#8A8987 Hex Code

Color Name: Taupe Gray

What is hex #8A8987 Color?

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The color name of hex code #8A8987 is Taupe Gray. The RGB values are (138, 137, 135) which means it is composed of 34% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:1 Y:2 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, #8A8987 has a hue of 40°, 2% saturation and a brightness value of 54%.
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 #8A8987 Color Codes

Color NameTaupe Gray
RGB Values(138, 137, 135)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 2%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(40°, 2%, 54%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#757678 [Sonic Silver]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 8 C
Closest RAL9022 [Pearl light grey]
Complementary Color#87888A [Taupe Gray]
#8A8987 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#898989
Weighted Average (Most Common)#898989
Weighted Average (Luma)#898989
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BBBBBB

Hex #8A8987 Color Palettes

8A8987 is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 8A8987. Complementary color is 87888A

Complementary Palette

The complement of #8A8987 is #87888A which is called Taupe Gray. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8A8987 color is offered by #87888A. 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 (8A8987, 8A8A87 and 8A8887)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #8A8987 are #8A8A87 and #8A8887, called Taupe Gray and Taupe Gray, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #8A8987 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 (8A8987, 878A8A and 88878A)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #8A8987 are #878A8A (Philippine Gray) and #88878A (Taupe 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 (8A8987, 878A89 and 89878A)

Triadic Palette

#8A8987 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #878A89 (Philippine Gray) and #89878A (Taupe Gray) along with #8A8987, 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 (8A8987, 878A89, 87888A and 8A8788)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #8A8987 has #878A89 (Philippine Gray), #87888A (Taupe Gray) and #8A8788 (Taupe 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 (8A8987, 878A88, 87888A and 8A878A)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #8A8987 contains #878A88 (Taupe Gray), #87888A (Taupe Gray) and #8A878A (Taupe 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 #8A8987 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #8A8987 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.

#8A8987 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.