This page provides a list of 50 of the most well known and popular shades of white, including color names, HEX and RGB color codes. You can’t get lighter than pure white, so there are no tints of white, only shades.
When it comes to light and RGB colors, white is created by combining all colors together. When it comes to pigments and subtractive colors, for example paint, white is the absence of color.
The most well-known and commonly used shades of white are snow, frost, cotton, daisy, and ivory.
RGB 255 255 255
This is pure white, it’s a combination of the three primary colors in equal amounts.
50 Shades of White – Names & Color Codes
HEX # F3FCFA
RGB 243 252 250
This obviously represents the shade of white that is snow. Snow is white because the ice crystals that it’s made up of reflect all the colors in light, creating white.
RGB 250 243 235
Lace has weaker amounts of green and blue, this gives it a slight tinge of red.
RGB 247 240 224
Records suggest the use of the color name was first used in the late 14th century, 1385 to be precise. Ivory the material is made from a combination of tusks and teeth. Ivory color represents the off-white color of this material.
RGB 246 237 234
Salt crystals are considered translucent, but usually seem white in appearance. Salt color resembles the common off-white color of salt.
RGB 234 250 250
Frost represents the color of ice and frost. It has a slight blue tinge to it.
RGB 253 252 249
Porcelain has slightly higher amounts of red, which gives it a reddish tinge.
RGB 249 244 237
Rich can be found in different colors. However, this represents the color of white rice.
RGB 251 246 224
Egg shell is supposed to resemble the common color of the chicken egg shell.
RGB 252 248 239
Alabaster is the average white cream color of the Alabaster mineral rock. The color is mostly white with a slight hint of yellow. The Alabaster rock has often throughout history been used for carving ornaments.
RGB 252 250 250
This represents the almost pure white color of the white daisy flower. The daisy flower is commonly known and spotted by its bright attractive yellow center.
RGB 253 240 229
This color represents the edible insides of the coconut. It has higher amounts of red on the RGB scale, this gives it a slight reddish tone.
RGB 250 244 224
This is the off-white color of parchment, it has a slight yellow undertone. Parchment was once used as a writing material.
RGB 249 250 244
Powder is the average or common color of white powder.
RGB 248 248 239
Chiffon is the color of fabric. It does come in different tones. However, this represents the nearly white variation.
RGB 253 248 216
Cream is often considered yellow. However, there are lighter tones, which look whiter, with a slight tinge of yellow.
RGB 239 239 254
Titan white has equal amounts of red and green and higher amounts of blue. This gives it a slight blue appearance.
RGB 231 223 206
Bone has a few different variations, ranging from light pale beige, to a color that resembles pale brown. Some variations of bone appear more like an off-white color.
RGB 251 252 247
This represents the natural white color of cotton fabric. The cotton fiber grows around and covers the seeds of the cotton plant.
RGB 250 251 245
Pearl color is the off-white coloration that the gemstones often have. It’s believed that pearl was first used in regards to a color name since the early 1600s. The pearl is also known as the June birthstone.
RGB 240 233 212
Linen color represents the color of the textile linen. The linen material or textile is made from the flax plant. The fibers are extracted and used to produce the material.
RGB 250 252 240
Milk has a few different tones and shades of white. This represents the average color of milk, it often has a slight yellowish tinge.
HEX # F2F2F2
RGB 242 242 242
Smoke white resembles the lighter color that smoke can sometimes produce. It could be described as an off-white, or very light gray color.
RGB 246 239 231
Vanilla white resembles the common color of vanilla and ice cream. It could be described as an off white with a yellowish tinge.
RGB 241 241 251
Ghost white has higher amounts of blue in the RGB mix. This gives it a slightly blue, cold, and lifeless appearance.
RGB 252 247 235
RGB 249 237 226
RGB 247 247 231
RGB 226 228 247
RGB 246 242 253
RGB 232 253 254
RGB 229 249 250
RGB 212 228 240
RGB 198 218 214
RGB 251 254 247
RGB 323 238 245
RGB 242 244 248
RGB 234 231 226
RGB 243 245 236
RGB 242 249 238
RGB 235 234 225
RGB 253 248 241
RGB 239 236 217
RGB 233 244 239
RGB 240 242 248
RGB 253 237 210
RGB 240 232 217
RGB 240 246 252
RGB 228 226 222
RGB 229 232 227
RGB 241 255 241
RGB 238 255 255