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A comprehensive guide to hex color #520099

About hex color #520099 - near-Metallic violet

Hex color #520099 is very close to "Metallic violet". It's described as "purple". When people from western culture see purple in ads, the following may come to mind: signs of royalty, anti-aging and not growing old, transcendence, cutting-edge, and finance and wealth. It's rarely tied to the home. Wooga and Disney XD are using a color close to Metallic violet in their branding. (Explore brands using Metallic violet).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #520099 is created using 32.2% red, 0% green, and 60% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 46.4% cyan, 100% magenta, 0% yellow, and 40% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#520099 is made up of R: 82, G: 0, B: 153 in RGB colorspace and C: 46.41, M:100, Y:0, K:40 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5374105 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #660099. Its closest named color is "Metallic violet". White should be used ontop of #520099 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #520099. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #520099
Websafe hex #660099
rgb 82, 0, 153
rgb percent (%) 32.03%, 0%, 59.77%
rgba R: 82, G: 0, B: 153, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 46.41, M:100, Y:0, K:40
hsv 272.16, 100, 30
hsb 272.16, 100, 60
luma 41.807
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 71, 0, 149
Closest named color Metallic violet
Hunter-Lab 20.23, 47.85, -79.07
CIE-L*ab 23.98, 57.49, -61.85
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 23.98, 84.44, 312.91
CIE-L*uv 23.98, 9.39, -75.08°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #520099. 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" #520099 and the second color is called the "compliment" #479900.

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 #520099 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #479900.

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: This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.



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: The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.



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: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.


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 #520099: "their spiritual life".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #520099 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 #520099 with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #520099 with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #520099 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 #520099 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 #520099 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 #520099 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #520099 appears as #4c02a0 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #0018ba 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 #520099

#520099 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.

Metallic violet
Indigo (web)
Chinese purple
Pixie Powder
Blue-violet (color wheel)
KSU Purple
Spanish violet

Furthest named colors to #520099

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #520099. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Lemon glacier
Neon yellow
Yellow Sunshine
Cadmium yellow
Christmas yellow
Yellow rose

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #520099, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Wooga uses the color #5b009c


Disney XD uses the color #520099

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 #520099
Java new Color(82, 0, 153)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 82, 0, 153);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.3216 green:0 blue:0.6 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.3216f, 0f, 0.6f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.3216, green:0, blue:0.6, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $990052
Python Color('#520099')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #520099. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5374105 while the individual RGB conversions are: 82, 0, 153.


If you're considering using #520099 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 White-colored text should be used on a #520099 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #520099 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #520099 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #520099 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #520099 background.

This text is hex color #520099 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #520099 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #520099 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #520099 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 #520099.


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