Faux-Mauve (#e1baef) color information

#e1baef is the hex color code that looks similar to "Mauve" due to their similar appearences. The color is categorized as "very light gray". When people from western culture see this color, Mauve (#e1baef), used in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: being simplistic, glamorous, sincere, travel, and accessibility. Colors labeled as "very light gray" are rarely tied to food and restaurants.

#e1baef Breakdown

#e1baef is made up of (225, 186, 239) in RGB colorspace and (5.86, 22.18, 0.00, 6.27) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 14793455 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #ccccff. Black should be used ontop of #e1baef to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #e1baef. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #e1baef luma #203.46
Websafe hex #ccccff Black/white pairing Black
rgb rgb(225, 186, 239) Adobe RGB (213.00, 184.00, 237.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(88%, 73%, 94%) Closest named color Mauve
rgba rgba(225.0, 186.0, 239.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (75.50, 23.59, -22.78)
cmyk cmyk(5.86, 22.18, 0.00, 6.27) CIE-L*ab (80.18, 23.68, -21.87)
hsv hsv(282.86, 63.64, 83.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (80.18, 32.23, 317.28)
hsb hsb(282.86, 22.34, 94.00) CIE-L*uv (80.18, 18.21, -38.44)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Mauve (#e1baef)

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" #e1baef while the second is the "compliment" #caefba.

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-Mauve (#e1baef)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #e1baef is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #caefba.

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 (#e1baef)

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-Mauve (#e1baef)

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-Mauve (#e1baef)

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 shades of #e1baef

Lighter shades of #e1baef can be created by blending the color with different amounts of white.

Faux-Mauve (#e1baef)'s Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #e1baef with black

Faux-Mauve (#e1baef)'s Tones

When you combine pure gray with this color, #e1baef, tones are produced.

Gradients including #e1baef

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 #e1baef as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#e1baef → #caefba
#e1baef → #eacef3
#e1baef → #000000
#e1baef → #efbae4
#e1baef → #876f8f
#e1baef → #c4baef

#e1baef in different lighting conditions

Seeing #e1baef 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 #e1baef could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

#e1baef 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.

#e1baefmight 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #e1baef

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#e1baef. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #e1baef

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 #e1baef
Java new Color(225, 186, 239);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 225, 186, 239);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:225 green:186 blue:239 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(225f, 186f, 239f);
Swift UIColor(red:225, green:186, blue:239, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $efbae1
Python Color('#e1baef')

Base Conversions of hex color #e1baef

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #e1baef. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 14793455 while the individual RGB conversions are: 225, 186, 239.

Red Green Blue
Binary 11100001 10111010 11101111
Hex e1 ba ef
Octal 341 272 357
Decimal 225 186 239

#e1baef Icons

If you're considering using #e1baef in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Mauve (#e1baef) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that Black-colored text should be used on a #e1baef 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 #e1baef on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #e1baef on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #e1baef background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #e1baef background.
This text is hex color #e1baef on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #e1baef on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #e1baef and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #e1baef and white (#ffffff) background.