Electric violet (#8f00ff) color information

The hexidecimal color, #8f00ff, is synonymous with "Electric violet". It's labeled as "generic purple". When people spot this color, Electric violet (#8f00ff), in brand logos, they might associate it with being successful, sparks of creativity, transcendence, cutting-edge, and health care. Colors labeled as "generic purple" are rarely tied to the home.

Breakdown of Electric violet (#8f00ff)

#8f00ff is made up of (143, 0, 255) in RGB colorspace and (43.92, 100.00, 0.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 9371903 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9900ff. White should be used ontop of #8f00ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #8f00ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #8f00ff luma #71.57
Websafe hex #9900ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(143, 0, 255) Adobe RGB (119.00, 17.00, 251.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(56%, 0%, 100%) Closest named color Electric violet
rgba rgba(143.0, 0.0, 255.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (36.06, 83.71, -139.76)
cmyk cmyk(43.92, 100.00, 0.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (42.76, 83.32, -90.46)
hsv hsv(273.60, 100.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (42.76, 122.98, 312.65)
hsb hsb(273.60, 100.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (42.76, 15.97, -133.32)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Electric violet (#8f00ff)

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" #8f00ff while the second is the "compliment" #72ff00.

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

Split Compliments of #Electric violet (#8f00ff)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #8f00ff is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #72ff00.

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

Triadic Colors of Electric violet (#8f00ff)

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 Electric violet (#8f00ff)

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 Electric violet (#8f00ff)

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 #8f00ff

When you combine pure white with this color, #8f00ff, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #8f00ff

Darker shades of #8f00ff can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Electric violet (#8f00ff)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #8f00ff with gray

Electric violet (#8f00ff) 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 #8f00ff as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#8f00ff → #72ff00
#8f00ff → #b04cff
#8f00ff → #ffffff
#8f00ff → #ff00f2
#8f00ff → #550099
#8f00ff → #0c00ff

How #8f00ff looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #8f00ff 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 #8f00ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Electric violet (#8f00ff)

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

#8f00ffmight 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.

#8f00ff 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#8f00ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#8f00ff 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 #8f00ff
Java new Color(143, 0, 255);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 143, 0, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:143 green:0 blue:255 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(143f, 0f, 255f);
Swift UIColor(red:143, green:0, blue:255, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ff008f
Python Color('#8f00ff')

Base Conversions of hex color #8f00ff

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #8f00ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 9371903 while the individual RGB conversions are: 143, 0, 255.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10001111 00000000 11111111
Hex 8f 00 ff
Octal 217 0 377
Decimal 143 0 255

#8f00ff Icons

If you're considering using #8f00ff in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Electric violet (#8f00ff) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #8f00ff 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 #8f00ff on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #8f00ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #8f00ff background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #8f00ff background.
This text is hex color #8f00ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #8f00ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #8f00ff and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #8f00ff and white (#ffffff) background.