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A comprehensive guide to hex color #9e40b5

About hex color #9e40b5 - near-Purpureus

Hex color #9e40b5 looks similar to "Purpureus". It's categorized as "purple". When people from western culture see purple in brand logos, they might associate it with: having wisdom, calming down and soothing, transcendence, luxurious, and travel. The color typically isn't associated with agriculture. Yo and McDonald’s are using a color close to Purpureus in their branding. (Explore brands using Purpureus).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #9e40b5 is created using 62% red, 25.1% green, and 71% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 12.7% cyan, 64.6% magenta, 0% yellow, and 29% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#9e40b5 is made up of R: 158, G: 64, B: 181 in RGB colorspace and C: 12.71, M:64.64, Y:0, K:29.02 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10371253 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9933cc. Its closest named color is "Purpureus". White should be used ontop of #9e40b5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #9e40b5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #9e40b5
Websafe hex #9933cc
rgb 158, 64, 181
rgb percent (%) 61.72%, 25%, 70.7%
rgba R: 158, G: 64, B: 181, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 12.71, M:64.64, Y:0, K:29.02
hsv 288.21, 47.76, 48.04
hsb 288.21, 64.64, 70.98
luma 105.263
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 138, 66, 176
Closest named color Purpureus
Hunter-Lab 37.78, 51.4, -48.32
CIE-L*ab 44.62, 55.93, -44.67
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 44.62, 71.58, 321.39
CIE-L*uv 44.62, 35.86, -72.41°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #9e40b5. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #9e40b5 and the second color is called the "compliment" #57b540.

Design Tip: It's not a good idea to use one of these colors for text and the other for the background.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #9e40b5 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #57b540.

Design Tip: If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.



The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.



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

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



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.

Design Tip: Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.


When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #9e40b5: "calming down and soothing".

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #9e40b5 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #9e40b5 with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #9e40b5 with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #9e40b5 with gray #808080.


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 #9e40b5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #9e40b5 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 #9e40b5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #9e40b5 appears as #a53cac when in old daylight and as #784adf when in white fluorescent.

Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #9e40b5

#9e40b5 might 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.

Purple Plum
Deep lilac
Dark orchid
Deep fuchsia
Fuchsia (Crayola)
Cadmium violet

Furthest named colors to #9e40b5

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #9e40b5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Electric green
Green (Color Wheel) (X11 green)
Lime (web) (X11 green)
Lemon glacier
Chlorophyll green

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #9e40b5, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

McDonald’s uses the color #9748a8


Yo uses the color #8e44ad

Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #9e40b5
Java new Color(158, 64, 181)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 158, 64, 181);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.6196 green:0.251 blue:0.7098 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.6196f, 0.251f, 0.7098f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.6196, green:0.251, blue:0.7098, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $B5409E
Python Color('#9e40b5')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #9e40b5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10371253 while the individual RGB conversions are: 158, 64, 181.


If you're considering using #9e40b5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #9e40b5 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #9e40b5 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #9e40b5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #9e40b5 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #9e40b5 background.

This text is hex color #9e40b5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #9e40b5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #9e40b5 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #9e40b5 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #9e40b5.


The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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