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#46238E Hex Code

Color Name: KSU Purple

What is hex #46238E Color?

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The color name of hex code #46238E is KSU Purple. The RGB values are (70, 35, 142) which means it is composed of 28% red, 14% green and 57% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:51 M:75 Y:0 K:44. In the HSV/HSB scale, #46238E has a hue of 260°, 75% saturation and a brightness value of 56%.
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.

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Hex #46238E Color Codes

Color NameKSU Purple
RGB Values(70, 35, 142)
CMYK Values(51%, 75%, 0%, 44%)
HSV/HSB Values(260°, 75%, 56%)
Closest Web Safe#333399
Inverse Color#B9DC71 [Yellow-Green (Crayola)]
Closest Pantone®268 C
Closest RAL5002 [Ultramarine blue]
Complementary Color#6B8E23 [Olive Drab (#3)]
#46238E Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#525252
Weighted Average (Most Common)#393939
Weighted Average (Luma)#323232
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#767676

Hex #46238E Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 46238E. Complementary color is 6B8E23

Complementary Palette

The complement of #46238E is #6B8E23 which is called Olive Drab (#3). Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #46238E color is offered by #6B8E23. 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.

46238E 6B8E23
Analogous color palette with (46238E, 7C238E and 23358E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #46238E are #7C238E and #23358E, called Maximum Purple and Dark Cornflower Blue, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #46238E with a 30° separation. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

46238E 7C238E 23358E
Split Complementary color palette with (46238E, 8E7C23 and 368E23)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #46238E are #8E7C23 (Bistre Brown) and #368E23 (Slimy Green). 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.

46238E 8E7C23 368E23
Triadic color palette with (46238E, 8E4623 and 238E46)

Triadic Palette

#46238E triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8E4623 (Russet) and #238E46 (Sea Green) along with #46238E, our main color, 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 (46238E, 8E4623, 6B8E23 and 236B8E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #46238E has #8E4623 (Russet), #6B8E23 (Olive Drab (#3)) and #236B8E (Lapis Lazuli). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

46238E 8E4623 6B8E23 236B8E
Square color palette with (46238E, 8E2336, 6B8E23 and 238E7C)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #46238E contains #8E2336 (Red-Violet (Color Wheel)), #6B8E23 (Olive Drab (#3)) and #238E7C (Illuminating Emerald). 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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Hex #46238E Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #46238E rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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.

47238E 8E237A 8E2823 8E8423 3C8E23 238E65 235B8E

Tints, Tones & Shades of 46238E Color


  • Transparent 6B4FA56B4FA5
  • Transparent 7E65B07E65B0
  • Transparent 907BBB907BBB
  • Transparent A391C7A391C7
  • Transparent B5A7D2B5A7D2
  • Transparent C8BDDDC8BDDD
  • Transparent DAD3E8DAD3E8
  • Transparent EDE9F4EDE9F4


  • Transparent 52368B52368B
  • Transparent 573F8A573F8A
  • Transparent 5D48885D4888
  • Transparent 635287635287
  • Transparent 695B86695B86
  • Transparent 6F64846F6484
  • Transparent 746D83746D83
  • Transparent 7A77817A7781


  • Transparent 381C72381C72
  • Transparent 311963311963
  • Transparent 2A15552A1555
  • Transparent 231247231247
  • Transparent 1C0E391C0E39
  • Transparent 150B2B150B2B
  • Transparent 0E071C0E071C
  • Transparent 07040E07040E

#46238E Color Patterns

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