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Purple Heather Color

HEX #BAB8D3 / RGB (186, 184, 211)

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What is Purple Heather Color?

Purple Heather (Hex code: BAB8D3) Thumbnail

Purple Heather is a Pantone textile Cotton eXtended color with the PMS number 14-3911 TCX. It is not a web color and cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name. However, it can be applied to web pages and digital works with its hex, RGB or HSL values.
Purple Heather color hex code is #BAB8D3 with RGB (186, 184, 211). Please note that the equivalent RAL and CMYK values mentioned on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code and are only approximates.

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Purple Heather Color Codes

Hex Code#BAB8D3
RGB Values(186, 184, 211)
CMYK Values(12%, 13%, 0%, 17%)
HSV/HSB Values(244°, 13%, 83%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#45472C [Dark Lava]
Pantone®14-3911 TCX
Closest RAL7035 [Light grey]
Complementary Color#D1D3B8 [Pastel Gray]
Purple Heather Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#BCBCBC
Weighted Average (Luma)#BABABA
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D7D7D7

Purple Heather Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BAB8D3. Complementary color is D1D3B8

Complementary Palette

The complement of Purple Heather is Pastel Gray with the hex code #D1D3B8. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BAB8D3 color is offered by #D1D3B8. 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 (BAB8D3, C8B8D3 and B8C4D3)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Purple Heather (#BAB8D3) are Lavender Gray (#C8B8D3) and Pastel Blue (#B8C4D3). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Purple Heather 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.

BAB8D3 C8B8D3 B8C4D3
Split Complementary color palette with (BAB8D3, D3C8B8 and C4D3B8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Purple Heather (#BAB8D3) are #D3C8B8 (Pale Silver) and #C4D3B8 (Pastel Gray). 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.

BAB8D3 D3C8B8 C4D3B8
Triadic color palette with (BAB8D3, D3BAB8 and B8D3BA)

Triadic Palette

Purple Heather triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D3BAB8 (Pale Silver) and #B8D3BA (Jet Stream) along with #BAB8D3 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 (BAB8D3, D3BAB8, D1D3B8 and B8D1D3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Purple Heather has four colors - #D3BAB8 (Pale Silver), #D1D3B8 (Pastel Gray) and #B8D1D3 (Jet Stream) in addition to the base color (#BAB8D3). 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 (BAB8D3, D3B8C4, D1D3B8 and B8D3C8)

Square Palette

Purple Heather square color palette has #D3B8C4 (Pink Lavender), #D1D3B8 (Pastel Gray) and #B8D3C8 (Jet Stream). 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.

BAB8D3 D3B8C4 D1D3B8 B8D3C8
Rainbow color

Purple Heather Color Rainbow Palette

Our Purple Heather 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.

BAB8D3 D1B8D3 D3B8BE D3C9B8 C6D3B8 B8D3C2 B8CDD3

Tints, Tones & Shades of Purple Heather Color


  • Transparent C8C6DCC8C6DC
  • Transparent CFCDE0CFCDE0
  • Transparent D6D4E5D6D4E5
  • Transparent DDDCE9DDDCE9
  • Transparent E3E3EDE3E3ED
  • Transparent EAEAF2EAEAF2
  • Transparent F1F1F6F1F1F6
  • Transparent F8F8FBF8F8FB


  • Transparent AEADC2AEADC2
  • Transparent A9A7BAA9A7BA
  • Transparent A3A2B2A3A2B2
  • Transparent 9D9CAA9D9CAA
  • Transparent 9796A19796A1
  • Transparent 919199919199
  • Transparent 8C8B918C8B91
  • Transparent 868688868688


  • Transparent 9593A99593A9
  • Transparent 828194828194
  • Transparent 706E7F706E7F
  • Transparent 5D5C6A5D5C6A
  • Transparent 4A4A544A4A54
  • Transparent 38373F38373F
  • Transparent 25252A25252A
  • Transparent 131215131215

Purple Heather Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Purple Heather Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Purple Heather Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Heather Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Heather Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Heather Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Heather Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Heather Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Heather Plaid Pattern

Purple Heather Color Interior Ideas

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Purple Heather Color Drawing Room Textured Wall Paint Idea

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Purple Heather Color Living Room Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Purple Heather color Bedroom interior wall color

Purple Heather Color Bedroom Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Purple Heather color kitchen interior wall color

Purple Heather Color Kitchen Wall Paint Idea

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