Purple Plum (#9c51b6) color information

The hexidecimal color, #9c51b6, can simply be referred to as "Purple Plum". It's labeled as "light purple". When people spot this color, Purple Plum (#9c51b6), in advertising materials, they might associate it with being successful, sparks of creativity, transcendence, cutting-edge, and health care. Shades of "light purple". typically aren't associated with the home.

Breakdown of Purple Plum (#9c51b6)

#9c51b6 is made up of (156, 81, 182) in RGB colorspace and (14.29, 55.49, 0.00, 28.63) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10244534 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9966cc. White should be used ontop of #9c51b6 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #9c51b6. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #9c51b6 luma #114.76
Websafe hex #9966cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(156, 81, 182) Adobe RGB (139.00, 79.00, 178.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(61%, 32%, 71%) Closest named color Purple Plum
rgba rgba(156.0, 81.0, 182.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (40.00, 44.39, -43.99)
cmyk cmyk(14.29, 55.49, 0.00, 28.63) CIE-L*ab (46.97, 48.92, -41.49)
hsv hsv(284.62, 40.21, 51.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (46.97, 64.15, 319.70)
hsb hsb(284.62, 54.93, 71.00) CIE-L*uv (46.97, 30.72, -67.79)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Purple Plum (#9c51b6)

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" #9c51b6 while the second is the "compliment" #6cb551.

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

Split Compliments of #Purple Plum (#9c51b6)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #9c51b6 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #6cb551.

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

Triadic Colors of Purple Plum (#9c51b6)

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 Purple Plum (#9c51b6)

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

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

Analagous Colors of Purple Plum (#9c51b6)

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 #9c51b6

When you combine pure white with this color, #9c51b6, lighter shades are produced.

Darker shades of #9c51b6

Darker shades of #9c51b6 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Purple Plum (#9c51b6)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #9c51b6 with gray

Purple Plum (#9c51b6) 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 #9c51b6 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#9c51b6 → #6cb551
#9c51b6 → #b985cb
#9c51b6 → #ffffff
#9c51b6 → #b5519d
#9c51b6 → #5d306d
#9c51b6 → #6851b5

How #9c51b6 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #9c51b6 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 #9c51b6 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Purple Plum (#9c51b6)

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

#9c51b6might 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.

#9c51b6 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#9c51b6. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#9c51b6 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 #9c51b6
Java new Color(156, 81, 182);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 156, 81, 182);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:156 green:81 blue:182 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(156f, 81f, 182f);
Swift UIColor(red:156, green:81, blue:182, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $b6519c
Python Color('#9c51b6')

Base Conversions of hex color #9c51b6

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #9c51b6. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10244534 while the individual RGB conversions are: 156, 81, 182.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10011100 01010001 10110110
Hex 9c 51 b6
Octal 234 121 266
Decimal 156 81 182

Icons incorporating the color #9c51b6

If you're considering using #9c51b6 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #9c51b6 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #9c51b6 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 #9c51b6 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #9c51b6 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #9c51b6 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #9c51b6 background.
This text is hex color #9c51b6 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #9c51b6 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #9c51b6 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #9c51b6 and white (#ffffff) background.