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Sandstone Gray Color

HEX #A9A8A5 / RGB (169, 168, 165)

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What is Sandstone Gray Color?

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Sandstone Gray has the hex code #A9A8A5. The equivalent RGB values are (169, 168, 165), 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:2 K:34. In the HSV/HSB scale, Sandstone Gray has a hue of 45°, 2% 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.

Grey The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, sandstone 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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Sandstone Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#A9A8A5
RGB Values(169, 168, 165)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 2%, 34%)
HSV/HSB Values(45°, 2%, 66%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#56575A [Davy's Grey]
Closest Pantone®7537 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#A5A6A9 [Quick Silver]
Sandstone Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A7A7A7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#A8A8A8
Weighted Average (Luma)#A8A8A8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CDCDCD

Sandstone Gray Color Palettes

Sandstone Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of A9A8A5. Complementary color is A5A6A9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Sandstone Gray is Quick Silver with the hex code #A5A6A9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A9A8A5 color is offered by #A5A6A9. 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 (A9A8A5, A8A9A5 and A9A6A5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Sandstone Gray (#A9A8A5) are Quick Silver (#A8A9A5) and Quick Silver (#A9A6A5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Sandstone 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.

A9A8A5 A8A9A5 A9A6A5
Split Complementary color palette with (A9A8A5, A5A8A9 and A6A5A9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Sandstone Gray (#A9A8A5) are #A5A8A9 (Quick Silver) and #A6A5A9 (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.

A9A8A5 A5A8A9 A6A5A9
Triadic color palette with (A9A8A5, A5A9A8 and A8A5A9)

Triadic Palette

Sandstone Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A5A9A8 (Quick Silver) and #A8A5A9 (Quick Silver) along with #A9A8A5 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 (A9A8A5, A5A9A8, A5A6A9 and A9A5A6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Sandstone Gray has four colors - #A5A9A8 (Quick Silver), #A5A6A9 (Quick Silver) and #A9A5A6 (Quick Silver) in addition to the base color (#A9A8A5). 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.

A9A8A5 A5A9A8 A5A6A9 A9A5A6
Square color palette with (A9A8A5, A5A9A6, A5A6A9 and A9A5A8)

Square Palette

Sandstone Gray square color palette has #A5A9A6 (Quick Silver), #A5A6A9 (Quick Silver) and #A9A5A8 (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.

A9A8A5 A5A9A6 A5A6A9 A9A5A8
Rainbow color

Sandstone Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Sandstone 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 Sandstone Gray Color


  • Transparent BAB9B7BAB9B7
  • Transparent C3C2C0C3C2C0
  • Transparent CBCBC9CBCBC9
  • Transparent D4D4D2D4D4D2
  • Transparent DDDCDBDDDCDB
  • Transparent E5E5E4E5E5E4
  • Transparent EEEEEDEEEEED
  • Transparent F6F6F6F6F6F6


  • Transparent A1A09EA1A09E
  • Transparent 9D9C9A9D9C9A
  • Transparent 999896999896
  • Transparent 959493959493
  • Transparent 90908F90908F
  • Transparent 8C8C8B8C8C8B
  • Transparent 888887888887
  • Transparent 848484848484


  • Transparent 878684878684
  • Transparent 767674767674
  • Transparent 656563656563
  • Transparent 555453555453
  • Transparent 444342444342
  • Transparent 333232333232
  • Transparent 222221222221
  • Transparent 111111111111

Sandstone Gray Color Patterns

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    Sandstone Gray Gingham Checks

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    Sandstone Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstone Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstone Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstone Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstone Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstone Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstone Gray Plaid Pattern

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