Light Buff

HEX #ECD9B0 / RGB (236, 217, 176)

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What is Light Buff Color?

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Light Buff has the hex code #ECD9B0. The equivalent RGB values are (236, 217, 176), which means it is composed of 38% red, 34% green and 28% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:8 Y:25 K:8. In the HSV/HSB scale, Light Buff has a hue of 41°, 25% saturation and a brightness value of 93%.
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.

Light buff color comes from the Printer Working Group (PWG) list, which itself is derived from the X11 color list. It is not a web color and can be used in HTML and CSS with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

Light Buff Color Codes

Hex Code#ECD9B0
RGB Values(236, 217, 176)
CMYK Values(0%, 8%, 25%, 8%)
HSV/HSB Values(41°, 25%, 93%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC99
Inverse Color#13264F [Space Cadet]
Closest Pantone®7506 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#B0C3EC [Pale Cornflower Blue]
Light Buff Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D2D2D2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#DADADA
Weighted Average (Luma)#DADADA
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E6E6E6

Light Buff Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of ECD9B0. Complementary color is B0C3EC

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Buff is Pale Cornflower Blue with the hex code #B0C3EC. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #ECD9B0 color is offered by #B0C3EC. 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 (ECD9B0, E1ECB0 and ECBBB0)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Buff (#ECD9B0) are Pale Goldenrod (#E1ECB0) and Desert Sand (#ECBBB0). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Buff 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 (ECD9B0, B0E1EC and BBB0EC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Buff (#ECD9B0) are #B0E1EC (Blizzard Blue) and #BBB0EC (Vodka). 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 (ECD9B0, B0ECD9 and D9B0EC)

Triadic Palette

Light Buff triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B0ECD9 (Magic Mint) and #D9B0EC (Bright Ube) along with #ECD9B0 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 (ECD9B0, B0ECD9, B0C3EC and ECB0C3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Buff has four colors - #B0ECD9 (Magic Mint), #B0C3EC (Pale Cornflower Blue) and #ECB0C3 (Metallic Pink) in addition to the base color (#ECD9B0). 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 (ECD9B0, B0ECBB, B0C3EC and ECB0E1)

Square Palette

Light Buff square color palette has #B0ECBB (Celadon), #B0C3EC (Pale Cornflower Blue) and #ECB0E1 (Thistle (Crayola)). 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

Light Buff Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Buff 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 Light Buff Color


  • Transparent F0E1C0#F0E1C0
  • Transparent F2E4C8#F2E4C8
  • Transparent F4E8D0#F4E8D0
  • Transparent F6ECD8#F6ECD8
  • Transparent F7F0DF#F7F0DF
  • Transparent F9F4E7#F9F4E7
  • Transparent FBF7EF#FBF7EF
  • Transparent FDFBF7#FDFBF7


  • Transparent D6C7A6#D6C7A6
  • Transparent CCBEA2#CCBEA2
  • Transparent C1B59D#C1B59D
  • Transparent B6AD98#B6AD98
  • Transparent ABA493#ABA493
  • Transparent A09B8E#A09B8E
  • Transparent 96928A#96928A
  • Transparent 8B8985#8B8985


  • Transparent BDAE8D#BDAE8D
  • Transparent A5987B#A5987B
  • Transparent 8E826A#8E826A
  • Transparent 766D58#766D58
  • Transparent 5E5746#5E5746
  • Transparent 474135#474135
  • Transparent 2F2B23#2F2B23
  • Transparent 181612#181612

Light Buff Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Light Buff Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Light Buff Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Buff Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Buff Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Buff Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Buff Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Buff Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Buff Plaid Pattern

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