Oxford White

HEX #E8E8E4 / RGB (232, 232, 228)

What is Oxford White Color?

Oxford White (Hex code: E8E8E4) Thumbnail

Oxford White has the hex code #E8E8E4. The equivalent RGB values are (232, 232, 228), which means it is composed of 34% red, 34% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:2 K:9. In the HSV/HSB scale, Oxford White has a hue of 60°, 2% saturation and a brightness value of 91%.
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.

Oxford White color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, oxford white can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Oxford White Color Codes

Hex Code#E8E8E4
RGB Values(232, 232, 228)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 2%, 9%)
HSV/HSB Values(60°, 2%, 91%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFFCC
Inverse Color#17171B [Eerie Black]
Closest Pantone®663 C
Closest RAL9003 [Signal white]
Complementary Color#E4E4E8 [Platinum]
Oxford White Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#E7E7E7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#E8E8E8
Weighted Average (Luma)#E8E8E8
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#EDEDED

Oxford White Color Palettes

Oxford White is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of E8E8E4. Complementary color is E4E4E8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Oxford White is Platinum with the hex code #E4E4E8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E8E8E4 color is offered by #E4E4E8. 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 (E8E8E4, E6E8E4 and E8E6E4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Oxford White (#E8E8E4) are Platinum (#E6E8E4) and Platinum (#E8E6E4). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Oxford 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 (E8E8E4, E4E6E8 and E6E4E8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Oxford White (#E8E8E4) are #E4E6E8 (Platinum) and #E6E4E8 (Platinum). 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 (E8E8E4, E4E8E8 and E8E4E8)

Triadic Palette

Oxford White triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #E4E8E8 (Platinum) and #E8E4E8 (Platinum) along with #E8E8E4 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 (E8E8E4, E4E8E8, E4E4E8 and E8E4E4)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Oxford White has four colors - #E4E8E8 (Platinum), #E4E4E8 (Platinum) and #E8E4E4 (Platinum) in addition to the base color (#E8E8E4). 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 (E8E8E4, E4E8E6, E4E4E8 and E8E4E6)

Square Palette

Oxford White square color palette has #E4E8E6 (Platinum), #E4E4E8 (Platinum) and #E8E4E6 (Platinum). 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

Oxford White Color Rainbow Palette

Our Oxford 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 Oxford White Color


  • Transparent EDEDE9#EDEDE9
  • Transparent EFEFEC#EFEFEC
  • Transparent F1F1EF#F1F1EF
  • Transparent F4F4F2#F4F4F2
  • Transparent F6F6F4#F6F6F4
  • Transparent F8F8F7#F8F8F7
  • Transparent FAFAFA#FAFAFA
  • Transparent FDFDFC#FDFDFC


  • Transparent D3D3D0#D3D3D0
  • Transparent C9C9C6#C9C9C6
  • Transparent BEBEBC#BEBEBC
  • Transparent B4B4B2#B4B4B2
  • Transparent AAAAA8#AAAAA8
  • Transparent 9F9F9E#9F9F9E
  • Transparent 959594#959594
  • Transparent 8A8A8A#8A8A8A


  • Transparent BABAB6#BABAB6
  • Transparent A2A2A0#A2A2A0
  • Transparent 8B8B89#8B8B89
  • Transparent 747472#747472
  • Transparent 5D5D5B#5D5D5B
  • Transparent 464644#464644
  • Transparent 2E2E2E#2E2E2E
  • Transparent 171717#171717

Oxford White Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Oxford White Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Oxford White Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oxford White Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oxford White Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oxford White Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oxford White Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oxford White Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oxford White Plaid Pattern