Sour Cream

HEX #FFFDF7 / RGB (255, 253, 247)

Dairy Sour Cream

What is Sour Cream Color?

Sour Cream (Hex code: FFFDF7) Thumbnail

Sour Cream has the hex code #FFFDF7. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 253, 247), which means it is composed of 34% red, 34% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:1 Y:3 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Sour Cream has a hue of 45°, 3% 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.

Sour Cream 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 sour cream CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Sour Cream Color Codes

Hex Code#FFFDF7
RGB Values(255, 253, 247)
CMYK Values(0%, 1%, 3%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(45°, 3%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFFFFF
Inverse Color#000208 [Rich Black (FOGRA39)]
Closest Pantone®7436 C
Closest RAL9016 [Traffic white]
Complementary Color#F7F9FF [Ghost White]
Sour Cream Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#FCFCFC
Weighted Average (Most Common)#FDFDFD
Weighted Average (Luma)#FDFDFD
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#F6F6F6

Sour Cream Color Palettes

Sour Cream is too light to display its color palettes.
Complementary color palette of FFFDF7. Complementary color is F7F9FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Sour Cream is Ghost White with the hex code #F7F9FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFFDF7 color is offered by #F7F9FF. 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 (FFFDF7, FDFFF7 and FFF9F7)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Sour Cream (#FFFDF7) are Milk (#FDFFF7) and Snow (#FFF9F7). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Sour Cream 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 (FFFDF7, F7FDFF and F9F7FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Sour Cream (#FFFDF7) are #F7FDFF (Ghost White) and #F9F7FF (Ghost 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 (FFFDF7, F7FFFD and FDF7FF)

Triadic Palette

Sour Cream triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #F7FFFD (Mint Cream) and #FDF7FF (Ghost White) along with #FFFDF7 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 (FFFDF7, F7FFFD, F7F9FF and FFF7F9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Sour Cream has four colors - #F7FFFD (Mint Cream), #F7F9FF (Ghost White) and #FFF7F9 (Snow) in addition to the base color (#FFFDF7). 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 (FFFDF7, F7FFF9, F7F9FF and FFF7FD)

Square Palette

Sour Cream square color palette has #F7FFF9 (Mint Cream), #F7F9FF (Ghost White) and #FFF7FD (Snow). 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

Sour Cream Color Rainbow Palette

Our Sour Cream 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 Sour Cream Color


  • Transparent FFFDF9#FFFDF9
  • Transparent FFFEF9#FFFEF9
  • Transparent FFFEFA#FFFEFA
  • Transparent FFFEFB#FFFEFB
  • Transparent FFFEFC#FFFEFC
  • Transparent FFFEFD#FFFEFD
  • Transparent FFFFFD#FFFFFD
  • Transparent FFFFFE#FFFFFE


  • Transparent E6E4DF#E6E4DF
  • Transparent D9D8D3#D9D8D3
  • Transparent CCCBC7#CCCBC7
  • Transparent C0BFBC#C0BFBC
  • Transparent B3B2B0#B3B2B0
  • Transparent A6A6A4#A6A6A4
  • Transparent 999998#999998
  • Transparent 8D8D8C#8D8D8C


  • Transparent CCCAC6#CCCAC6
  • Transparent B3B1AD#B3B1AD
  • Transparent 999894#999894
  • Transparent 807F7C#807F7C
  • Transparent 666563#666563
  • Transparent 4D4C4A#4D4C4A
  • Transparent 333331#333331
  • Transparent 1A1919#1A1919

Sour Cream Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Sour Cream Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Sour Cream Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sour Cream Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sour Cream Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sour Cream Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sour Cream Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sour Cream Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sour Cream Plaid Pattern

Photo credits: