Dull Purple

HEX #9861A5 / RGB (152, 97, 165)

What is Dull Purple Color?

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Dull Purple has the hex code #9861A5. The equivalent RGB values are (152, 97, 165), which means it is composed of 37% red, 23% green and 40% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:8 M:41 Y:0 K:35. In the HSV/HSB scale, Dull Purple has a hue of 289°, 41% saturation and a brightness value of 65%.
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.

Dull Purple color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, dull purple can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Dull Purple Color Codes

Hex Code#9861A5
RGB Values(152, 97, 165)
CMYK Values(8%, 41%, 0%, 35%)
HSV/HSB Values(289°, 41%, 65%)
Closest Web Safe#996699
Inverse Color#679E5A [Russian Green]
Closest Pantone®2583 C
Closest RAL4005 [Blue lilac]
Complementary Color#6EA561 [Russian Green]
Dull Purple Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8A8A8A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#797979
Weighted Average (Luma)#727272
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#ACACAC

Dull Purple Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 9861A5. Complementary color is 6EA561

Complementary Palette

The complement of Dull Purple is Russian Green with the hex code #6EA561. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #9861A5 color is offered by #6EA561. 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.

Analogous color palette with (9861A5, A56190 and 7661A5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Dull Purple (#9861A5) are Antique Fuchsia (#A56190) and Royal Purple (#7661A5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dull Purple 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (9861A5, 90A561 and 61A576)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Dull Purple (#9861A5) are #90A561 (Moss Green) and #61A576 (Forest Green (Crayola)). 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.

Triadic color palette with (9861A5, A59861 and 61A598)

Triadic Palette

Dull Purple triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A59861 (Bronze (Metallic)) and #61A598 (Polished Pine) along with #9861A5 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (9861A5, A59861, 6EA561 and 616EA5)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Dull Purple has four colors - #A59861 (Bronze (Metallic)), #6EA561 (Russian Green) and #616EA5 (Dark Blue-Gray) in addition to the base color (#9861A5). 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.

Square color palette with (9861A5, A57661, 6EA561 and 6190A5)

Square Palette

Dull Purple square color palette has #A57661 (Blast-Off Bronze), #6EA561 (Russian Green) and #6190A5 (Rackley). 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.

Rainbow color

Dull Purple Color Rainbow Palette

Our Dull Purple 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Dull Purple Color


  • Transparent AD81B7#AD81B7
  • Transparent B790C0#B790C0
  • Transparent C1A0C9#C1A0C9
  • Transparent CCB0D2#CCB0D2
  • Transparent D6C0DB#D6C0DB
  • Transparent E0D0E4#E0D0E4
  • Transparent EADFED#EADFED
  • Transparent F5EFF6#F5EFF6


  • Transparent 93679E#93679E
  • Transparent 916A9A#916A9A
  • Transparent 8E6D96#8E6D96
  • Transparent 8C7193#8C7193
  • Transparent 8A748F#8A748F
  • Transparent 87778B#87778B
  • Transparent 857A87#857A87
  • Transparent 827D84#827D84


  • Transparent 7A4E84#7A4E84
  • Transparent 6A4474#6A4474
  • Transparent 5B3A63#5B3A63
  • Transparent 4C3153#4C3153
  • Transparent 3D2742#3D2742
  • Transparent 2E1D32#2E1D32
  • Transparent 1E1321#1E1321
  • Transparent 0F0A11#0F0A11

Dull Purple Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Dull Purple Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Dull Purple Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Purple Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Purple Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Purple Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Purple Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Purple Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Dull Purple Plaid Pattern