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Gray Violet Color

HEX #BBBCBC / RGB (187, 188, 188)

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What is Gray Violet Color?

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Included in the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list with the PMS number 14-4103 TCX, Gray Violet color hex code is #BBBCBC with RGB equivalent (187, 188, 188). It is not a web color and, hence, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS. However, Gray Violet can be applied to web pages with its HSL, RGB or the hex color code.
Please note that Pantone has not provided the CMYK values for the color. The RAL and CMYK numbers listed on this page have been calculated from the hex code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Gray Violet Color Codes

RGB Values(187, 188, 188)
CMYK Values(1%, 0%, 0%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 1%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#444343 [Outer Space]
Pantone®14-4103 TCX
Closest RAL7035 [Light grey]
Complementary Color#BCBBBB [Gray (X11)]
Gray Violet Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#BCBCBC
Weighted Average (Most Common)#BCBCBC
Weighted Average (Luma)#BCBCBC
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D8D8D8

Gray Violet Color Palettes

Gray Violet is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of BBBCBC. Complementary color is BCBBBB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Gray Violet is Gray (X11) with the hex code #BCBBBB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BBBCBC color is offered by #BCBBBB. 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 (BBBCBC, BBBCBC and BBBCBC)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Gray Violet (#BBBCBC) are Gray (X11) (#BBBCBC) and Gray (X11) (#BBBCBC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Gray Violet 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 (BBBCBC, BCBBBC and BCBCBB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Gray Violet (#BBBCBC) are #BCBBBC (Gray (X11)) and #BCBCBB (Gray (X11)). 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 (BBBCBC, BCBBBC and BCBCBB)

Triadic Palette

Gray Violet triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BCBBBC (Gray (X11)) and #BCBCBB (Gray (X11)) along with #BBBCBC 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 (BBBCBC, BCBBBC, BCBBBB and BBBCBB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Gray Violet has four colors - #BCBBBC (Gray (X11)), #BCBBBB (Gray (X11)) and #BBBCBB (Gray (X11)) in addition to the base color (#BBBCBC). 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 (BBBCBC, BCBBBC, BCBBBB and BCBCBB)

Square Palette

Gray Violet square color palette has #BCBBBC (Gray (X11)), #BCBBBB (Gray (X11)) and #BCBCBB (Gray (X11)). 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

Gray Violet Color Rainbow Palette

Our Gray Violet 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 Gray Violet Color


  • Transparent C9C9C9C9C9C9
  • Transparent CFD0D0CFD0D0
  • Transparent D6D7D7D6D7D7
  • Transparent DDDEDEDDDEDE
  • Transparent E4E4E4E4E4E4
  • Transparent EBEBEBEBEBEB
  • Transparent F1F2F2F1F2F2
  • Transparent F8F8F8F8F8F8


  • Transparent AFB0B0AFB0B0
  • Transparent A9AAAAA9AAAA
  • Transparent A3A4A4A3A4A4
  • Transparent 9E9E9E9E9E9E
  • Transparent 989898989898
  • Transparent 929292929292
  • Transparent 8C8C8C8C8C8C
  • Transparent 868686868686


  • Transparent 969696969696
  • Transparent 838484838484
  • Transparent 707171707171
  • Transparent 5E5E5E5E5E5E
  • Transparent 4B4B4B4B4B4B
  • Transparent 383838383838
  • Transparent 252626252626
  • Transparent 131313131313

Gray Violet Color Patterns

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    Gray Violet Gingham Checks

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    Gray Violet Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Gray Violet Honeycomb Pattern

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    Gray Violet Leaves Pattern

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    Gray Violet Houndstooth Pattern

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    Gray Violet Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gray Violet Plaid Pattern

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