Faux-French lilac (#8a569e) color information

Hex color #8a569e is close to the color named "French lilac" because they look the same at a quick glance. It's labeled as "generic gray". When people spot this color, French lilac (#8a569e), in marketing and promotions, they might associate it with being transparent, sleek, elegant, technology, and something classic. Colors labeled as "generic gray" are rarely tied to health care.

Breakdown of Faux-French lilac (#8a569e)

#8a569e is made up of (138, 86, 158) in RGB colorspace and (12.66, 45.57, 0.00, 38.04) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9066142 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #996699. White should be used ontop of #8a569e to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8a569e. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8a569e luma #109.60
Websafe hex #996699 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(138, 86, 158) Adobe RGB (124.00, 90.00, 154.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(54%, 34%, 62%) Closest named color French lilac
rgba rgba(138.0, 86.0, 158.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (38.73, 26.89, -28.09)
cmyk cmyk(12.66, 45.57, 0.00, 38.04) CIE-L*ab (45.63, 31.73, -29.42)
hsv hsv(282.86, 29.17, 48.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (45.63, 43.27, 317.16)
hsb hsb(282.86, 45.16, 62.00) CIE-L*uv (45.63, 19.40, -47.04)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-French lilac (#8a569e)

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" #8a569e and the second color is called the "compliment" #6c9e56.

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 (#8a569e)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #8a569e is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #6c9e56.

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 (#8a569e)

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 (#8a569e)

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-French lilac (#8a569e)

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 #8a569e

When you combine pure white with this color, #8a569e, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #8a569e

Darker shades of #8a569e can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #8a569e

Tones are produced by blending #8a569e with gray

Faux-French lilac (#8a569e) 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 #8a569e as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8a569e → #6c9e56
#8a569e → #ad88bb
#8a569e → #ffffff
#8a569e → #9e568f
#8a569e → #52335e
#8a569e → #64569e

How #8a569e looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #8a569e 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 #8a569e could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-French lilac (#8a569e)

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

#8a569emight 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.

#8a569e 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#8a569e. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#8a569e 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 #8a569e
Java new Color(138, 86, 158);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 138, 86, 158);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:138 green:86 blue:158 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(138f, 86f, 158f);
Swift UIColor(red:138, green:86, blue:158, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $9e568a
Python Color('#8a569e')

Base Conversions of hex color #8a569e

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8a569e. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9066142 while the individual RGB conversions are: 138, 86, 158.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001010 01010110 10011110
Hex 8a 56 9e
Octal 212 126 236
Decimal 138 86 158

#8a569e Icons

If you're considering using #8a569e in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-French lilac (#8a569e) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8a569e 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 #8a569e on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8a569e on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8a569e background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8a569e background.
This text is hex color #8a569e on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8a569e on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8a569e and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8a569e and white (#ffffff) background.