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Light Gray (Pantone) Color

HEX #DAD8C9 / RGB (218, 216, 201)

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What is Light Gray (Pantone) Color?

Light Gray (Pantone) (Hex code: DAD8C9) Thumbnail

Included in the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list with the PMS number 12-0404 TCX, Light Gray (Pantone) color hex code is #DAD8C9 with RGB equivalent (218, 216, 201). It is not a web color and, hence, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS. However, Light Gray (Pantone) can be applied to web pages with its HSL, RGB or the hex color code.
Please note that Pantone has not provided the CMYK values for the color. The RAL and CMYK numbers listed on this page have been calculated from the hex code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Light Gray (Pantone) Color Codes

Hex Code#DAD8C9
RGB Values(218, 216, 201)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 8%, 15%)
HSV/HSB Values(53°, 8%, 85%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#252736 [Charleston Green]
Pantone®12-0404 TCX
Closest RAL9002 [Grey white]
Complementary Color#C9CBDA [Light Periwinkle]
Light Gray (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D4D4D4
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D7D7D7
Weighted Average (Luma)#D7D7D7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E5E5E5

Light Gray (Pantone) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of DAD8C9. Complementary color is C9CBDA

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Gray (Pantone) is Light Periwinkle with the hex code #C9CBDA. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #DAD8C9 color is offered by #C9CBDA. 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 (DAD8C9, D4DAC9 and DAD0C9)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Gray (Pantone) (#DAD8C9) are Timberwolf (#D4DAC9) and Timberwolf (#DAD0C9). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Gray (Pantone) 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (DAD8C9, C9D4DA and D0C9DA)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Gray (Pantone) (#DAD8C9) are #C9D4DA (Columbia Blue) and #D0C9DA (Languid Lavender). 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 (DAD8C9, C9DAD8 and D8C9DA)

Triadic Palette

Light Gray (Pantone) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C9DAD8 (Columbia Blue) and #D8C9DA (Languid Lavender) along with #DAD8C9 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 (DAD8C9, C9DAD8, C9CBDA and DAC9CB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Gray (Pantone) has four colors - #C9DAD8 (Columbia Blue), #C9CBDA (Light Periwinkle) and #DAC9CB (Dust Storm) in addition to the base color (#DAD8C9). 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.

Square color palette with (DAD8C9, C9DAD0, C9CBDA and DAC9D4)

Square Palette

Light Gray (Pantone) square color palette has #C9DAD0 (American Silver), #C9CBDA (Light Periwinkle) and #DAC9D4 (Languid Lavender). 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

Light Gray (Pantone) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Gray (Pantone) 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.


Tints, Tones & Shades of Light Gray (Pantone) Color


  • Transparent E1E0D4E1E0D4
  • Transparent E5E4D9E5E4D9
  • Transparent E9E8DFE9E8DF
  • Transparent EDECE4EDECE4
  • Transparent F0EFE9F0EFE9
  • Transparent F4F3EFF4F3EF
  • Transparent F8F7F4F8F7F4
  • Transparent FBFBFAFBFBFA


  • Transparent C8C6BAC8C6BA
  • Transparent BFBEB3BFBEB3
  • Transparent B6B5ACB6B5AC
  • Transparent ADACA5ADACA5
  • Transparent A4A39DA4A39D
  • Transparent 9B9A969B9A96
  • Transparent 92928F92928F
  • Transparent 898987898987


  • Transparent AEADA1AEADA1
  • Transparent 99978D99978D
  • Transparent 838279838279
  • Transparent 6D6C656D6C65
  • Transparent 575650575650
  • Transparent 41413C41413C
  • Transparent 2C2B282C2B28
  • Transparent 161614161614

Light Gray (Pantone) Color Patterns

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    Light Gray (Pantone) Gingham Checks

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    Light Gray (Pantone) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Gray (Pantone) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Gray (Pantone) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Gray (Pantone) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Gray (Pantone) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Gray (Pantone) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Gray (Pantone) Plaid Pattern

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