Papyrus White

HEX #C7CBC4 / RGB (199, 203, 196)

Ancient times Paper and Inkwell Illustration

What is Papyrus White Color?

Papyrus White (Hex code: C7CBC4) Thumbnail

Papyrus White color hex code is #C7CBC4 and RGB (199, 203, 196). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 94°, saturation of 3% and a brightness of 80%. The CMYK values of Papyrus White are C:2 M:0 Y:3 K:20.

Papyrus White from the RAL Classic color list has the number 9018. It can only be used in HTML and CSS code with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

Please note: RAL colors displayed on the screen are close approximates to the actual color because of the variations in brightness and contrast. The same hold true for these colors printed out on standard printers where the variations in the quality of paper, ink and the device may produce different results.

Papyrus White Color Codes

Hex Code#C7CBC4
RGB Values(199, 203, 196)
CMYK Values(2%, 0%, 3%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(94°, 3%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#38343B [Onyx]
Closest Pantone®420 C
Complementary Color#C8C4CB [Lavender Gray]
Papyrus White Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C7C7C7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C9C9C9
Weighted Average (Luma)#CACACA
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DEDEDE

Papyrus White Color Palettes

Papyrus White is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of C7CBC4. Complementary color is C8C4CB

Complementary Palette

The complement of Papyrus White is Lavender Gray with the hex code #C8C4CB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C7CBC4 color is offered by #C8C4CB. 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 (C7CBC4, C4CBC5 and CBCBC4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Papyrus White (#C7CBC4) are Chinese Silver (#C4CBC5) and Pastel Gray (#CBCBC4). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Papyrus 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 (C7CBC4, C5C4CB and CBC4CB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Papyrus White (#C7CBC4) are #C5C4CB (Lavender Gray) and #CBC4CB (Chinese Silver). 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 (C7CBC4, C4C7CB and CBC4C7)

Triadic Palette

Papyrus White triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #C4C7CB (Lavender Gray) and #CBC4C7 (Chinese Silver) along with #C7CBC4 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 (C7CBC4, C4C7CB, C8C4CB and CBC8C4)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Papyrus White has four colors - #C4C7CB (Lavender Gray), #C8C4CB (Lavender Gray) and #CBC8C4 (Pastel Gray) in addition to the base color (#C7CBC4). 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 (C7CBC4, C4CBCB, C8C4CB and CBC5C4)

Square Palette

Papyrus White square color palette has #C4CBCB (Chinese Silver), #C8C4CB (Lavender Gray) and #CBC5C4 (Pale Silver). 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

Papyrus White Color Rainbow Palette

Our Papyrus 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 Papyrus White Color


  • Transparent D2D5D0#D2D5D0
  • Transparent D8DBD6#D8DBD6
  • Transparent DDE0DC#DDE0DC
  • Transparent E3E5E2#E3E5E2
  • Transparent E9EAE7#E9EAE7
  • Transparent EEEFED#EEEFED
  • Transparent F4F5F3#F4F5F3
  • Transparent F9FAF9#F9FAF9


  • Transparent B9BCB6#B9BCB6
  • Transparent B2B5B0#B2B5B0
  • Transparent ABADA9#ABADA9
  • Transparent A4A6A2#A4A6A2
  • Transparent 9C9E9B#9C9E9B
  • Transparent 959794#959794
  • Transparent 8E8F8E#8E8F8E
  • Transparent 878887#878887


  • Transparent 9FA29D#9FA29D
  • Transparent 8B8E89#8B8E89
  • Transparent 777A76#777A76
  • Transparent 646662#646662
  • Transparent 50514E#50514E
  • Transparent 3C3D3B#3C3D3B
  • Transparent 282927#282927
  • Transparent 141414#141414

Papyrus White Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Papyrus White Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Papyrus White Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Papyrus White Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Papyrus White Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Papyrus White Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Papyrus White Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Papyrus White Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Papyrus White Plaid Pattern

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