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Dull Gray Color

HEX #8B837E / RGB (139, 131, 126)

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What is Dull Gray Color?

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Dull Gray has the hex code #8B837E. The equivalent RGB values are (139, 131, 126), which means it is composed of 35% red, 33% green and 32% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:6 Y:9 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dull Gray has a hue of 23°, 9% saturation and a brightness value of 55%.
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.

Dull 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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Dull Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#8B837E
RGB Values(139, 131, 126)
CMYK Values(0%, 6%, 9%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(23°, 9%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#999966
Inverse Color#747C81 [AuroMetalSaurus]
Closest Pantone®403 C
Closest RAL9007 [Grey aluminium]
Complementary Color#7E868B [Old Silver]
Dull Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#848484
Weighted Average (Most Common)#858585
Weighted Average (Luma)#848484
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B8B8B8

Dull Gray Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8B837E. Complementary color is 7E868B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dull Gray is Old Silver with the hex code #7E868B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8B837E color is offered by #7E868B. 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 (8B837E, 8B8A7E and 8B7E80)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dull Gray (#8B837E) are Middle Grey (#8B8A7E) and Rocket Metallic (#8B7E80). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dull 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 (8B837E, 7E8B8A and 7E808B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dull Gray (#8B837E) are #7E8B8A (Dolphin Gray) and #7E808B (Gray (HTML/CSS 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 (8B837E, 7E8B83 and 837E8B)

Triadic Palette

Dull Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #7E8B83 (Dolphin Gray) and #837E8B (Taupe Gray) along with #8B837E 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 (8B837E, 7E8B83, 7E868B and 8B7E86)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dull Gray has four colors - #7E8B83 (Dolphin Gray), #7E868B (Old Silver) and #8B7E86 (Rocket Metallic) in addition to the base color (#8B837E). 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 (8B837E, 808B7E, 7E868B and 8A7E8B)

Square Palette

Dull Gray square color palette has #808B7E (Dolphin Gray), #7E868B (Old Silver) and #8A7E8B (Taupe 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

Dull Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dull 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 Dull Gray Color


  • Transparent A29C98A29C98
  • Transparent AEA8A5AEA8A5
  • Transparent B9B5B2B9B5B2
  • Transparent C5C1BFC5C1BF
  • Transparent D1CDCBD1CDCB
  • Transparent DCDAD8DCDAD8
  • Transparent E8E6E5E8E6E5
  • Transparent F3F3F2F3F3F2


  • Transparent 89827E89827E
  • Transparent 88827F88827F
  • Transparent 87827F87827F
  • Transparent 86827F86827F
  • Transparent 84817F84817F
  • Transparent 83817F83817F
  • Transparent 828180828180
  • Transparent 818080818080


  • Transparent 6F69656F6965
  • Transparent 615C58615C58
  • Transparent 534F4C534F4C
  • Transparent 46423F46423F
  • Transparent 383432383432
  • Transparent 2A27262A2726
  • Transparent 1C1A191C1A19
  • Transparent 0E0D0D0E0D0D

Dull Gray Color Patterns

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    Dull Gray Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Dull Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Gray Plaid Pattern

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