#B17FB4 Hex Code

Color Name: African Violet

What is hex #B17FB4 Color?

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The color name of hex code #B17FB4 is African Violet. The RGB values are (177, 127, 180) which means it is composed of 37% red, 26% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:2 M:30 Y:0 K:29. In the HSV/HSB scale, #B17FB4 has a hue of 297°, 29% saturation and a brightness value of 71%.
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 #B17FB4 Color Codes

Color NameAfrican Violet
RGB Values(177, 127, 180)
CMYK Values(2%, 30%, 0%, 29%)
HSV/HSB Values(297°, 29%, 71%)
Closest Web Safe#9966CC
Inverse Color#4E804B [Fern Green]
Closest Pantone®7439 C
Closest RAL4009 [Pastel violet]
Complementary Color#82B47F [Iguana Green]
#B17FB4 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A1A1A1
Desaturated#9A9A9A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#949494
Weighted Average (Luma)#8D8D8D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BEBEBE

Hex #B17FB4 Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of B17FB4. Complementary color is 82B47F

Complementary Palette

The complement of #B17FB4 is #82B47F 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 #B17FB4 color is offered by #82B47F. 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 (B17FB4, B47F9D and 977FB4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #B17FB4 are #B47F9D and #977FB4, called English Lavender and Lavender Purple, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #B17FB4 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 (B17FB4, 9DB47F and 7FB497)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #B17FB4 are #9DB47F (Olivine) and #7FB497 (Dark Sea 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.

Triadic color palette with (B17FB4, B4B17F and 7FB4B1)

Triadic Palette

#B17FB4 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B4B17F (Misty Moss) and #7FB4B1 (Pewter Blue) along with #B17FB4, 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 (B17FB4, B4B17F, 82B47F and 7F82B4)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #B17FB4 has #B4B17F (Misty Moss), #82B47F (Iguana Green) and #7F82B4 (Shadow Blue). 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 (B17FB4, B4977F, 82B47F and 7F9DB4)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #B17FB4 contains #B4977F (Pale Taupe), #82B47F (Iguana Green) and #7F9DB4 (Weldon 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.

Rainbow color

Hex #B17FB4 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #B17FB4 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.

#B17FB4 Color Patterns

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    African Violet Gingham Checks

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    African Violet Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    African Violet Polka Dots Pattern

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    African Violet Honeycomb Pattern

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    African Violet Leaves Pattern

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    African Violet Houndstooth Pattern

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    African Violet Trellis Pattern

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    African 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.