Pure Purple

HEX #8C00BF / RGB (140, 0, 191)

What is Pure Purple Color?

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Pure Purple has the hex code #8C00BF. The equivalent RGB values are (140, 0, 191), which means it is composed of 42% red, 0% green and 58% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:27 M:100 Y:0 K:25. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pure Purple has a hue of 284°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 75%.
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.

Pure Purple color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, pure purple can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Pure Purple Color Codes

Hex Code#8C00BF
RGB Values(140, 0, 191)
CMYK Values(27%, 100%, 0%, 25%)
HSV/HSB Values(284°, 100%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#9900CC
Inverse Color#73FF40 [Spring Frost]
Closest Pantone®2592 C
Closest RAL4006 [Traffic purple]
Complementary Color#33BF00 [Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)]
Pure Purple Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#6E6E6E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#3F3F3F
Weighted Average (Luma)#2C2C2C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#6F6F6F

Pure Purple Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 8C00BF. Complementary color is 33BF00

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pure Purple is Yellow-Green (Color Wheel) with the hex code #33BF00. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #8C00BF color is offered by #33BF00. 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 (8C00BF, BF0093 and 2D00BF)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pure Purple (#8C00BF) are Medium Violet-Red (#BF0093) and Interdimensional Blue (#2D00BF). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pure 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (8C00BF, 93BF00 and 00BF2C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pure Purple (#8C00BF) are #93BF00 (Apple Green) and #00BF2C (Vivid Malachite). 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 (8C00BF, BF8C00 and 00BF8C)

Triadic Palette

Pure Purple triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #BF8C00 (Dark Goldenrod) and #00BF8C (Caribbean Green) along with #8C00BF 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 (8C00BF, BF8C00, 33BF00 and 0033BF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pure Purple has four colors - #BF8C00 (Dark Goldenrod), #33BF00 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #0033BF (UA Blue) in addition to the base color (#8C00BF). 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 (8C00BF, BF2C00, 33BF00 and 0093BF)

Square Palette

Pure Purple square color palette has #BF2C00 (Mahogany), #33BF00 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #0093BF (Bondi 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.

Rainbow color

Pure Purple Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pure 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Pure Purple Color


  • Transparent A333CC#A333CC
  • Transparent AF4DD2#AF4DD2
  • Transparent BA66D9#BA66D9
  • Transparent C680DF#C680DF
  • Transparent D199E5#D199E5
  • Transparent DDB3EC#DDB3EC
  • Transparent E8CCF2#E8CCF2
  • Transparent F4E6F9#F4E6F9


  • Transparent 8A1AB2#8A1AB2
  • Transparent 8826AC#8826AC
  • Transparent 8733A6#8733A6
  • Transparent 8640A0#8640A0
  • Transparent 854D99#854D99
  • Transparent 845A93#845A93
  • Transparent 82668D#82668D
  • Transparent 817386#817386


  • Transparent 700099#700099
  • Transparent 620086#620086
  • Transparent 540073#540073
  • Transparent 460060#460060
  • Transparent 38004C#38004C
  • Transparent 2A0039#2A0039
  • Transparent 1C0026#1C0026
  • Transparent 0E0013#0E0013

Pure Purple Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pure Purple Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pure Purple Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Purple Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Purple Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Purple Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Purple Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Purple Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Purple Plaid Pattern

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