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Oyster Gray Color

HEX #CBC1AE / RGB (203, 193, 174)

Oyster in a shell

What is Oyster Gray Color?

Oyster Gray (Hex code: CBC1AE) Thumbnail

Oyster Gray comes from the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list and has the PMS number 14-1107 TCX. It is not included in the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name. Oyster Gray color hex code is #CBC1AE with RGB equivalent (203, 193, 174). It can be applied to web pages with its hex, RGB or HSL values.
The CMYK values of this color are not available on the Pantone web site and the ones listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal code.

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Oyster Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#CBC1AE
RGB Values(203, 193, 174)
CMYK Values(0%, 5%, 14%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(39°, 14%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#343E51 [Charcoal]
Pantone®14-1107 TCX
Closest RAL7035 [Light grey]
Complementary Color#AEB8CB [Cadet Blue (Crayola)]
Oyster Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#BEBEBE
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Luma)#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DBDBDB

Oyster Gray Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of CBC1AE. Complementary color is AEB8CB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Oyster Gray is Cadet Blue (Crayola) with the hex code #AEB8CB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CBC1AE color is offered by #AEB8CB. 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 (CBC1AE, C7CBAE and CBB3AE)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Oyster Gray (#CBC1AE) are Pale Silver (#C7CBAE) and Silver Pink (#CBB3AE). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Oyster 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 (CBC1AE, AEC7CB and B3AECB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Oyster Gray (#CBC1AE) are #AEC7CB (Pastel Blue) and #B3AECB (Cadet Blue (Crayola)). 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 (CBC1AE, AECBC1 and C1AECB)

Triadic Palette

Oyster Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AECBC1 (Opal) and #C1AECB (Lilac) along with #CBC1AE 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 (CBC1AE, AECBC1, AEB8CB and CBAEB8)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Oyster Gray has four colors - #AECBC1 (Opal), #AEB8CB (Cadet Blue (Crayola)) and #CBAEB8 (Silver Pink) in addition to the base color (#CBC1AE). 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 (CBC1AE, AECBB3, AEB8CB and CBAEC7)

Square Palette

Oyster Gray square color palette has #AECBB3 (Opal), #AEB8CB (Cadet Blue (Crayola)) and #CBAEC7 (Lilac). 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

Oyster Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Oyster 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 Oyster Gray Color


  • Transparent D5CDBED5CDBE
  • Transparent DBD4C6DBD4C6
  • Transparent E0DACEE0DACE
  • Transparent E5E0D7E5E0D7
  • Transparent EAE6DFEAE6DF
  • Transparent EFECE7EFECE7
  • Transparent F5F3EFF5F3EF
  • Transparent FAF9F7FAF9F7


  • Transparent BCB4A5BCB4A5
  • Transparent B5AEA0B5AEA0
  • Transparent ADA79CADA79C
  • Transparent A6A197A6A197
  • Transparent 9E9A929E9A92
  • Transparent 97948E97948E
  • Transparent 8F8D898F8D89
  • Transparent 888785888785


  • Transparent A29A8BA29A8B
  • Transparent 8E877A8E877A
  • Transparent 7A74687A7468
  • Transparent 666157666157
  • Transparent 514D46514D46
  • Transparent 3D3A343D3A34
  • Transparent 292723292723
  • Transparent 141311141311

Oyster Gray Color Patterns

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    Oyster Gray Gingham Checks

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    Oyster Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Gray Honeycomb Pattern

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    Oyster Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Gray Plaid Pattern

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