HEX #F5DEB3 / RGB (245, 222, 179)

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What is Wheat Color?

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Wheat has the hex code #F5DEB3. The equivalent RGB values are (245, 222, 179), which means it is composed of 38% red, 34% green and 28% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:9 Y:27 K:4. In the HSV/HSB scale, Wheat has a hue of 39°, 27% saturation and a brightness value of 96%.
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.

The name comes from the color of wheat grain. It is included in the X11 and web colors lists. This means, it can be used in HTML and CSS code with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values in addition to the color name. "wheat".

Wheat Color Codes

Hex Code#F5DEB3
RGB Values(245, 222, 179)
CMYK Values(0%, 9%, 27%, 4%)
HSV/HSB Values(39°, 27%, 96%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCCCC
Inverse Color#0A214C [Oxford Blue]
Closest Pantone®7506 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#B3CAF5 [Pale Cornflower Blue]
Wheat Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#D7D7D7
Weighted Average (Most Common)#E0E0E0
Weighted Average (Luma)#E0E0E0
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E9E9E9

Wheat Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of F5DEB3. Complementary color is B3CAF5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Wheat is Pale Cornflower Blue with the hex code #B3CAF5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #F5DEB3 color is offered by #B3CAF5. 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 (F5DEB3, EBF5B3 and F5BDB3)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Wheat (#F5DEB3) are Pale Spring Bud (#EBF5B3) and Melon (#F5BDB3). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Wheat 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 (F5DEB3, B3EBF5 and BDB3F5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Wheat (#F5DEB3) are #B3EBF5 (Pale Blue) and #BDB3F5 (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 (F5DEB3, B3F5DE and DEB3F5)

Triadic Palette

Wheat triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B3F5DE (Magic Mint) and #DEB3F5 (Mauve) along with #F5DEB3 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 (F5DEB3, B3F5DE, B3CAF5 and F5B3CA)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Wheat has four colors - #B3F5DE (Magic Mint), #B3CAF5 (Pale Cornflower Blue) and #F5B3CA (Cameo Pink) in addition to the base color (#F5DEB3). 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 (F5DEB3, B3F5BD, B3CAF5 and F5B3EB)

Square Palette

Wheat square color palette has #B3F5BD (Magic Mint), #B3CAF5 (Pale Cornflower Blue) and #F5B3EB (Light Hot Pink). 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

Wheat Color Rainbow Palette

Our Wheat 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 Wheat Color


  • Transparent F7E5C2#F7E5C2
  • Transparent F8E8CA#F8E8CA
  • Transparent F9EBD1#F9EBD1
  • Transparent FAEFD9#FAEFD9
  • Transparent FBF2E1#FBF2E1
  • Transparent FCF5E8#FCF5E8
  • Transparent FDF8F0#FDF8F0
  • Transparent FEFCF7#FEFCF7


  • Transparent DECBA9#DECBA9
  • Transparent D2C2A4#D2C2A4
  • Transparent C6B89F#C6B89F
  • Transparent BBAF9A#BBAF9A
  • Transparent AFA694#AFA694
  • Transparent A39C8F#A39C8F
  • Transparent 97938A#97938A
  • Transparent 8C8985#8C8985


  • Transparent C4B28F#C4B28F
  • Transparent AC9B7D#AC9B7D
  • Transparent 93856B#93856B
  • Transparent 7B6F5A#7B6F5A
  • Transparent 625948#625948
  • Transparent 4A4336#4A4336
  • Transparent 312C24#312C24
  • Transparent 191612#191612

Wheat Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Wheat Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Wheat Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wheat Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wheat Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wheat Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wheat Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wheat Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wheat Plaid Pattern

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