Light Grey (RAL)

HEX #C5C7C4 / RGB (197, 199, 196)

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What is Light Grey (RAL) Color?

Light Grey (RAL) (Hex code: C5C7C4) Thumbnail

Light Grey (RAL) color hex code is #C5C7C4 and RGB (197, 199, 196). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 100°, saturation of 2% and a brightness of 78%. The CMYK values of Light Grey (RAL) are C:1 M:0 Y:2 K:22.

Light grey is from the RAL Classic list where it is included as 7035. The RAL color matching system is popular in several European countries including Germany, France and Italy. These colors cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name and can only be applied on web pages with their hexadecimal, RGB or HSL values.
Please note that the CMYK values displayed on this page are only approximations as they have been calculated from the hex code.

Please note: RAL colors displayed on the screen are close approximates to the actual color because of the variations in brightness and contrast. The same hold true for these colors printed out on standard printers where the variations in the quality of paper, ink and the device may produce different results.

Light Grey (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#C5C7C4
RGB Values(197, 199, 196)
CMYK Values(1%, 0%, 2%, 22%)
HSV/HSB Values(100°, 2%, 78%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#3A383B [Onyx]
Closest Pantone®420 C
Complementary Color#C6C4C7 [Silver Sand]
Light Grey (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C5C5C5
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C6C6C6
Weighted Average (Luma)#C6C6C6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DDDDDD

Light Grey (RAL) Color Palettes

Light Grey (RAL) is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of C5C7C4. Complementary color is C6C4C7

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Grey (RAL) is Silver Sand with the hex code #C6C4C7. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C5C7C4 color is offered by #C6C4C7. 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 (C5C7C4, C4C7C5 and C7C7C4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Grey (RAL) (#C5C7C4) are Silver Sand (#C4C7C5) and Silver Sand (#C7C7C4). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Grey (RAL) 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 (C5C7C4, C5C4C7 and C7C4C7)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Grey (RAL) (#C5C7C4) are #C5C4C7 (Silver Sand) and #C7C4C7 (Lavender 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 (C5C7C4, C4C5C7 and C7C4C5)

Triadic Palette

Light Grey (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C4C5C7 (Silver Sand) and #C7C4C5 (Silver Sand) along with #C5C7C4 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 (C5C7C4, C4C5C7, C6C4C7 and C7C6C4)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Grey (RAL) has four colors - #C4C5C7 (Silver Sand), #C6C4C7 (Silver Sand) and #C7C6C4 (Silver Sand) in addition to the base color (#C5C7C4). 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 (C5C7C4, C4C7C7, C6C4C7 and C7C5C4)

Square Palette

Light Grey (RAL) square color palette has #C4C7C7 (Silver Sand), #C6C4C7 (Silver Sand) and #C7C5C4 (Silver Sand). 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 Grey (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Grey (RAL) 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 Grey (RAL) Color


  • Transparent D1D2D0#D1D2D0
  • Transparent D6D8D6#D6D8D6
  • Transparent DCDDDC#DCDDDC
  • Transparent E2E3E2#E2E3E2
  • Transparent E8E9E7#E8E9E7
  • Transparent EEEEED#EEEEED
  • Transparent F3F4F3#F3F4F3
  • Transparent F9F9F9#F9F9F9


  • Transparent B7B9B6#B7B9B6
  • Transparent B0B2B0#B0B2B0
  • Transparent A9ABA9#A9ABA9
  • Transparent A3A4A2#A3A4A2
  • Transparent 9C9C9B#9C9C9B
  • Transparent 959594#959594
  • Transparent 8E8E8E#8E8E8E
  • Transparent 878787#878787


  • Transparent 9E9F9D#9E9F9D
  • Transparent 8A8B89#8A8B89
  • Transparent 767776#767776
  • Transparent 636462#636462
  • Transparent 4F504E#4F504E
  • Transparent 3B3C3B#3B3C3B
  • Transparent 272827#272827
  • Transparent 141414#141414

Light Grey (RAL) Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Light Grey (RAL) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Light Grey (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Grey (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Grey (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Grey (RAL) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Grey (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Grey (RAL) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Grey (RAL) Plaid Pattern

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