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Plum Color

HEX #DDA0DD / RGB (221, 160, 221)

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What is Plum Color?

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Plum has the hex code #DDA0DD. The equivalent RGB values are (221, 160, 221), which means it is composed of 37% red, 27% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:28 Y:0 K:13. In the HSV/HSB scale, Plum has a hue of 300°, 28% saturation and a brightness value of 87%.
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 is a web color which means it can be used with its name in HTML and CSS code in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB values.

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Plum Color Codes

Hex Code#DDA0DD
RGB Values(221, 160, 221)
CMYK Values(0%, 28%, 0%, 13%)
HSV/HSB Values(300°, 28%, 87%)
Closest Web Safe#CC99CC
Inverse Color#225F22 [Mughal Green]
Closest Pantone®251 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#A0DDA0 [Granny Smith Apple]
Plum Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C9C9C9
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B9B9B9
Weighted Average (Luma)#B1B1B1
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D2D2D2

Plum Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of DDA0DD. Complementary color is A0DDA0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Plum is Granny Smith Apple with the hex code #A0DDA0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #DDA0DD color is offered by #A0DDA0. 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 (DDA0DD, DDA0BF and BFA0DD)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Plum (#DDA0DD) are Kobi (#DDA0BF) and Wisteria (#BFA0DD). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Plum 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 (DDA0DD, BFDDA0 and A0DDBF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Plum (#DDA0DD) are #BFDDA0 (Light Moss Green) and #A0DDBF (Sea Foam 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 (DDA0DD, DDDDA0 and A0DDDD)

Triadic Palette

Plum triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #DDDDA0 (Pale Goldenrod) and #A0DDDD (Crystal) along with #DDA0DD 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 (DDA0DD, DDDDA0, A0DDA0 and A0A0DD)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Plum has four colors - #DDDDA0 (Pale Goldenrod), #A0DDA0 (Granny Smith Apple) and #A0A0DD (Blue Bell) in addition to the base color (#DDA0DD). 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 (DDA0DD, DDBFA0, A0DDA0 and A0BFDD)

Square Palette

Plum square color palette has #DDBFA0 (Dark Vanilla), #A0DDA0 (Granny Smith Apple) and #A0BFDD (Pale Cerulean). 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

Plum Color Rainbow Palette

Our Plum 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 Plum Color


  • Transparent E4B3E4E4B3E4
  • Transparent E7BDE7E7BDE7
  • Transparent EBC6EBEBC6EB
  • Transparent EED0EEEED0EE
  • Transparent F1D9F1F1D9F1
  • Transparent F5E3F5F5E3F5
  • Transparent F8ECF8F8ECF8
  • Transparent FCF6FCFCF6FC


  • Transparent CA9ACACA9ACA
  • Transparent C196C1C196C1
  • Transparent B893B8B893B8
  • Transparent AF90AFAF90AF
  • Transparent A58DA5A58DA5
  • Transparent 9C8A9C9C8A9C
  • Transparent 938693938693
  • Transparent 898389898389


  • Transparent B180B1B180B1
  • Transparent 9B709B9B709B
  • Transparent 856085856085
  • Transparent 6F506F6F506F
  • Transparent 584058584058
  • Transparent 423042423042
  • Transparent 2C202C2C202C
  • Transparent 161016161016

Plum Color Patterns

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    Plum Gingham Checks

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    Plum Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Plum Plaid Pattern

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