#A8AAAD Hex Code

Color Name: Metallic Silver

What is hex #A8AAAD Color?

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The color name of hex code #A8AAAD is Metallic Silver. The RGB values are (168, 170, 173) which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:3 M:2 Y:0 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, #A8AAAD has a hue of 216°, 3% saturation and a brightness value of 68%.
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 #A8AAAD Color Codes

Color NameMetallic Silver
RGB Values(168, 170, 173)
CMYK Values(3%, 2%, 0%, 32%)
HSV/HSB Values(216°, 3%, 68%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#575552 [Davy's Grey]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 6 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#ADABA8 [Silver Chalice]
#A8AAAD Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Most Common)#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Luma)#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CECECE

Hex #A8AAAD Color Palettes

A8AAAD is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of A8AAAD. Complementary color is ADABA8

Complementary Palette

The complement of #A8AAAD is #ADABA8 which is called Silver Chalice. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A8AAAD color is offered by #ADABA8. 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 (A8AAAD, A9A8AD and A8ADAD)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #A8AAAD are #A9A8AD and #A8ADAD, called Metallic Silver and Metallic Silver, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #A8AAAD 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 (A8AAAD, ADA9A8 and ADADA8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #A8AAAD are #ADA9A8 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #ADADA8 (Silver Chalice). 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 (A8AAAD, ADA8AA and AAADA8)

Triadic Palette

#A8AAAD triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #ADA8AA (Dark Gray (X11)) and #AAADA8 (Dark Gray (X11)) along with #A8AAAD, 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 (A8AAAD, ADA8AA, ADABA8 and A8ADAB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #A8AAAD has #ADA8AA (Dark Gray (X11)), #ADABA8 (Silver Chalice) and #A8ADAB (Silver Chalice). 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 (A8AAAD, ADA8AD, ADABA8 and A8ADA9)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #A8AAAD contains #ADA8AD (Silver (Metallic)), #ADABA8 (Silver Chalice) and #A8ADA9 (Dark Gray (X11)). 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 #A8AAAD Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #A8AAAD 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 Metallic Silver Color


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#A8AAAD Color Patterns

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    Metallic Silver Gingham Checks

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    Metallic Silver Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Metallic Silver Polka Dots Pattern

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    Metallic Silver Honeycomb Pattern

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    Metallic Silver Leaves Pattern

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    Metallic Silver Houndstooth Pattern

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    Metallic Silver Trellis Pattern

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    Metallic Silver 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.