Vintage Grey

HEX #838B8A / RGB (131, 139, 138)

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What is Vintage Grey Color?

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Vintage Grey has the hex code #838B8A. The equivalent RGB values are (131, 139, 138), which means it is composed of 32% red, 34% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:6 M:0 Y:1 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, Vintage Grey has a hue of 173°, 6% saturation and a brightness value of 55%.
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.

Vintage Grey (or Gray) is not a web color and can only be used in HTML and CSS with its hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK values.

Vintage Grey Color Codes

Hex Code#838B8A
RGB Values(131, 139, 138)
CMYK Values(6%, 0%, 1%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(173°, 6%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#7C7475 [Sonic Silver]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 8 C
Closest RAL7046 [Telegrey 2]
Complementary Color#8B8384 [Middle Grey]
Vintage Grey Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#888888
Weighted Average (Most Common)#888888
Weighted Average (Luma)#898989
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BBBBBB

Vintage Grey Color Palettes

Vintage Grey is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 838B8A. Complementary color is 8B8384

Complementary Palette

The complement of Vintage Grey is Middle Grey with the hex code #8B8384. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #838B8A color is offered by #8B8384. 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 (838B8A, 83888B and 838B86)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Vintage Grey (#838B8A) are Taupe Gray (#83888B) and Dolphin Gray (#838B86). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Vintage Grey 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 (838B8A, 8B8388 and 8B8683)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Vintage Grey (#838B8A) are #8B8388 (Taupe Gray) and #8B8683 (Middle Grey). 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 (838B8A, 8A838B and 8B8A83)

Triadic Palette

Vintage Grey triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8A838B (Taupe Gray) and #8B8A83 (Middle Grey) along with #838B8A 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 (838B8A, 8A838B, 8B8384 and 848B83)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Vintage Grey has four colors - #8A838B (Taupe Gray), #8B8384 (Middle Grey) and #848B83 (Dolphin Gray) in addition to the base color (#838B8A). 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 (838B8A, 86838B, 8B8384 and 888B83)

Square Palette

Vintage Grey square color palette has #86838B (Taupe Gray), #8B8384 (Middle Grey) and #888B83 (Titanium). 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

Vintage Grey Color Rainbow Palette

Our Vintage Grey 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 Vintage Grey Color


  • Transparent 9CA2A1#9CA2A1
  • Transparent A8AEAD#A8AEAD
  • Transparent B5B9B9#B5B9B9
  • Transparent C1C5C5#C1C5C5
  • Transparent CDD1D0#CDD1D0
  • Transparent DADCDC#DADCDC
  • Transparent E6E8E8#E6E8E8
  • Transparent F3F3F3#F3F3F3


  • Transparent 828988#828988
  • Transparent 828887#828887
  • Transparent 828786#828786
  • Transparent 828685#828685
  • Transparent 818484#818484
  • Transparent 818383#818383
  • Transparent 818282#818282
  • Transparent 808181#808181


  • Transparent 696F6E#696F6E
  • Transparent 5C6161#5C6161
  • Transparent 4F5353#4F5353
  • Transparent 424645#424645
  • Transparent 343837#343837
  • Transparent 272A29#272A29
  • Transparent 1A1C1C#1A1C1C
  • Transparent 0D0E0E#0D0E0E

Vintage Grey Color Patterns

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    Vintage Grey Gingham Checks

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    Vintage Grey Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Vintage Grey Polka Dots Pattern

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    Vintage Grey Honeycomb Pattern

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    Vintage Grey Leaves Pattern

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    Vintage Grey Houndstooth Pattern

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    Vintage Grey Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Vintage Grey Plaid Pattern

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