#6A878B Hex Code

Color Name: Slate Gray

What is hex #6A878B Color?

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The color name of hex code #6A878B is Slate Gray. The RGB values are (106, 135, 139) which means it is composed of 28% red, 36% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:24 M:3 Y:0 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, #6A878B has a hue of 187°, 24% 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 #6A878B Color Codes

Color NameSlate Gray
RGB Values(106, 135, 139)
CMYK Values(24%, 3%, 0%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(187°, 24%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#669999
Inverse Color#957874 [Bazaar]
Closest Pantone®7544 C
Closest RAL5014 [Pigeon blue]
Complementary Color#8B6E6A [Mauve Taupe]
#6A878B Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#7F7F7F
Desaturated#7B7B7B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#7F7F7F
Weighted Average (Luma)#818181
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B6B6B6

Hex #6A878B Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 6A878B. Complementary color is 8B6E6A

Complementary Palette

The complement of #6A878B is #8B6E6A which is called Mauve Taupe. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #6A878B color is offered by #8B6E6A. 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 (6A878B, 6A778B and 6A8B7F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #6A878B are #6A778B and #6A8B7F, called Slate Gray and Xanadu, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #6A878B 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 (6A878B, 8B6A77 and 8B7F6A)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #6A878B are #8B6A77 (Mauve Taupe) and #8B7F6A (Shadow). 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 (6A878B, 8B6A87 and 878B6A)

Triadic Palette

#6A878B triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8B6A87 (Chinese Violet) and #878B6A (Camouflage Green) along with #6A878B, 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 (6A878B, 8B6A87, 8B6E6A and 6A8B6E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #6A878B has #8B6A87 (Chinese Violet), #8B6E6A (Mauve Taupe) and #6A8B6E (Russian 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 (6A878B, 7F6A8B, 8B6E6A and 778B6A)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #6A878B contains #7F6A8B (Chinese Violet), #8B6E6A (Mauve Taupe) and #778B6A (Camouflage Green). 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 #6A878B Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #6A878B 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.

#6A878B Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - 6A878B

    Slate Gray gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - 6A878B

    Slate Gray vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - 6A878B

    Slate Gray polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - 6A878B

    Slate Gray honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - 6A878B

    Slate Gray leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - 6A878B

    Slate Gray houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - 6A878B

    Slate Gray trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - 6A878B

    Slate Gray 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.