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A comprehensive guide to hex color #bf00ff

About hex color #bf00ff - Electric purple

Hex color #bf00ff is commonly known by the name "Electric purple". It's labeled as "purple". When people from western culture see purple in marketing, the following may come to mind: having wisdom, anti-aging and not growing old, states of pure consciousness, luxurious, and finance and wealth. This color isn't popular for energy.

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #bf00ff is created using 74.9% red, 0% green, and 100% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 25.1% cyan, 100% magenta, 0% yellow, and 0% black.

RGB Composition
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
  C   M   Y   K  

#bf00ff is made up of R: 191, G: 0, B: 255 in RGB colorspace and C: 25.1, M:100, Y:0, K:0 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 12517631 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc00ff. This color is named "Electric purple". White should be used ontop of #bf00ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #bf00ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #bf00ff
Websafe hex #cc00ff
rgb 191, 0, 255
rgb percent (%) 74.61%, 0%, 99.61%
rgba R: 191, G: 0, B: 255, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 25.1, M:100, Y:0, K:0
hsv 284.94, 100, 50
hsb 284.94, 100, 100
luma 85.924
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 163, 0, 250
Closest named color Electric purple
Hunter-Lab 42.77, 93.88, -109.59
CIE-L*ab 49.85, 89.39, -78.27
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 49.85, 118.82, 318.79
CIE-L*uv 49.85, 41.99, -126.29°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #bf00ff. 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" #bf00ff and the second color is called the "compliment" #44ff00.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!


Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #bf00ff is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #44ff00.

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



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: Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.



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: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.


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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff with black #000000.


Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #bf00ff with white #FFFFFF.



Tones are produced by blending #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #bf00ff appears as #c900f4 when in old daylight and as #cc00fd when in daylight 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 #bf00ff

#bf00ff 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.

Electric purple
Vivid orchid
Vivid mulberry
Vivid violet
Psychedelic purple
Purple (X11)

Furthest named colors to #bf00ff

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #bf00ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Electric green
Green (Color Wheel) (X11 green)
Lime (web) (X11 green)
Chlorophyll green
Neon green
Green slime
Bright green

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #bf00ff, 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 #bf00ff
Java new Color(191, 0, 255)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 191, 0, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.749 green:0 blue:1 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.749f, 0f, 1f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.749, green:0, blue:1, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $FF00BF
Python Color('#bf00ff')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #bf00ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 12517631 while the individual RGB conversions are: 191, 0, 255.


If you're considering using #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #bf00ff on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #bf00ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #bf00ff background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #bf00ff background.

This text is hex color #bf00ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #bf00ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #bf00ff and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff.


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