Matte Steel

HEX #E1E3E4 / RGB (225, 227, 228)

What is Matte Steel Color?

Matte Steel (Hex code: E1E3E4) Thumbnail

Matte Steel has the hex code #E1E3E4. The equivalent RGB values are (225, 227, 228), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:1 M:0 Y:0 K:11. In the HSV/HSB scale, Matte Steel has a hue of 200°, 1% saturation and a brightness value of 89%.
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 Steel color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, matte steel can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Matte Steel Color Codes

Hex Code#E1E3E4
RGB Values(225, 227, 228)
CMYK Values(1%, 0%, 0%, 11%)
HSV/HSB Values(200°, 1%, 89%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#1E1C1B [Eerie Black]
Closest Pantone®663 C
Closest RAL9003 [Signal white]
Complementary Color#E4E2E1 [Platinum]
Matte Steel Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#E3E3E3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#E3E3E3
Weighted Average (Luma)#E3E3E3
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#EAEAEA

Matte Steel Color Palettes

Matte Steel is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of E1E3E4. Complementary color is E4E2E1

Complementary Palette

The complement of Matte Steel is Platinum with the hex code #E4E2E1. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E1E3E4 color is offered by #E4E2E1. 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 (E1E3E4, E1E2E4 and E1E4E4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Matte Steel (#E1E3E4) are Platinum (#E1E2E4) and Platinum (#E1E4E4). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Matte Steel 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 (E1E3E4, E4E1E2 and E4E4E1)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Matte Steel (#E1E3E4) are #E4E1E2 (Platinum) and #E4E4E1 (Platinum). 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 (E1E3E4, E4E1E3 and E3E4E1)

Triadic Palette

Matte Steel triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E4E1E3 (Platinum) and #E3E4E1 (Platinum) along with #E1E3E4 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 (E1E3E4, E4E1E3, E4E2E1 and E1E4E2)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Matte Steel has four colors - #E4E1E3 (Platinum), #E4E2E1 (Platinum) and #E1E4E2 (Platinum) in addition to the base color (#E1E3E4). 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 (E1E3E4, E4E1E4, E4E2E1 and E2E4E1)

Square Palette

Matte Steel square color palette has #E4E1E4 (Platinum), #E4E2E1 (Platinum) and #E2E4E1 (Chinese White). 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 Steel Color Rainbow Palette

Our Matte Steel 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 Steel Color


  • Transparent E7E9E9#E7E9E9
  • Transparent EAEBEC#EAEBEC
  • Transparent EDEEEF#EDEEEF
  • Transparent F0F1F2#F0F1F2
  • Transparent F3F4F4#F3F4F4
  • Transparent F6F7F7#F6F7F7
  • Transparent F9F9FA#F9F9FA
  • Transparent FCFCFC#FCFCFC


  • Transparent CECFD0#CECFD0
  • Transparent C4C5C6#C4C5C6
  • Transparent BABBBC#BABBBC
  • Transparent B1B2B2#B1B2B2
  • Transparent A7A8A8#A7A8A8
  • Transparent 9D9E9E#9D9E9E
  • Transparent 939494#939494
  • Transparent 8A8A8A#8A8A8A


  • Transparent B4B6B6#B4B6B6
  • Transparent 9E9FA0#9E9FA0
  • Transparent 878889#878889
  • Transparent 717272#717272
  • Transparent 5A5B5B#5A5B5B
  • Transparent 444444#444444
  • Transparent 2D2D2E#2D2D2E
  • Transparent 171717#171717

Matte Steel Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Matte Steel Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Matte Steel Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Steel Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Steel Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Steel Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Steel Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Steel Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Steel Plaid Pattern