#518C8C Hex Code

Color Name: Steel Teal

What is hex #518C8C Color?

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The color name of hex code #518C8C is Steel Teal. The RGB values are (81, 140, 140) which means it is composed of 22% red, 39% green and 39% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:42 M:0 Y:0 K:45. In the HSV/HSB scale, #518C8C has a hue of 180°, 42% 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.

Hex #518C8C Color Codes

Color NameSteel Teal
RGB Values(81, 140, 140)
CMYK Values(42%, 0%, 0%, 45%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 42%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#669999
Inverse Color#AE7373 [Copper Penny]
Closest Pantone®5483 C
Closest RAL6033 [Mint turquoise]
Complementary Color#8C5151 [Spicy Mix]
#518C8C Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#787878
Weighted Average (Most Common)#7A7A7A
Weighted Average (Luma)#7F7F7F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B5B5B5

Hex #518C8C Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 518C8C. Complementary color is 8C5151

Complementary Palette

The complement of #518C8C is #8C5151 which is called Spicy Mix. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #518C8C color is offered by #8C5151. 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 (518C8C, 516F8C and 518C6F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #518C8C are #516F8C and #518C6F, called UCLA Blue and Wintergreen Dream, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #518C8C with a 30° separation. 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 (518C8C, 8C516F and 8C6F51)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #518C8C are #8C516F (Sugar Plum) and #8C6F51 (French Bistre). 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 (518C8C, 8C518C and 8C8C51)

Triadic Palette

#518C8C triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8C518C (Razzmic Berry) and #8C8C51 (Dark Tan) along with #518C8C, our main color, 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 (518C8C, 8C518C, 8C5151 and 518C51)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #518C8C has #8C518C (Razzmic Berry), #8C5151 (Spicy Mix) and #518C51 (Middle Green). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (518C8C, 6F518C, 8C5151 and 6F8C51)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #518C8C contains #6F518C (Dark Lavender), #8C5151 (Spicy Mix) and #6F8C51 (Palm Leaf). 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

Hex #518C8C Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #518C8C rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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.

Shades of Steel Teal Color


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#518C8C Color Patterns

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    Steel Teal Gingham Checks

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    Steel Teal Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Steel Teal Polka Dots Pattern

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    Steel Teal Honeycomb Pattern

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    Steel Teal Leaves Pattern

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    Steel Teal Houndstooth Pattern

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    Steel Teal Trellis Pattern

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    Steel Teal Plaid Pattern

Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.