HEX #C9A0DC / RGB (201, 160, 220)

Purple Wisteria Flowers

What is Wisteria Color?

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Wisteria has the hex code #C9A0DC. The equivalent RGB values are (201, 160, 220), which means it is composed of 35% red, 28% green and 38% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:9 M:27 Y:0 K:14. In the HSV/HSB scale, Wisteria has a hue of 281°, 27% saturation and a brightness value of 86%.
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.

Wisteria is a beautiful light purple color formulated by Crayola in 1993. It is named after the Wisteria plant and is representative of the color of its flowers.

Wisteria Color Codes

Hex Code#C9A0DC
RGB Values(201, 160, 220)
CMYK Values(9%, 27%, 0%, 14%)
HSV/HSB Values(281°, 27%, 86%)
Closest Web Safe#CC99CC
Inverse Color#365F23 [Mughal Green]
Closest Pantone®529 C
Closest RAL7047 [Telegrey 4]
Complementary Color#B3DCA0 [Granny Smith Apple]
Wisteria Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#C2C2C2
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Luma)#ADADAD
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D0D0D0

Wisteria Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C9A0DC. Complementary color is B3DCA0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Wisteria is Granny Smith Apple with the hex code #B3DCA0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C9A0DC color is offered by #B3DCA0. 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 (C9A0DC, DCA0D1 and ABA0DC)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Wisteria (#C9A0DC) are Orchid (Crayola) (#DCA0D1) and Light Pastel Purple (#ABA0DC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Wisteria 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 (C9A0DC, D1DCA0 and A0DCAB)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Wisteria (#C9A0DC) are #D1DCA0 (Medium Spring Bud) and #A0DCAB (Turquoise 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 (C9A0DC, DCC9A0 and A0DCC9)

Triadic Palette

Wisteria triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #DCC9A0 (Dark Vanilla) and #A0DCC9 (Sea Foam Green) along with #C9A0DC 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 (C9A0DC, DCC9A0, B3DCA0 and A0B3DC)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Wisteria has four colors - #DCC9A0 (Dark Vanilla), #B3DCA0 (Granny Smith Apple) and #A0B3DC (Wild Blue Yonder) in addition to the base color (#C9A0DC). 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 (C9A0DC, DCABA0, B3DCA0 and A0D1DC)

Square Palette

Wisteria square color palette has #DCABA0 (Pastel Pink), #B3DCA0 (Granny Smith Apple) and #A0D1DC (Crystal). 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

Wisteria Color Rainbow Palette

Our Wisteria 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 Wisteria Color


  • Transparent D4B3E3#D4B3E3
  • Transparent D9BDE7#D9BDE7
  • Transparent DFC6EA#DFC6EA
  • Transparent E4D0EE#E4D0EE
  • Transparent E9D9F1#E9D9F1
  • Transparent EFE3F5#EFE3F5
  • Transparent F4ECF8#F4ECF8
  • Transparent FAF6FC#FAF6FC


  • Transparent BA9ACA#BA9ACA
  • Transparent B396C0#B396C0
  • Transparent AC93B7#AC93B7
  • Transparent A590AE#A590AE
  • Transparent 9D8DA5#9D8DA5
  • Transparent 968A9C#968A9C
  • Transparent 8F8692#8F8692
  • Transparent 878389#878389


  • Transparent A180B0#A180B0
  • Transparent 8D709A#8D709A
  • Transparent 796084#796084
  • Transparent 65506E#65506E
  • Transparent 504058#504058
  • Transparent 3C3042#3C3042
  • Transparent 28202C#28202C
  • Transparent 141016#141016

Wisteria Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Wisteria Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Wisteria Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wisteria Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wisteria Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wisteria Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wisteria Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wisteria Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Wisteria Plaid Pattern

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