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Ebony Color

HEX #555D50 / RGB (85, 93, 80)

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What is Ebony Color?

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Ebony has the hex code #555D50. The equivalent RGB values are (85, 93, 80), which means it is composed of 33% red, 36% green and 31% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:9 M:0 Y:14 K:64. In the HSV/HSB scale, Ebony has a hue of 97°, 14% saturation and a brightness value of 36%.
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.

Named after the famed wood from the African continent, ebony is a dark color that can range from grayish olive green to almost black. The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, ebony can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Ebony Color Codes

Hex Code#555D50
RGB Values(85, 93, 80)
CMYK Values(9%, 0%, 14%, 64%)
HSV/HSB Values(97°, 14%, 36%)
Closest Web Safe#666666
Inverse Color#AAA2AF [Silver (Metallic)]
Closest Pantone®425 C
Closest RAL7010 [Tarpaulin grey]
Complementary Color#58505D [Davy's Grey]
Ebony Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#565656
Weighted Average (Most Common)#595959
Weighted Average (Luma)#5A5A5A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9B9B9B

Ebony Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 555D50. Complementary color is 58505D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Ebony is Davy's Grey with the hex code #58505D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #555D50 color is offered by #58505D. 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 (555D50, 505D52 and 5C5D50)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Ebony (#555D50) are Feldgrau (#505D52) and Ebony (#5C5D50). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Ebony 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 (555D50, 52505D and 5D505C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Ebony (#555D50) are #52505D (Davy's Grey) and #5D505C (Davy's Grey). 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 (555D50, 50555D and 5D5055)

Triadic Palette

Ebony triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #50555D (Davy's Grey) and #5D5055 (Wenge) along with #555D50 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 (555D50, 50555D, 58505D and 5D5850)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Ebony has four colors - #50555D (Davy's Grey), #58505D (Davy's Grey) and #5D5850 (Wenge) in addition to the base color (#555D50). 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 (555D50, 505C5D, 58505D and 5D5250)

Square Palette

Ebony square color palette has #505C5D (Feldgrau), #58505D (Davy's Grey) and #5D5250 (Wenge). 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

Ebony Color Rainbow Palette

Our Ebony 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 Ebony Color


  • Transparent 777D73777D73
  • Transparent 888E85888E85
  • Transparent 999E96999E96
  • Transparent AAAEA8AAAEA8
  • Transparent BBBEB9BBBEB9
  • Transparent CCCECBCCCECB
  • Transparent DDDFDCDDDFDC
  • Transparent EEEFEEEEEFEE


  • Transparent 5E645A5E645A
  • Transparent 62685E62685E
  • Transparent 666B63666B63
  • Transparent 6B6F686B6F68
  • Transparent 6F726D6F726D
  • Transparent 737672737672
  • Transparent 777976777976
  • Transparent 7C7D7B7C7D7B


  • Transparent 444A40444A40
  • Transparent 3C41383C4138
  • Transparent 333830333830
  • Transparent 2B2F282B2F28
  • Transparent 222520222520
  • Transparent 1A1C181A1C18
  • Transparent 111310111310
  • Transparent 090908090908

Ebony Color Patterns

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    Ebony Gingham Checks

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    Ebony Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ebony Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ebony Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ebony Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ebony Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ebony Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ebony Plaid Pattern

Ebony Color Interior Ideas

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