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Imperial Purple Color

HEX #490F52 / RGB (73, 15, 82)

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What is Imperial Purple Color?

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Imperial Purple has the hex code #490F52. The equivalent RGB values are (73, 15, 82), which means it is composed of 43% red, 9% green and 48% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:11 M:82 Y:0 K:68. In the HSV/HSB scale, Imperial Purple has a hue of 292°, 82% saturation and a brightness value of 32%.
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.

Imperial Purple has the hex code #490F52 with RGB equivalent (73, 15, 82). It is not a web color and, hence, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS. However, Imperial Purple can be applied to web pages with its HSL, RGB or the hex color code.

The Pantone TCX( Textile Cotton eXtended) list includes an Imperial Purple color which is different from the one displayed on this page.

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Imperial Purple Color Codes

Hex Code#490F52
RGB Values(73, 15, 82)
CMYK Values(11%, 82%, 0%, 68%)
HSV/HSB Values(292°, 82%, 32%)
Closest Web Safe#330066
Inverse Color#B6F0AD [Menthol]
Closest Pantone®2627 C
Closest RAL4007 [Purple violet]
Complementary Color#18520F [Lincoln Green]
Imperial Purple Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#393939
Weighted Average (Most Common)#282828
Weighted Average (Luma)#202020
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#606060

Imperial Purple Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 490F52. Complementary color is 18520F

Complementary Palette

The complement of Imperial Purple is Lincoln Green with the hex code #18520F. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #490F52 color is offered by #18520F. 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 (490F52, 520F3A and 280F52)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Imperial Purple (#490F52) are Brown Chocolate (#520F3A) and Russian Violet (#280F52). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Imperial 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (490F52, 3A520F and 0F5228)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Imperial Purple (#490F52) are #3A520F (Army Green) and #0F5228 (Cal Poly Pomona 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.

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Triadic color palette with (490F52, 52490F and 0F5249)

Triadic Palette

Imperial Purple triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #52490F (Pineapple) and #0F5249 (Blue-Green (Color Wheel)) along with #490F52 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 (490F52, 52490F, 18520F and 0F1852)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Imperial Purple has four colors - #52490F (Pineapple), #18520F (Lincoln Green) and #0F1852 (Oxford Blue) in addition to the base color (#490F52). 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.

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Square color palette with (490F52, 52280F, 18520F and 0F3A52)

Square Palette

Imperial Purple square color palette has #52280F (Seal Brown), #18520F (Lincoln Green) and #0F3A52 (Prussian 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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Rainbow color

Imperial Purple Color Rainbow Palette

Our Imperial 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Imperial Purple Color


  • Transparent 6D3F756D3F75
  • Transparent 805786805786
  • Transparent 926F97926F97
  • Transparent A487A9A487A9
  • Transparent B69FBAB69FBA
  • Transparent C8B7CBC8B7CB
  • Transparent DBCFDCDBCFDC
  • Transparent EDE7EEEDE7EE


  • Transparent 54265B54265B
  • Transparent 5A31605A3160
  • Transparent 5F3C645F3C64
  • Transparent 654869654869
  • Transparent 6A536E6A536E
  • Transparent 705E72705E72
  • Transparent 756977756977
  • Transparent 7B757B7B757B


  • Transparent 3A0C423A0C42
  • Transparent 330B39330B39
  • Transparent 2C09312C0931
  • Transparent 250829250829
  • Transparent 1D06211D0621
  • Transparent 160519160519
  • Transparent 0F03100F0310
  • Transparent 070208070208

Imperial Purple Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Imperial Purple Gingham Checks

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    Imperial Purple Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Imperial Purple Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Imperial Purple Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Imperial Purple Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Imperial Purple Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Imperial Purple Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Imperial Purple Plaid Pattern

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