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#BB78BC Hex Code

Color Name: African Violet

What is hex #BB78BC Color?

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The color name of hex code #BB78BC is African Violet. The RGB values are (187, 120, 188) which means it is composed of 38% red, 24% green and 38% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:1 M:36 Y:0 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, #BB78BC has a hue of 299°, 36% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
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 #BB78BC Color Codes

Color NameAfrican Violet
RGB Values(187, 120, 188)
CMYK Values(1%, 36%, 0%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(299°, 36%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#CC66CC
Inverse Color#448743 [May Green]
Closest Pantone®7439 C
Closest RAL4009 [Pastel violet]
Complementary Color#79BC78 [Iguana Green]
#BB78BC Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A5A5A5
Weighted Average (Most Common)#949494
Weighted Average (Luma)#8B8B8B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BDBDBD

Hex #BB78BC Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BB78BC. Complementary color is 79BC78

Complementary Palette

The complement of #BB78BC is #79BC78 which is called Iguana Green. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BB78BC color is offered by #79BC78. 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 (BB78BC, BC789B and 9978BC)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #BB78BC are #BC789B and #9978BC, called English Lavender and Purple Mountain Majesty, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #BB78BC 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (BB78BC, 9BBC78 and 78BC99)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #BB78BC are #9BBC78 (Olivine) and #78BC99 (Green Sheen). 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 (BB78BC, BCBB78 and 78BCBB)

Triadic Palette

#BB78BC triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BCBB78 (Misty Moss) and #78BCBB (Moonstone Blue) along with #BB78BC, 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 (BB78BC, BCBB78, 79BC78 and 7879BC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #BB78BC has #BCBB78 (Misty Moss), #79BC78 (Iguana Green) and #7879BC (Toolbox). 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.

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Square color palette with (BB78BC, BC9978, 79BC78 and 789BBC)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #BB78BC contains #BC9978 (Pale Taupe), #79BC78 (Iguana Green) and #789BBC (Air Superiority Blue). 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 #BB78BC Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #BB78BC 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of BB78BC Color


  • Transparent C993C9C993C9
  • Transparent CFA1D0CFA1D0
  • Transparent D6AED7D6AED7
  • Transparent DDBCDEDDBCDE
  • Transparent E4C9E4E4C9E4
  • Transparent EBD7EBEBD7EB
  • Transparent F1E4F2F1E4F2
  • Transparent F8F2F8F8F2F8


  • Transparent AF7AB0AF7AB0
  • Transparent A97AAAA97AAA
  • Transparent A37BA4A37BA4
  • Transparent 9E7C9E9E7C9E
  • Transparent 987D98987D98
  • Transparent 927E92927E92
  • Transparent 8C7E8C8C7E8C
  • Transparent 867F86867F86


  • Transparent 966096966096
  • Transparent 835484835484
  • Transparent 704871704871
  • Transparent 5E3C5E5E3C5E
  • Transparent 4B304B4B304B
  • Transparent 382438382438
  • Transparent 251826251826
  • Transparent 130C13130C13

#BB78BC Color Patterns

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#BB78BC Color Interior Ideas

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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.