#8A868D Hex Code

Color Name: Taupe Gray

What is hex #8A868D Color?

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The color name of hex code #8A868D is Taupe Gray. The RGB values are (138, 134, 141) which means it is composed of 33% red, 32% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:2 M:5 Y:0 K:45. In the HSV/HSB scale, #8A868D has a hue of 274°, 5% 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 #8A868D Color Codes

Color NameTaupe Gray
RGB Values(138, 134, 141)
CMYK Values(2%, 5%, 0%, 45%)
HSV/HSB Values(274°, 5%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#757972 [Sonic Silver]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 8 C
Closest RAL9022 [Pearl light grey]
Complementary Color#898D86 [Philippine Gray]
#8A868D Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8A8A8A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#888888
Weighted Average (Luma)#878787
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BABABA

Hex #8A868D Color Palettes

8A868D is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 8A868D. Complementary color is 898D86

Complementary Palette

The complement of #8A868D is #898D86 which is called Philippine Gray. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8A868D color is offered by #898D86. 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 (8A868D, 8D868D and 87868D)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #8A868D are #8D868D and #87868D, called Taupe Gray and Taupe Gray, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #8A868D 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 (8A868D, 8D8D86 and 868D87)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #8A868D are #8D8D86 (Philippine Gray) and #868D87 (Dolphin 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.

Triadic color palette with (8A868D, 8D8A86 and 868D8A)

Triadic Palette

#8A868D triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8D8A86 (Taupe Gray) and #868D8A (Philippine Gray) along with #8A868D, 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 (8A868D, 8D8A86, 898D86 and 86898D)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #8A868D has #8D8A86 (Taupe Gray), #898D86 (Philippine Gray) and #86898D (Philippine Gray). 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 (8A868D, 8D8786, 898D86 and 868D8D)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #8A868D contains #8D8786 (Taupe Gray), #898D86 (Philippine Gray) and #868D8D (Philippine 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.

Rainbow color

Hex #8A868D Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #8A868D 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 Taupe Gray Color


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#8A868D Color Patterns

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    Taupe Gray Gingham Checks

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    Taupe Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Taupe Gray Polka Dots Pattern

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    Taupe Gray Honeycomb Pattern

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    Taupe Gray Leaves Pattern

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    Taupe Gray Houndstooth Pattern

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    Taupe Gray Trellis Pattern

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    Taupe 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.