Perfect Gray

HEX #A1A1A1 / RGB (161, 161, 161)

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What is Perfect Gray Color?

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Perfect Gray has the hex code #A1A1A1. The equivalent RGB values are (161, 161, 161), 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:37. In the HSV/HSB scale, Perfect Gray has a hue of 359°, 0% saturation and a brightness value of 63%.
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.

Perfect 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 its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the perfect gray CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Perfect Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#A1A1A1
RGB Values(161, 161, 161)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 0%, 37%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 0%, 63%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#5E5E5E [Davy's Grey]
Closest Pantone®422 C
Closest RAL9006 [White aluminium]
Complementary Color#A1A1A1 [Quick Silver]
Perfect Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Luma)#A1A1A1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C9C9C9

Perfect Gray Color Palettes

Perfect Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of A1A1A1. Complementary color is A1A1A1

Complementary Palette

The complement of Perfect Gray is Quick Silver with the hex code #A1A1A1. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A1A1A1 color is offered by #A1A1A1. 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 (A1A1A1, A1A1A1 and A1A1A1)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Perfect Gray (#A1A1A1) are Quick Silver (#A1A1A1) and Quick Silver (#A1A1A1). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Perfect 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 (A1A1A1, A1A1A1 and A1A1A1)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Perfect Gray (#A1A1A1) are #A1A1A1 (Quick Silver) and #A1A1A1 (Quick 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 (A1A1A1, A1A1A1 and A1A1A1)

Triadic Palette

Perfect Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A1A1A1 (Quick Silver) and #A1A1A1 (Quick Silver) along with #A1A1A1 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 (A1A1A1, A1A1A1, A1A1A1 and A1A1A1)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Perfect Gray has four colors - #A1A1A1 (Quick Silver), #A1A1A1 (Quick Silver) and #A1A1A1 (Quick Silver) in addition to the base color (#A1A1A1). 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 (A1A1A1, A1A1A1, A1A1A1 and A1A1A1)

Square Palette

Perfect Gray square color palette has #A1A1A1 (Quick Silver), #A1A1A1 (Quick Silver) and #A1A1A1 (Quick 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

Perfect Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Perfect 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 Perfect Gray Color


  • Transparent B4B4B4#B4B4B4
  • Transparent BDBDBD#BDBDBD
  • Transparent C7C7C7#C7C7C7
  • Transparent D0D0D0#D0D0D0
  • Transparent D9D9D9#D9D9D9
  • Transparent E3E3E3#E3E3E3
  • Transparent ECECEC#ECECEC
  • Transparent F6F6F6#F6F6F6


  • Transparent 9A9A9A#9A9A9A
  • Transparent 979797#979797
  • Transparent 949494#949494
  • Transparent 919191#919191
  • Transparent 8D8D8D#8D8D8D
  • Transparent 8A8A8A#8A8A8A
  • Transparent 878787#878787
  • Transparent 838383#838383


  • Transparent 818181#818181
  • Transparent 717171#717171
  • Transparent 616161#616161
  • Transparent 515151#515151
  • Transparent 404040#404040
  • Transparent 303030#303030
  • Transparent 202020#202020
  • Transparent 101010#101010

Perfect Gray Color Patterns

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    Perfect Gray Gingham Checks

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    Perfect Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Perfect Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Perfect Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Perfect Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Perfect Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Perfect Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Perfect Gray Plaid Pattern

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