HEX #CED2D7 / RGB (206, 210, 215)

What is Steel Color?

Steel (Hex code: CED2D7) Thumbnail

Steel has the hex code #CED2D7. The equivalent RGB values are (206, 210, 215), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:4 M:2 Y:0 K:16. In the HSV/HSB scale, Steel has a hue of 213°, 4% saturation and a brightness value of 84%.
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.

Steel is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the steel CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Steel Color Codes

Hex Code#CED2D7
RGB Values(206, 210, 215)
CMYK Values(4%, 2%, 0%, 16%)
HSV/HSB Values(213°, 4%, 84%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#312D28 [Pine Tree]
Closest Pantone®427 C
Closest RAL9002 [Grey white]
Complementary Color#D7D3CE [Light Gray]
Steel Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D2D2D2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D1D1D1
Weighted Average (Luma)#D2D2D2
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E2E2E2

Steel Color Palettes

Steel is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of CED2D7. Complementary color is D7D3CE

Complementary Palette

The complement of Steel is Light Gray with the hex code #D7D3CE. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CED2D7 color is offered by #D7D3CE. 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 (CED2D7, CFCED7 and CED7D7)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Steel (#CED2D7) are Light Gray (#CFCED7) and Light Gray (#CED7D7). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Steel 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 (CED2D7, D7CFCE and D7D7CE)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Steel (#CED2D7) are #D7CFCE (Light Gray) and #D7D7CE (Timberwolf). 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 (CED2D7, D7CED2 and D2D7CE)

Triadic Palette

Steel triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D7CED2 (Light Gray) and #D2D7CE (Light Gray) along with #CED2D7 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 (CED2D7, D7CED2, D7D3CE and CED7D3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Steel has four colors - #D7CED2 (Light Gray), #D7D3CE (Light Gray) and #CED7D3 (Light Gray) in addition to the base color (#CED2D7). 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 (CED2D7, D7CED7, D7D3CE and CED7CF)

Square Palette

Steel square color palette has #D7CED7 (Languid Lavender), #D7D3CE (Light Gray) and #CED7CF (Light 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

Steel Color Rainbow Palette

Our Steel 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 Steel Color


  • Transparent D8DBDF#D8DBDF
  • Transparent DDE0E3#DDE0E3
  • Transparent E2E4E7#E2E4E7
  • Transparent E7E9EB#E7E9EB
  • Transparent EBEDEF#EBEDEF
  • Transparent F0F2F3#F0F2F3
  • Transparent F5F6F7#F5F6F7
  • Transparent FAFBFB#FAFBFB


  • Transparent BEC2C6#BEC2C6
  • Transparent B7B9BD#B7B9BD
  • Transparent AFB1B4#AFB1B4
  • Transparent A7A9AC#A7A9AC
  • Transparent 9FA1A3#9FA1A3
  • Transparent 97999A#97999A
  • Transparent 909091#909091
  • Transparent 888889#888889


  • Transparent A5A8AC#A5A8AC
  • Transparent 909397#909397
  • Transparent 7C7E81#7C7E81
  • Transparent 67696C#67696C
  • Transparent 525456#525456
  • Transparent 3E3F41#3E3F41
  • Transparent 292A2B#292A2B
  • Transparent 151516#151516

Steel Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Steel Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Steel Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Steel Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Steel Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Steel Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Steel Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Steel Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Steel Plaid Pattern