#8B9697 Hex Code

Color Name: Spanish Gray

What is hex #8B9697 Color?

Spanish Gray (Hex code: 8B9697) Thumbnail

The color name of hex code #8B9697 is Spanish Gray. The RGB values are (139, 150, 151) which means it is composed of 32% red, 34% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:8 M:1 Y:0 K:41. In the HSV/HSB scale, #8B9697 has a hue of 185°, 8% saturation and a brightness value of 59%.
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 #8B9697 Color Codes

Color NameSpanish Gray
RGB Values(139, 150, 151)
CMYK Values(8%, 1%, 0%, 41%)
HSV/HSB Values(185°, 8%, 59%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#746968 [Dark Silver]
Closest Pantone®5497 C
Closest RAL7045 [Telegrey 1]
Complementary Color#978C8B [Philippine Gray]
#8B9697 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#939393
Weighted Average (Most Common)#939393
Weighted Average (Luma)#949494
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C2C2C2

Hex #8B9697 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8B9697. Complementary color is 978C8B

Complementary Palette

The complement of #8B9697 is #978C8B 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 #8B9697 color is offered by #978C8B. 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 (8B9697, 8B9097 and 8B9792)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #8B9697 are #8B9097 and #8B9792, called Roman Silver and Philippine Gray, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #8B9697 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 (8B9697, 978B90 and 97928B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #8B9697 are #978B90 (Philippine Gray) and #97928B (Philippine 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 (8B9697, 978B96 and 96978B)

Triadic Palette

#8B9697 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #978B96 (Spanish Gray) and #96978B (Spanish Gray) along with #8B9697, 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 (8B9697, 978B96, 978C8B and 8B978C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #8B9697 has #978B96 (Spanish Gray), #978C8B (Philippine Gray) and #8B978C (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 (8B9697, 928B97, 978C8B and 90978B)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #8B9697 contains #928B97 (Philippine Gray), #978C8B (Philippine Gray) and #90978B (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 #8B9697 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #8B9697 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 Spanish Gray Color


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#8B9697 Color Patterns

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    Spanish Gray Gingham Checks

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    Spanish Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Spanish Gray Polka Dots Pattern

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    Spanish Gray Honeycomb Pattern

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    Spanish Gray Leaves Pattern

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    Spanish Gray Houndstooth Pattern

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    Spanish Gray Trellis Pattern

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    Spanish 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.