Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf) color information

Hex color #8740bf may be mistaken for "Dark orchid" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "light purple". When people spot this color, Dark orchid (#8740bf), in brand logos, they might associate it with being successful, sparks of creativity, transcendence, cutting-edge, and health care. Colors labeled as "light purple" are rarely tied to the home.

Breakdown of Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf)

#8740bf is made up of (135, 64, 191) in RGB colorspace and (29.32, 66.49, 0.00, 25.10) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 8863935 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9933cc. White should be used ontop of #8740bf to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8740bf. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8740bf luma #99.52
Websafe hex #9933cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(135, 64, 191) Adobe RGB (117.00, 72.00, 187.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(53%, 25%, 75%) Closest named color Dark orchid
rgba rgba(135.0, 64.0, 191.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (36.06, 43.47, -62.92)
cmyk cmyk(29.32, 66.49, 0.00, 25.10) CIE-L*ab (42.76, 48.98, -54.01)
hsv hsv(273.60, 50.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (42.76, 72.91, 312.20)
hsb hsb(273.60, 66.67, 75.00) CIE-L*uv (42.76, 16.57, -84.09)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #8740bf while the second is the "compliment" #79bf3f.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #8740bf is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #79bf3f.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf)

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 #8740bf

When you combine pure white with this color, #8740bf, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #8740bf

Darker shades of #8740bf can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #8740bf with gray

Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf) 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 #8740bf as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8740bf → #79bf3f
#8740bf → #ab79d2
#8740bf → #ffffff
#8740bf → #bf3fb8
#8740bf → #512672
#8740bf → #463fbf

How #8740bf looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #8740bf 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 #8740bf could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf)

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

#8740bfmight 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.

#8740bf 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#8740bf. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#8740bf 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 #8740bf
Java new Color(135, 64, 191);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 135, 64, 191);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:135 green:64 blue:191 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(135f, 64f, 191f);
Swift UIColor(red:135, green:64, blue:191, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $bf4087
Python Color('#8740bf')

Base Conversions of hex color #8740bf

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8740bf. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 8863935 while the individual RGB conversions are: 135, 64, 191.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10000111 01000000 10111111
Hex 87 40 bf
Octal 207 100 277
Decimal 135 64 191

#8740bf Icons

If you're considering using #8740bf in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Dark orchid (#8740bf) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8740bf 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 #8740bf on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8740bf on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8740bf background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8740bf background.
This text is hex color #8740bf on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8740bf on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8740bf and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8740bf and white (#ffffff) background.