Cool Gray

HEX #8C92AC / RGB (140, 146, 172)

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What is Cool Gray Color?

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Cool Gray has the hex code #8C92AC. The equivalent RGB values are (140, 146, 172), which means it is composed of 31% red, 32% green and 38% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:19 M:15 Y:0 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cool Gray has a hue of 229°, 19% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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.

Cool Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#8C92AC
RGB Values(140, 146, 172)
CMYK Values(19%, 15%, 0%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(229°, 19%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#736D53 [Boy Red]
Closest Pantone®7674 C
Closest RAL7001 [Silver grey]
Complementary Color#ACA68C [Grullo]
Cool Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#999999
Weighted Average (Most Common)#939393
Weighted Average (Luma)#939393
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C1C1C1

Cool Gray Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8C92AC. Complementary color is ACA68C

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cool Gray is Grullo with the hex code #ACA68C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8C92AC color is offered by #ACA68C. 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 (8C92AC, 968CAC and 8CA2AC)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cool Gray (#8C92AC) are Deep Amethyst (#968CAC) and Cadet Grey (#8CA2AC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cool 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (8C92AC, AC968C and A2AC8C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cool Gray (#8C92AC) are #AC968C (Grullo) and #A2AC8C (Grullo). 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 (8C92AC, AC8C92 and 92AC8C)

Triadic Palette

Cool Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AC8C92 (English Lavender) and #92AC8C (Dark Sea Green) along with #8C92AC 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 (8C92AC, AC8C92, ACA68C and 8CACA6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cool Gray has four colors - #AC8C92 (English Lavender), #ACA68C (Grullo) and #8CACA6 (Cadet Grey) in addition to the base color (#8C92AC). 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 (8C92AC, AC8CA2, ACA68C and 8CAC96)

Square Palette

Cool Gray square color palette has #AC8CA2 (Heliotrope Gray), #ACA68C (Grullo) and #8CAC96 (Morning Blue). 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

Cool Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cool 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cool Gray Color


  • Transparent A3A8BD#A3A8BD
  • Transparent AFB3C5#AFB3C5
  • Transparent BABECD#BABECD
  • Transparent C6C9D6#C6C9D6
  • Transparent D1D3DE#D1D3DE
  • Transparent DDDEE6#DDDEE6
  • Transparent E8E9EE#E8E9EE
  • Transparent F4F4F7#F4F4F7


  • Transparent 8A8EA3#8A8EA3
  • Transparent 888D9F#888D9F
  • Transparent 878B9A#878B9A
  • Transparent 868996#868996
  • Transparent 858792#858792
  • Transparent 84858D#84858D
  • Transparent 828489#828489
  • Transparent 818284#818284


  • Transparent 70758A#70758A
  • Transparent 626678#626678
  • Transparent 545867#545867
  • Transparent 464956#464956
  • Transparent 383A45#383A45
  • Transparent 2A2C34#2A2C34
  • Transparent 1C1D22#1C1D22
  • Transparent 0E0F11#0E0F11

Cool Gray Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Cool Gray Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cool Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cool Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cool Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cool Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cool Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cool Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cool Gray Plaid Pattern

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