Everything about the color Slate

The meaning of the color Slate and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Slate gets its name from the rock used as a popular building material. Slate’s color varies in nature and can be gray, blue, greenish-gray, dark red, black, tan, and even purplish-gray. It, however, most often refers to a medium-dark gray with hints of blue. The hex code for slate is #C0C2C9.


As a neutral, slate plays wonderfully with almost every hue. For a modern palette, combine slate with neutrals like beige and sand, and add in a bright accent color like orange. To bring out any blue or purple undertones in a specific variation of slate, combine it with the same hue.

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Information about Slate / #C0C2C9

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #C0C2C9 is made of 75.3% red, 76.1% green and 78.8% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #C0C2C9 is made of 4% cyan, 3% magenta, 0% yellow and 21% black. Slate has a hue angle of 226.7 degrees, a saturation of 7.7% and a lightness of 77.1%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #C0C2C9 has RGB values of R: 75.3, G: 76.1, B: 78.8 and CMYK values of C: 0.04, M: 0.03, Y: 0, K:0.21.




RGB Decimal

192, 194, 201


RGB Percentage

75.3, 76.1, 78.8

rgb(75.3%, 76.1%, 78.8%)


4, 3, 0, 21


226.7°, 7.7, 77.1

hsl(226.7°, 7.7%, 77.1%)

HSV (or HSB)

226.7°, 4.5, 78.8

Web Safe




78.466, 0.63, -3.745


51.571, 54.007, 62.954


0.306, 0.32, 54.007


78.466, 3.798, 279.553


78.466, -1.51, -5.77


73.489, 0.589, -3.477


11000000, 11000010, 11001001

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