Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9) color information

The hexidecimal color, #ab26d9, is very close to "Dark orchid" because of their close resemblance. This color is described as "light purple". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Dark orchid (#ab26d9), in advertisements, the following may come to mind: signs of royalty, calming down and soothing, their spiritual life, slight femininity, and travel. Colors labeled as "light purple" are rarely tied to agriculture.

Breakdown of #ab26d9

#ab26d9 is made up of (171, 38, 217) in RGB colorspace and (21.20, 82.49, 0.00, 14.90) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11216601 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9933cc. White should be used ontop of #ab26d9 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ab26d9. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ab26d9 luma #97.96
Websafe hex #9933cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(171, 38, 217) Adobe RGB (147.00, 42.00, 212.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(67%, 15%, 85%) Closest named color Dark orchid
rgba rgba(171.0, 38.0, 217.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (38.73, 73.71, -80.55)
cmyk cmyk(21.20, 82.49, 0.00, 14.90) CIE-L*ab (45.63, 74.77, -63.85)
hsv hsv(284.57, 70.00, 50.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (45.63, 98.32, 319.50)
hsb hsb(284.57, 82.35, 85.00) CIE-L*uv (45.63, 38.75, -102.21)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9)

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" #ab26d9 while the second is the "compliment" #55d826.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #ab26d9 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #55d826.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ab26d9 with white

Darker variations of #ab26d9

When you combine pure black with this color, #ab26d9, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9)'s Tones

Tones of #ab26d9 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

#ab26d9 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 #ab26d9 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#ab26d9 → #55d826
#ab26d9 → #c467e4
#ab26d9 → #ffffff
#ab26d9 → #d826af
#ab26d9 → #661682
#ab26d9 → #4f26d8

Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9) in different environments

Seeing #ab26d9 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 #ab26d9 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #ab26d9

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

#ab26d9might 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-Dark orchid (#ab26d9)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#ab26d9. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#ab26d9 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 #ab26d9
Java new Color(171, 38, 217);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 171, 38, 217);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:171 green:38 blue:217 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(171f, 38f, 217f);
Swift UIColor(red:171, green:38, blue:217, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $d926ab
Python Color('#ab26d9')

Base Conversions of hex color #ab26d9

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ab26d9. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11216601 while the individual RGB conversions are: 171, 38, 217.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10101011 00100110 11011001
Hex ab 26 d9
Octal 253 46 331
Decimal 171 38 217

#ab26d9 Icons

If you're considering using #ab26d9 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Dark orchid (#ab26d9) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #ab26d9 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 #ab26d9 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #ab26d9 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ab26d9 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ab26d9 background.
This text is hex color #ab26d9 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #ab26d9 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ab26d9 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ab26d9 and white (#ffffff) background.