#BBB5B5 Hex Code

Color Name: Black Shadows

What is hex #BBB5B5 Color?

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The color name of hex code #BBB5B5 is Black Shadows. The RGB values are (187, 181, 181) which means it is composed of 34% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:3 Y:3 K:27. In the HSV/HSB scale, #BBB5B5 has a hue of 0°, 3% saturation and a brightness value of 73%.
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 #BBB5B5 Color Codes

Color NameBlack Shadows
RGB Values(187, 181, 181)
CMYK Values(0%, 3%, 3%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 3%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#444A4A [Outer Space]
Closest Pantone®435 C
Closest RAL7044 [Silk grey]
Complementary Color#B5BBBB [Ash Gray]
#BBB5B5 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Luma)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D5D5D5

Hex #BBB5B5 Color Palettes

BBB5B5 is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of BBB5B5. Complementary color is B5BBBB

Complementary Palette

The complement of #BBB5B5 is #B5BBBB which is called Ash Gray. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BBB5B5 color is offered by #B5BBBB. 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 (BBB5B5, BBB8B5 and BBB5B8)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #BBB5B5 are #BBB8B5 and #BBB5B8, called Philippine Silver and Black Shadows, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #BBB5B5 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 (BBB5B5, B5BBB8 and B5B8BB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #BBB5B5 are #B5BBB8 (Ash Gray) and #B5B8BB (Ash 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 (BBB5B5, B5BBB5 and B5B5BB)

Triadic Palette

#BBB5B5 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B5BBB5 (Ash Gray) and #B5B5BB (Philippine Silver) along with #BBB5B5, 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 (BBB5B5, B5BBB5, B5BBBB and BBB5BB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #BBB5B5 has #B5BBB5 (Ash Gray), #B5BBBB (Ash Gray) and #BBB5BB (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 (BBB5B5, B8BBB5, B5BBBB and B8B5BB)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #BBB5B5 contains #B8BBB5 (Ash Gray), #B5BBBB (Ash Gray) and #B8B5BB (Philippine Silver). 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 #BBB5B5 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #BBB5B5 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 Black Shadows Color


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#BBB5B5 Color Patterns

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    Black Shadows Gingham Checks

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    Black Shadows Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Black Shadows Polka Dots Pattern

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    Black Shadows Honeycomb Pattern

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    Black Shadows Leaves Pattern

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    Black Shadows Houndstooth Pattern

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    Black Shadows Trellis Pattern

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    Black Shadows 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.