Mauve

HEX #E0B0FF / RGB (224, 176, 255)

Illustration of mauve flowers

What is Mauve Color?

Mauve (Hex code: E0B0FF) Thumbnail

Mauve has the hex code #E0B0FF. The equivalent RGB values are (224, 176, 255), which means it is composed of 34% red, 27% green and 39% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:12 M:31 Y:0 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Mauve has a hue of 276°, 31% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
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.

The name of this color comes from the French name for the mallow flower. Mauve is not a web color and can only be used in HTML/CSS with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB codes.
Other names: Mallow

Mauve Color Codes

Hex Code#E0B0FF
RGB Values(224, 176, 255)
CMYK Values(12%, 31%, 0%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(276°, 31%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#CC99FF
Inverse Color#1F4F00 [Lincoln Green]
Closest Pantone®250 C
Closest RAL9002 [Grey white]
Complementary Color#CFFFB0 [Menthol]
Mauve Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#DADADA
Desaturated#D8D8D8
Weighted Average (Most Common)#C7C7C7
Weighted Average (Luma)#C0C0C0
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DADADA

Mauve Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E0B0FF. Complementary color is CFFFB0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Mauve is Menthol with the hex code #CFFFB0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E0B0FF color is offered by #CFFFB0. 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 (E0B0FF, FFB0F7 and B9B0FF)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Mauve (#E0B0FF) are Brilliant Lavender (#FFB0F7) and Vodka (#B9B0FF). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Mauve 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (E0B0FF, F7FFB0 and B0FFB9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Mauve (#E0B0FF) are #F7FFB0 (Calamansi) and #B0FFB9 (Magic Mint). 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 (E0B0FF, FFE0B0 and B0FFE0)

Triadic Palette

Mauve triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #FFE0B0 (Navajo White) and #B0FFE0 (Magic Mint) along with #E0B0FF 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 (E0B0FF, FFE0B0, CFFFB0 and B0CFFF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Mauve has four colors - #FFE0B0 (Navajo White), #CFFFB0 (Menthol) and #B0CFFF (Pale Cornflower Blue) in addition to the base color (#E0B0FF). 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.

Square color palette with (E0B0FF, FFB9B0, CFFFB0 and B0F7FF)

Square Palette

Mauve square color palette has #FFB9B0 (Melon), #CFFFB0 (Menthol) and #B0F7FF (Celeste). 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

Mauve Color Rainbow Palette

Our Mauve 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Mauve Color

Tints

  • Transparent E6C0FF#E6C0FF
  • Transparent E9C8FF#E9C8FF
  • Transparent ECD0FF#ECD0FF
  • Transparent F0D8FF#F0D8FF
  • Transparent F3DFFF#F3DFFF
  • Transparent F6E7FF#F6E7FF
  • Transparent F9EFFF#F9EFFF
  • Transparent FCF7FF#FCF7FF

Tones

  • Transparent CDA6E6#CDA6E6
  • Transparent C3A2D9#C3A2D9
  • Transparent BA9DCC#BA9DCC
  • Transparent B098C0#B098C0
  • Transparent A693B3#A693B3
  • Transparent 9D8EA6#9D8EA6
  • Transparent 938A99#938A99
  • Transparent 8A858D#8A858D

Shades

  • Transparent B38DCC#B38DCC
  • Transparent 9D7BB3#9D7BB3
  • Transparent 866A99#866A99
  • Transparent 705880#705880
  • Transparent 5A4666#5A4666
  • Transparent 43354D#43354D
  • Transparent 2D2333#2D2333
  • Transparent 16121A#16121A

Mauve Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Mauve Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Mauve Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mauve Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mauve Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mauve Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mauve Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mauve Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Mauve Plaid Pattern

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