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Ocean Gray Color

HEX #CBC9C9 / RGB (203, 201, 201)

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What is Ocean Gray Color?

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Ocean Gray has the hex code #CBC9C9. The equivalent RGB values are (203, 201, 201), which means it is composed of 34% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:1 Y:1 K:20. In the HSV/HSB scale, Ocean Gray has a hue of 0°, 1% saturation and a brightness value of 80%.
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.

Ocean Grey (or Ocean Gray) is a bright grayish-silvery color. The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, ocean gray 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.

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Ocean Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#CBC9C9
RGB Values(203, 201, 201)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 1%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 1%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#343636 [Jet]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 3 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#C9CBCB [Chinese Silver]
Ocean Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#CACACA
Weighted Average (Most Common)#CACACA
Weighted Average (Luma)#C9C9C9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DEDEDE

Ocean Gray Color Palettes

Ocean Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of CBC9C9. Complementary color is C9CBCB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Ocean Gray is Chinese Silver with the hex code #C9CBCB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CBC9C9 color is offered by #C9CBCB. 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 (CBC9C9, CBCAC9 and CBC9CA)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Ocean Gray (#CBC9C9) are Chinese Silver (#CBCAC9) and Chinese Silver (#CBC9CA). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Ocean 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (CBC9C9, C9CBCA and C9CACB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Ocean Gray (#CBC9C9) are #C9CBCA (Chinese Silver) and #C9CACB (Chinese 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 (CBC9C9, C9CBC9 and C9C9CB)

Triadic Palette

Ocean Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C9CBC9 (Chinese Silver) and #C9C9CB (Chinese Silver) along with #CBC9C9 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 (CBC9C9, C9CBC9, C9CBCB and CBC9CB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Ocean Gray has four colors - #C9CBC9 (Chinese Silver), #C9CBCB (Chinese Silver) and #CBC9CB (Chinese Silver) in addition to the base color (#CBC9C9). 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 (CBC9C9, CACBC9, C9CBCB and CAC9CB)

Square Palette

Ocean Gray square color palette has #CACBC9 (Chinese Silver), #C9CBCB (Chinese Silver) and #CAC9CB (Chinese 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

Ocean Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Ocean 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.


Tints, Tones & Shades of Ocean Gray Color


  • Transparent D5D4D4D5D4D4
  • Transparent DBD9D9DBD9D9
  • Transparent E0DFDFE0DFDF
  • Transparent E5E4E4E5E4E4
  • Transparent EAE9E9EAE9E9
  • Transparent EFEFEFEFEFEF
  • Transparent F5F4F4F5F4F4
  • Transparent FAFAFAFAFAFA


  • Transparent BCBABABCBABA
  • Transparent B5B3B3B5B3B3
  • Transparent ADACACADACAC
  • Transparent A6A5A5A6A5A5
  • Transparent 9E9D9D9E9D9D
  • Transparent 979696979696
  • Transparent 8F8F8F8F8F8F
  • Transparent 888787888787


  • Transparent A2A1A1A2A1A1
  • Transparent 8E8D8D8E8D8D
  • Transparent 7A79797A7979
  • Transparent 666565666565
  • Transparent 515050515050
  • Transparent 3D3C3C3D3C3C
  • Transparent 292828292828
  • Transparent 141414141414

Ocean Gray Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Ocean Gray Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Ocean Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ocean Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ocean Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ocean Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ocean Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ocean Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Ocean Gray Plaid Pattern

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