5B7BA (Philippine Silver) and #BAB5B7 (Philippine Silver) in addition to the base color (#BAB8B5). 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 (BAB8B5, B5BAB6, B5B7BA and BAB5BA)

Square Palette

Burnt Steel square color palette has #B5BAB6 (Ash Gray), #B5B7BA (Philippine Silver) and #BAB5BA (Philippine Silver). 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

Burnt Steel Color Rainbow Palette

Our Burnt Steel 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 Burnt Steel Color


  • Transparent C8C6C4C8C6C4
  • Transparent CFCDCBCFCDCB
  • Transparent D6D4D3D6D4D3
  • Transparent DDDCDADDDCDA
  • Transparent E3E3E1E3E3E1
  • Transparent EAEAE9EAEAE9
  • Transparent F1F1F0F1F1F0
  • Transparent F8F8F8F8F8F8


  • Transparent AEADAAAEADAA
  • Transparent A9A7A5A9A7A5
  • Transparent A3A2A0A3A2A0
  • Transparent 9D9C9B9D9C9B
  • Transparent 979695979695
  • Transparent 919190919190
  • Transparent 8C8B8B8C8B8B
  • Transparent 868685868685


  • Transparent 959391959391
  • Transparent 82817F82817F
  • Transparent 706E6D706E6D
  • Transparent 5D5C5B5D5C5B
  • Transparent 4A4A484A4A48
  • Transparent 383736383736
  • Transparent 252524252524
  • Transparent 131212131212

Burnt Steel Color Patterns

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    Burnt Steel Gingham Checks

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    Burnt Steel Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Burnt Steel Polka Dots Pattern

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    Burnt Steel Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Burnt Steel Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Burnt Steel Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Burnt Steel Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Burnt Steel Plaid Pattern

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