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A comprehensive guide to hex color #8500b2

About hex color #8500b2 - near-Violet (RYB)

Hex color #8500b2 may be mistaken for "Violet (RYB)". It's categorized as "purple". When people spot the color purple in marketing, they might associate it with: being successful, calming down and soothing, states of pure consciousness, luxurious, and health care. It's rarely tied to the home.

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #8500b2 is created using 52.2% red, 0% green, and 69.8% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 25.3% cyan, 100% magenta, 0% yellow, and 30.2% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
52.2%
 
0%
 
69.8%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
25.3%
 
100%
 
0%
30.2%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#8500b2 is made up of R: 133, G: 0, B: 178 in RGB colorspace and C: 25.28, M:100, Y:0, K:30.2 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8716466 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #990099. Its closest named color is "Violet (RYB)". White should be used ontop of #8500b2 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8500b2. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8500b2
Websafe hex #990099
rgb 133, 0, 178
rgb percent (%) 51.95%, 0%, 69.53%
rgba R: 133, G: 0, B: 178, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 25.28, M:100, Y:0, K:30.2
hsv 284.83, 100, 34.9
hsb 284.83, 100, 69.8
luma 59.881
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 113, 0, 173
Closest named color Violet (RYB)
Hunter-Lab 28.64, 62.78, -72.75
CIE-L*ab 34.4, 68.34, -59.58
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 34.4, 90.67, 318.92
CIE-L*uv 34.4, 29.27, -86.75°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #8500b2. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

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" #8500b2 and the second color is called the "compliment" #2fb100.

Design Tip: It's not a good idea to use one of these colors for text and the other for the background.

#2fb100
#8500b2

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #8500b2 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #2fb100.

Design Tip: The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

#00b129
#8500b2
#88b100

Triadic

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.

#00b182
#8500b2
#b18200

Tetradic

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.

#002fb1
#2fb100
#b18200
#8500b2

Analagous

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: This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

#2900b1
#8500b2
#b10088

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #8500b2 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 #8500b2 with black #000000.

#1a0023
#270035
#350047
#420059
#4f006a
#5d007c
#6a008e
#7700a0

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #8500b2 with white #FFFFFF.

#9d33c1
#a94cc9
#b566d0
#c27fd8
#ce99e0
#dab2e7
#e6ccef
#f2e5f7

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #8500b2 with gray #808080.

#81668a
#81598f
#824c94
#824099
#83339e
#8326a3
#8419a8
#840cad

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 #8500b2 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 #8500b2 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 #8500b2 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #8500b2 appears as #9000a8 when in northern sky daylight and as #8e00b0 when in daylight fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
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 #8500b2

#8500b2 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.

Violet (RYB)
Violet (Caran d'Ache)
French violet
Purple (Munsell)
Chinese purple
Dark violet
Heliotrope magenta
Dark magenta

Furthest named colors to #8500b2

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #8500b2. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Electric green
Green (Color Wheel) (X11 green)
Lime (web) (X11 green)
Yellow
Lemon glacier
Lemon
Neon yellow
Yellow Sunshine

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #8500b2, 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 #8500b2
Java new Color(133, 0, 178)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 133, 0, 178);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.5216 green:0 blue:0.698 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.5216f, 0f, 0.698f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.5216, green:0, blue:0.698, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $B20085
Python Color('#8500b2')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8500b2. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8716466 while the individual RGB conversions are: 133, 0, 178.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary100001010000000010110010
Hex8500b2
Octal2050262
Decimal1330178

If you're considering using #8500b2 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 #8500b2 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #8500b2 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #8500b2 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8500b2 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8500b2 background.

This text is hex color #8500b2 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #8500b2 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8500b2 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8500b2 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 #8500b2.

Buttons

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