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#556A6C Hex Code

Color Name: Cadet

What is hex #556A6C Color?

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The color name of hex code #556A6C is Cadet. The RGB values are (85, 106, 108) which means it is composed of 28% red, 35% green and 36% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:21 M:2 Y:0 K:58. In the HSV/HSB scale, #556A6C has a hue of 185°, 21% saturation and a brightness value of 42%.
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.

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Hex #556A6C Color Codes

Color NameCadet
RGB Values(85, 106, 108)
CMYK Values(21%, 2%, 0%, 58%)
HSV/HSB Values(185°, 21%, 42%)
Closest Web Safe#666666
Inverse Color#AA9593 [Grullo]
Closest Pantone®431 C
Closest RAL7031 [Blue grey]
Complementary Color#6C5755 [Wenge]
#556A6C Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#646464
Weighted Average (Most Common)#646464
Weighted Average (Luma)#666666
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A4A4A4

Hex #556A6C Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 556A6C. Complementary color is 6C5755

Complementary Palette

The complement of #556A6C is #6C5755 which is called Wenge. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #556A6C color is offered by #6C5755. 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 (556A6C, 555F6C and 556C63)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #556A6C are #555F6C and #556C63, called Black Coral and Stormcloud, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #556A6C 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (556A6C, 6C555F and 6C6355)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #556A6C are #6C555F (Wenge) and #6C6355 (Boy Red). 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 (556A6C, 6C556A and 6A6C55)

Triadic Palette

#556A6C triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6C556A (Granite Gray) and #6A6C55 (Axolotl) along with #556A6C, 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.

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Tetradic color palette with (556A6C, 6C556A, 6C5755 and 556C57)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #556A6C has #6C556A (Granite Gray), #6C5755 (Wenge) and #556C57 (Ebony). 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.

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Square color palette with (556A6C, 63556C, 6C5755 and 5F6C55)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #556A6C contains #63556C (Granite Gray), #6C5755 (Wenge) and #5F6C55 (Axolotl). 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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Hex #556A6C Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #556A6C 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of 556A6C Color


  • Transparent 778889778889
  • Transparent 889798889798
  • Transparent 99A6A799A6A7
  • Transparent AAB5B6AAB5B6
  • Transparent BBC3C4BBC3C4
  • Transparent CCD2D3CCD2D3
  • Transparent DDE1E2DDE1E2
  • Transparent EEF0F0EEF0F0


  • Transparent 5E6E705E6E70
  • Transparent 627172627172
  • Transparent 667374667374
  • Transparent 6B75766B7576
  • Transparent 6F77786F7778
  • Transparent 73797A73797A
  • Transparent 777C7C777C7C
  • Transparent 7C7E7E7C7E7E


  • Transparent 445556445556
  • Transparent 3C4A4C3C4A4C
  • Transparent 334041334041
  • Transparent 2B35362B3536
  • Transparent 222A2B222A2B
  • Transparent 1A20201A2020
  • Transparent 111516111516
  • Transparent 090B0B090B0B

#556A6C Color Patterns

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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.