#A8ABAB Hex Code

Color Name: Metallic Silver

What is hex #A8ABAB Color?

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The color name of hex code #A8ABAB is Metallic Silver. The RGB values are (168, 171, 171) which means it is composed of 33% red, 34% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:2 M:0 Y:0 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, #A8ABAB has a hue of 180°, 2% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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 #A8ABAB Color Codes

Color NameMetallic Silver
RGB Values(168, 171, 171)
CMYK Values(2%, 0%, 0%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 2%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#575454 [Davy's Grey]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 6 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#ABA8A8 [Dark Gray (X11)]
#A8ABAB Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Most Common)#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Luma)#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CECECE

Hex #A8ABAB Color Palettes

A8ABAB is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of A8ABAB. Complementary color is ABA8A8

Complementary Palette

The complement of #A8ABAB is #ABA8A8 which is called Dark Gray (X11). Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A8ABAB color is offered by #ABA8A8. 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 (A8ABAB, A8AAAB and A8ABAA)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #A8ABAB are #A8AAAB and #A8ABAA, called Metallic Silver and Dark Gray (X11), respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #A8ABAB 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 (A8ABAB, ABA8AA and ABAAA8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #A8ABAB are #ABA8AA (Dark Gray (X11)) and #ABAAA8 (Dark Gray (X11)). 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 (A8ABAB, ABA8AB and ABABA8)

Triadic Palette

#A8ABAB triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #ABA8AB (Silver (Metallic)) and #ABABA8 (Dark Gray (X11)) along with #A8ABAB, 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 (A8ABAB, ABA8AB, ABA8A8 and A8ABA8)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #A8ABAB has #ABA8AB (Silver (Metallic)), #ABA8A8 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #A8ABA8 (Dark Gray (X11)). 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 (A8ABAB, AAA8AB, ABA8A8 and AAABA8)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #A8ABAB contains #AAA8AB (Silver (Metallic)), #ABA8A8 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #AAABA8 (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 #A8ABAB Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #A8ABAB 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.

#A8ABAB Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - A8ABAB

    Metallic Silver gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - A8ABAB

    Metallic Silver vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - A8ABAB

    Metallic Silver polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - A8ABAB

    Metallic Silver honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - A8ABAB

    Metallic Silver leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - A8ABAB

    Metallic Silver houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - A8ABAB

    Metallic Silver trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - A8ABAB

    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.