Matte Silver

HEX #A5A5A8 / RGB (165, 165, 168)

Matte Silver European Lighter

What is Matte Silver Color?

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Matte Silver has the hex code #A5A5A8. The equivalent RGB values are (165, 165, 168), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:2 M:2 Y:0 K:34. In the HSV/HSB scale, Matte Silver has a hue of 240°, 2% saturation and a brightness value of 66%.
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.

Matte silver color hex code is #A5A5A8. It is a dullish gray color with a tinge of blue. The color is not part of the web list and can only be applied on web pages with HTML and CSS via its hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK codes.

Matte Silver Color Codes

Hex Code#A5A5A8
RGB Values(165, 165, 168)
CMYK Values(2%, 2%, 0%, 34%)
HSV/HSB Values(240°, 2%, 66%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#5A5A57 [Davy's Grey]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 6 C
Closest RAL9006 [White aluminium]
Complementary Color#A8A8A5 [Quick Silver]
Matte Silver Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A6A6A6
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A5A5A5
Weighted Average (Luma)#A5A5A5
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CCCCCC

Matte Silver Color Palettes

Matte Silver is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of A5A5A8. Complementary color is A8A8A5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Matte Silver is Quick Silver with the hex code #A8A8A5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A5A5A8 color is offered by #A8A8A5. 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 (A5A5A8, A7A5A8 and A5A7A8)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Matte Silver (#A5A5A8) are Quick Silver (#A7A5A8) and Quick Silver (#A5A7A8). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Matte Silver 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 (A5A5A8, A8A7A5 and A7A8A5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Matte Silver (#A5A5A8) are #A8A7A5 (Quick Silver) and #A7A8A5 (Quick Silver). 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 (A5A5A8, A8A5A5 and A5A8A5)

Triadic Palette

Matte Silver triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A8A5A5 (Quick Silver) and #A5A8A5 (Quick Silver) along with #A5A5A8 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 (A5A5A8, A8A5A5, A8A8A5 and A5A8A8)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Matte Silver has four colors - #A8A5A5 (Quick Silver), #A8A8A5 (Quick Silver) and #A5A8A8 (Quick Silver) in addition to the base color (#A5A5A8). 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 (A5A5A8, A8A5A7, A8A8A5 and A5A8A7)

Square Palette

Matte Silver square color palette has #A8A5A7 (Quick Silver), #A8A8A5 (Quick Silver) and #A5A8A7 (Quick 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

Matte Silver Color Rainbow Palette

Our Matte Silver 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 Matte Silver Color


  • Transparent B7B7B9#B7B7B9
  • Transparent C0C0C2#C0C0C2
  • Transparent C9C9CB#C9C9CB
  • Transparent D2D2D4#D2D2D4
  • Transparent DBDBDC#DBDBDC
  • Transparent E4E4E5#E4E4E5
  • Transparent EDEDEE#EDEDEE
  • Transparent F6F6F6#F6F6F6


  • Transparent 9E9EA0#9E9EA0
  • Transparent 9A9A9C#9A9A9C
  • Transparent 969698#969698
  • Transparent 939394#939394
  • Transparent 8F8F90#8F8F90
  • Transparent 8B8B8C#8B8B8C
  • Transparent 878788#878788
  • Transparent 848484#848484


  • Transparent 848486#848486
  • Transparent 747476#747476
  • Transparent 636365#636365
  • Transparent 535354#535354
  • Transparent 424243#424243
  • Transparent 323232#323232
  • Transparent 212122#212122
  • Transparent 111111#111111

Matte Silver Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Matte Silver Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Matte Silver Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Silver Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Silver Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Silver Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Silver Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Silver Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Silver Plaid Pattern

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