Old White

HEX #EFEDE5 / RGB (239, 237, 229)

What is Old White Color?

Old White (Hex code: EFEDE5) Thumbnail

Old White has the hex code #EFEDE5. The equivalent RGB values are (239, 237, 229), which means it is composed of 34% red, 34% green and 32% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:1 Y:4 K:6. In the HSV/HSB scale, Old White has a hue of 48°, 4% saturation and a brightness value of 94%.
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 White is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the old white CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Old White Color Codes

Hex Code#EFEDE5
RGB Values(239, 237, 229)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 4%, 6%)
HSV/HSB Values(48°, 4%, 94%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFFCC
Inverse Color#10121A [Chinese Black]
Closest Pantone®663 C
Closest RAL9003 [Signal white]
Complementary Color#E5E7EF [Bright Gray]
Old White Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#EBEBEB
Weighted Average (Most Common)#EDEDED
Weighted Average (Luma)#EDEDED
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#EFEFEF

Old White Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of EFEDE5. Complementary color is E5E7EF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Old White is Bright Gray with the hex code #E5E7EF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #EFEDE5 color is offered by #E5E7EF. 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 (EFEDE5, ECEFE5 and EFE8E5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Old White (#EFEDE5) are Alabaster (#ECEFE5) and Alabaster (#EFE8E5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Old White 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 (EFEDE5, E5ECEF and E8E5EF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Old White (#EFEDE5) are #E5ECEF (Bright Gray) and #E8E5EF (Bright Gray). 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 (EFEDE5, E5EFED and EDE5EF)

Triadic Palette

Old White triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E5EFED (Bright Gray) and #EDE5EF (Bright Gray) along with #EFEDE5 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 (EFEDE5, E5EFED, E5E7EF and EFE5E7)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Old White has four colors - #E5EFED (Bright Gray), #E5E7EF (Bright Gray) and #EFE5E7 (Platinum) in addition to the base color (#EFEDE5). 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 (EFEDE5, E5EFE8, E5E7EF and EFE5EC)

Square Palette

Old White square color palette has #E5EFE8 (Bright Gray), #E5E7EF (Bright Gray) and #EFE5EC (Bright Gray). 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 White Color Rainbow Palette

Our Old White 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 White Color


  • Transparent F2F1EA#F2F1EA
  • Transparent F4F2ED#F4F2ED
  • Transparent F5F4EF#F5F4EF
  • Transparent F7F6F2#F7F6F2
  • Transparent F9F8F5#F9F8F5
  • Transparent FAFAF7#FAFAF7
  • Transparent FCFBFA#FCFBFA
  • Transparent FDFDFC#FDFDFC


  • Transparent D9D7D1#D9D7D1
  • Transparent CECCC7#CECCC7
  • Transparent C3C1BD#C3C1BD
  • Transparent B8B7B3#B8B7B3
  • Transparent ACACA8#ACACA8
  • Transparent A1A19E#A1A19E
  • Transparent 969694#969694
  • Transparent 8B8B8A#8B8B8A


  • Transparent BFBEB7#BFBEB7
  • Transparent A7A6A0#A7A6A0
  • Transparent 8F8E89#8F8E89
  • Transparent 787773#787773
  • Transparent 605F5C#605F5C
  • Transparent 484745#484745
  • Transparent 302F2E#302F2E
  • Transparent 181817#181817

Old White Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Old White Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Old White Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old White Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old White Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old White Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old White Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old White Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Old White Plaid Pattern