Old Ivory

HEX #DCD1AE / RGB (220, 209, 174)

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What is Old Ivory Color?

Old Ivory (Hex code: DCD1AE) Thumbnail

Old Ivory has the hex code #DCD1AE. The equivalent RGB values are (220, 209, 174), which means it is composed of 36% red, 35% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:5 Y:21 K:14. In the HSV/HSB scale, Old Ivory has a hue of 46°, 21% saturation and a brightness value of 86%.
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.

Old ivory is not included in the web colors list which means it cannot be used by its name in HTML and CSS code. One can only apply it on web pages with hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

Old Ivory Color Codes

Hex Code#DCD1AE
RGB Values(220, 209, 174)
CMYK Values(0%, 5%, 21%, 14%)
HSV/HSB Values(46°, 21%, 86%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#232E51 [Space Cadet]
Closest Pantone®7500 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#AEB9DC [Light Steel Blue]
Old Ivory Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C9C9C9
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D0D0D0
Weighted Average (Luma)#D1D1D1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E2E2E2

Old Ivory Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of DCD1AE. Complementary color is AEB9DC

Complementary Palette

The complement of Old Ivory is Light Steel Blue with the hex code #AEB9DC. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #DCD1AE color is offered by #AEB9DC. 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 (DCD1AE, D0DCAE and DCBAAE)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Old Ivory (#DCD1AE) are Pastel Gray (#D0DCAE) and Pale Chestnut (#DCBAAE). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Old 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 (DCD1AE, AED0DC and BAAEDC)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Old Ivory (#DCD1AE) are #AED0DC (Crystal) and #BAAEDC (Maximum Blue Purple). 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 (DCD1AE, AEDCD1 and D1AEDC)

Triadic Palette

Old Ivory triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AEDCD1 (Crystal) and #D1AEDC (Tropical Violet) along with #DCD1AE 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 (DCD1AE, AEDCD1, AEB9DC and DCAEB9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Old Ivory has four colors - #AEDCD1 (Crystal), #AEB9DC (Light Steel Blue) and #DCAEB9 (Pale Chestnut) in addition to the base color (#DCD1AE). 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 (DCD1AE, AEDCBA, AEB9DC and DCAED0)

Square Palette

Old Ivory square color palette has #AEDCBA (Celadon), #AEB9DC (Light Steel Blue) and #DCAED0 (Pink Lavender). 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

Old Ivory Color Rainbow Palette

Our Old 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 Old Ivory Color


  • Transparent E3DABE#E3DABE
  • Transparent E7DFC6#E7DFC6
  • Transparent EAE3CE#EAE3CE
  • Transparent EEE8D7#EEE8D7
  • Transparent F1EDDF#F1EDDF
  • Transparent F5F1E7#F5F1E7
  • Transparent F8F6EF#F8F6EF
  • Transparent FCFAF7#FCFAF7


  • Transparent CAC1A5#CAC1A5
  • Transparent C0B9A0#C0B9A0
  • Transparent B7B19C#B7B19C
  • Transparent AEA997#AEA997
  • Transparent A5A092#A5A092
  • Transparent 9C988E#9C988E
  • Transparent 929089#929089
  • Transparent 898885#898885


  • Transparent B0A78B#B0A78B
  • Transparent 9A927A#9A927A
  • Transparent 847D68#847D68
  • Transparent 6E6957#6E6957
  • Transparent 585446#585446
  • Transparent 423F34#423F34
  • Transparent 2C2A23#2C2A23
  • Transparent 161511#161511

Old Ivory Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Old Ivory Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Old Ivory Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Ivory Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Ivory Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Ivory Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Ivory Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Ivory Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old Ivory Plaid Pattern

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