Dark Slate Gray

HEX #2F4F4F / RGB (47, 79, 79)

Gray slate stone

What is Dark Slate Gray Color?

Dark Slate Gray (Hex code: 2F4F4F) Thumbnail

Dark Slate Gray has the hex code #2F4F4F. The equivalent RGB values are (47, 79, 79), which means it is composed of 23% red, 39% green and 39% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:41 M:0 Y:0 K:69. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dark Slate Gray has a hue of 180°, 41% saturation and a brightness value of 31%.
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.

Dark Slate Gray is a web color which means it can be used in HTML with its name, "DarkSlateGray", in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

Dark Slate Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#2F4F4F
RGB Values(47, 79, 79)
CMYK Values(41%, 0%, 0%, 69%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 41%, 31%)
Closest Web Safe#336666
Inverse Color#D0B0B0 [Silver Pink]
Closest Pantone®626 C
Closest RAL6028 [Pine green]
Complementary Color#4F2F2F [Brown Coffee]
Dark Slate Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#444444
Weighted Average (Most Common)#454545
Weighted Average (Luma)#484848
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8C8C8C

Dark Slate Gray Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2F4F4F. Complementary color is 4F2F2F

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dark Slate Gray is Brown Coffee with the hex code #4F2F2F. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2F4F4F color is offered by #4F2F2F. 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 (2F4F4F, 2F3F4F and 2F4F3F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dark Slate Gray (#2F4F4F) are Charcoal (#2F3F4F) and Dark Slate Gray (#2F4F3F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dark Slate 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 (2F4F4F, 4F2F3F and 4F3F2F)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dark Slate Gray (#2F4F4F) are #4F2F3F (Dark Puce) and #4F3F2F (Royal Brown). 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 (2F4F4F, 4F2F4F and 4F4F2F)

Triadic Palette

Dark Slate Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #4F2F4F (Japanese Violet) and #4F4F2F (Soldier Green) along with #2F4F4F 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 (2F4F4F, 4F2F4F, 4F2F2F and 2F4F2F)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dark Slate Gray has four colors - #4F2F4F (Japanese Violet), #4F2F2F (Brown Coffee) and #2F4F2F (Kombu Green) in addition to the base color (#2F4F4F). 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 (2F4F4F, 3F2F4F, 4F2F2F and 3F4F2F)

Square Palette

Dark Slate Gray square color palette has #3F2F4F (Jacarta), #4F2F2F (Brown Coffee) and #3F4F2F (Rifle Green). 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

Dark Slate Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dark Slate 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 Dark Slate Gray Color


  • Transparent 597272#597272
  • Transparent 6D8484#6D8484
  • Transparent 829595#829595
  • Transparent 97A7A7#97A7A7
  • Transparent ACB9B9#ACB9B9
  • Transparent C1CACA#C1CACA
  • Transparent D5DCDC#D5DCDC
  • Transparent EAEDED#EAEDED


  • Transparent 3F5959#3F5959
  • Transparent 475E5E#475E5E
  • Transparent 4F6363#4F6363
  • Transparent 586868#586868
  • Transparent 606C6C#606C6C
  • Transparent 687171#687171
  • Transparent 707676#707676
  • Transparent 787B7B#787B7B


  • Transparent 263F3F#263F3F
  • Transparent 213737#213737
  • Transparent 1C2F2F#1C2F2F
  • Transparent 182828#182828
  • Transparent 132020#132020
  • Transparent 0E1818#0E1818
  • Transparent 091010#091010
  • Transparent 050808#050808

Dark Slate Gray Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Gray Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dark Slate Gray Plaid Pattern

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