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A comprehensive guide to hex color #b098bf

About hex color #b098bf - near-Pastel purple

Hex color #b098bf should not to be confused with "Pastel purple". It's categorized as "purple". When humans think of purple in marketing, the following may come to mind: having wisdom, anti-aging and not growing old, their spiritual life, slight femininity, and health care. This color isn't popular for energy.

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #b098bf is created using 69% red, 59.6% green, and 74.9% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 7.9% cyan, 20.4% magenta, 0% yellow, and 25.1% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#b098bf is made up of R: 176, G: 152, B: 191 in RGB colorspace and C: 7.85, M:20.42, Y:0, K:25.1 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11573439 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999cc. Its closest named color is "Pastel purple". White should be used ontop of #b098bf to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b098bf. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b098bf
Websafe hex #9999cc
rgb 176, 152, 191
rgb percent (%) 68.75%, 59.38%, 74.61%
rgba R: 176, G: 152, B: 191, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 7.85, M:20.42, Y:0, K:25.1
hsv 276.92, 23.35, 67.25
hsb 276.92, 20.42, 74.9
luma 163.431
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 168, 151, 188
Closest named color Pastel purple
Hunter-Lab 59.54, 14.75, -16.03
CIE-L*ab 66.1, 16.21, -16.86
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 66.1, 23.39, 313.86
CIE-L*uv 66.1, 10.81, -28.21°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #b098bf. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.


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" #b098bf and the second color is called the "compliment" #a7bf97.

Design Tip: It's not a good idea to use one of these colors for text and the other for the background.


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #b098bf is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #a7bf97.

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



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

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



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

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



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.

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


Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #b098bf can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #b098bf with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #b098bf with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #b098bf with gray #808080.


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 #b098bf as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #b098bf 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 #b098bf could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #b098bf appears as #ab98cb when in old direct sunlight at noon and as #a099dd when in cool fluorescent.

Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #b098bf

#b098bf might 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.

Pastel purple
Glossy grape
African violet
Lilac Luster
Heliotrope gray
Rose quartz
Blue bell
Silver (Metallic)

Furthest named colors to #b098bf

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #b098bf. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Registration black
Vampire black
Smoky black
Electric green
Green (Color Wheel) (X11 green)
Lime (web) (X11 green)

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #b098bf, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

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.

HTML, CSS #b098bf
Java new Color(176, 152, 191)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 176, 152, 191);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.6902 green:0.5961 blue:0.749 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.6902f, 0.5961f, 0.749f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.6902, green:0.5961, blue:0.749, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $BF98B0
Python Color('#b098bf')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b098bf. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11573439 while the individual RGB conversions are: 176, 152, 191.


If you're considering using #b098bf in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b098bf colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #b098bf on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #b098bf on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b098bf background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b098bf background.

This text is hex color #b098bf on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #b098bf on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b098bf and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b098bf and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #b098bf.


The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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