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French Gray Color

HEX #C9C2C5 / RGB (201, 194, 197)

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What is French Gray Color?

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French Gray has the hex code #C9C2C5. The equivalent RGB values are (201, 194, 197), which means it is composed of 34% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:4 Y:2 K:21. In the HSV/HSB scale, French Gray has a hue of 334°, 3% saturation and a brightness value of 79%.
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.

French 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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French Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#C9C2C5
RGB Values(201, 194, 197)
CMYK Values(0%, 4%, 2%, 21%)
HSV/HSB Values(334°, 3%, 79%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#363D3A [Onyx]
Closest Pantone®434 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#C2C9C6 [Silver Sand]
French Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C5C5C5
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C4C4C4
Weighted Average (Luma)#C4C4C4
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DCDCDC

French Gray Color Palettes

French Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of C9C2C5. Complementary color is C2C9C6

Complementary Palette

The complement of French Gray is Silver Sand with the hex code #C2C9C6. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C9C2C5 color is offered by #C2C9C6. 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 (C9C2C5, C9C3C2 and C9C2C9)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of French Gray (#C9C2C5) are Pale Silver (#C9C3C2) and Lavender Gray (#C9C2C9). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of French 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.

C9C2C5 C9C3C2 C9C2C9
Split Complementary color palette with (C9C2C5, C2C9C3 and C2C9C9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of French Gray (#C9C2C5) are #C2C9C3 (Silver Sand) and #C2C9C9 (Lavender 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.

C9C2C5 C2C9C3 C2C9C9
Triadic color palette with (C9C2C5, C5C9C2 and C2C5C9)

Triadic Palette

French Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C5C9C2 (Silver Sand) and #C2C5C9 (Lavender Gray) along with #C9C2C5 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

C9C2C5 C5C9C2 C2C5C9
Tetradic color palette with (C9C2C5, C5C9C2, C2C9C6 and C6C2C9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of French Gray has four colors - #C5C9C2 (Silver Sand), #C2C9C6 (Silver Sand) and #C6C2C9 (Lavender Gray) in addition to the base color (#C9C2C5). 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.

C9C2C5 C5C9C2 C2C9C6 C6C2C9
Square color palette with (C9C2C5, C9C9C2, C2C9C6 and C3C2C9)

Square Palette

French Gray square color palette has #C9C9C2 (Pastel Gray), #C2C9C6 (Silver Sand) and #C3C2C9 (Lavender 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.

C9C2C5 C9C9C2 C2C9C6 C3C2C9
Rainbow color

French Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our French 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 French Gray Color


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  • Transparent D9D4D6D9D4D6
  • Transparent DFDADCDFDADC
  • Transparent E4E1E2E4E1E2
  • Transparent E9E7E8E9E7E8
  • Transparent EFEDEEEFEDEE
  • Transparent F4F3F3F4F3F3
  • Transparent FAF9F9FAF9F9


  • Transparent BAB5B7BAB5B7
  • Transparent B3AEB0B3AEB0
  • Transparent ACA8A9ACA8A9
  • Transparent A5A1A3A5A1A3
  • Transparent 9D9A9C9D9A9C
  • Transparent 969495969495
  • Transparent 8F8D8E8F8D8E
  • Transparent 878787878787


  • Transparent A19B9EA19B9E
  • Transparent 8D888A8D888A
  • Transparent 797476797476
  • Transparent 656163656163
  • Transparent 504E4F504E4F
  • Transparent 3C3A3B3C3A3B
  • Transparent 282727282727
  • Transparent 141314141314

French Gray Color Patterns

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    French Gray Gingham Checks

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    French Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    French Gray Polka Dots Pattern

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    French Gray Honeycomb Pattern

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    French Gray Leaves Pattern

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    French Gray Houndstooth Pattern

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    French Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    French Gray Plaid Pattern

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