Purple (X11) (#a020f0) color information

The hexidecimal color, #a020f0, is commonly known by the name "Purple (X11)". The color is categorized as "light blue". When people spot this color, Purple (X11) (#a020f0), in media, they may think of some of these attributes: water, offices, self-expression, energy, and being taken seriously. This color isn't popular for cars.

#a020f0 Breakdown

#a020f0 is made up of (160, 32, 240) in RGB colorspace and (33.33, 86.67, 0.00, 5.88) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10494192 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9933ff. White should be used ontop of #a020f0 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a020f0. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a020f0 luma #93.74
Websafe hex #9933ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(160, 32, 240) Adobe RGB (139.00, 38.00, 234.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(63%, 13%, 94%) Closest named color Purple (X11)
rgba rgba(160.0, 32.0, 240.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (38.73, 78.39, -105.98)
cmyk cmyk(33.33, 86.67, 0.00, 5.88) CIE-L*ab (45.63, 78.51, -76.43)
hsv hsv(277.04, 87.10, 53.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (45.63, 109.57, 315.77)
hsb hsb(277.04, 86.17, 94.00) CIE-L*uv (45.63, 28.30, -119.25)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Purple (X11) (#a020f0)

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" #a020f0 and the second color is called the "compliment" #70ef21.

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

Split Complimentary Colors of #Purple (X11) (#a020f0)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #a020f0 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #70ef21.

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

Triadic Colors of Purple (X11) (#a020f0)

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

This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

Tetradic Colors of Purple (X11) (#a020f0)

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 (X11) (#a020f0)

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.

Purple (X11) (#a020f0)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #a020f0 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #a020f0

When you combine pure black with this color, #a020f0, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #a020f0

Tones are produced by blending #a020f0 with gray

#a020f0 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 #a020f0 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a020f0 → #70ef21
#a020f0 → #bc62f4
#a020f0 → #ffffff
#a020f0 → #ef21d7
#a020f0 → #601390
#a020f0 → #3921ef

How #a020f0 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #a020f0 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 #a020f0 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#a020f0 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.

#a020f0might 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 Purple (X11) (#a020f0)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a020f0. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#a020f0 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 #a020f0
Java new Color(160, 32, 240);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 160, 32, 240);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:160 green:32 blue:240 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(160f, 32f, 240f);
Swift UIColor(red:160, green:32, blue:240, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $f020a0
Python Color('#a020f0')

Base Conversions of hex color #a020f0

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a020f0. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10494192 while the individual RGB conversions are: 160, 32, 240.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100000 00100000 11110000
Hex a0 20 f0
Octal 240 40 360
Decimal 160 32 240

Icons incorporating the color #a020f0

If you're considering using #a020f0 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #a020f0 on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a020f0 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 #a020f0 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a020f0 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a020f0 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a020f0 background.
This text is hex color #a020f0 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a020f0 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a020f0 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a020f0 and white (#ffffff) background.