HEX #F3FAFD / RGB (243, 250, 253)

What is Salt Color?

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Salt has the hex code #F3FAFD. The equivalent RGB values are (243, 250, 253), which means it is composed of 33% red, 34% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:4 M:1 Y:0 K:1. In the HSV/HSB scale, Salt has a hue of 198°, 4% saturation and a brightness value of 99%.
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.

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

Salt Color Codes

Hex Code#F3FAFD
RGB Values(243, 250, 253)
CMYK Values(4%, 1%, 0%, 1%)
HSV/HSB Values(198°, 4%, 99%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFFFF
Inverse Color#0C0502 [Vampire Black]
Closest Pantone®656 C
Closest RAL9016 [Traffic white]
Complementary Color#FDF6F3 [Floral White]
Salt Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#F9F9F9
Weighted Average (Most Common)#F8F8F8
Weighted Average (Luma)#F9F9F9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F4F4F4

Salt Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F3FAFD. Complementary color is FDF6F3

Complementary Palette

The complement of Salt is Floral White with the hex code #FDF6F3. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F3FAFD color is offered by #FDF6F3. 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 (F3FAFD, F3F5FD and F3FDFB)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Salt (#F3FAFD) are Alice Blue (#F3F5FD) and Mint Cream (#F3FDFB). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Salt 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 (F3FAFD, FDF3F5 and FDFBF3)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Salt (#F3FAFD) are #FDF3F5 (Lavender Blush) and #FDFBF3 (Floral White). 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 (F3FAFD, FDF3FA and FAFDF3)

Triadic Palette

Salt triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #FDF3FA (Lavender Blush) and #FAFDF3 (Milk) along with #F3FAFD 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 (F3FAFD, FDF3FA, FDF6F3 and F3FDF6)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Salt has four colors - #FDF3FA (Lavender Blush), #FDF6F3 (Floral White) and #F3FDF6 (Mint Cream) in addition to the base color (#F3FAFD). 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 (F3FAFD, FBF3FD, FDF6F3 and F5FDF3)

Square Palette

Salt square color palette has #FBF3FD (Magnolia), #FDF6F3 (Floral White) and #F5FDF3 (Honeydew). 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

Salt Color Rainbow Palette

Our Salt 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 Salt Color


  • Transparent F5FBFD#F5FBFD
  • Transparent F7FCFE#F7FCFE
  • Transparent F8FCFE#F8FCFE
  • Transparent F9FDFE#F9FDFE
  • Transparent FAFDFE#FAFDFE
  • Transparent FBFEFE#FBFEFE
  • Transparent FDFEFF#FDFEFF
  • Transparent FEFFFF#FEFFFF


  • Transparent DCE2E4#DCE2E4
  • Transparent D1D5D8#D1D5D8
  • Transparent C5C9CB#C5C9CB
  • Transparent BABDBF#BABDBF
  • Transparent AEB1B2#AEB1B2
  • Transparent A3A5A6#A3A5A6
  • Transparent 979899#979899
  • Transparent 8C8C8D#8C8C8D


  • Transparent C2C8CA#C2C8CA
  • Transparent AAAFB1#AAAFB1
  • Transparent 929698#929698
  • Transparent 7A7D7F#7A7D7F
  • Transparent 616465#616465
  • Transparent 494B4C#494B4C
  • Transparent 313233#313233
  • Transparent 181919#181919

Salt Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Salt Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Salt Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Salt Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Salt Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Salt Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Salt Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Salt Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Salt Plaid Pattern