Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a) color information

Hex color #581b8a is close to the color named "KSU Purple" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "generic purple". When people spot this color, KSU Purple (#581b8a), in advertisements, they might associate it with being successful, sparks of creativity, transcendence, cutting-edge, and health care. Shades of "generic purple". typically aren't associated with the home.

Breakdown of Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a)

#581b8a is made up of (88, 27, 138) in RGB colorspace and (36.23, 80.43, 0.00, 45.88) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 5774218 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #663399. White should be used ontop of #581b8a to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #581b8a. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #581b8a luma #57.76
Websafe hex #663399 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(88, 27, 138) Adobe RGB (77.00, 39.00, 133.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(35%, 11%, 54%) Closest named color KSU Purple
rgba rgba(88.0, 27.0, 138.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (22.36, 34.45, -51.09)
cmyk cmyk(36.23, 80.43, 0.00, 45.88) CIE-L*ab (26.73, 43.70, -47.13)
hsv hsv(273.49, 66.15, 32.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (26.73, 64.27, 312.84)
hsb hsb(273.49, 79.63, 54.00) CIE-L*uv (26.73, 11.44, -62.52)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a)

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" #581b8a and the second color is called the "compliment" #4d891c.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #581b8a is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #4d891c.

The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

Triadic Colors of Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a)

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

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a)

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.

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

Lighter variations of #581b8a

When you combine pure white with this color, #581b8a, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #581b8a

Darker shades of #581b8a can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #581b8a

Tones are produced by blending #581b8a with gray

Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a) Gradients

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 #581b8a as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#581b8a → #4d891c
#581b8a → #8a5fad
#581b8a → #ffffff
#581b8a → #891c84
#581b8a → #341052
#581b8a → #211c89

How #581b8a looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #581b8a 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 #581b8a could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-KSU Purple (#581b8a)

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#581b8amight 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.

#581b8a popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#581b8a. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#581b8a in coding

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.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #581b8a
Java new Color(88, 27, 138);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 88, 27, 138);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:88 green:27 blue:138 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(88f, 27f, 138f);
Swift UIColor(red:88, green:27, blue:138, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8a1b58
Python Color('#581b8a')

Base Conversions of hex color #581b8a

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #581b8a. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 5774218 while the individual RGB conversions are: 88, 27, 138.

Red Green Blue
Binary 01011000 00011011 10001010
Hex 58 1b 8a
Octal 130 33 212
Decimal 88 27 138

Icons incorporating the color #581b8a

If you're considering using #581b8a in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #581b8a on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #581b8a colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #581b8a on a solid black (#000000) background.
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This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #581b8a background.
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This text is hex color #581b8a on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #581b8a and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #581b8a and white (#ffffff) background.