Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce) color information

The hexidecimal color, #c438ce, looks similar to "Steel pink" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "light purple". When people from western culture see this color, Steel pink (#c438ce), used in branding, the following may come to mind: having wisdom, sparks of creativity, their spiritual life, luxurious, and health care. Colors labeled as "light purple" are rarely tied to agriculture.

Breakdown of #c438ce

#c438ce is made up of (196, 56, 206) in RGB colorspace and (4.85, 72.82, 0.00, 19.22) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 12859598 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc33cc. White should be used ontop of #c438ce to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #c438ce. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #c438ce luma #114.75
Websafe hex #cc33cc Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(196, 56, 206) Adobe RGB (168.00, 61.00, 202.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(77%, 22%, 81%) Closest named color Steel pink
rgba rgba(196.0, 56.0, 206.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (43.59, 70.48, -56.94)
cmyk cmyk(4.85, 72.82, 0.00, 19.22) CIE-L*ab (50.69, 70.94, -49.90)
hsv hsv(295.93, 60.82, 51.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (50.69, 86.73, 324.88)
hsb hsb(295.93, 72.84, 81.00) CIE-L*uv (50.69, 53.04, -84.59)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce)

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" #c438ce while the second is the "compliment" #44ce38.

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 Compliments of #Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #c438ce is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #44ce38.

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 Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these 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 Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce)

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 Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce)

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.

Lighter variations of #c438ce

Lighter shades are produced by blending #c438ce with white

Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #c438ce can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #c438ce, tones are produced.

Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce) 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 #c438ce as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#c438ce → #44ce38
#c438ce → #d573dc
#c438ce → #ffffff
#c438ce → #ce388f
#c438ce → #75217b
#c438ce → #7638ce

#c438ce in different lighting conditions

Seeing #c438ce 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 #c438ce could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #c438ce

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

#c438cemight 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.

#c438ce popular opposites

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#c438ce. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#c438ce in coding

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 #c438ce
Java new Color(196, 56, 206);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 196, 56, 206);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:196 green:56 blue:206 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(196f, 56f, 206f);
Swift UIColor(red:196, green:56, blue:206, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ce38c4
Python Color('#c438ce')

Base Conversions of hex color #c438ce

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #c438ce. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 12859598 while the individual RGB conversions are: 196, 56, 206.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11000100 00111000 11001110
Hex c4 38 ce
Octal 304 70 316
Decimal 196 56 206

#c438ce Icons

If you're considering using #c438ce in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Steel pink (#c438ce) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #c438ce 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 #c438ce on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #c438ce on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #c438ce background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #c438ce background.
This text is hex color #c438ce on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #c438ce on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #c438ce and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #c438ce and white (#ffffff) background.