#856C8B Hex Code

Color Name: Chinese Violet

What is hex #856C8B Color?

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The color name of hex code #856C8B is Chinese Violet. The RGB values are (133, 108, 139) which means it is composed of 35% red, 28% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:4 M:22 Y:0 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, #856C8B has a hue of 288°, 22% saturation and a brightness value of 55%.
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.

Hex #856C8B Color Codes

Color NameChinese Violet
RGB Values(133, 108, 139)
CMYK Values(4%, 22%, 0%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(288°, 22%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#996699
Inverse Color#7A9374 [Xanadu]
Closest Pantone®667 C
Closest RAL4001 [Red lilac]
Complementary Color#728B6C [Camouflage Green]
#856C8B Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#7F7F7F
Desaturated#7C7C7C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#777777
Weighted Average (Luma)#747474
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#ADADAD

Hex #856C8B Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 856C8B. Complementary color is 728B6C

Complementary Palette

The complement of #856C8B is #728B6C which is called Camouflage Green. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #856C8B color is offered by #728B6C. 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 (856C8B, 8B6C82 and 766C8B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #856C8B are #8B6C82 and #766C8B, called Chinese Violet and Rhythm, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #856C8B 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (856C8B, 828B6C and 6C8B76)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #856C8B are #828B6C (Camouflage Green) and #6C8B76 (Xanadu). 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 (856C8B, 8B856C and 6C8B85)

Triadic Palette

#856C8B triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8B856C (Camouflage Green) and #6C8B85 (AuroMetalSaurus) along with #856C8B, 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.

Tetradic color palette with (856C8B, 8B856C, 728B6C and 6C728B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #856C8B has #8B856C (Camouflage Green), #728B6C (Camouflage Green) and #6C728B (Slate Gray). 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.

Square color palette with (856C8B, 8B766C, 728B6C and 6C828B)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #856C8B contains #8B766C (Shadow), #728B6C (Camouflage Green) and #6C828B (Slate Gray). 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

Hex #856C8B Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #856C8B 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.

#856C8B Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - 856C8B

    Chinese Violet gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - 856C8B

    Chinese Violet vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - 856C8B

    Chinese Violet polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - 856C8B

    Chinese Violet honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - 856C8B

    Chinese Violet leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - 856C8B

    Chinese Violet houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - 856C8B

    Chinese Violet trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - 856C8B

    Chinese Violet plaid pattern

Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.