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Charcoal Gray Color

HEX #6C6868 / RGB (108, 104, 104)

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What is Charcoal Gray Color?

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Charcoal Gray is a Pantone textile Cotton eXtended color with the PMS number 18-0601 TCX. It is not a web color and cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name. However, it can be applied to web pages and digital works with its hex, RGB or HSL values.
Charcoal Gray (or Grey) color hex code is #6C6868 with RGB (108, 104, 104). Please note that the equivalent RAL and CMYK values mentioned on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code and are only approximates.

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Charcoal Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#6C6868
RGB Values(108, 104, 104)
CMYK Values(0%, 4%, 4%, 58%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 4%, 42%)
Closest Web Safe#666666
Inverse Color#939797 [Spanish Gray]
Pantone®18-0601 TCX
Closest RAL7005 [Mouse grey]
Complementary Color#686C6C [Dim Gray]
Charcoal Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#696969
Weighted Average (Most Common)#696969
Weighted Average (Luma)#696969
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A6A6A6

Charcoal Gray Color Palettes

Charcoal Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 6C6868. Complementary color is 686C6C

Complementary Palette

The complement of Charcoal Gray is Dim Gray with the hex code #686C6C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #6C6868 color is offered by #686C6C. 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 (6C6868, 6C6A68 and 6C686A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Charcoal Gray (#6C6868) are Dim Gray (#6C6A68) and Dim Gray (#6C686A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Charcoal 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (6C6868, 686C6A and 686A6C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Charcoal Gray (#6C6868) are #686C6A (Dim Gray) and #686A6C (Dim 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.

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Triadic color palette with (6C6868, 686C68 and 68686C)

Triadic Palette

Charcoal Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #686C68 (Dim Gray) and #68686C (Dim Gray) along with #6C6868 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 (6C6868, 686C68, 686C6C and 6C686C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Charcoal Gray has four colors - #686C68 (Dim Gray), #686C6C (Dim Gray) and #6C686C (Dim Gray) in addition to the base color (#6C6868). 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 (6C6868, 6A6C68, 686C6C and 6A686C)

Square Palette

Charcoal Gray square color palette has #6A6C68 (Dim Gray), #686C6C (Dim Gray) and #6A686C (Dim Gray). 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

Charcoal Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Charcoal 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Charcoal Gray Color


  • Transparent 898686898686
  • Transparent 989595989595
  • Transparent A7A4A4A7A4A4
  • Transparent B6B4B4B6B4B4
  • Transparent C4C3C3C4C3C3
  • Transparent D3D2D2D3D2D2
  • Transparent E2E1E1E2E1E1
  • Transparent F0F0F0F0F0F0


  • Transparent 706D6D706D6D
  • Transparent 726F6F726F6F
  • Transparent 747272747272
  • Transparent 767474767474
  • Transparent 787676787676
  • Transparent 7A79797A7979
  • Transparent 7C7B7B7C7B7B
  • Transparent 7E7E7E7E7E7E


  • Transparent 565353565353
  • Transparent 4C49494C4949
  • Transparent 413E3E413E3E
  • Transparent 363434363434
  • Transparent 2B2A2A2B2A2A
  • Transparent 201F1F201F1F
  • Transparent 161515161515
  • Transparent 0B0A0A0B0A0A

Charcoal Gray Color Patterns

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    Charcoal Gray Gingham Checks

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    Charcoal Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Charcoal Gray Polka Dots Pattern

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    Charcoal Gray Honeycomb Pattern

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    Charcoal Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal Gray Houndstooth Pattern

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    Charcoal Gray Trellis Pattern

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    Charcoal Gray Plaid Pattern

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