HEX #E8D6B4 / RGB (232, 214, 180)

What is Parmesan Color?

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Parmesan has the hex code #E8D6B4. The equivalent RGB values are (232, 214, 180), which means it is composed of 37% red, 34% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:8 Y:22 K:9. In the HSV/HSB scale, Parmesan has a hue of 39°, 22% 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.

Parmesan is a hard granular cheese made in the Parmigiano-Reggiano region of the country. The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, parmesan 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.

Parmesan Color Codes

Hex Code#E8D6B4
RGB Values(232, 214, 180)
CMYK Values(0%, 8%, 22%, 9%)
HSV/HSB Values(39°, 22%, 91%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCCCC
Inverse Color#17294B [Space Cadet]
Closest Pantone®P 18-1 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#B4C6E8 [Light Steel Blue]
Parmesan Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D1D1D1
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D8D8D8
Weighted Average (Luma)#D7D7D7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E5E5E5

Parmesan Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E8D6B4. Complementary color is B4C6E8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Parmesan is Light Steel Blue with the hex code #B4C6E8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E8D6B4 color is offered by #B4C6E8. 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 (E8D6B4, E0E8B4 and E8BCB4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Parmesan (#E8D6B4) are Pale Spring Bud (#E0E8B4) and Desert Sand (#E8BCB4). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Parmesan 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 (E8D6B4, B4E0E8 and BCB4E8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Parmesan (#E8D6B4) are #B4E0E8 (Powder Blue) and #BCB4E8 (Vodka). 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 (E8D6B4, B4E8D6 and D6B4E8)

Triadic Palette

Parmesan triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B4E8D6 (Magic Mint) and #D6B4E8 (Thistle) along with #E8D6B4 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 (E8D6B4, B4E8D6, B4C6E8 and E8B4C6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Parmesan has four colors - #B4E8D6 (Magic Mint), #B4C6E8 (Light Steel Blue) and #E8B4C6 (Cameo Pink) in addition to the base color (#E8D6B4). 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 (E8D6B4, B4E8BC, B4C6E8 and E8B4E0)

Square Palette

Parmesan square color palette has #B4E8BC (Celadon), #B4C6E8 (Light Steel Blue) and #E8B4E0 (Thistle (Crayola)). 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

Parmesan Color Rainbow Palette

Our Parmesan 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 Parmesan Color


  • Transparent EDDEC3#EDDEC3
  • Transparent EFE2CB#EFE2CB
  • Transparent F1E6D2#F1E6D2
  • Transparent F4EBDA#F4EBDA
  • Transparent F6EFE1#F6EFE1
  • Transparent F8F3E9#F8F3E9
  • Transparent FAF7F0#FAF7F0
  • Transparent FDFBF8#FDFBF8


  • Transparent D3C5AA#D3C5AA
  • Transparent C9BCA4#C9BCA4
  • Transparent BEB49F#BEB49F
  • Transparent B4AB9A#B4AB9A
  • Transparent AAA295#AAA295
  • Transparent 9F9A90#9F9A90
  • Transparent 95918A#95918A
  • Transparent 8A8985#8A8985


  • Transparent BAAB90#BAAB90
  • Transparent A2967E#A2967E
  • Transparent 8B806C#8B806C
  • Transparent 746B5A#746B5A
  • Transparent 5D5648#5D5648
  • Transparent 464036#464036
  • Transparent 2E2B24#2E2B24
  • Transparent 171512#171512

Parmesan Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Parmesan Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Parmesan Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Parmesan Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Parmesan Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Parmesan Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Parmesan Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Parmesan Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Parmesan Plaid Pattern

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