Soft Violet

HEX #BBB5D8 / RGB (187, 181, 216)

What is Soft Violet Color?

Soft Violet (Hex code: BBB5D8) Thumbnail

Soft Violet has the hex code #BBB5D8. The equivalent RGB values are (187, 181, 216), which means it is composed of 32% red, 31% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:13 M:16 Y:0 K:15. In the HSV/HSB scale, Soft Violet has a hue of 250°, 16% saturation and a brightness value of 85%.
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.

Soft Violet is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Soft Violet Color Codes

Hex Code#BBB5D8
RGB Values(187, 181, 216)
CMYK Values(13%, 16%, 0%, 15%)
HSV/HSB Values(250°, 16%, 85%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCCCC
Inverse Color#444A27 [Army Green]
Closest Pantone®7444 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#D2D8B5 [Pastel Gray]
Soft Violet Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C3C3C3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#BBBBBB
Weighted Average (Luma)#B9B9B9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D6D6D6

Soft Violet Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BBB5D8. Complementary color is D2D8B5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Soft Violet is Pastel Gray with the hex code #D2D8B5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BBB5D8 color is offered by #D2D8B5. 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 (BBB5D8, CDB5D8 and B5C1D8)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Soft Violet (#BBB5D8) are Pink Lavender (#CDB5D8) and Light Steel Blue (#B5C1D8). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Soft Violet 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 (BBB5D8, D8CDB5 and C1D8B5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Soft Violet (#BBB5D8) are #D8CDB5 (Pastel Gray) and #C1D8B5 (Jet Stream). 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 (BBB5D8, D8BBB5 and B5D8BB)

Triadic Palette

Soft Violet triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #D8BBB5 (Dark Vanilla) and #B5D8BB (Jet Stream) along with #BBB5D8 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 (BBB5D8, D8BBB5, D2D8B5 and B5D2D8)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Soft Violet has four colors - #D8BBB5 (Dark Vanilla), #D2D8B5 (Pastel Gray) and #B5D2D8 (Beau Blue) in addition to the base color (#BBB5D8). 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 (BBB5D8, D8B5C1, D2D8B5 and B5D8CD)

Square Palette

Soft Violet square color palette has #D8B5C1 (Pink Lavender), #D2D8B5 (Pastel Gray) and #B5D8CD (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.

Rainbow color

Soft Violet Color Rainbow Palette

Our Soft Violet 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 Soft Violet Color


  • Transparent C9C4E0#C9C4E0
  • Transparent CFCBE4#CFCBE4
  • Transparent D6D3E8#D6D3E8
  • Transparent DDDAEC#DDDAEC
  • Transparent E4E1EF#E4E1EF
  • Transparent EBE9F3#EBE9F3
  • Transparent F1F0F7#F1F0F7
  • Transparent F8F8FB#F8F8FB


  • Transparent AFAAC6#AFAAC6
  • Transparent A9A5BE#A9A5BE
  • Transparent A3A0B5#A3A0B5
  • Transparent 9E9BAC#9E9BAC
  • Transparent 9895A3#9895A3
  • Transparent 92909A#92909A
  • Transparent 8C8B92#8C8B92
  • Transparent 868589#868589


  • Transparent 9691AD#9691AD
  • Transparent 837F97#837F97
  • Transparent 706D82#706D82
  • Transparent 5E5B6C#5E5B6C
  • Transparent 4B4856#4B4856
  • Transparent 383641#383641
  • Transparent 25242B#25242B
  • Transparent 131216#131216

Soft Violet Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Soft Violet Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Soft Violet Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Violet Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Violet Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Violet Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Violet Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Violet Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Violet Plaid Pattern