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Shearwater Black Color

HEX #5B5B6C / RGB (91, 91, 108)

What is Shearwater Black Color?

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Shearwater Black has the hex code #5B5B6C. The equivalent RGB values are (91, 91, 108), which means it is composed of 31% red, 31% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:16 M:16 Y:0 K:58. In the HSV/HSB scale, Shearwater Black has a hue of 240°, 16% saturation and a brightness value of 42%.
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.

Shearwater Black is an RAL Design color with the number 290 40 10. Different from the Classic list, the RAL Design catalogue specifies colors for interiors. RAL is a well-known color matching system used in several European countries including Germany, France, Italy and the UK.

Shearwater Black hex code is #5B5B6C with equivalent RGB (91, 91, 108). You can use these along with HSL values in HTML and CSS code to display the color on web pages. Please also note that the CMYK values and the corresponding Pantone (PMS) number mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code and are only approximations.

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Shearwater Black Color Codes

Hex Code#5B5B6C
RGB Values(91, 91, 108)
CMYK Values(16%, 16%, 0%, 58%)
HSV/HSB Values(240°, 16%, 42%)
Closest Web Safe#666666
Inverse Color#A4A493 [Grullo]
Closest Pantone®431 C
Closest RAL7031 [Blue grey]
Complementary Color#6C6C5B [Granite Gray]
Shearwater Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#616161
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5D5D5D
Weighted Average (Luma)#5C5C5C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#9D9D9D

Shearwater Black Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 5B5B6C. Complementary color is 6C6C5B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Shearwater Black is Granite Gray with the hex code #6C6C5B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #5B5B6C color is offered by #6C6C5B. 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 (5B5B6C, 645B6C and 5B646C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Shearwater Black (#5B5B6C) are Granite Gray (#645B6C) and Black Coral (#5B646C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Shearwater Black 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (5B5B6C, 6C645B and 646C5B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Shearwater Black (#5B5B6C) are #6C645B (Granite Gray) and #646C5B (Axolotl). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (5B5B6C, 6C5B5B and 5B6C5B)

Triadic Palette

Shearwater Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6C5B5B (Wenge) and #5B6C5B (Axolotl) along with #5B5B6C 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 (5B5B6C, 6C5B5B, 6C6C5B and 5B6C6C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Shearwater Black has four colors - #6C5B5B (Wenge), #6C6C5B (Granite Gray) and #5B6C6C (Cadet) in addition to the base color (#5B5B6C). 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.

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Square color palette with (5B5B6C, 6C5B64, 6C6C5B and 5B6C64)

Square Palette

Shearwater Black square color palette has #6C5B64 (Granite Gray), #6C6C5B (Granite Gray) and #5B6C64 (Granite 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.

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Rainbow color

Shearwater Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Shearwater Black 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 Shearwater Black Color


  • Transparent 7C7C897C7C89
  • Transparent 8C8C988C8C98
  • Transparent 9D9DA79D9DA7
  • Transparent ADADB6ADADB6
  • Transparent BDBDC4BDBDC4
  • Transparent CECED3CECED3
  • Transparent DEDEE2DEDEE2
  • Transparent EFEFF0EFEFF0


  • Transparent 626270626270
  • Transparent 666672666672
  • Transparent 6A6A746A6A74
  • Transparent 6E6E766E6E76
  • Transparent 717178717178
  • Transparent 75757A75757A
  • Transparent 79797C79797C
  • Transparent 7C7C7E7C7C7E


  • Transparent 494956494956
  • Transparent 40404C40404C
  • Transparent 373741373741
  • Transparent 2E2E362E2E36
  • Transparent 24242B24242B
  • Transparent 1B1B201B1B20
  • Transparent 121216121216
  • Transparent 09090B09090B

Shearwater Black Color Patterns

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    Shearwater Black Gingham Checks

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    Shearwater Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Shearwater Black Polka Dots Pattern

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    Shearwater Black Honeycomb Pattern

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    Shearwater Black Leaves Pattern

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    Shearwater Black Houndstooth Pattern

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    Shearwater Black Trellis Pattern

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    Shearwater Black Plaid Pattern

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