99 Colors That Start With Q (Names, Hex, RGB, CMYK)

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As compared to some of the other letters we’ve seen so far, the list of colors starting with the letter Q is pretty short. Because there aren’t a lot of words in the English language that start with the letter Q, the number of colors that start with that letter is even smaller.

Nevertheless, thanks to words like “quiet”, “quince”, and “queen”, there are nearly 100 colors that start with the letter Q. Many of these colors come from paint companies or other industrial designers, but there are a few that come from crayon companies and other more “colorful” sources!

List of Colors That Start With Q

Here’s a list of colors that start with the letter Q, including names, Hex, RGB, and CMYK codes:

Quagmire (Sherwin Williams)

The very first of our Q colors, Quagmire is a murky shade of dark brown with strong undertones of green and yellow running throughout. In the truest sense of the word, “quagmire” refers to a marshy swamp or wetlands, and this color captures a mix of cloudy, muddy water and the green of the plants that thrive in such conditions.

Quagmire (Sherwin Williams)
Hex #736657 
RGB 115, 102, 87
CMYK 0, 11, 24, 55

Quail Egg (Valspar)

Quail eggs are often considered a delicacy in worldwide cuisine, but for the purposes of this article, we’re a little more interested in the color of the shell rather than its contents! Quail Egg is a soft, delicate shade of off-white with gold highlights and strong yellow and cream undertones for a lighter, more transparent overall appearance.

Quail Egg (Valspar)
Hex #ECE4D5
RGB 236, 228, 213
CMYK 0, 3, 10, 7

Quail Ridge (Behr)

Because a lot of these colors were originally created for interior or exterior design purposes, many of them have a muted or neutral overall hue, and Quail Ridge is no exception. A mild brown shade with hints of sage green, Quail Ridge is inspired by the windswept hills and valleys where European quails often make their homes.

Quail Ridge (Behr)
Hex #ACA396
RGB 172, 163, 150
CMYK 0, 5, 13, 33

Quaint Cottage (Magnolia)

Quaint Cottage is another cool, neutral shade of brown with some dusty gray and green undertones. Inspired by the quiet, peaceful repose of a remote homestead, Quaint Cottage has slightly different red, green, and blue values than Quail Ridge, but the overall shade is still very similar in appearance to the previous entry on this list.

Quaint Cottage (Magnolia)
Hex #ABA497
RGB 171, 164, 151
CMYK 0, 4, 12, 33

Quaker Grey (Dulux)

Traditional Quakers are a conservative Christian denomination distinguished by their pacifism, teetotalism, and their historically plain manner of dress. Men and women alike wear simple, unadorned clothing as a way of eschewing worldly connections and encouraging a focus on religion. Quaker Grey is a muted gray-brown shade that echoes this simple dress and provides a calm, soothing overall color.

Quaker Grey (Dulux)
Hex #86837E
RGB 134, 131, 126
CMYK 0, 2, 6, 47

Quaking Grass (PPG)

When you picture a field of grass, you’re probably envisioning a bright green field of gently swaying plants. Quaking Grass is a little bit more dramatic than that—a pale shade of green with strong gold and brown undertones that help to capture the feeling of an open field that’s been weathered and worn by the constant winds.

Quaking Grass (PPG)
Hex #BFC2A1
RGB 191, 194, 161
CMYK 2, 0, 17, 24

Quantum Green (RAL)

The word “quantum” technically refers only to the smallest amount of any thing involved in any given interaction. When most of us hear “quantum”, however, we tend to think of science-fiction-y mechanics and complicated physical equations. Quantum Green is a dizzying shade of deep sage green with strong gray and brown undertones that provide an appropriately next-level feeling of mystery or excitement.

Quantum Green (RAL)
Hex #7C948B
RGB 124, 148, 139
CMYK 16, 0, 6, 42

Quantum Haze (Dulux)

Quantum Haze keeps some of those mysterious gray and blue notes while dialing up the purple and red undertones in order to create a smoky, hazy shade of light lavender purple with hints of blue and gray running beneath the surface. Blue and purple shades are often used for “mysterious” or confusing colors, and Quantum Haze is no exception.

Quantum Haze (Dulux)
Hex #B1B8CC
RGB 177, 184, 204
CMYK 13, 10, 0, 20

Quantum Leap (True Value)

You may be familiar with this phrase as the title of a classic 80s television show, but the phrase “quantum leap” or “quantum jump” actually refers to a phenomenon in quantum mechanics where an atom, molecule, or atomic nucleus jumps from one energy level to another. As a color, Quantum Leap is a cool, gray-blue shade that has a soothing overall finish with just a hint of some faster-paced gray and green energy levels running throughout.

Quantum Leap (True Value)
Hex #8BB2C5
RGB 139, 178, 197
CMYK 29, 10, 0, 23

Quark (Sherwin Williams)

Sticking with the theme of particle physics, a quark is one of the smallest “building blocks” of matter—quarks combine to make protons and neutrons, which combine to form atoms. The color Quark is a brisk, deep shade of dark blue with hints of gray and red that push the value even deeper as a nod to the vague uncertainty that accompanies the study of these tiny particles.

Quark (Sherwin Williams)
Hex #404572 
RGB 64, 69, 114
CMYK 44, 39, 0, 55

Quark White (RAL)

Quark White, on the other hand, veers all the way in the opposite direction to provide a cool, crisp shade of off-white with hints of green beneath the surface and a clean, no-nonsense overall appearance.

Quark White (RAL)
Hex #E7F1E6
RGB 231, 241, 230
CMYK 4, 0, 5, 5

Quarried Limestone (Behr)

Quarried Limestone is the first of several “quarry” or rock-themed names on this list, so it should come as no surprise that it’s a shade with a relatively pale or dusty appearance. Inspired by the blocks of limestone cut from massive quarries around the world, Quarried Limestone is a smooth, creamy off-white shade with hints of gold and red.

Quarried Limestone (Behr)
Hex #EBE6D6
RGB 235, 230, 214
CMYK 0, 2, 9, 8

Quarry Beige (Sears)

Quarry Beige is a slightly darker shade that blends the gray or white tones of a typical gray-white quarry color with the deeper brown notes of a traditional Beige. The end result is a medium-dark shade of brown with a cool overall appearance despite the hints of red and yellow running beneath the surface.

Quarry Beige (Sears)
Hex #D2C2B4
RGB 210, 194, 180
CMYK 0, 8, 14, 18

Quarry Pond (Valspar)

Quarry Pond is a very dark blue shade with hints of green and yellow running throughout in order to give the shade a deeper, murkier feeling. This shade draws its inspiration from the runoff found near many major quarries, which often takes on a slight green-blue tint due to the various chemicals and residues that quarries produce.

Quarry Pond (Valspar)
Hex #255970
RGB 37, 89, 112
CMYK 67, 21, 0, 56

Quarry Stone (CS)

Finally, Quarry Stone is a rough, tough shade of dark brown that takes its inspiration from the rough-hewed blocks of unpolished stone that are mined from industrial quarries across the country and around the world. The color itself is a deep brown shade with hints of dusty green and deeper orange-brown undertones.

Quarry Stone (CS)
Hex #7B745E 
RGB 123, 116, 94
CMYK 0, 6, 24, 52

Quarter Dutch White (CS)

In some of our other lists, we’ve seen examples of “half white” or “half” variations on just about any color—an indication that the color listed is a more muted version of its traditional appearance. Quarter Dutch White and all other “quarter” colors push the lightness even further for a color with only a quarter of the saturation—in this case, an extremely pale version of Dutch White with a touch of creamy yellow.

Quarter Dutch White (CS)
Hex #FBF4DF 
RGB 251, 244, 223
CMYK 0, 3, 11, 2

Quarter Imagine (CS)

“True” Imagine is a medium dark shade of brown with strong red undertones and a hazy gray finish. Quarter Imagine takes that traditional shade and dials back the saturation in order to create a light, soft shade of brown with a smoky gray undertone and only a touch of pinkish red running throughout.

Quarter Imagine (CS)
Hex #CBC2BE 
RGB 203, 194, 190
CMYK 0, 4, 6, 20

Quarter Pearl Lusta

Pearl Lusta is already a very pale color, inspired by the glossy white “luster” of a classic string of pearls. Quarter Pearl Luster is an unsaturated version of that already light shade, resulting in a very light off-white color with hints of yellow and gold just beneath the surface.

Quarter Pearl Lusta
Hex #FFFDF4 
RGB 255, 253, 244
CMYK 0, 1, 4, 0

Quarter Silver Sand (CS)

As the name would suggest, Quarter Silver Sand primarily draws its inspiration from the silvery appearance that sand at the beach or in the desert takes on when exposed to unfiltered moonlight. While traditional Silver Sand has more of a metallic finish, Quarter Silver Sand does away with some of the darker contrasts for a soft gray-white shade of very light brown.

Quarter Silver Sand (CS)
Hex #D3D0CA 
RGB 211, 208, 202
CMYK 0, 1, 4, 17

Quarter Spanish White

Spanish White is a warm shade of yellowish off-white that got its name from its popularity in home design and architecture of the Spanish Empire. Quarter Spanish White is an even paler shade, but it still retains the hints of warmer yellow and gold undertones that set its traditional variant apart.

Quarter Spanish White
Hex #F7F2E1 
RGB 247, 242, 225
CMYK 0, 2, 9, 3

Quarter Tasman (CS)

Abel Tasman was the first known European to reach New Zealand, so it’s not surprising that there are multiple mountains, lakes, towns, and regions named after him throughout New Zealand and Australia. As a color, Tasman is a cool green-blue shade inspired by the rich plant life of New Zealand—but Quarter Tasman is a light, soft shade of green-gray with only a hint of blue.

Quarter Tasman (CS)
Hex #D8DCD5 
RGB 216, 220, 213
CMYK 2, 0, 3, 14

Quarterback (CS)

Quarterback is a dark, intense shade of blue that scans as black at first glance. As a color, Quarterback draws its inspiration from one of the most prominent positions on an American football team, with a bold, take-no-prisoners attitude and a deep, heady finish. Hints of blue and yellow under the surface work to slightly brighten the overall color.

Quarterback (CS)
Hex #282B3C 
RGB 40, 43, 60
CMYK 33, 28, 0, 76

Quartile

Quartile is a deep, vivid shade of green more commonly known as Kelly Green. No matter which name you prefer, this color is a pure and intense green shade that draws its primary inspiration from the lush hills and meadows of the Irish countryside and works to evoke a sense of growth, potential, and richness in any application.

Quartile
Hex #4CBB17
RGB 76, 187, 23
CMYK 59, 0, 88, 27

Quartz

The first of many color names inspired by the popular crystal mineral, this first Quartz variant is a surprisingly dark shade of brown with a strong black-gray overlay. While quartz crystals can be found in nearly every color, a crystal this dark would most likely be considered “smoky quartz”—a deep gray-brown crystal whose color is provided by bits of aluminum and other trace metals.

Quartz
Hex #51484F 
RGB 81, 72, 79
CMYK 0, 11, 2, 68

Quartz 2

This second Quartz variant may be more in line with what most of us tend to picture when we imagine a quartz crystal—a soft, misty shade of pink with strong white and yellow undertones that create a sweet, almost romantic shade of rose. Like the previous entry, this color would probably be created due to a mix of metals—in this case, titanium and iron.

Quartz 2
Hex #FFE4E1 
RGB 255, 228, 225
CMYK 0, 11, 12, 0

Quartz Ametrine (RAL)

Ametrine is a special variety of quartz mineral that’s actually a mix of amethyst and citrine, which means that the crystal is often a mix of purple and yellow-orange zones. As a color, Quartz Ametrine is a soft purple shade with barely even a hint of yellow as a nod to ametrine’s orangish citrine base.

Quartz Ametrine (RAL)
Hex #DED1E0
RGB 222, 209, 224
CMYK 1, 7, 0, 12

Quartz Blush (Sherwin Williams)

Noticeably darker than the second Quartz variant, Quartz Blush is a dusty pink shade with strong yellow and brown undertones that combine to give this shade more of an aged or weathered overall appearance. In nature, a crystal this color would probably be considered a chalcedony or even a carnelian stone.

Quartz Blush (Sherwin Williams)
Hex #E5B8B2
RGB 229, 184, 178
CMYK 0, 20, 22, 10

Quartz Green (RAL)

As compared to some of the other quartz-themed names on this list, Quartz Green is a much darker shade of brownish green. With hints of yellow and gray throughout, Quartz Green has a smoky, almost hazy overall finish that would present in nature as an unusually dark shade of citrine or prasiolite.

Quartz Green (RAL)
Hex #6E7C45
RGB 110, 124, 69
CMYK 11, 0, 44, 51

Quartz Ochre (RAL)

As a color, ochre or ocher is a natural clay pigment that mixes clay or sand with rust-red ferric oxide in order to create a deep orange hue. Quartz Ochre combines this dusty red-orange color with a softer Quartz overlay in order to create a mild shade of orange-brown with a hint of deeper red running beneath the surface.

Quartz Ochre (RAL)
Hex #AA8A58
RGB 170, 138, 88
CMYK 0, 19, 48, 33

Quartz Pink (RAL)

We’ve already seen Quartz Blush and a pink Quartz, but Quartz Pink is a deeper, hazier shade of pink than either of the two previous entries. Quartz Pink is a medium-dark pink shade with strong gray undertones and a cool gray-black finish that skews the entire color into more of a muted purple or even medium violet shade.

Quartz Pink (RAL)
Hex #BCA3AA
RGB 188, 163, 170
CMYK 0, 13, 10, 26

Quartz Rose (Cabot)

As compared to the previous entry, Quartz Rose is a lighter, brighter shade of pink, but it still has that smoky gray quality that can be found in many different Quartz variations. The end result is a mild shade of pale pink with a strong red-brown undertone for an added layer of depth and intensity.

Quartz Rose (Cabot)
Hex #E7BFB3 
RGB 231, 191, 179
CMYK 0, 17, 23, 9

Quartz Stone (Behr)

The first of two Quartz Stone variants, Quartz Stone (Behr) is an extremely pale shade of gray with a hint of brown. Quartz Stone is probably the closest in color to the appearance of a “pure” quartz crystal, as the impurities and trace amounts of metal or minerals are what give other quartz varieties their distinct colors.

Quartz Stone (Behr)
Hex #E9E7E3
RGB 233, 231, 227
CMYK 0, 1, 3, 9

Quartz Stone (Benjamin Moore)

The second Quartz Stone variant on this list, Quartz Stone (Benjamin Moore) isn’t nearly as translucent as the previous entry. Instead, this shade is a pale shade of green with a touch of blue to round out the stronger yellow undertones, which means that it’s probably closer to a citrine or prasiolite crystal than it is to a pure, clear quartz.

Quartz Stone (Benjamin Moore)
Hex #CEE7DB
RGB 206, 231, 219
CMYK 11, 0, 5, 9

Quartz Violet (RAL)

Finally, Quartz Violet is a medium-dark shade of deep lavender purple with smoky gray undertones and a slightly red overall finish. Since amethyst is technically a type of quartz crystal, Quartz Violet draws most of its inspiration from the soft purple glow and warmer violet and red undertones that set that gemstone apart.

Quartz Violet (RAL)
Hex #B5A2BC
RGB 181, 162, 188
CMYK 4, 14, 0, 26

Quasar (CS)

A quasar, or a “quasi-stellar object”, is essentially a brilliant, dense region at the center of a galaxy, powered by a black hole, that gives off an enormous amount of radiant energy. As a color, Quasar is a brilliantly warm shade of brown with strong red and yellow undertones that help to capture some of that dazzling light that the celestial body gives off.

Quasar (CS)
Hex #A17D60 
RGB 161, 125, 96
CMYK 0, 22, 40, 37

Quayside (CS)

Once an industrial shipping region and street market location in North East England, The Quayside is now a prominent pedestrian area and urban waterfront area that looks out over the banks, or quay, of the River Tyne. The color Quayside is a deep shade of blue with darker gray undertones that captures a sense of the history and development that this area has seen throughout the years.

Quayside (CS)
Hex #424F71 
RGB 66, 79, 113
CMYK 42, 30, 0, 56

Quebec Blue (Matthews Paint)

Despite the name, Quebec Blue is not actually the royal blue shade that can be found on the official flag of Quebec. Instead, Quebec Blue is a cool shade of dark gray with strong blue undertones and a hint of green that lifts the overall color into a slightly brighter, more transparent shade.

Quebec Blue (Matthews Paint)
Hex #59666F
RGB 89, 102, 111
CMYK 20, 8, 0, 56

Quebec Calm (Valspar)

Quebec Calm, on the other hand, is another pale pink shade. As compared to some of the quartz-themed entries we saw earlier, Quebec Calm is a much clearer shade of pink, without any smoky or hazy gray undertones to give it a muddier feeling. Instead, Quebec Calm is a simple, pale pink with slight red hints throughout.

Quebec Calm (Valspar)
Hex #F6DDE5
RGB 246, 221, 229
CMYK 0, 10, 7, 4

Queen Anne’s Lace (Behr)

Of all the colors that begin with the letter Q, “Queen Anne’s Lace” is probably the most popular. All variants of Queen Anne’s Lace draw their inspiration from the same source—a group of flowering plants that produce delicate white blooms. While the name “Queen Anne’s Lace” has been applied to a number of unrelated plants, the color typically refers to some version of this soft white shade with hints of green.

Queen Anne’s Lace (Behr)
Hex #E3E5DF
RGB 227, 229, 223
CMYK 1, 0, 3, 10

Queen Anne’s Lace (PPG)

This second variant of Queen Anne’s Lace leans more into the “lace” part of the name, with a delicate, antique finish that typically crops up in a lot of “weathered”, “aged”, and “lacy” colors. The end result is a sweet, simple off-white shade with subtle undertones of pink and yellow.

Queen Anne’s Lace (PPG)
Hex #F3ECDD
RGB 243, 236, 221
CMYK 0, 3, 9, 5 

Queen Anne’s Lace (Sherwin Williams)

The last variant on the list, Queen Anne’s Lace (Sherwin Williams) is closer to the first variant. The slight green hints evoke the natural roots of the traditional color, while the strong yellow undertones still provide a touch of the same creamy sweetness that the second variant favored.

Queen Anne’s Lace (Sherwin Williams)
Hex #EEEBD5
RGB 238, 235, 213
CMYK 0, 1, 11, 7

Queen Blue

Queen Blue, as the name might suggest, is actually a variant of Royal Blue. Unlike traditional Royal Blue, however, Queen Blue has a subtle purple undertone that gives the whole color more of a regal, stately finish. Overall, the shade is a medium-dark shade of royal blue with just a hint of violet running throughout.

Queen Blue
Hex #436B95 
RGB 67, 107, 149
CMYK 55, 28, 0, 42

Queen Coral (Fuller O’Brien)

Most of the “Queen” colors tend to have a bit of a dusky undertone to round out their overall appearance, and this first variant of Queen Coral is no exception. Queen Coral (Fuller O’Brien) combines the traditional orange and red notes of Coral with a slightly more muted finish in order to create this mellow orange-pink hue.

Queen Coral (Fuller O’Brien)
Hex #F0C6B5
RGB 240, 198, 181
CMYK 0, 17, 25, 6

Queen Coral (PPG)

The second Queen Coral variation on this list, Queen Coral (PPG) leans much further into the “coral” part of the name. Queen Coral (PPG) is a warm, bright shade of pink with strong brown and red undertones that still allow plenty of the brown and orange undertones of a traditional Coral shade to shine through.

Queen Coral (PPG)
Hex #DD7174
RGB 221, 113, 116
CMYK 0, 49, 48, 13

Queen Mintey

With any color that’s got the word “mint” in its name, most of us probably expect a color that looks a lot like this—a cool shade of green with a lightweight, summery feel that still has some strong yellow undertones to keep the overall shade from sliding too dark. While real mint leaves are often a lot darker, Queen Mintey is a good representation of the “mint” color most of us know and love!

Queen Mintey
Hex #3EB489
RGB 62, 180, 137
CMYK 66, 0, 24, 29

Queen Pink

Queen Pink continues the hazy “Queen” trend with a relatively soft pink shade that still retains those characteristic hints of gray or dusty brown. The overall shade is a pale pink with a blue-gray or blue-violet undertone running beneath the surface.

Queen Pink
Hex #E8CCD7 
RGB 232, 204, 215
CMYK 0, 12, 7, 9

Queenly (Sherwin Williams)

Queenly is a perfectly elegant shade of purple with hints of lavender and violet throughout that help to lend a more sweetly romantic finish to what would otherwise be a standard purple shade.

Queenly (Sherwin Williams)
Hex #D3ABCD
RGB 211, 171, 205
CMYK 0, 19, 3, 17

Queenly Laugh (Columbia Paints)

Queenly Laugh takes a standard off-white shade and adds a bold dash of yellow as the primary undertone. The end result is a cheerful, creamy shade of light yellow-gold with pink highlights that looks as regal and as carefree as the name would imply.

Queenly Laugh (Columbia Paints)
Hex #FAEBD1
RGB 250, 235, 209
CMYK 0, 6, 16, 2

Queen’s Tart (Behr)

Queen’s Tart is a deep purple shade that’s been muted or tempered significantly by the strong white highlights that give it an almost glossy shade. Inspired by the tarts that Lewis Carroll’s “Queen of Hearts” famously lost, this shade has a sweet, fruity finish to its overall hue.

Queen’s Tart (Behr)
Hex #D0BAC6
RGB 208, 186, 198
CMYK 0, 11, 5, 18

Queen’s Violet (Behr)

Queen’s Violet is very similar in shade to the previous entry on this list, but there are some subtle differences. Queen’s Violet is a little bit paler and has a slightly stronger gray undertone that helps create a more regal, reserved overall appearance.

Queen’s Violet (Behr)
Hex #CAB7C3
RGB 202, 183, 195
CMYK 0, 9, 3, 21

Queen’s Violet (Ralph Lauren)

In contrast, Queen’s Violet from Ralph Lauren is a very dark shade of purple blue with only a very little bit of red to elevate the color and keep it from sliding all the way into black. That little bit of red is still enough to tip this shade into a dark purple and earn it the “violet” name.

Queen’s Violet (Ralph Lauren)
Hex #2D3255
RGB 45, 50, 85
CMYK 47, 41, 0, 67

Queen’s Wreath (General Paint)

Queen’s Wreath is another dark blue shade with strong gray undertones. Inspired by the deep purple blossoms of the flower that shares its name, this first Queen’s Wreath variant pushes the purple hue even further for a dark shade of purple-blue with only a hint of the lilac or lavender shade.

Queen’s Wreath (General Paint)
Hex #3F4B71
RGB 63, 75, 113
CMYK 44, 34, 0, 56

Queen’s Wreath (Matthews Paint)

The second Queen’s Wreath variant on our list, Queen’s Wreath (Matthews Paint) is a little bit closer to the appearance of the actual flowers, although this shade is still a little bit darker. Queen’s Wreath (Matthew’s Paint) has more of a gray tint than the previous entry, and the end result is a smoky shade of medium bluish gray.

Queen’s Wreath (Matthews Paint)
Hex #788196
RGB 120, 129, 150
CMYK 20, 14, 0, 41

Quetzal Teal (Matthews Paint)

Quetzals are the national bird of Guatemala—large, brilliantly colored birds that typically display plumage in shades of red and iridescent golden green. Quetzal Teal captures both the dazzling green color and the reflective qualities of the plumage in a single shade of bright green-blue. 

Quetzal Teal (Matthews Paint)
Hex #007E74 
RGB 0, 126, 116
CMYK 100, 0, 8, 51

Quick Silver

Originally just an outdated term for the metal mercury, quicksilver has quickly taken on connotations of mystery, excitement, and a fast-paced energy. As a color, Quick Silver blends a traditional gray shade with a hint of yellow and brown in order to create a warm, vibrant shade of silver.

Quick Silver
Hex #A6A6A6 
RGB 166, 166, 166
CMYK 0, 0, 0, 35

Quicksand

Quicksand may not be nearly as dangerous as the movies and television shows would have us believe, but it still fascinates the public consciousness in a way few other natural phenomena can do. From a color perspective, Quicksand is a warm, muddy brown shade with strong red undertones and a strong, inescapable overall finish.

Quicksand
Hex #BD978E 
RGB 189, 151, 142
CMYK 0, 20, 25, 26

Quicksilver (CS)

The first of two Quicksilver variants on this list, Quicksilver (CS) combines the metallic nature of mercury with the cool, green-gray appearance of the planet Mercury. The end result is a muted, stately shade of pale green with strong gray and white undertones running throughout.

Quicksilver (CS)
Hex #889A97 
RGB 136, 154, 151
CMYK 12, 0, 2, 40

Quicksilver (PPG)

Quicksilver (PPG), the second of two Quicksilver variants, is a much more straightforward shade of silvery gray with hints of white to provide a sharper metallic finish. Quicksilver (PPG) still shows signs of those subtle green undertones, but the overall appearance is overwhelmingly silver or gray.

Quicksilver (PPG)
Hex #909DA5
RGB 144, 157, 165
CMYK 13, 5, 0, 35

Quiet Earth (British Paints)

Quiet Earth is a worn, almost weary shade of brown with strong red and yellow undertones that help to provide a sense of heat and potential. Inspired by the color of a field that’s been tilled for harvest, Quiet Earth is a strong, steady brown shade that still retains a hint of brighter potential.

Quiet Earth (British Paints)
Hex #8C6A4E
RGB 140, 106, 78
CMYK 0, 24, 44, 45

Quiet Moment (Behr)

There are a lot of colors that start with the word “quiet”, and a lot of them come from the same designer. Quiet Moment (Behr) is a soft shade of green with hints of blue and gray to help provide a sense of silence and rest. The green overtones help to convey a sense of relaxation and restoration that round out the finished shade.

Quiet Moment (Behr)
Hex #94ADB0
RGB 148, 173, 176
CMYK 16, 2, 0, 31

Quiet Nest (Glidden)

Quiet Nest draws its primary inspiration from the soft greens and blues that can be found in a robin’s nest during the spring. At the same time, Quiet Nest also includes a hint of brown as a nod to the branches and twigs that often make up the nest itself.

Quiet Nest (Glidden)
Hex #CFE1CC
RGB 207, 225, 204
CMYK 8, 0, 9, 12

Quiet on the Set (Behr)

Quiet on the Set is inspired by the white stripes on the clapper boards used on film sets to mark the beginning of each take. As a color, Quiet on the Set is a brisk off-white shade with gray undertones and the slightest hint of red as a nod to the action and excitement of shooting a movie.

Quiet on the Set (Behr)
Hex #E3E1DF
RGB 227, 225, 223
CMYK 0, 1, 2, 11

Quiet Refuge (Behr)

Quiet Refuge, like Quiet Moment, is a color that adds a lot of tranquility and repose to any design project. A warm shade of pink, Quiet Refuge is mellowed out thanks to the presence of steady brown undertones that round out the shade and give it a more distinguished appearance.

Quiet Refuge (Behr)
Hex #B79C98
RGB 183, 156, 152
CMYK 0, 15, 17, 28

Quiet Shore (Behr)

Quiet Shore is a soft, simple shade of sandy brown with hints of yellow and gold adding a bit of brightness and elevating the overall color. As the name suggests, Quiet Shore draws its inspiration from the peace that can be found on the shore of a lake or looking out from a sandy beach at the vast ocean beyond.

Quiet Shore (Behr)
Hex #F4E8D4
RGB 244, 232, 212
CMYK 0, 5, 13, 4

Quiet Storm (Behr)

Quiet Storm may sound like a bit of a contradiction, but this shade does its best to blend the powerful energy of a thunderstorm with the stillness that follows after the storm breaks. Quiet Storm is a deep shade of bluish green with strong black and gray undertones that echo the heavy appearance of a storm cloud without muting out the overall color.

Quiet Storm (Behr)
Hex #185166 
RGB 24, 81, 102
CMYK 76, 21, 0, 60

Quiet Teal (Behr)

Quiet Teal takes a traditional Teal shade a mellows it out considerably by reducing the saturation and dramatically increasing the white values. The end result is a cool, soothing shade of green with strong blue undertones and just the slightest hint of yellow.

Quiet Teal (Behr)
Hex #AABAB2
RGB 170, 186, 178
CMYK 9, 0, 4, 27

Quiet Times (Behr)

Quiet Times is probably the most muted “quiet” color on this list so far—a pale shade of gray with extremely subtle blue and green undertones that keep the overall hue from appearing too grim or bleak and instead help to provide a softly soothing shade of pale teal gray.

Quiet Times (Behr)
Hex #B7BBB7
RGB 183, 187, 183
CMYK 2, 0, 2, 27

Quiet Veranda (Behr)

Quiet Veranda is another evocative name that’s meant to hearken back to a specific setting—in this case, sitting on the porch in the shade and looking out in the golden light of a late summer evening. Quiet Veranda is a pale gold shade with some brighter peach and red undertones that give a more seasonal feel to a light yellow shade.

Quiet Veranda (Behr)
Hex #EED3A8
RGB 238, 211, 168
CMYK 0, 11, 29, 7

Quiet Whisper (Behr)

Quiet Whisper is another extremely pale shade, which meshes perfectly with the theme of words that are almost too quiet to be heard. A soft shade of off-white, Quiet Whisper’s only color comes from the very faint undertones of yellow and gray.

Quiet Whisper (Behr)
Hex #F2F2E8
RGB 242, 242, 232
CMYK 0, 0, 4, 5

Quiet Willow Metal

Quiet Willow Metal starts off with a traditional willow-green base before muting it out with a metallic gray finish in order to create a blend of natural green and industrial gray that provides a calm, solid front.

Quiet Willow Metal
Hex #8B8B82
RGB 139, 139, 130
CMYK 0, 0, 6, 45

Quiet Willow Vinyl

Quiet Willow Vinyl starts with the same base as Quiet Willow Metal, but where the metallic version has a noticeably gray or white undertone, Quiet Willow Vinyl is cut through with a strong black undertone. The resulting shade is a little bit darker and deeper while still retaining those earthy and delicate green highlights.

Quiet Willow Vinyl
Hex #81837B
RGB 129, 131, 123
CMYK 2, 0, 6, 49

Quietude (Behr)

Quietude (Behr) shares its name with the next entry on this list, but this first variation is a much paler variation on the same theme. Quietude (Behr) has some subtle gray and green hints, but the overall appearance is overwhelmingly a very light off-white shade.

Quietude (Behr)
Hex #E6E8E7
RGB 230, 232, 231
CMYK 1, 0, 0, 9

Quietude (Sherwin Williams)

The Sherwin Williams variation on the Quietude theme takes the same elements and makes them more dramatic. Quietude (Sherwin Williams) is a strong shade of medium-light green with cool gray undertones and a white finish to mute the whole shade out and give it a stately appearance.

Quietude (Sherwin Williams)
Hex #AAB9B1 
RGB 170, 185, 177
CMYK 8, 0, 4, 27

Quill Gray

Before ballpoint pens, fountain pens, metal-nibbed pens, and even dip pens, there were quills—writing utensils made from the flight feather of a large bird and dipped into ink. Quill Gray captures the pale, lightweight construction of those early pens with its soft white hue and delicate gray and yellow undertones.

Quill Gray
Hex #D6D6D1 
RGB 214, 214, 209
CMYK 0, 0, 2, 16

Quilted

Quilted is a soft shade of pale green-gray with hints of yellow and blue running beneath the surface in order to provide a sense of the plush luxury found in most quilted fabrics—the inspiration behind this shade’s name.

Quilted
Hex #D7D9D2
RGB 215, 217, 210
CMYK 1, 0, 3, 15

Quilted Bag

Where Quilted was reserved and modest, Quilted Bag is just plain fun. Inspired by the bright colors and bold lines that many quilted handbags typically sport, Quilted Bag is a cheerful shade of orange with strong red and yellow undertones for added intensity and depth of color.

Quilted Bag
Hex #D29565
RGB 210, 149, 101
CMYK 0, 29, 52, 18

Quilted Gold

Quilted Gold starts with the same pale Quilted base as Quilted Bag does, but this shade veers yellow where the previous shade veered towards orange. The end result is a bright, sunny shade of yellow with some of those softer cream and gray undertones still lingering beneath the surface.

Quilted Gold
Hex #EBC469
RGB 235, 196, 105
CMYK 0, 17, 55, 8

Quilted Heart

Quilted Heart continues the Quilted trend by taking the original off-white base and applying it to a much bolder color. In this case, a bright magenta pink is muted out by the presence of the Quilted base in order to create a strong, soft shade of pinkish purple with subtle notes of yellow and gray.

Quilted Heart
Hex #CE98B3
RGB 206, 152, 179
CMYK 0, 26, 13, 19

Quilter’s Thread

Quilter’s Thread is a soft shade of off-white with hints of red and yellow to round out the color and give it more of an aged feel. Inspired by the worn and weathered threads found on an old quilt, this color gives off a feeling of quiet comfort.

Quilter’s Thread
Hex #E7DCCC
RGB 231, 220, 204
CMYK 0, 5, 12, 9

Quinacridone Magenta

Originally synthesized in 1958, quinacridone is an organic compound that’s used as a primary base pigment in printer ink, tattoo ink, and outdoor and watercolor paints. The colors produced by this pigment are vivid and waterproof. Quinacridone Magenta is a vivid shade of dark Magenta—a blend of red and purple with deeper blue and violet hints running beneath the surface.

Quinacridone Magenta
Hex #8E3A59 
RGB 142, 58, 89
CMYK 0, 59, 37, 44

Quinacridone Red Violet

While quinacridone can be used to generate a base for any number of colors, the reds produced by this pigment are the most well-known. Quinacridone Red Violet provides a perfect example of this rule with its brilliant red hue and the jewel-tone blue undertones that run throughout and provide a more rounded, complete appearance.

Quinacridone Red Violet
Hex #740055 
RGB 116, 0, 85
CMYK 0, 100, 27, 55

Quinacridone Rose Violet

Classified as a dark moderate pink color, Quinacridone Rose Violet looks a lot like Quinacridone Magenta. However, a closer look at this shade reveals that it actually contains even more magenta pigment than the first color. It’s also more saturated, giving it a more vibrant and less pale appearance.

Quinacridone Rose Violet
Hex #8E304B 
RGB 142, 48, 75
CMYK 0, 66, 47, 44

Quince

The quince tree is technically a member of the same family as apple and pear trees, but the distinctive, bright yellow fruits of this tree aren’t nearly as versatile as some of its relatives. Quince fruits may smell wonderful, but they’re extremely hard and often very sour. As a result, the fruits themselves are usually made into jams, pastes, or various drinks. As a color, Quince captures the bright golden yellow shade of the fruits while still preserving a little bit of their tart sweetness.

Quince
Hex #EFB85B
RGB 239, 184, 91
CMYK 0, 23, 62, 6

Quince Apple

Quince Apple is a lot more yellow and a lot less orange than the previous entry on this list. Thanks to the “apple” influence, this shade also has just a hint of Granny Smith Green, which helps to mellow out the color and give it a more rounded appearance.

Quince Apple
Hex #EED67D
RGB 238, 214, 125
CMYK 0, 10, 47, 7

Quince Berry

Quince Berry combines the bright red and gold highlights of traditional Quince with the dark, deep reds and purples of a typical Berry shade. The end result is a deep purple shade with plenty of red and yellow undertones to brighten the shade and give it an almost playful finished look.

Quince Berry
Hex #946A89
RGB 148, 106, 137
CMYK 0, 28, 7, 42

Quince Blossom

In real life, the blossoms of the quince tree typically range in color from greenish white to pale pink with white zones. As a color, however, Quince Blossom is a blend of traditional quince with a bright pink Blossom shade. The two colors combine to create a warm shade of orange pink with hints of yellow and gold running throughout.

Quince Blossom
Hex #D79381
RGB 215, 147, 129
CMYK 0, 32, 40, 16

Quince Cream

Quince Cream, as the name would suggest, combines the brilliant orange-yellow appearance of “true” Quince with a much softer Cream shade. The Cream allows more of the yellow to shine through while still allowing for hints of red and gold to peek through to the surface.

Quince Cream
Hex #EECB8A
RGB 238, 203, 138
CMYK 0, 15, 42, 7

Quince Gold

Quince Gold may look a lot like Quince Cream at first glance, but upon closer examination, it has a slightly higher green level—and a significantly higher level of red. This stronger red undertone allows for a warmer, brassier feeling than the muted smoothness of Quince Cream provides.

Quince Gold
Hex #F6CC86
RGB 246, 204, 134
CMYK 0, 17, 46, 4

Quince Green

Quince Green is a straightforward shade of green that mixes a bright Quince shade with a more mellow Spring Green. As a result, Quince Green is a little bit brighter and more cheerful than the standard Spring Green shade, even though it still retains that classic promise of growth and new life.

Quince Green
Hex #8DC27F
RGB 141, 194, 127
CMYK 27, 0, 35, 24

Quince Harvest

Quince Harvest is another golden shade that leans into the strong yellow and red notes of traditional Quince. However, Quince Harvest also relies heavily on the more aged, weighed shades of gold and yellow found in most Harvest variants, and the end result is a cheerful, autumnal shade of antique yellow.

Quince Harvest
Hex #E9DD86
RGB 233, 221, 134
CMYK 0, 5, 42, 9

Quince Jelly

As mentioned previously, most quince fruits are too tart to eat straight off the tree, which means that quince jelly is one of the most popular uses for the sour fruits. As a color, Quince Jelly maintains the tart brightness of traditional Quince while adding in sweeter pink, red, and even purple notes that help to level the overall appearance.

Quince Jelly
Hex #F4CDAB
RGB 244, 205, 171
CMYK 0, 16, 30, 4

Quince Yellow

Finally, Quince Yellow takes the bright oranges, yellows, and reds of a traditional Quince shade and increases the yellow values significantly to create a shade that looks like a perfect blend between “true” yellow and a traditional Quince.

Quince Yellow
Hex #F6DFA3
RGB 246, 223, 163
CMYK 0, 9, 34, 4

Quincy

Quincy is a dark, rugged shade of brown with strong gray and black undertones that push the drama a little bit further and help to increase the visual impact of what would otherwise be a standard shade of medium-dark brown.

Quincy
Hex #623F2D 
RGB 98, 63, 45
CMYK 0, 36, 54, 62

Quincy Granite (Vista Granite)

Quincy Granite is a cool shade of gray with subtle green and brown undertones. While real granite often has flecks of various minerals and metals within its grains, Quincy Granite splits the difference and blends all of the colors together to create a neutral color with hints of some warmer highlights.

Quincy Granite (Vista Granite)
Hex #B2B2AD
RGB 178, 178, 173
CMYK 0, 0, 3, 30

Quirky Gold

Quirky Gold takes a traditional yellow-gold color and puts a bit of a spin on it! Instead of primarily yellow undertones, Quirky Gold boasts more of an orange, red, or even brown undertone that tips the shade into more of an “old gold” or “tarnished gold” territory.

Quirky Gold
Hex #A4773D
RGB 164, 119, 61
CMYK 0, 27, 63, 36

Quite Lilac (Valspar)

Lilac is a light purple shade that draws its inspiration from the light purple blossoms of most lilac flowers. While the traditional shade has some subtle blue undertones, Quite Lilac increases the blue values in order to create a rich shade of deep purplish violet with a delicate finish and some subtle hints of violet and red.

Quite Lilac (Valspar)
Hex #9791C7
RGB 151, 145, 199
CMYK 24, 27, 0, 22

Quiver Tan (Sherwin Williams)

Quiver Tan actually draws its inspiration from a couple of different sources—a traditional Tan shade as well as from the worn leather historically used to make the quivers for archers to store their arrows. The end result is a medium-dark shade of brown with some warmer Tan that help to lighten the shade and give it a warmer feeling.

Quiver Tan (Sherwin Williams)
Hex #8F7F6A
RGB 143, 127, 106
CMYK 0, 11, 26, 44

QuoJax Blue

QuoJax is a social media site that seeks to provide an alternative to Facebook and other well-known social media sites. Like Facebook, QuoJax’s main branding color is a shade of blue—in this case, a deep shade of dark blue with some deeper red and violet notes running beneath the surface for a bit of added depth.

QuoJax Blue
Hex #053A6C 
RGB 5, 58, 108
CMYK 95, 46, 0, 58

Quondong (Solver)

Quondong, also spelled “quandong” and often referred to as the “native peach”, is an Australian plant that grows small red fruits and green, white, red, and yellow brown flowers. As a color, Quondong is a warm shade of deep brown that combines elements of white, red, and yellow in order to create a rich blend of warm palette colors.

Quondong (Solver)
Hex #A45F29
RGB 164, 95, 41
CMYK 0, 42, 75, 36