Mid Grey Color


Mid Grey is pale, cool-toned shade of cool blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm yellow, cool green or mid red

Inverse Color #a0a091
Complementary Color #6e6e5f
Color Shade: cool blue (240° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 40.2% (better contrasting with white)
Mid Grey Color Sample
Mid Grey Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #5f5f6e

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Mid Grey Color. The Celluloid color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Stormy Mauve (#71738c) for more energetic effect. Try Pale Blackish Purple as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#6e6e5f is the best complementary color to Mid Grey. Warm yellow shades generally complement the cool blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #5f5f6e complementary color is Kokoda, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of blue cyan, cool blue, and warm blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Mid Gray are #5f666e and #665f6e. Thus found on the left and right of #5f5f6e on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Shuttle Gray and Salt Box colors as they work well with Mid Grey.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Mid Grey palette consists of #666e5f and #6e665f colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#6e6e5f). Try Willow Grove and Flint colors in combination with #5f5f6e, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #5f5f6e offers a combination of warm green and mid red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Mid Grey. Thus Finlandia and Scorpion giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Mid Grey contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Kokoda, Scorpion, and Corduroy split by 90° on the color wheel. #5f5f6e square combo is a palette of cool blue, red magenta, warm yellow and cool green shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Mid Grey tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#6e6e5f) and two others. The Scorpion is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Corduroy – 120° from the complementary Kokoda. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #6e5f5f and #5f6e6e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #5f5f6e is made of 32% red, 32% green and 37% blue. In a HSL mode Mid Grey has a hue angle of 240°, a saturation of 7.32% and a lightness of 40.2%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #5f5f6e is made of 5.89% cyan, 5.89% magenta, 0% yellow and 56.86% black ink.

HEX #5f5f6e
RGB Decimal rgb(95,95,110)
RGB Percentage 32%, 32%, 37%
CMYK 5.89, 5.89, 0, 56.86
HSL hsl(240,7.32%,40.2%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(240,13.64%,43.14%)
CIE-LAB lab(40.8049,3.3507,-8.4851)
XYZ xyz(11.626,11.7431,16.4057)