Paper White

HEX #F9FBFF / RGB (249, 251, 255)

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What is Paper White Color?

Paper White (Hex code: F9FBFF) Thumbnail

Paper White has the hex code #F9FBFF. The equivalent RGB values are (249, 251, 255), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:2 M:2 Y:0 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Paper White has a hue of 220°, 2% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
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.

Paper 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 the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Paper White Color Codes

Hex Code#F9FBFF
RGB Values(249, 251, 255)
CMYK Values(2%, 2%, 0%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(220°, 2%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFFFF
Inverse Color#060400 [Rich Black (FOGRA39)]
Closest Pantone®656 C
Closest RAL9016 [Traffic white]
Complementary Color#FFFDF9 [Lotion]
Paper White Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#FCFCFC
Weighted Average (Most Common)#FBFBFB
Weighted Average (Luma)#FBFBFB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F5F5F5

Paper White Color Palettes

Paper White is too light to display its color palettes.
Complementary color palette of F9FBFF. Complementary color is FFFDF9

Complementary Palette

The complement of Paper White is Lotion with the hex code #FFFDF9. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F9FBFF color is offered by #FFFDF9. 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 (F9FBFF, FAF9FF and F9FEFF)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Paper White (#F9FBFF) are Ghost White (#FAF9FF) and Ghost White (#F9FEFF). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Paper 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 (F9FBFF, FFFAF9 and FEFFF9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Paper White (#F9FBFF) are #FFFAF9 (Snow) and #FEFFF9 (Baby Powder). 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 (F9FBFF, FFF9FB and FBFFF9)

Triadic Palette

Paper White triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #FFF9FB (Snow) and #FBFFF9 (Baby Powder) along with #F9FBFF 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 (F9FBFF, FFF9FB, FFFDF9 and F9FFFD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Paper White has four colors - #FFF9FB (Snow), #FFFDF9 (Lotion) and #F9FFFD (Mint Cream) in addition to the base color (#F9FBFF). 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 (F9FBFF, FFF9FE, FFFDF9 and F9FFFA)

Square Palette

Paper White square color palette has #FFF9FE (Snow), #FFFDF9 (Lotion) and #F9FFFA (Mint Cream). 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

Paper White Color Rainbow Palette

Our Paper 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 Paper White Color


  • Transparent FAFCFF#FAFCFF
  • Transparent FBFCFF#FBFCFF
  • Transparent FBFDFF#FBFDFF
  • Transparent FCFDFF#FCFDFF
  • Transparent FDFDFF#FDFDFF
  • Transparent FDFEFF#FDFEFF
  • Transparent FEFEFF#FEFEFF
  • Transparent FEFFFF#FEFFFF


  • Transparent E1E2E6#E1E2E6
  • Transparent D5D6D9#D5D6D9
  • Transparent C9CACC#C9CACC
  • Transparent BDBEC0#BDBEC0
  • Transparent B0B1B3#B0B1B3
  • Transparent A4A5A6#A4A5A6
  • Transparent 989999#989999
  • Transparent 8C8C8D#8C8C8D


  • Transparent C7C9CC#C7C9CC
  • Transparent AEB0B3#AEB0B3
  • Transparent 959799#959799
  • Transparent 7D7E80#7D7E80
  • Transparent 646466#646466
  • Transparent 4B4B4D#4B4B4D
  • Transparent 323233#323233
  • Transparent 19191A#19191A

Paper White Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Paper White Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Paper White Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper White Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper White Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper White Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper White Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper White Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paper White Plaid Pattern

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