Faux-Medium purple (#8b6ddd) color information

#8b6ddd is the hex color code that is a variation of "Medium purple" because of their close resemblance. The color is categorized as "light blue". When people spot this color, Medium purple (#8b6ddd), in media, they may think of some of these attributes: water, offices, self-expression, energy, and being taken seriously. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for cars.

#8b6ddd Breakdown

#8b6ddd is made up of (139, 109, 221) in RGB colorspace and (37.10, 50.68, 0.00, 13.33) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9137629 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9966cc. White should be used ontop of #8b6ddd to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8b6ddd. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8b6ddd luma #130.52
Websafe hex #9966cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(139, 109, 221) Adobe RGB (133.00, 108.00, 218.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(55%, 43%, 87%) Closest named color Medium purple
rgba rgba(139.0, 109.0, 221.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (46.90, 35.14, -63.07)
cmyk cmyk(37.10, 50.68, 0.00, 13.33) CIE-L*ab (54.03, 38.59, -53.51)
hsv hsv(256.36, 62.86, 65.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (54.03, 65.97, 305.80)
hsb hsb(256.36, 50.57, 87.00) CIE-L*uv (54.03, 7.37, -87.50)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Medium purple (#8b6ddd)

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" #8b6ddd and the second color is called the "compliment" #bfdd6d.

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-Medium purple (#8b6ddd)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #8b6ddd is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #bfdd6d.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Medium purple (#8b6ddd)

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-Medium purple (#8b6ddd)

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-Medium purple (#8b6ddd)

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.

Faux-Medium purple (#8b6ddd)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #8b6ddd can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #8b6ddd

When you combine pure black with this color, #8b6ddd, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #8b6ddd

Tones are produced by blending #8b6ddd with gray

#8b6ddd in 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 #8b6ddd as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8b6ddd → #bfdd6d
#8b6ddd → #ad98e7
#8b6ddd → #ffffff
#8b6ddd → #c36ddd
#8b6ddd → #534184
#8b6ddd → #6d87dd

How #8b6ddd looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #8b6ddd 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 #8b6ddd could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#8b6ddd popular variants and Interior/Exterior House Paints

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

#8b6dddmight 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Medium purple (#8b6ddd)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#8b6ddd. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#8b6ddd in programming

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 #8b6ddd
Java new Color(139, 109, 221);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 139, 109, 221);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:139 green:109 blue:221 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(139f, 109f, 221f);
Swift UIColor(red:139, green:109, blue:221, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $dd6d8b
Python Color('#8b6ddd')

Base Conversions of hex color #8b6ddd

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8b6ddd. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9137629 while the individual RGB conversions are: 139, 109, 221.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001011 01101101 11011101
Hex 8b 6d dd
Octal 213 155 335
Decimal 139 109 221

#8b6ddd Icons

If you're considering using #8b6ddd in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Medium purple (#8b6ddd) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8b6ddd 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 #8b6ddd on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8b6ddd on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8b6ddd background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8b6ddd background.
This text is hex color #8b6ddd on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8b6ddd on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8b6ddd and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8b6ddd and white (#ffffff) background.