HEX #D7C9B1 / RGB (215, 201, 177)

What is Oyster Color?

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Oyster has the hex code #D7C9B1. The equivalent RGB values are (215, 201, 177), which means it is composed of 36% red, 34% green and 30% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:7 Y:18 K:16. In the HSV/HSB scale, Oyster has a hue of 38°, 18% saturation and a brightness value of 84%.
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.

Oyster 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 oyster CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Oyster Color Codes

Hex Code#D7C9B1
RGB Values(215, 201, 177)
CMYK Values(0%, 7%, 18%, 16%)
HSV/HSB Values(38°, 18%, 84%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#28364E [Japanese Indigo]
Closest Pantone®482 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#B1BFD7 [Light Steel Blue]
Oyster Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C6C6C6
Weighted Average (Most Common)#CBCBCB
Weighted Average (Luma)#CACACA
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DFDFDF

Oyster Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of D7C9B1. Complementary color is B1BFD7

Complementary Palette

The complement of Oyster is Light Steel Blue with the hex code #B1BFD7. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #D7C9B1 color is offered by #B1BFD7. 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 (D7C9B1, D2D7B1 and D7B6B1)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Oyster (#D7C9B1) are Pastel Gray (#D2D7B1) and Pale Chestnut (#D7B6B1). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Oyster 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 (D7C9B1, B1D2D7 and B6B1D7)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Oyster (#D7C9B1) are #B1D2D7 (Crystal) and #B6B1D7 (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 (D7C9B1, B1D7C9 and C9B1D7)

Triadic Palette

Oyster triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B1D7C9 (Jet Stream) and #C9B1D7 (Tropical Violet) along with #D7C9B1 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 (D7C9B1, B1D7C9, B1BFD7 and D7B1BF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Oyster has four colors - #B1D7C9 (Jet Stream), #B1BFD7 (Light Steel Blue) and #D7B1BF (Pale Chestnut) in addition to the base color (#D7C9B1). 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 (D7C9B1, B1D7B6, B1BFD7 and D7B1D2)

Square Palette

Oyster square color palette has #B1D7B6 (Light Moss Green), #B1BFD7 (Light Steel Blue) and #D7B1D2 (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

Oyster Color Rainbow Palette

Our Oyster 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 Oyster Color


  • Transparent DFD4C1#DFD4C1
  • Transparent E3D9C8#E3D9C8
  • Transparent E7DFD0#E7DFD0
  • Transparent EBE4D8#EBE4D8
  • Transparent EFE9E0#EFE9E0
  • Transparent F3EFE8#F3EFE8
  • Transparent F7F4EF#F7F4EF
  • Transparent FBFAF7#FBFAF7


  • Transparent C6BAA7#C6BAA7
  • Transparent BDB3A2#BDB3A2
  • Transparent B4AC9D#B4AC9D
  • Transparent ACA599#ACA599
  • Transparent A39D94#A39D94
  • Transparent 9A968F#9A968F
  • Transparent 918F8A#918F8A
  • Transparent 898785#898785


  • Transparent ACA18E#ACA18E
  • Transparent 978D7C#978D7C
  • Transparent 81796A#81796A
  • Transparent 6C6559#6C6559
  • Transparent 565047#565047
  • Transparent 413C35#413C35
  • Transparent 2B2823#2B2823
  • Transparent 161412#161412

Oyster Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Oyster Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Oyster Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Oyster Plaid Pattern

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