Faux-French lilac (#856b8f) color information

The hexidecimal color, #856b8f, may be mistaken for "French lilac" due to their similar appearences. This color is described as "generic gray". When people spot this color, French lilac (#856b8f), in brand logos, the following may come to mind: being transparent, glamorous, graceful, technology, and accessibility. This color isn't popular for agriculture.

Breakdown of #856b8f

#856b8f is made up of (133, 107, 143) in RGB colorspace and (6.99, 25.17, 0.00, 43.92) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8743823 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #996699. White should be used ontop of #856b8f to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #856b8f. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #856b8f luma #118.74
Websafe hex #996699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(133, 107, 143) Adobe RGB (127.00, 103.00, 140.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(52%, 42%, 56%) Closest named color French lilac
rgba rgba(133.0, 107.0, 143.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (41.23, 16.90, -14.17)
cmyk cmyk(6.99, 25.17, 0.00, 43.92) CIE-L*ab (48.26, 20.41, -16.39)
hsv hsv(282.86, 14.29, 49.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (48.26, 26.18, 321.23)
hsb hsb(282.86, 25.00, 56.00) CIE-L*uv (48.26, 15.69, -26.45)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-French lilac (#856b8f)

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" #856b8f and the second color is called the "compliment" #758e6b.

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-French lilac (#856b8f)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #856b8f is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #758e6b.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-French lilac (#856b8f)

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-French lilac (#856b8f)

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-French lilac (#856b8f)

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 shades of #856b8f

Lighter shades are produced by blending #856b8f with white

Darker shades of #856b8f

Darker shades are produced by blending #856b8f with black

Tones of #856b8f

Tones are produced by blending #856b8f with gray

Gradients including #856b8f

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 #856b8f as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#856b8f → #758e6b
#856b8f → #a997b0
#856b8f → #ffffff
#856b8f → #8e6b87
#856b8f → #4f4055
#856b8f → #726b8e

How #856b8f looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #856b8f 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 #856b8f could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #856b8f

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

#856b8fmight 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #856b8f

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#856b8f. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #856b8f

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 #856b8f
Java new Color(133, 107, 143);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 133, 107, 143);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:133 green:107 blue:143 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(133f, 107f, 143f);
Swift UIColor(red:133, green:107, blue:143, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $8f6b85
Python Color('#856b8f')

Base Conversions of hex color #856b8f

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #856b8f. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8743823 while the individual RGB conversions are: 133, 107, 143.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10000101 01101011 10001111
Hex 85 6b 8f
Octal 205 153 217
Decimal 133 107 143

Icons incorporating the color #856b8f

If you're considering using #856b8f in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #856b8f on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #856b8f 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 #856b8f on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #856b8f on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #856b8f background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #856b8f background.
This text is hex color #856b8f on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #856b8f on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #856b8f and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #856b8f and white (#ffffff) background.