Light Cyan

HEX #E0FFFF / RGB (224, 255, 255)

Cyan blue colroed diamond

What is Light Cyan Color?

Light Cyan (Hex code: E0FFFF) Thumbnail

Light Cyan has the hex code #E0FFFF. The equivalent RGB values are (224, 255, 255), which means it is composed of 31% red, 35% green and 35% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:12 M:0 Y:0 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Light Cyan has a hue of 180°, 12% 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.

Light Cyan is an almost white, pale azurish-blue color. It is included in the web colors list and can, thus, be used in HTML and CSS code with its name, "LightCyan", in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

Light Cyan Color Codes

Hex Code#E0FFFF
RGB Values(224, 255, 255)
CMYK Values(12%, 0%, 0%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 12%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#CCFFFF
Inverse Color#1F0000 [Root Beer]
Closest Pantone®656 C
Closest RAL9016 [Traffic white]
Complementary Color#FFE0E0 [Misty Rose]
Light Cyan Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#F5F5F5
Weighted Average (Most Common)#F6F6F6
Weighted Average (Luma)#F8F8F8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F4F4F4

Light Cyan Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E0FFFF. Complementary color is FFE0E0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Cyan is Misty Rose with the hex code #FFE0E0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E0FFFF color is offered by #FFE0E0. 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 (E0FFFF, E0F0FF and E0FFF0)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Cyan (#E0FFFF) are Lavender (Web) (#E0F0FF) and Light Cyan (#E0FFF0). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Cyan 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 (E0FFFF, FFE0F0 and FFF0E0)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Cyan (#E0FFFF) are #FFE0F0 (Pink Lace) and #FFF0E0 (Linen). 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 (E0FFFF, FFE0FF and FFFFE0)

Triadic Palette

Light Cyan triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #FFE0FF (Pink Lace) and #FFFFE0 (Light Yellow) along with #E0FFFF 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 (E0FFFF, FFE0FF, FFE0E0 and E0FFE0)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Cyan has four colors - #FFE0FF (Pink Lace), #FFE0E0 (Misty Rose) and #E0FFE0 (Nyanza) in addition to the base color (#E0FFFF). 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 (E0FFFF, F0E0FF, FFE0E0 and F0FFE0)

Square Palette

Light Cyan square color palette has #F0E0FF (Lavender (Web)), #FFE0E0 (Misty Rose) and #F0FFE0 (Nyanza). 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 Cyan Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Cyan 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 Cyan Color


  • Transparent E6FFFF#E6FFFF
  • Transparent E9FFFF#E9FFFF
  • Transparent ECFFFF#ECFFFF
  • Transparent F0FFFF#F0FFFF
  • Transparent F3FFFF#F3FFFF
  • Transparent F6FFFF#F6FFFF
  • Transparent F9FFFF#F9FFFF
  • Transparent FCFFFF#FCFFFF


  • Transparent CDE6E6#CDE6E6
  • Transparent C3D9D9#C3D9D9
  • Transparent BACCCC#BACCCC
  • Transparent B0C0C0#B0C0C0
  • Transparent A6B3B3#A6B3B3
  • Transparent 9DA6A6#9DA6A6
  • Transparent 939999#939999
  • Transparent 8A8D8D#8A8D8D


  • Transparent B3CCCC#B3CCCC
  • Transparent 9DB3B3#9DB3B3
  • Transparent 869999#869999
  • Transparent 708080#708080
  • Transparent 5A6666#5A6666
  • Transparent 434D4D#434D4D
  • Transparent 2D3333#2D3333
  • Transparent 161A1A#161A1A

Light Cyan Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Light Cyan Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Light Cyan Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Cyan Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Cyan Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Cyan Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Cyan Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Cyan Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Cyan Plaid Pattern

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