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Shadow Gray Color

HEX #BBA5A0 / RGB (187, 165, 160)

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What is Shadow Gray Color?

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Shadow Gray is from the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list where it is included with the PMS number 16-1509 TCX. It is not part of the web color list and cannot be used in HTML and/or CSS code by name. The color can only be applied to a web page and digital creations with the hex code, RGB or HSL values.
Shadow Gray color hex code is #BBA5A0 and the RGB equivalent is (187, 165, 160). HSL, CMYK, RAL and other values are listed in the table. Please note that the RAL and CMYK values mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code and are only approximates.

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Shadow Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#BBA5A0
RGB Values(187, 165, 160)
CMYK Values(0%, 12%, 14%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(11°, 14%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CC9999
Inverse Color#445A5F [Feldgrau]
Pantone®16-1509 TCX
Closest RAL7032 [Pebble grey]
Complementary Color#A0B6BB [Cadet Blue (Crayola)]
Shadow Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Most Common)#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Luma)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CECECE

Shadow Gray Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BBA5A0. Complementary color is A0B6BB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Shadow Gray is Cadet Blue (Crayola) with the hex code #A0B6BB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BBA5A0 color is offered by #A0B6BB. 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 (BBA5A0, BBB3A0 and BBA0A9)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Shadow Gray (#BBA5A0) are Silver Pink (#BBB3A0) and Pastel Purple (#BBA0A9). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Shadow 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 (BBA5A0, A0BBB3 and A0A9BB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Shadow Gray (#BBA5A0) are #A0BBB3 (Cambridge Blue) and #A0A9BB (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 (BBA5A0, A0BBA5 and A5A0BB)

Triadic Palette

Shadow Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A0BBA5 (Cambridge Blue) and #A5A0BB (Pastel Purple) along with #BBA5A0 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 (BBA5A0, A0BBA5, A0B6BB and BBA0B6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Shadow Gray has four colors - #A0BBA5 (Cambridge Blue), #A0B6BB (Cadet Blue (Crayola)) and #BBA0B6 (Pastel Purple) in addition to the base color (#BBA5A0). 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 (BBA5A0, A9BBA0, A0B6BB and B3A0BB)

Square Palette

Shadow Gray square color palette has #A9BBA0 (Laurel Green), #A0B6BB (Cadet Blue (Crayola)) and #B3A0BB (Pastel Purple). 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

Shadow Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Shadow 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 Shadow Gray Color


  • Transparent C9B7B3C9B7B3
  • Transparent CFC0BDCFC0BD
  • Transparent D6C9C6D6C9C6
  • Transparent DDD2D0DDD2D0
  • Transparent E4DBD9E4DBD9
  • Transparent EBE4E3EBE4E3
  • Transparent F1EDECF1EDEC
  • Transparent F8F6F6F8F6F6


  • Transparent AF9E9AAF9E9A
  • Transparent A99A96A99A96
  • Transparent A39693A39693
  • Transparent 9E93909E9390
  • Transparent 988F8D988F8D
  • Transparent 928B8A928B8A
  • Transparent 8C87868C8786
  • Transparent 868483868483


  • Transparent 968480968480
  • Transparent 837470837470
  • Transparent 706360706360
  • Transparent 5E53505E5350
  • Transparent 4B42404B4240
  • Transparent 383230383230
  • Transparent 252120252120
  • Transparent 131110131110

Shadow Gray Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Shadow Gray Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Shadow Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shadow Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shadow Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shadow Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shadow Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shadow Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Shadow Gray Plaid Pattern

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