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A comprehensive guide to hex color #8732cd

About hex color #8732cd - near-Dark orchid

Hex color #8732cd almost matches the color named "Dark orchid". It's labeled as "blue". When humans think of blue in ads, they may think of some of the following attributes: serenity, coldness, human life, health care, and maturity. The color typically isn't associated with clothing. WhatsBroadcast is using a color close to Dark orchid in their branding. (Explore brands using Dark orchid).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #8732cd is created using 52.9% red, 19.6% green, and 80.4% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 34.2% cyan, 75.6% magenta, 0% yellow, and 19.6% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#8732cd is made up of R: 135, G: 50, B: 205 in RGB colorspace and C: 34.15, M:75.61, Y:0, K:19.61 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8860365 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9933cc. Its closest named color is "Dark orchid". White should be used ontop of #8732cd to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8732cd. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8732cd
Websafe hex #9933cc
rgb 135, 50, 205
rgb percent (%) 52.73%, 19.53%, 80.08%
rgba R: 135, G: 50, B: 205, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 34.15, M:75.61, Y:0, K:19.61
hsv 272.9, 60.78, 50
hsb 272.9, 75.61, 80.39
luma 92.88
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 118, 53, 200
Closest named color Dark orchid
Hunter-Lab 34.41, 57.43, -82.28
CIE-L*ab 40.96, 62.18, -64.73
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 40.96, 89.76, 313.85
CIE-L*uv 40.96, 20.01, -98.63°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #8732cd. 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" #8732cd and the second color is called the "compliment" #7acc32.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #8732cd is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #7acc32.

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



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: Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.



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



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 #8732cd: "energy".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #8732cd 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 #8732cd with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #8732cd with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #8732cd 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 #8732cd 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 #8732cd 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 #8732cd could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #8732cd appears as #8133d6 when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #7136e5 when in cool 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 #8732cd

#8732cd 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.

Dark orchid
Deep lilac
Purple Plum
French violet
Purple (X11)

Furthest named colors to #8732cd

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #8732cd. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Electric green
Green (Color Wheel) (X11 green)
Lime (web) (X11 green)
Lemon glacier
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 #8732cd, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

WhatsBroadcast uses the color #8732cd

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 #8732cd
Java new Color(135, 50, 205)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 135, 50, 205);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.5294 green:0.1961 blue:0.8039 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.5294f, 0.1961f, 0.8039f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.5294, green:0.1961, blue:0.8039, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $CD3287
Python Color('#8732cd')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8732cd. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8860365 while the individual RGB conversions are: 135, 50, 205.


If you're considering using #8732cd 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 #8732cd colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #8732cd on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #8732cd on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8732cd background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8732cd background.

This text is hex color #8732cd on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #8732cd on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8732cd and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8732cd 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 #8732cd.


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