Storm Grey Color


Storm 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 cool red

Inverse Color #8e8b79
Complementary Color #868371
Color Shade: cool blue (231.43° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 48.43% (better contrasting with white)
Storm Grey Color Sample
Storm Grey Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #717486

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Storm Grey Color. The Suede Indigo color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Strong Iris (#5e5f7e) for more energetic effect. Try Sharkskin as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#868371 is the best complementary color to Storm 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 #717486 complementary color is Bandicoot, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool cyan, cool blue, and warm blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Storm Gray are #717e86 and #787186. Thus found on the left and right of #717486 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Rolling Stone and Topaz colors as they work well with Storm Grey.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Storm Grey palette consists of #7e8671 and #867871 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#868371). Try Camouflage Green and Americano colors in combination with #717486, 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 #717486 offers a combination of warm green and cool red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Storm Grey. Thus Xanadu and Spicy Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Storm Grey contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Bandicoot, Empress, and Xanadu split by 90° on the color wheel. #717486 square combo is a palette of cool blue, warm 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. Storm Grey tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#868371) and two others. The Spicy Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Blue Smoke – 120° from the complementary Bandicoot. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #867173 and #718683.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #717486 is made of 31% red, 32% green and 37% blue. In a HSL mode Storm Grey has a hue angle of 231.43°, a saturation of 8.5% and a lightness of 48.43%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #717486 is made of 8.24% cyan, 7.06% magenta, 0% yellow and 47.45% black ink.

HEX #717486
RGB Decimal rgb(113,116,134)
RGB Percentage 31%, 32%, 37%
CMYK 8.24, 7.06, 0, 47.45
HSL hsl(231.43,8.5%,48.43%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(231.43,15.67%,52.55%)
CIE-LAB lab(49.1581,2.8259,-10.2249)
XYZ xyz(17.3585,17.7227,25.0602)