What is French Gray Color?
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
|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 RAL||7047 [Telegrey 4]|
|Complementary Color||#C2C9C6 [Silver Sand]|
|French Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes|
|Weighted Average (Most Common)||#C4C4C4|
|Weighted Average (Luma)||#C4C4C4|
|Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)||#DCDCDC|
French Gray Color PalettesFrench Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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