Cotton Candy

HEX #FFBCD9 / RGB (255, 188, 217)

Cotton candy

What is Cotton Candy Color?

Cotton Candy (Hex code: FFBCD9) Thumbnail

Cotton Candy has the hex code #FFBCD9. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 188, 217), which means it is composed of 39% red, 28% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:26 Y:15 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cotton Candy has a hue of 334°, 26% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

The name of "Cotton Candy" Crayola color comes from the soft, delicious and fun (yes!) cotton candy one gets at carnivals and festivals. Not included in the web colors list, the color can only be used in HTML and CSS with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

Cotton Candy Color Codes

Hex Code#FFBCD9
RGB Values(255, 188, 217)
CMYK Values(0%, 26%, 15%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(334°, 26%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCCCC
Inverse Color#004326 [British Racing Green]
Closest Pantone®182 C
Closest RAL9001 [Cream]
Complementary Color#BCFFE2 [Aero Blue]
Cotton Candy Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#DCDCDC
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D3D3D3
Weighted Average (Luma)#CCCCCC
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E0E0E0

Cotton Candy Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFBCD9. Complementary color is BCFFE2

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cotton Candy is Aero Blue with the hex code #BCFFE2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFBCD9 color is offered by #BCFFE2. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (FFBCD9, FFC1BC and FFBCFB)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cotton Candy (#FFBCD9) are Spanish Pink (#FFC1BC) and Brilliant Lavender (#FFBCFB). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cotton Candy with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (FFBCD9, BCFFC1 and BCFBFF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cotton Candy (#FFBCD9) are #BCFFC1 (Tea Green) and #BCFBFF (Diamond). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (FFBCD9, D9FFBC and BCD9FF)

Triadic Palette

Cotton Candy triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D9FFBC (Tea Green) and #BCD9FF (Lavender Blue) along with #FFBCD9 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (FFBCD9, D9FFBC, BCFFE2 and E2BCFF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cotton Candy has four colors - #D9FFBC (Tea Green), #BCFFE2 (Aero Blue) and #E2BCFF (Mauve) in addition to the base color (#FFBCD9). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (FFBCD9, FBFFBC, BCFFE2 and C1BCFF)

Square Palette

Cotton Candy square color palette has #FBFFBC (Very Pale Yellow), #BCFFE2 (Aero Blue) and #C1BCFF (Vodka). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Cotton Candy Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cotton Candy rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cotton Candy Color


  • Transparent FFC9E1#FFC9E1
  • Transparent FFD0E4#FFD0E4
  • Transparent FFD7E8#FFD7E8
  • Transparent FFDEEC#FFDEEC
  • Transparent FFE4F0#FFE4F0
  • Transparent FFEBF4#FFEBF4
  • Transparent FFF2F7#FFF2F7
  • Transparent FFF8FB#FFF8FB


  • Transparent E6B0C7#E6B0C7
  • Transparent D9AABE#D9AABE
  • Transparent CCA4B5#CCA4B5
  • Transparent C09EAD#C09EAD
  • Transparent B398A4#B398A4
  • Transparent A6929B#A6929B
  • Transparent 998C92#998C92
  • Transparent 8D8689#8D8689


  • Transparent CC96AE#CC96AE
  • Transparent B38498#B38498
  • Transparent 997182#997182
  • Transparent 805E6D#805E6D
  • Transparent 664B57#664B57
  • Transparent 4D3841#4D3841
  • Transparent 33262B#33262B
  • Transparent 1A1316#1A1316

Cotton Candy Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Cotton Candy Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cotton Candy Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cotton Candy Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cotton Candy Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cotton Candy Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cotton Candy Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cotton Candy Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cotton Candy Plaid Pattern

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