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Lead Gray Color

HEX #8A7963 / RGB (138, 121, 99)

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What is Lead Gray Color?

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Lead Gray comes from the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list and has the PMS number 17-1118 TCX. It is not included in the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name. Lead Gray color hex code is #8A7963 with RGB equivalent (138, 121, 99). It can be applied to web pages with its hex, RGB or HSL values.
The CMYK values of this color are not available on the Pantone web site and the ones listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal code.

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Lead Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#8A7963
RGB Values(138, 121, 99)
CMYK Values(0%, 12%, 28%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(34°, 28%, 54%)
Closest Web Safe#996666
Inverse Color#75869C [Light Slate Gray]
Pantone®17-1118 TCX
Closest RAL7002 [Olive grey]
Complementary Color#63748A [AuroMetalSaurus]
Lead Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#777777
Weighted Average (Most Common)#7C7C7C
Weighted Average (Luma)#7B7B7B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B2B2B2

Lead Gray Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8A7963. Complementary color is 63748A

Complementary Palette

The complement of Lead Gray is AuroMetalSaurus with the hex code #63748A. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8A7963 color is offered by #63748A. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (8A7963, 888A63 and 8A6663)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Lead Gray (#8A7963) are Moss Green (#888A63) and Rose Taupe (#8A6663). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Lead Gray with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

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Split Complementary color palette with (8A7963, 63888A and 66638A)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Lead Gray (#8A7963) are #63888A (Steel Teal) and #66638A (Dark Blue-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.

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Triadic color palette with (8A7963, 638A79 and 79638A)

Triadic Palette

Lead Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #638A79 (Wintergreen Dream) and #79638A (Chinese Violet) along with #8A7963 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (8A7963, 638A79, 63748A and 8A6374)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Lead Gray has four colors - #638A79 (Wintergreen Dream), #63748A (AuroMetalSaurus) and #8A6374 (Mauve Taupe) in addition to the base color (#8A7963). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

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Square color palette with (8A7963, 638A66, 63748A and 8A6388)

Square Palette

Lead Gray square color palette has #638A66 (Russian Green), #63748A (AuroMetalSaurus) and #8A6388 (Chinese Violet). 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.

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Rainbow color

Lead Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Lead Gray rainbow color palette is based on the RGB 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Lead Gray Color


  • Transparent A19482A19482
  • Transparent ADA192ADA192
  • Transparent B9AFA1B9AFA1
  • Transparent C5BCB1C5BCB1
  • Transparent D0C9C1D0C9C1
  • Transparent DCD7D0DCD7D0
  • Transparent E8E4E0E8E4E0
  • Transparent F3F2EFF3F2EF


  • Transparent 887A69887A69
  • Transparent 877B6C877B6C
  • Transparent 867C6F867C6F
  • Transparent 857D72857D72
  • Transparent 847D74847D74
  • Transparent 837E77837E77
  • Transparent 827F7A827F7A
  • Transparent 817F7D817F7D


  • Transparent 6E614F6E614F
  • Transparent 615545615545
  • Transparent 53493B53493B
  • Transparent 453D32453D32
  • Transparent 373028373028
  • Transparent 29241E29241E
  • Transparent 1C18141C1814
  • Transparent 0E0C0A0E0C0A

Lead Gray Color Patterns

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    Lead Gray Gingham Checks

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    Lead Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Lead Gray Polka Dots Pattern

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    Lead Gray Honeycomb Pattern

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    Lead Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lead Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lead Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Lead Gray Plaid Pattern

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