Faux-Mauve (#ddb2ff) color information

The hexidecimal color, #ddb2ff, looks similar to "Mauve" because they look the same at a quick glance. This color is described as "very light blue". When people from western culture see this color, Mauve (#ddb2ff), used in designs, the following may come to mind: peace, coldness, human life, finance, and widely-used. This color isn't popular for clothing.

Breakdown of #ddb2ff

#ddb2ff is made up of (221, 178, 255) in RGB colorspace and (13.33, 30.20, 0.00, 0.00) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 14529279 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc99ff. Black should be used ontop of #ddb2ff to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #ddb2ff. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #ddb2ff luma #199.38
Websafe hex #cc99ff Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(221, 178, 255) Adobe RGB (209.00, 178.00, 253.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(87%, 70%, 100%) Closest named color Mauve
rgba rgba(221.0, 178.0, 255.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (74.16, 28.67, -34.96)
cmyk cmyk(13.33, 30.20, 0.00, 0.00) CIE-L*ab (79.04, 28.58, -31.83)
hsv hsv(274.00, 100.00, 85.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (79.04, 42.78, 311.92)
hsb hsb(274.00, 30.00, 100.00) CIE-L*uv (79.04, 16.84, -55.60)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Mauve (#ddb2ff)

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" #ddb2ff and the second color is called the "compliment" #d3ffb2.

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 Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Mauve (#ddb2ff)

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #ddb2ff is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #d3ffb2.

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-Mauve (#ddb2ff)

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are 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-Mauve (#ddb2ff)

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

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Mauve (#ddb2ff)

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 #ddb2ff

Lighter shades are produced by blending #ddb2ff with white

Faux-Mauve (#ddb2ff)'s Darker shades

Darker shades of #ddb2ff can be created by blending the color with different amounts of black.

Tones of #ddb2ff

When you combine pure gray with this color, #ddb2ff, tones are produced.

Faux-Mauve (#ddb2ff) 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 #ddb2ff as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#ddb2ff → #d3ffb2
#ddb2ff → #e7c9ff
#ddb2ff → #000000
#ddb2ff → #ffb2f9
#ddb2ff → #846a99
#ddb2ff → #b7b2ff

#ddb2ff in different lighting conditions

Seeing #ddb2ff 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 #ddb2ff could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Paints related to #ddb2ff

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

#ddb2ffmight 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.

#ddb2ff 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#ddb2ff. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

#ddb2ff 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 #ddb2ff
Java new Color(221, 178, 255);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 221, 178, 255);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:221 green:178 blue:255 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(221f, 178f, 255f);
Swift UIColor(red:221, green:178, blue:255, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $ffb2dd
Python Color('#ddb2ff')

Base Conversions of hex color #ddb2ff

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #ddb2ff. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 14529279 while the individual RGB conversions are: 221, 178, 255.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11011101 10110010 11111111
Hex dd b2 ff
Octal 335 262 377
Decimal 221 178 255

Icons incorporating the color #ddb2ff

If you're considering using #ddb2ff in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color #ddb2ff on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #ddb2ff 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 #ddb2ff on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #ddb2ff on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #ddb2ff background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #ddb2ff background.
This text is hex color #ddb2ff on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #ddb2ff on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #ddb2ff and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #ddb2ff and white (#ffffff) background.