HEX #ADB4BF / RGB (173, 180, 191)

What is Pewter Color?

Pewter (Hex code: ADB4BF) Thumbnail

Pewter has the hex code #ADB4BF. The equivalent RGB values are (173, 180, 191), which means it is composed of 32% red, 33% green and 35% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:9 M:6 Y:0 K:25. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pewter has a hue of 217°, 9% saturation and a brightness value of 75%.
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.

Pewter is a bluish-grey color that can be applied to web pages with the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. The color is not included in the web colors list and, hence, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. Please also note that the pewter color CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Pewter Color Codes

Hex Code#ADB4BF
RGB Values(173, 180, 191)
CMYK Values(9%, 6%, 0%, 25%)
HSV/HSB Values(217°, 9%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#99CCCC
Inverse Color#524B40 [Olive Drab Camouflage]
Closest Pantone®5295 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#BFB8AD [Black Shadows]
Pewter Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B5B5B5
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Luma)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D3D3D3

Pewter Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of ADB4BF. Complementary color is BFB8AD

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pewter is Black Shadows with the hex code #BFB8AD. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #ADB4BF color is offered by #BFB8AD. 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 (ADB4BF, AFADBF and ADBDBF)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pewter (#ADB4BF) are Cadet Blue (Crayola) (#AFADBF) and Opal (#ADBDBF). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pewter 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 (ADB4BF, BFAFAD and BDBFAD)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pewter (#ADB4BF) are #BFAFAD (Black Shadows) and #BDBFAD (Ash Gray). 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 (ADB4BF, BFADB4 and B4BFAD)

Triadic Palette

Pewter triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BFADB4 (Black Shadows) and #B4BFAD (Ash Gray) along with #ADB4BF 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 (ADB4BF, BFADB4, BFB8AD and ADBFB8)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pewter has four colors - #BFADB4 (Black Shadows), #BFB8AD (Black Shadows) and #ADBFB8 (Ash Gray) in addition to the base color (#ADB4BF). 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 (ADB4BF, BFADBD, BFB8AD and ADBFAF)

Square Palette

Pewter square color palette has #BFADBD (Black Shadows), #BFB8AD (Black Shadows) and #ADBFAF (Ash Gray). 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

Pewter Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pewter 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 Pewter Color


  • Transparent BDC3CC#BDC3CC
  • Transparent C6CBD2#C6CBD2
  • Transparent CED2D9#CED2D9
  • Transparent D6DADF#D6DADF
  • Transparent DEE1E5#DEE1E5
  • Transparent E6E9EC#E6E9EC
  • Transparent EFF0F2#EFF0F2
  • Transparent F7F8F9#F7F8F9


  • Transparent A4AAB2#A4AAB2
  • Transparent A0A4AC#A0A4AC
  • Transparent 9B9FA6#9B9FA6
  • Transparent 979AA0#979AA0
  • Transparent 929599#929599
  • Transparent 8E9093#8E9093
  • Transparent 898A8D#898A8D
  • Transparent 858586#858586


  • Transparent 8A9099#8A9099
  • Transparent 797E86#797E86
  • Transparent 686C73#686C73
  • Transparent 575A60#575A60
  • Transparent 45484C#45484C
  • Transparent 343639#343639
  • Transparent 232426#232426
  • Transparent 111213#111213

Pewter Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pewter Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pewter Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pewter Plaid Pattern

Pewter Color Interior Ideas

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