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Soft Gray Color

HEX #BBBDBD / RGB (187, 189, 189)

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What is Soft Gray Color?

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Soft Gray has the hex code #BBBDBD. The equivalent RGB values are (187, 189, 189), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:1 M:0 Y:0 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Soft Gray has a hue of 180°, 1% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
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.

Soft gray is a gentle gray color. It is not a web color and can only be applied on web pages (HTML and CSS) with its hex, RGB, HSB or CMYk color values.

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Soft Gray Color Codes

RGB Values(187, 189, 189)
CMYK Values(1%, 0%, 0%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 1%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#444242 [Arsenic]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 4 C
Closest RAL7035 [Light grey]
Complementary Color#BDBBBB [Gray (X11)]
Soft Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#BCBCBC
Weighted Average (Most Common)#BCBCBC
Weighted Average (Luma)#BDBDBD
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D8D8D8

Soft Gray Color Palettes

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

Complementary Palette

The complement of Soft Gray is Gray (X11) with the hex code #BDBBBB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BBBDBD color is offered by #BDBBBB. 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 (BBBDBD, BBBCBD and BBBDBC)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Soft Gray (#BBBDBD) are Gray (X11) (#BBBCBD) and Gray (X11) (#BBBDBC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Soft 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 (BBBDBD, BDBBBC and BDBCBB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Soft Gray (#BBBDBD) are #BDBBBC (Gray (X11)) and #BDBCBB (Gray (X11)). 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 (BBBDBD, BDBBBD and BDBDBB)

Triadic Palette

Soft Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BDBBBD (Gray (X11)) and #BDBDBB (Gray (X11)) along with #BBBDBD 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 (BBBDBD, BDBBBD, BDBBBB and BBBDBB)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Soft Gray has four colors - #BDBBBD (Gray (X11)), #BDBBBB (Gray (X11)) and #BBBDBB (Gray (X11)) in addition to the base color (#BBBDBD). 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 (BBBDBD, BCBBBD, BDBBBB and BCBDBB)

Square Palette

Soft Gray square color palette has #BCBBBD (Gray (X11)), #BDBBBB (Gray (X11)) and #BCBDBB (Gray (X11)). 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

Soft Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Soft 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 Soft Gray Color


  • Transparent C9CACAC9CACA
  • Transparent CFD1D1CFD1D1
  • Transparent D6D7D7D6D7D7
  • Transparent DDDEDEDDDEDE
  • Transparent E4E5E5E4E5E5
  • Transparent EBEBEBEBEBEB
  • Transparent F1F2F2F1F2F2
  • Transparent F8F8F8F8F8F8


  • Transparent AFB1B1AFB1B1
  • Transparent A9ABABA9ABAB
  • Transparent A3A5A5A3A5A5
  • Transparent 9E9F9F9E9F9F
  • Transparent 989898989898
  • Transparent 929292929292
  • Transparent 8C8C8C8C8C8C
  • Transparent 868686868686


  • Transparent 969797969797
  • Transparent 838484838484
  • Transparent 707171707171
  • Transparent 5E5F5F5E5F5F
  • Transparent 4B4C4C4B4C4C
  • Transparent 383939383939
  • Transparent 252626252626
  • Transparent 131313131313

Soft Gray Color Patterns

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    Soft Gray Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Soft Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Gray Plaid Pattern

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