Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4) color information

#b197d4 is the hex color code that is close to the color named "Light pastel purple" because of their close resemblance. The color is categorized as "light purple". When people spot this color, Light pastel purple (#b197d4), in advertising materials, they may think of some of these attributes: being successful, calming down and soothing, states of pure consciousness, cutting-edge, and travel. Colors labeled as "light purple" are rarely tied to energy.

#b197d4 Breakdown

#b197d4 is made up of (177, 151, 212) in RGB colorspace and (16.51, 28.77, 0.00, 16.86) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 11638740 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #9999cc. White should be used ontop of #b197d4 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #b197d4. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #b197d4 luma #165.52
Websafe hex #9999cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(177, 151, 212) Adobe RGB (169.00, 149.00, 209.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(69%, 59%, 83%) Closest named color Light pastel purple
rgba rgba(177.0, 151.0, 212.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (60.00, 20.50, -28.53)
cmyk cmyk(16.51, 28.77, 0.00, 16.86) CIE-L*ab (66.52, 22.10, -27.84)
hsv hsv(265.00, 41.38, 71.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (66.52, 35.55, 308.44)
hsb hsb(265.00, 28.92, 83.00) CIE-L*uv (66.52, 10.27, -46.71)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4)

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" #b197d4 while the second is the "compliment" #bad396.

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

Split Compliments of #Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #b197d4 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #bad396.

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

Triadic Colors of Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4)

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

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

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4)

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

Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4)

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.

Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4)'s Lighter shades

Lighter shades of #b197d4 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Darker shades of #b197d4

When you combine pure black with this color, #b197d4, darker shades are produced.

Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4)'s Tones

Tones are produced by blending #b197d4 with gray

#b197d4 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 #b197d4 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#b197d4 → #bad396
#b197d4 → #c8b6e0
#b197d4 → #ffffff
#b197d4 → #ce96d3
#b197d4 → #6a5a7f
#b197d4 → #969bd3

How #b197d4 looks in different atmospheres

Seeing #b197d4 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 #b197d4 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#b197d4 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.

#b197d4might 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-Light pastel purple (#b197d4)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#b197d4. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#b197d4 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 #b197d4
Java new Color(177, 151, 212);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 177, 151, 212);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:177 green:151 blue:212 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(177f, 151f, 212f);
Swift UIColor(red:177, green:151, blue:212, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $d497b1
Python Color('#b197d4')

Base Conversions of hex color #b197d4

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #b197d4. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 11638740 while the individual RGB conversions are: 177, 151, 212.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10110001 10010111 11010100
Hex b1 97 d4
Octal 261 227 324
Decimal 177 151 212

#b197d4 Icons

If you're considering using #b197d4 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Light pastel purple (#b197d4) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #b197d4 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 #b197d4 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #b197d4 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #b197d4 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #b197d4 background.
This text is hex color #b197d4 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #b197d4 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #b197d4 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #b197d4 and white (#ffffff) background.