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Metro Gray Color

HEX #A9A9A9 / RGB (169, 169, 169)

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What is Metro Gray Color?

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Metro Gray has the hex code #A9A9A9. The equivalent RGB values are (169, 169, 169), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:0 K:34. In the HSV/HSB scale, Metro Gray has a hue of 359°, 0% 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.

Metro Gray 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.

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Metro Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#A9A9A9
RGB Values(169, 169, 169)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 0%, 34%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 0%, 66%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#565656 [Davy's Grey]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 6 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#A9A9A9 [Dark Gray (X11)]
Metro Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Luma)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CECECE

Metro Gray Color Palettes

Metro Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
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Complementary Palette

The complement of Metro Gray is Dark Gray (X11) with the hex code #A9A9A9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A9A9A9 color is offered by #A9A9A9. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (A9A9A9, A9A9A9 and A9A9A9)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Metro Gray (#A9A9A9) are Dark Gray (X11) (#A9A9A9) and Dark Gray (X11) (#A9A9A9). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Metro Gray 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (A9A9A9, A9A9A9 and A9A9A9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Metro Gray (#A9A9A9) are #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (A9A9A9, A9A9A9 and A9A9A9)

Triadic Palette

Metro Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)) along with #A9A9A9 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (A9A9A9, A9A9A9, A9A9A9 and A9A9A9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Metro Gray has four colors - #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)), #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)) in addition to the base color (#A9A9A9). 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.

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Square color palette with (A9A9A9, A9A9A9, A9A9A9 and A9A9A9)

Square Palette

Metro Gray square color palette has #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)), #A9A9A9 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #A9A9A9 (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.

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Metro Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Metro Gray 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Metro Gray Color


  • Transparent BABABABABABA
  • Transparent C3C3C3C3C3C3
  • Transparent CBCBCBCBCBCB
  • Transparent D4D4D4D4D4D4
  • Transparent DDDDDDDDDDDD
  • Transparent E5E5E5E5E5E5
  • Transparent EEEEEEEEEEEE
  • Transparent F6F6F6F6F6F6


  • Transparent A1A1A1A1A1A1
  • Transparent 9D9D9D9D9D9D
  • Transparent 999999999999
  • Transparent 959595959595
  • Transparent 909090909090
  • Transparent 8C8C8C8C8C8C
  • Transparent 888888888888
  • Transparent 848484848484


  • Transparent 878787878787
  • Transparent 767676767676
  • Transparent 656565656565
  • Transparent 555555555555
  • Transparent 444444444444
  • Transparent 333333333333
  • Transparent 222222222222
  • Transparent 111111111111

Metro Gray Color Patterns

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    Metro Gray Honeycomb Pattern

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    Metro Gray Leaves Pattern

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    Metro Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Metro Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Metro Gray Plaid Pattern

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