Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff) color information

Hex color #a178ff looks similar to "Medium purple" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Medium purple (#a178ff), used in designs, they might associate it with peace, offices, a sense of security or trust, finance, and being taken seriously. Shades of "light blue". typically aren't associated with food and restaurants.

Breakdown of Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)

#a178ff is made up of (161, 120, 255) in RGB colorspace and (36.86, 52.94, 0.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 10582271 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9966ff. White should be used ontop of #a178ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #a178ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #a178ff luma #147.39
Websafe hex #9966ff Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(161, 120, 255) Adobe RGB (148.00, 119.00, 251.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(63%, 47%, 100%) Closest named color Medium purple
rgba rgba(161.0, 120.0, 255.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (52.92, 42.45, -78.55)
cmyk cmyk(36.86, 52.94, 0.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (59.89, 44.44, -62.26)
hsv hsv(258.11, 100.00, 73.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (59.89, 76.49, 305.52)
hsb hsb(258.11, 53.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (59.89, 7.27, -104.07)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)

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" #a178ff while the second is the "compliment" #d6ff77.

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 Compliments of #Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #a178ff is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #d6ff77.

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 Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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 Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)

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 Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)

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.

Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #a178ff, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #a178ff, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #a178ff, tones are produced.

#a178ff 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 #a178ff as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#a178ff → #d6ff77
#a178ff → #bda0ff
#a178ff → #ffffff
#a178ff → #e377ff
#a178ff → #604899
#a178ff → #7792ff

#a178ff in different lighting conditions

Seeing #a178ff 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 #a178ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)

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

#a178ffmight 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 Faux-Medium purple (#a178ff)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#a178ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#a178ff 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 #a178ff
Java new Color(161, 120, 255);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 161, 120, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:161 green:120 blue:255 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(161f, 120f, 255f);
Swift UIColor(red:161, green:120, blue:255, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ff78a1
Python Color('#a178ff')

Base Conversions of hex color #a178ff

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #a178ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 10582271 while the individual RGB conversions are: 161, 120, 255.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10100001 01111000 11111111
Hex a1 78 ff
Octal 241 170 377
Decimal 161 120 255

Icons incorporating the color #a178ff

If you're considering using #a178ff in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #a178ff on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #a178ff 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 #a178ff on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #a178ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #a178ff background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #a178ff background.
This text is hex color #a178ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #a178ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #a178ff and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #a178ff and white (#ffffff) background.