Plum (Crayola) Color

HEX #8E3179 / RGB (142, 49, 121)

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What is Plum (Crayola) Color?

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Plum (Crayola) has the hex code #8E3179. The equivalent RGB values are (142, 49, 121), which means it is composed of 46% red, 16% green and 39% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:66 Y:15 K:44. In the HSV/HSB scale, Plum (Crayola) has a hue of 314°, 65% saturation and a brightness value of 56%.
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.

Plum (Crayola) is a strong reddish purple color. The color was formulated by Crayola in 1958. It can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its hex, RGB and/or HSL codes. Please note that the CMYK color values displayed on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

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Plum (Crayola) Color Codes

Hex Code#8E3179
RGB Values(142, 49, 121)
CMYK Values(0%, 66%, 15%, 44%)
HSV/HSB Values(314°, 65%, 56%)
Closest Web Safe#993366
Inverse Color#71CE86 [Pastel Green]
Closest Pantone®512 C
Closest RAL4006 [Traffic purple]
Complementary Color#318E46 [Sea Green]
Plum (Crayola) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#686868
Weighted Average (Most Common)#555555
Weighted Average (Luma)#4A4A4A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8E8E8E

Plum (Crayola) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8E3179. Complementary color is 318E46

Complementary Palette

The complement of Plum (Crayola) is Sea Green with the hex code #318E46. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8E3179 color is offered by #318E46. 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 (8E3179, 8E314B and 75318E)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Plum (Crayola) (#8E3179) are Solid Pink (#8E314B) and Maximum Purple (#75318E). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Plum (Crayola) 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 (8E3179, 4B8E31 and 318E75)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Plum (Crayola) (#8E3179) are #4B8E31 (May Green) and #318E75 (Illuminating Emerald). 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 (8E3179, 798E31 and 31798E)

Triadic Palette

Plum (Crayola) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #798E31 (Olive Drab (#3)) and #31798E (Teal Blue) along with #8E3179 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 (8E3179, 798E31, 318E46 and 46318E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Plum (Crayola) has four colors - #798E31 (Olive Drab (#3)), #318E46 (Sea Green) and #46318E (Dark Slate Blue) in addition to the base color (#8E3179). 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 (8E3179, 8E7531, 318E46 and 314B8E)

Square Palette

Plum (Crayola) square color palette has #8E7531 (Old Moss Green), #318E46 (Sea Green) and #314B8E (YInMn 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

Plum (Crayola) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Plum (Crayola) 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 Plum (Crayola) Color


  • Transparent A55A94A55A94
  • Transparent B06FA1B06FA1
  • Transparent BB83AFBB83AF
  • Transparent C798BCC798BC
  • Transparent D2ADC9D2ADC9
  • Transparent DDC1D7DDC1D7
  • Transparent E8D6E4E8D6E4
  • Transparent F4EAF2F4EAF2


  • Transparent 8B417A8B417A
  • Transparent 8A497B8A497B
  • Transparent 88517C88517C
  • Transparent 87597D87597D
  • Transparent 86607D86607D
  • Transparent 84687E84687E
  • Transparent 83707F83707F
  • Transparent 81787F81787F


  • Transparent 722761722761
  • Transparent 632255632255
  • Transparent 551D49551D49
  • Transparent 47193D47193D
  • Transparent 391430391430
  • Transparent 2B0F242B0F24
  • Transparent 1C0A181C0A18
  • Transparent 0E050C0E050C

Plum (Crayola) Color Patterns

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    Plum (Crayola) Gingham Checks

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    Plum (Crayola) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Plum (Crayola) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum (Crayola) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum (Crayola) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum (Crayola) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum (Crayola) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum (Crayola) Plaid Pattern

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