Purple (Munsell) (#9f00c5) color information

Hex color #9f00c5 is named "Purple (Munsell)". The color is categorized as "generic purple". When people from western culture see this color, Purple (Munsell) (#9f00c5), used in advertising materials, they may think of some of these attributes: having wisdom, anti-aging and not growing old, states of pure consciousness, luxurious, and finance and wealth. This color isn't popular for energy.

#9f00c5 Breakdown

#9f00c5 is made up of (159, 0, 197) in RGB colorspace and (19.29, 100.00, 0.00, 22.75) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10420421 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9900cc. White should be used ontop of #9f00c5 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #9f00c5. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #9f00c5 luma #69.80
Websafe hex #9900cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(159, 0, 197) Adobe RGB (135.00, 0.00, 191.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(62%, 0%, 77%) Closest named color Purple (Munsell)
rgba rgba(159.0, 0.0, 197.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (33.17, 74.06, -76.15)
cmyk cmyk(19.29, 100.00, 0.00, 22.75) CIE-L*ab (39.58, 76.46, -61.50)
hsv hsv(288.31, 100.00, 38.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (39.58, 98.12, 321.19)
hsb hsb(288.31, 100.00, 77.00) CIE-L*uv (39.58, 40.15, -94.60)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Purple (Munsell) (#9f00c5)

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" #9f00c5 and the second color is called the "compliment" #27c400.

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.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Purple (Munsell) (#9f00c5)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #9f00c5 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #27c400.

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.

Triadic Colors of Purple (Munsell) (#9f00c5)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Purple (Munsell) (#9f00c5)

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

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Purple (Munsell) (#9f00c5)

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.

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

Lighter shades of #9f00c5

Lighter shades of #9f00c5 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Purple (Munsell) (#9f00c5)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #9f00c5 with black

Tones of #9f00c5

When you combine pure gray with this color, #9f00c5, tones are produced.

Gradients including #9f00c5

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 #9f00c5 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#9f00c5 → #27c400
#9f00c5 → #bb4cd6
#9f00c5 → #ffffff
#9f00c5 → #c40089
#9f00c5 → #5f0076
#9f00c5 → #3a00c4

#9f00c5 in different lighting conditions

Seeing #9f00c5 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 #9f00c5 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#9f00c5 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.

#9f00c5might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #9f00c5

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#9f00c5. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #9f00c5

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 #9f00c5
Java new Color(159, 0, 197);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 159, 0, 197);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:159 green:0 blue:197 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(159f, 0f, 197f);
Swift UIColor(red:159, green:0, blue:197, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $c5009f
Python Color('#9f00c5')

Base Conversions of hex color #9f00c5

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #9f00c5. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10420421 while the individual RGB conversions are: 159, 0, 197.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10011111 00000000 11000101
Hex 9f 00 c5
Octal 237 0 305
Decimal 159 0 197

Icons incorporating the color #9f00c5

If you're considering using #9f00c5 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #9f00c5 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #9f00c5 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 #9f00c5 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #9f00c5 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #9f00c5 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #9f00c5 background.
This text is hex color #9f00c5 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #9f00c5 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #9f00c5 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #9f00c5 and white (#ffffff) background.