Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb) color information

Hex color #aa00bb is named "Heliotrope magenta". It's labeled as "dark pink". When people from western culture see this color, Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb), used in marketing and promotions, they might associate it with something sweet, being nurtured, fun and playful, women, and energy. Colors labeled as "dark pink" are rarely tied to technology.

Breakdown of Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)

#aa00bb is made up of (170, 0, 187) in RGB colorspace and (9.09, 100.00, 0.00, 26.67) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11141307 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9900cc. White should be used ontop of #aa00bb to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #aa00bb. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #aa00bb luma #71.96
Websafe hex #9900cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(170, 0, 187) Adobe RGB (147.00, 0.00, 182.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(67%, 0%, 73%) Closest named color Heliotrope magenta
rgba rgba(170.0, 0.0, 187.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (34.64, 76.40, -62.09)
cmyk cmyk(9.09, 100.00, 0.00, 26.67) CIE-L*ab (41.22, 77.95, -53.57)
hsv hsv(295.07, 100.00, 36.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (41.22, 94.58, 325.50)
hsb hsb(295.07, 100.00, 73.00) CIE-L*uv (41.22, 53.21, -85.60)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)

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" #aa00bb and the second color is called the "compliment" #0fba00.

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 #Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #aa00bb is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #0fba00.

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 Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)

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 Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

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

Analagous Colors of Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)

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.

Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #aa00bb, lighter shades are produced.

Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #aa00bb, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #aa00bb

When you combine pure gray with this color, #aa00bb, tones are produced.

#aa00bb 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 #aa00bb as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#aa00bb → #0fba00
#aa00bb → #c34ccf
#aa00bb → #ffffff
#aa00bb → #ba006c
#aa00bb → #660070
#aa00bb → #4d00ba

#aa00bb in different lighting conditions

Seeing #aa00bb 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 #aa00bb could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)

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

#aa00bbmight 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 Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#aa00bb. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#aa00bb 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 #aa00bb
Java new Color(170, 0, 187);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 170, 0, 187);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:170 green:0 blue:187 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(170f, 0f, 187f);
Swift UIColor(red:170, green:0, blue:187, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $bb00aa
Python Color('#aa00bb')

Base Conversions of hex color #aa00bb

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #aa00bb. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11141307 while the individual RGB conversions are: 170, 0, 187.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10101010 00000000 10111011
Hex aa 00 bb
Octal 252 0 273
Decimal 170 0 187

#aa00bb Icons

If you're considering using #aa00bb in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Heliotrope magenta (#aa00bb) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #aa00bb 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 #aa00bb on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #aa00bb on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #aa00bb background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #aa00bb background.
This text is hex color #aa00bb on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #aa00bb on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #aa00bb and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #aa00bb and white (#ffffff) background.