Pale Apricot

HEX #FBD4BF / RGB (251, 212, 191)

What is Pale Apricot Color?

Pale Apricot (Hex code: FBD4BF) Thumbnail

Pale Apricot has the hex code #FBD4BF. The equivalent RGB values are (251, 212, 191), which means it is composed of 38% red, 32% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:16 Y:24 K:2. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pale Apricot has a hue of 21°, 24% saturation and a brightness value of 98%.
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.

Pale Apricot 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 pale apricot CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Pale Apricot Color Codes

Hex Code#FBD4BF
RGB Values(251, 212, 191)
CMYK Values(0%, 16%, 24%, 2%)
HSV/HSB Values(21°, 24%, 98%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCCCC
Inverse Color#042B40 [Oxford Blue]
Closest Pantone®475 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#BFE6FB [Diamond]
Pale Apricot Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#DADADA
Weighted Average (Most Common)#DDDDDD
Weighted Average (Luma)#DBDBDB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E7E7E7

Pale Apricot Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FBD4BF. Complementary color is BFE6FB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pale Apricot is Diamond with the hex code #BFE6FB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FBD4BF color is offered by #BFE6FB. 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 (FBD4BF, FBF2BF and FBBFC8)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pale Apricot (#FBD4BF) are Blond (#FBF2BF) and Pink (#FBBFC8). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pale Apricot 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 (FBD4BF, BFFBF2 and BFC8FB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pale Apricot (#FBD4BF) are #BFFBF2 (Aero Blue) and #BFC8FB (Lavender Blue). 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 (FBD4BF, BFFBD4 and D4BFFB)

Triadic Palette

Pale Apricot triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BFFBD4 (Aero Blue) and #D4BFFB (Lavender Blue) along with #FBD4BF 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 (FBD4BF, BFFBD4, BFE6FB and FBBFE6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pale Apricot has four colors - #BFFBD4 (Aero Blue), #BFE6FB (Diamond) and #FBBFE6 (Classic Rose) in addition to the base color (#FBD4BF). 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 (FBD4BF, C8FBBF, BFE6FB and F2BFFB)

Square Palette

Pale Apricot square color palette has #C8FBBF (Tea Green), #BFE6FB (Diamond) and #F2BFFB (Brilliant 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

Pale Apricot Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pale Apricot 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 Pale Apricot Color


  • Transparent FCDDCC#FCDDCC
  • Transparent FCE1D2#FCE1D2
  • Transparent FDE5D9#FDE5D9
  • Transparent FDEADF#FDEADF
  • Transparent FDEEE5#FDEEE5
  • Transparent FEF2EC#FEF2EC
  • Transparent FEF6F2#FEF6F2
  • Transparent FFFBF9#FFFBF9


  • Transparent E2C3B2#E2C3B2
  • Transparent D6BBAC#D6BBAC
  • Transparent CAB2A6#CAB2A6
  • Transparent BEAAA0#BEAAA0
  • Transparent B1A299#B1A299
  • Transparent A59993#A59993
  • Transparent 99918D#99918D
  • Transparent 8C8886#8C8886


  • Transparent C9AA99#C9AA99
  • Transparent B09486#B09486
  • Transparent 977F73#977F73
  • Transparent 7E6A60#7E6A60
  • Transparent 64554C#64554C
  • Transparent 4B4039#4B4039
  • Transparent 322A26#322A26
  • Transparent 191513#191513

Pale Apricot Color Patterns

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    Pale Apricot Gingham Checks

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    Pale Apricot Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Apricot Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Apricot Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Apricot Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Apricot Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Apricot Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pale Apricot Plaid Pattern