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Chinese Gray Color

HEX #9D9C9C / RGB (157, 156, 156)

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What is Chinese Gray Color?

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Chinese Gray has the hex code #9D9C9C. The equivalent RGB values are (157, 156, 156), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:1 Y:1 K:38. In the HSV/HSB scale, Chinese Gray has a hue of 0°, 1% saturation and a brightness value of 62%.
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.

Chinese Gray 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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Chinese Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#9D9C9C
RGB Values(157, 156, 156)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 1%, 38%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 1%, 62%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#626363 [Granite Gray]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 7 C
Closest RAL7004 [Signal grey]
Complementary Color#9C9D9D [Spanish Gray]
Chinese Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9C9C9C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9C9C9C
Weighted Average (Luma)#9C9C9C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C7C7C7

Chinese Gray Color Palettes

Chinese Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 9D9C9C. Complementary color is 9C9D9D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Chinese Gray is Spanish Gray with the hex code #9C9D9D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #9D9C9C color is offered by #9C9D9D. 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 (9D9C9C, 9D9D9C and 9D9C9D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Chinese Gray (#9D9C9C) are Spanish Gray (#9D9D9C) and Spanish Gray (#9D9C9D). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Chinese 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 (9D9C9C, 9C9D9D and 9C9D9D)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Chinese Gray (#9D9C9C) are #9C9D9D (Spanish Gray) and #9C9D9D (Spanish 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 (9D9C9C, 9C9D9C and 9C9C9D)

Triadic Palette

Chinese Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9C9D9C (Spanish Gray) and #9C9C9D (Spanish Gray) along with #9D9C9C 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 (9D9C9C, 9C9D9C, 9C9D9D and 9D9C9D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Chinese Gray has four colors - #9C9D9C (Spanish Gray), #9C9D9D (Spanish Gray) and #9D9C9D (Spanish Gray) in addition to the base color (#9D9C9C). 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 (9D9C9C, 9D9D9C, 9C9D9D and 9D9C9D)

Square Palette

Chinese Gray square color palette has #9D9D9C (Spanish Gray), #9C9D9D (Spanish Gray) and #9D9C9D (Spanish 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

Chinese Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Chinese 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 Chinese Gray Color


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  • Transparent BABABABABABA
  • Transparent C4C4C4C4C4C4
  • Transparent CECECECECECE
  • Transparent D8D7D7D8D7D7
  • Transparent E2E1E1E2E1E1
  • Transparent EBEBEBEBEBEB
  • Transparent F5F5F5F5F5F5


  • Transparent 979696979696
  • Transparent 949494949494
  • Transparent 919191919191
  • Transparent 8F8E8E8F8E8E
  • Transparent 8C8B8B8C8B8B
  • Transparent 898888898888
  • Transparent 868686868686
  • Transparent 838383838383


  • Transparent 7E7D7D7E7D7D
  • Transparent 6E6D6D6E6D6D
  • Transparent 5E5E5E5E5E5E
  • Transparent 4F4E4E4F4E4E
  • Transparent 3F3E3E3F3E3E
  • Transparent 2F2F2F2F2F2F
  • Transparent 1F1F1F1F1F1F
  • Transparent 101010101010

Chinese Gray Color Patterns

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    Chinese Gray Houndstooth Pattern

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    Chinese Gray Trellis Pattern

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    Chinese Gray Plaid Pattern

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