Purple

HEX #800080 / RGB (128, 0, 128)

Beautiful Purple Pansy Flower

What is Purple Color?

Purple (Hex code: 800080) Thumbnail

Purple has the hex code #800080. The equivalent RGB values are (128, 0, 128), which means it is composed of 50% red, 0% green and 50% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:100 Y:0 K:50. In the HSV/HSB scale, Purple has a hue of 300°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 50%.
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.

Purple of the web colors list lies exactly midway between red and blue. Also, its value is 50%, which means it is halfway between black and white. This is the best representation of the color purple on the computer screen. The color can be used by its name in HTML and CSS code in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Web purple is different from X11 purple. The latter is much brighter and has a lot more blue than the former. Using the name "purple" in HTML/CSS will result in the display of web purple.
Other names: Patriarch

Purple Color Codes

Hex Code#800080
RGB Values(128, 0, 128)
CMYK Values(0%, 100%, 0%, 50%)
HSV/HSB Values(300°, 100%, 50%)
Closest Web Safe#990099
Inverse Color#7FFF7F [Light Green]
Closest Pantone®2425 C
Closest RAL4006 [Traffic purple]
Complementary Color#008000 [Ao (English)]
Purple Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#555555
Desaturated#404040
Weighted Average (Most Common)#343434
Weighted Average (Luma)#242424
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#666666

Purple Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 800080. Complementary color is 008000

Complementary Palette

The complement of Purple is Ao (English) with the hex code #008000. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #800080 color is offered by #008000. 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 (800080, 800040 and 400080)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Purple (#800080) are Rose Garnet (#800040) and Indigo (#400080). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of 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 (800080, 408000 and 008040)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Purple (#800080) are #408000 (Avocado) and #008040 (Philippine 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 (800080, 808000 and 008080)

Triadic Palette

Purple triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #808000 (Olive) and #008080 (Teal) along with #800080 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 (800080, 808000, 008000 and 000080)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Purple has four colors - #808000 (Olive), #008000 (Ao (English)) and #000080 (Navy Blue) in addition to the base color (#800080). 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 (800080, 804000, 008000 and 004080)

Square Palette

Purple square color palette has #804000 (Chocolate (Traditional)), #008000 (Ao (English)) and #004080 (Dark 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

Purple Color Rainbow Palette

Our 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 Purple Color

Tints

  • Transparent 993399#993399
  • Transparent A64DA6#A64DA6
  • Transparent B366B3#B366B3
  • Transparent C080C0#C080C0
  • Transparent CC99CC#CC99CC
  • Transparent D9B3D9#D9B3D9
  • Transparent E6CCE6#E6CCE6
  • Transparent F2E6F2#F2E6F2

Tones

  • Transparent 801A80#801A80
  • Transparent 802680#802680
  • Transparent 803380#803380
  • Transparent 804080#804080
  • Transparent 804D80#804D80
  • Transparent 805A80#805A80
  • Transparent 806680#806680
  • Transparent 807380#807380

Shades

  • Transparent 660066#660066
  • Transparent 5A005A#5A005A
  • Transparent 4D004D#4D004D
  • Transparent 400040#400040
  • Transparent 330033#330033
  • Transparent 260026#260026
  • Transparent 1A001A#1A001A
  • Transparent 0D000D#0D000D

Purple Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Purple Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Purple Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Purple Plaid Pattern

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