Light Ivory

HEX #FFF8C9 / RGB (255, 248, 201)

Ivory tusks

What is Light Ivory Color?

Light Ivory (Hex code: FFF8C9) Thumbnail

Light Ivory has the hex code #FFF8C9. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 248, 201), which means it is composed of 36% red, 35% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:3 Y:21 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Light Ivory has a hue of 52°, 21% 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 Ivory color is from the Printer Working Group (PWG) list, which itself is derived from the X11 colors list. It is not a web color and can only be used in HTML and CSS code with its hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB color values. The color comes from the color of tusks and teeth of animals such as elephant and walrus.

Light Ivory Color Codes

Hex Code#FFF8C9
RGB Values(255, 248, 201)
CMYK Values(0%, 3%, 21%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(52°, 21%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFFCC
Inverse Color#000736 [Cetacean Blue]
Closest Pantone®7499 C
Closest RAL9010 [Pure white]
Complementary Color#C9D0FF [Lavender Blue]
Light Ivory Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#EBEBEB
Weighted Average (Most Common)#F5F5F5
Weighted Average (Luma)#F6F6F6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F3F3F3

Light Ivory Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFF8C9. Complementary color is C9D0FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Light Ivory is Lavender Blue with the hex code #C9D0FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFF8C9 color is offered by #C9D0FF. 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 (FFF8C9, EBFFC9 and FFDDC9)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Light Ivory (#FFF8C9) are Nyanza (#EBFFC9) and Unbleached Silk (#FFDDC9). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Light Ivory 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 (FFF8C9, C9EBFF and DDC9FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Light Ivory (#FFF8C9) are #C9EBFF (Water) and #DDC9FF (Pale Lavender). 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 (FFF8C9, C9FFF8 and F8C9FF)

Triadic Palette

Light Ivory triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C9FFF8 (Water) and #F8C9FF (Brilliant Lavender) along with #FFF8C9 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 (FFF8C9, C9FFF8, C9D0FF and FFC9D0)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Light Ivory has four colors - #C9FFF8 (Water), #C9D0FF (Lavender Blue) and #FFC9D0 (Light Red) in addition to the base color (#FFF8C9). 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 (FFF8C9, C9FFDD, C9D0FF and FFC9EB)

Square Palette

Light Ivory square color palette has #C9FFDD (Aero Blue), #C9D0FF (Lavender Blue) and #FFC9EB (Classic Rose). 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 Ivory Color Rainbow Palette

Our Light Ivory 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 Ivory Color


  • Transparent FFF9D4#FFF9D4
  • Transparent FFFAD9#FFFAD9
  • Transparent FFFBDF#FFFBDF
  • Transparent FFFCE4#FFFCE4
  • Transparent FFFCE9#FFFCE9
  • Transparent FFFDEF#FFFDEF
  • Transparent FFFEF4#FFFEF4
  • Transparent FFFEFA#FFFEFA


  • Transparent E6E0BA#E6E0BA
  • Transparent D9D4B3#D9D4B3
  • Transparent CCC8AC#CCC8AC
  • Transparent C0BCA5#C0BCA5
  • Transparent B3B09D#B3B09D
  • Transparent A6A496#A6A496
  • Transparent 99988F#99988F
  • Transparent 8D8C87#8D8C87


  • Transparent CCC6A1#CCC6A1
  • Transparent B3AE8D#B3AE8D
  • Transparent 999579#999579
  • Transparent 807C65#807C65
  • Transparent 666350#666350
  • Transparent 4D4A3C#4D4A3C
  • Transparent 333228#333228
  • Transparent 1A1914#1A1914

Light Ivory Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Light Ivory Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Light Ivory Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Ivory Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Ivory Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Ivory Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Ivory Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Ivory Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Light Ivory Plaid Pattern

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