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A comprehensive guide to hex color #f8f8ff

About hex color #f8f8ff - Ghost white

Hex color #f8f8ff is named "Ghost white". It's labeled as "white". When people spot the color white in brand logos, the following may come to mind: being clean or soft, having an absense, calmness, health care, and peace. This color isn't popular for agriculture.

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #f8f8ff is created using 97.3% red, 97.3% green, and 100% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 2.8% cyan, 2.8% magenta, 0% yellow, and 0% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#f8f8ff is made up of R: 248, G: 248, B: 255 in RGB colorspace and C: 2.75, M:2.75, Y:0, K:0 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 16316671 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ffffff. This color is named "Ghost white". Black should be used ontop of #f8f8ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #f8f8ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #f8f8ff
Websafe hex #ffffff
rgb 248, 248, 255
rgb percent (%) 96.88%, 96.88%, 99.61%
rgba R: 248, G: 248, B: 255, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 2.75, M:2.75, Y:0, K:0
hsv 240, 100, 98.63
hsb 240, 2.75, 100
luma 248.543
Black or white text? #000000
Adobe RGB 248, 248, 255
Closest named color Ghost white
Hunter-Lab 97.11, 1.29, -3.4
CIE-L*ab 97.76, 1.25, -3.36
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 97.76, 3.58, 290.47
CIE-L*uv 97.76, -0.39, -5.46°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #f8f8ff. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #f8f8ff and the second color is called the "compliment" #fffff7.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #f8f8ff is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #fffff7.

Design Tip: If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.



The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.



The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

Design Tip: To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.



The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Design Tip: Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.


When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #f8f8ff: "calmness".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #f8f8ff can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #f8f8ff with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #f8f8ff with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #f8f8ff with gray #808080.


A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #f8f8ff as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #f8f8ff on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #f8f8ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #f8f8ff appears as #fff7f5 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #f0fbf5 when in white fluorescent.

Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #f8f8ff

#f8f8ff might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Ghost white
Alice blue
Mint cream
Baby powder

Furthest named colors to #f8f8ff

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #f8f8ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Registration black
Vampire black
Smoky black
French Middle Red Purple
Root beer

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #f8f8ff, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

HTML, CSS #f8f8ff
Java new Color(248, 248, 255)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 248, 248, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.9725 green:0.9725 blue:1 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.9725f, 0.9725f, 1f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.9725, green:0.9725, blue:1, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $FFF8F8
Python Color('#f8f8ff')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #f8f8ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 16316671 while the individual RGB conversions are: 248, 248, 255.


If you're considering using #f8f8ff in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #f8f8ff colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #f8f8ff on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #f8f8ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #f8f8ff background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #f8f8ff background.

This text is hex color #f8f8ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #f8f8ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #f8f8ff and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #f8f8ff and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #f8f8ff.


The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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