Everything about the color White

The meaning of the color White and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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White is an achromatic color, meaning it is a color without a hue. It has been a staple of art, history, and culture for many eras. In fact, it is recorded as the first color ever used in art, with Paleolithic artists using white calcite and chalk to draw.


Throughout much of history, white has been elected as a symbol of goodness, spirituality, purity, godliness, and sacredness. Ancient Egyptian gods, Greek gods, Roman goddesses were all depicted as clad in white to symbolize their deity.

White is considered the symbolic opposite of black, with the two colors together forming symbols of good and evil, night and day, light and dark, etc.

In Western cultures, white is the classic color of wedding dresses, symbolizing innocence and purity, whereas in many Asian cultures white is the color of mourning, grief, and loss. The hex code for white is #FFFFFF.

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Information about White / #ffffff

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #ffffff is made of 100% red, 100% green and 100% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #ffffff is made of 0% cyan, 0% magenta, 0% yellow and 0% black. White has a hue angle of 0 degrees, a saturation of 0% and a lightness of 100%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #ffffff has RGB values of R: 100, G: 100, B: 100 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0, Y: 0, K:0.




RGB Decimal

255, 255, 255


RGB Percentage

100, 100, 100

rgb(100%, 100%, 100%)


0, 0, 0, 0


0°, 0, 100

hsl(0°, 0%, 100%)

HSV (or HSB)

0°, 0, 100

Web Safe




100, 0, 0


95.047, 100, 108.883


0.313, 0.329, 100


100, 0, 158.199


100, 0, 0


100, 0, 0


11111111, 11111111, 11111111

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