Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff) color information

The hexidecimal color, #8c09ff, almost matches the color named "Electric violet" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "light blue". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Electric violet (#8c09ff), in marketing and promotions, the following may come to mind: serenity, offices, human life, health care, and being taken seriously. Colors labeled as "light blue" are rarely tied to clothing.

Breakdown of #8c09ff

#8c09ff is made up of (140, 9, 255) in RGB colorspace and (45.10, 96.47, 0.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9177599 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9900ff. White should be used ontop of #8c09ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8c09ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8c09ff luma #75.96
Websafe hex #9900ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(140, 9, 255) Adobe RGB (119.00, 17.00, 251.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(55%, 4%, 100%) Closest named color Electric violet
rgba rgba(140.0, 9.0, 255.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (36.06, 83.71, -139.76)
cmyk cmyk(45.10, 96.47, 0.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (42.76, 83.32, -90.46)
hsv hsv(271.88, 100.00, 52.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (42.76, 122.98, 312.65)
hsb hsb(271.88, 96.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (42.76, 15.97, -133.32)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff)

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" #8c09ff while the second is the "compliment" #80ff0a.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #8c09ff is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #80ff0a.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #8c09ff with white

Darker variations of #8c09ff

When you combine pure black with this color, #8c09ff, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff)'s Tones

Tones of #8c09ff can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#8c09ff 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 #8c09ff as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8c09ff → #80ff0a
#8c09ff → #ae52ff
#8c09ff → #ffffff
#8c09ff → #ff0afa
#8c09ff → #540599
#8c09ff → #0e0aff

Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff) in different environments

Seeing #8c09ff 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 #8c09ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #8c09ff

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

#8c09ffmight 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-Electric violet (#8c09ff)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#8c09ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#8c09ff 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 #8c09ff
Java new Color(140, 9, 255);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 140, 9, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:140 green:9 blue:255 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(140f, 9f, 255f);
Swift UIColor(red:140, green:9, blue:255, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ff098c
Python Color('#8c09ff')

Base Conversions of hex color #8c09ff

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8c09ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9177599 while the individual RGB conversions are: 140, 9, 255.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001100 00001001 11111111
Hex 8c 09 ff
Octal 214 11 377
Decimal 140 9 255

#8c09ff Icons

If you're considering using #8c09ff in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Electric violet (#8c09ff) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8c09ff 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 #8c09ff on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8c09ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8c09ff background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8c09ff background.
This text is hex color #8c09ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8c09ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8c09ff and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8c09ff and white (#ffffff) background.