Amethyst Color

HEX #9966CC / RGB (153, 102, 204)

Amethyst quartz crystals

What is Amethyst Color?

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Amethyst has the hex code #9966CC. The equivalent RGB values are (153, 102, 204), which means it is composed of 33% red, 22% green and 44% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:25 M:50 Y:0 K:20. In the HSV/HSB scale, Amethyst has a hue of 270°, 50% saturation and a brightness value of 80%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Even though it can occur naturally in a variety of colors, Amethyst gemstone is typically recognised by a moderate violet purple color. This is the color we've displayed on the page. The color can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its hexadecimal, RGB, CMYK or HSB color codes.

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Amethyst Color Codes

Hex Code#9966CC
RGB Values(153, 102, 204)
CMYK Values(25%, 50%, 0%, 20%)
HSV/HSB Values(270°, 50%, 80%)
Closest Web Safe#9966CC
Inverse Color#669933 [Maximum Green]
Closest Pantone®265 C
Closest RAL4005 [Blue lilac]
Complementary Color#99CC66 [Pistachio]
Amethyst Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#999999
Weighted Average (Most Common)#818181
Weighted Average (Luma)#787878
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#B1B1B1

Amethyst Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 9966CC. Complementary color is 99CC66

Complementary Palette

The complement of Amethyst is Pistachio with the hex code #99CC66. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #9966CC color is offered by #99CC66. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

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Analogous color palette with (9966CC, CC66CC and 6666CC)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Amethyst (#9966CC) are Deep Mauve (#CC66CC) and Slate Blue (#6666CC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Amethyst with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

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Split Complementary color palette with (9966CC, CCCC66 and 66CC66)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Amethyst (#9966CC) are #CCCC66 (Chinese Green) and #66CC66 (Mantis). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

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Triadic color palette with (9966CC, CC9966 and 66CC99)

Triadic Palette

Amethyst triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #CC9966 (Brown Yellow) and #66CC99 (Medium Aquamarine) along with #9966CC create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (9966CC, CC9966, 99CC66 and 6699CC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Amethyst has four colors - #CC9966 (Brown Yellow), #99CC66 (Pistachio) and #6699CC (Blue-Gray) in addition to the base color (#9966CC). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

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Square color palette with (9966CC, CC6666, 99CC66 and 66CCCC)

Square Palette

Amethyst square color palette has #CC6666 (Fuzzy Wuzzy), #99CC66 (Pistachio) and #66CCCC (Sea Serpent). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

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Rainbow color

Amethyst Color Rainbow Palette

Our Amethyst rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Amethyst Color


  • Transparent AD85D6AD85D6
  • Transparent B894DBB894DB
  • Transparent C2A3E0C2A3E0
  • Transparent CCB3E6CCB3E6
  • Transparent D6C2EBD6C2EB
  • Transparent E0D1F0E0D1F0
  • Transparent EBE0F5EBE0F5
  • Transparent F5F0FAF5F0FA


  • Transparent 946BBD946BBD
  • Transparent 926EB5926EB5
  • Transparent 8F70AE8F70AE
  • Transparent 8D73A68D73A6
  • Transparent 8A769E8A769E
  • Transparent 887897887897
  • Transparent 857B8F857B8F
  • Transparent 837D88837D88


  • Transparent 7A52A37A52A3
  • Transparent 6B478F6B478F
  • Transparent 5C3D7A5C3D7A
  • Transparent 4D33664D3366
  • Transparent 3D29523D2952
  • Transparent 2E1F3D2E1F3D
  • Transparent 1F14291F1429
  • Transparent 0F0A140F0A14

Amethyst Color Patterns

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    Amethyst Gingham Checks

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    Amethyst Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Amethyst Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Amethyst Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Amethyst Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Amethyst Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Amethyst Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Amethyst Plaid Pattern

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