Metallic Silver

HEX #A8A9AD / RGB (168, 169, 173)

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What is Metallic Silver Color?

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Metallic Silver has the hex code #A8A9AD. The equivalent RGB values are (168, 169, 173), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:3 M:2 Y:0 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, Metallic Silver has a hue of 228°, 3% saturation and a brightness value of 68%.
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.

Metallic Silver is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Metallic Silver Color Codes

Hex Code#A8A9AD
RGB Values(168, 169, 173)
CMYK Values(3%, 2%, 0%, 32%)
HSV/HSB Values(228°, 3%, 68%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#575652 [Davy's Grey]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 6 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#ADACA8 [Silver Chalice]
Metallic Silver Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AAAAAA
Desaturated#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Luma)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CECECE

Metallic Silver Color Palettes

Metallic Silver is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of A8A9AD. Complementary color is ADACA8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Metallic Silver is Silver Chalice with the hex code #ADACA8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A8A9AD color is offered by #ADACA8. 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 (A8A9AD, AAA8AD and A8ACAD)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Metallic Silver (#A8A9AD) are Silver (Metallic) (#AAA8AD) and Metallic Silver (#A8ACAD). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Metallic 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 (A8A9AD, ADAAA8 and ACADA8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Metallic Silver (#A8A9AD) are #ADAAA8 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #ACADA8 (Silver Chalice). 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 (A8A9AD, ADA8A9 and A9ADA8)

Triadic Palette

Metallic Silver triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #ADA8A9 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #A9ADA8 (Dark Gray (X11)) along with #A8A9AD 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 (A8A9AD, ADA8A9, ADACA8 and A8ADAC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Metallic Silver has four colors - #ADA8A9 (Dark Gray (X11)), #ADACA8 (Silver Chalice) and #A8ADAC (Metallic Silver) in addition to the base color (#A8A9AD). 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 (A8A9AD, ADA8AC, ADACA8 and A8ADAA)

Square Palette

Metallic Silver square color palette has #ADA8AC (Silver (Metallic)), #ADACA8 (Silver Chalice) and #A8ADAA (Dark Gray (X11)). 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

Metallic Silver Color Rainbow Palette

Our Metallic 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 Metallic Silver Color

Tints

  • Transparent B9BABD#B9BABD
  • Transparent C2C3C6#C2C3C6
  • Transparent CBCBCE#CBCBCE
  • Transparent D4D4D6#D4D4D6
  • Transparent DCDDDE#DCDDDE
  • Transparent E5E5E6#E5E5E6
  • Transparent EEEEEF#EEEEEF
  • Transparent F6F6F7#F6F6F7

Tones

  • Transparent A0A1A4#A0A1A4
  • Transparent 9C9DA0#9C9DA0
  • Transparent 98999B#98999B
  • Transparent 949597#949597
  • Transparent 909092#909092
  • Transparent 8C8C8E#8C8C8E
  • Transparent 888889#888889
  • Transparent 848485#848485

Shades

  • Transparent 86878A#86878A
  • Transparent 767679#767679
  • Transparent 656568#656568
  • Transparent 545557#545557
  • Transparent 434445#434445
  • Transparent 323334#323334
  • Transparent 222223#222223
  • Transparent 111111#111111

Metallic Silver Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Metallic Silver Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Metallic Silver Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Metallic Silver Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Metallic Silver Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Metallic Silver Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Metallic Silver Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Metallic Silver Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Metallic Silver Plaid Pattern

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