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Feldgrau

Parameters:
HEX Triplet:
#4d5d53
RGB:
77, 93, 83
CMYK:
17, 0, 11, 64
HSL:
142.5°, 9.4%, 33.3%
Closest colors:
in RGB:
Davy grey
in PANTONE:
PANTONE 446
in RAL Classic:
RAL 7043
in RAL Design:
RAL 000 35 00
in RAL Effect:
RAL 850-6
in NCS:
NCS S 6010-G10Y
What color is Feldgrau?
2023-08-23 Snargl 1 minute 22 seconds

What color is Feldgrau?

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Woman with a cat ears and collar in a forest with a river and trees in the background
Robot is standing in the water near a mountain range and a river with a castle in the background
Woman in armor standing in the woods with trees behind her and a light shining on her face and shoulders
Woman with a black bra and a candle in her hand and a candle in her other hand and a vase in the background
Woman in a futuristic suit writing on a desk in a room with a lamp on it and a lamp shade on the wall
Garden with a pond surrounded by trees and flowers and a gazebo in the distance with a cloudy sky
Painting of a man riding a horse with a bunch of men on it and a bunch of horses behind him
Feldgrau is a German word that means "field-grey".

It is a grayish-green color that was used as the official basic color of military uniforms of the German armed forces from the early 20th century until 1945 (West Germany) or 1989 (East Germany).

Armed forces of other countries also adopted various shades of feldgrau for their service uniforms.

Feldgrau was introduced in 1907 by the Prussian Army as the color of the field service uniform, with colored cuffs, facings, shoulder straps and gorgets.

It replaced the traditional brightly colored uniforms of the German Imperial Army, which were unsuitable for modern warfare.

The color feldgrau varied from light grey-green to dark grey-green, depending on the manufacturer, the fabric and the wear and tear.

In World War I, feldgrau proved to be effective as a camouflage color in the European battlefields.

However, it also made the soldiers more vulnerable to gas attacks, as the color blended with the clouds of poison gas.

Therefore, in 1915, a darker shade of feldgrau, known as "stone-grey", was adopted.

In World War II, the German Army continued to use feldgrau as the color of the field uniform, but with different styles and insignia.

The color became more brownish and less greenish over time, due to the shortage of quality dyes and fabrics.

Feldgrau was also used for the uniforms of the Waffen-SS, the Luftwaffe and the Kriegsmarine, with some variations and distinctions.

After World War II, feldgrau was still used by the East German National People's Army, under the name steingrau (stone-grey).

It was also adopted by the Austrian Bundesheer, following the German pattern.

Feldgrau is a color that has a strong association with the German military history, especially the two world wars.

It is a color that evokes the concepts of discipline, efficiency, loyalty and sacrifice, but also of aggression, violence, oppression and cruelty.

Feldgrau is a color that has a unique and complex meaning, depending on the historical and cultural context.

It is a color that reflects the past, but also influences the present and the future.

Example of the palette with the Feldgrau color

Picture with primary colors of Feldgrau, Pale silver, Taupe gray, Onyx and Medium jungle green
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 6010-G10Y
NCS S 2002-Y50R
NCS S 4005-R80B
NCS S 9000-N
NCS S 7502-B
RAL Classic
RAL 7043
RAL 7044
RAL 9007
RAL 9005
RAL 6009
RAL Design
RAL 000 35 00
RAL 100 80 05
RAL 120 60 10
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 180 20 15
RAL Effect
RAL 850-6
RAL 850-1
RAL 830-M
RAL 790-5
RAL 790-5

Example of the palette with the Feldgrau color

Picture with primary colors of Feldgrau, Onyx, AuroMetalSaurus, Carolina blue and MSU Green
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 6010-G10Y
NCS S 9000-N
NCS S 4010-B30G
NCS S 1040-R80B
NCS S 6020-B90G
RAL Classic
RAL 7043
RAL 9005
RAL 9023
RAL 6027
RAL 6005
RAL Design
RAL 000 35 00
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 180 50 05
RAL 270 70 25
RAL 180 20 15
RAL Effect
RAL 850-6
RAL 790-5
RAL 860-5
RAL 730-2
RAL 750-M

Example of the palette with the Feldgrau color

Picture with primary colors of Dark jungle green, Feldgrau, Anti-flash White, Khaki and Cadet blue
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 8005-B80G
NCS S 6010-G10Y
NCS S 0510-R70B
NCS S 2010-Y30R
NCS S 3020-B10G
RAL Classic
RAL 8022
RAL 7043
RAL 9016
RAL 1000
RAL 5024
RAL Design
RAL 160 20 20
RAL 000 35 00
RAL 340 92 05
RAL 060 70 20
RAL 190 60 20
RAL Effect
RAL 790-5
RAL 850-6
RAL 120-2
RAL 140-M
RAL 730-M
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