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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.