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Storm Gray Color

HEX #B5BAB6 / RGB (181, 186, 182)

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What is Storm Gray Color?

Storm Gray (Hex code: B5BAB6) Thumbnail

Included in the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list with the PMS number 15-4003 TCX, Storm Gray color hex code is #B5BAB6 with RGB equivalent (181, 186, 182). It is not a web color and, hence, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS. However, Storm Grey can be applied to web pages with its HSL, RGB or the hex color code.
Please note that Pantone has not provided the CMYK values for the color. The RAL and CMYK numbers listed on this page have been calculated from the hex code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Storm Gray Color Codes

Hex Code#B5BAB6
RGB Values(181, 186, 182)
CMYK Values(3%, 0%, 2%, 27%)
HSV/HSB Values(132°, 3%, 73%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#4A4549 [Purple Taupe]
Pantone®15-4003 TCX
Closest RAL7044 [Silk grey]
Complementary Color#BAB5B9 [Philippine Silver]
Storm Gray Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B8B8B8
Weighted Average (Luma)#B9B9B9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D6D6D6

Storm Gray Color Palettes

Storm Gray is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of B5BAB6. Complementary color is BAB5B9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Storm Gray is Philippine Silver with the hex code #BAB5B9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #B5BAB6 color is offered by #BAB5B9. 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 (B5BAB6, B5BAB9 and B7BAB5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Storm Gray (#B5BAB6) are Ash Gray (#B5BAB9) and Ash Gray (#B7BAB5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Storm 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 (B5BAB6, B9B5BA and BAB5B7)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Storm Gray (#B5BAB6) are #B9B5BA (Philippine Silver) and #BAB5B7 (Philippine 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.

Triadic color palette with (B5BAB6, B6B5BA and BAB6B5)

Triadic Palette

Storm Gray triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B6B5BA (Philippine Silver) and #BAB6B5 (Philippine Silver) along with #B5BAB6 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 (B5BAB6, B6B5BA, BAB5B9 and B9BAB5)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Storm Gray has four colors - #B6B5BA (Philippine Silver), #BAB5B9 (Philippine Silver) and #B9BAB5 (Ash Gray) in addition to the base color (#B5BAB6). 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 (B5BAB6, B5B7BA, BAB5B9 and BAB9B5)

Square Palette

Storm Gray square color palette has #B5B7BA (Philippine Silver), #BAB5B9 (Philippine Silver) and #BAB9B5 (Ash 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

Storm Gray Color Rainbow Palette

Our Storm 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 Storm Gray Color


  • Transparent C4C8C5C4C8C5
  • Transparent CBCFCCCBCFCC
  • Transparent D3D6D3D3D6D3
  • Transparent DADDDBDADDDB
  • Transparent E1E3E2E1E3E2
  • Transparent E9EAE9E9EAE9
  • Transparent F0F1F0F0F1F0
  • Transparent F8F8F8F8F8F8


  • Transparent AAAEABAAAEAB
  • Transparent A5A9A6A5A9A6
  • Transparent A0A3A0A0A3A0
  • Transparent 9B9D9B9B9D9B
  • Transparent 959796959796
  • Transparent 909190909190
  • Transparent 8B8C8B8B8C8B
  • Transparent 858685858685


  • Transparent 919592919592
  • Transparent 7F827F7F827F
  • Transparent 6D706D6D706D
  • Transparent 5B5D5B5B5D5B
  • Transparent 484A49484A49
  • Transparent 363837363837
  • Transparent 242524242524
  • Transparent 121312121312

Storm Gray Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Storm Gray Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Storm Gray Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Storm Gray Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Storm Gray Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Storm Gray Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Storm Gray Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Storm Gray Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Storm Gray Plaid Pattern

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