Prunelle Color


Prunelle is deep, cool-toned shade of mid blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid yellow, green cyan or mid red

Inverse Color #ddf787
Complementary Color #5d7808
Color Shade: mid blue (253.93° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 25.1% (better contrasting with white)
Prunelle Color Sample
Prunelle Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #220878

If you're looking for a similar mid blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Prunelle Color. The Blue Gem color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool blue bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Underground Stream (#120a65) for more calm effect. Try Blue Trust as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#5d7808 is the best complementary color to Prunelle. Mid yellow shades generally complement the mid blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #220878 complementary color is Yukon Gold, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of blue cyan, mid blue, and violet colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Deep Blue are #082578 and #5a0878. Thus found on the left and right of #220878 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Catalina Blue and Windsor colors as they work well with Prunelle.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Prunelle palette consists of #257808 and #785a08 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#5d7808). Try Japanese Laurel and Yukon Gold colors in combination with #220878, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #220878 offers a combination of mid green and mid red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Prunelle. Thus Japanese Laurel and Kenyan Copper giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Prunelle contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Yukon Gold, Monarch, and Watercourse split by 90° on the color wheel. #220878 square combo is a palette of mid blue, red magenta, mid yellow and green cyan shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Prunelle tetradic combo consists of mid yellow complementary color (#5d7808) and two others. The Kenyan Copper is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Atoll – 120° from the complementary Yukon Gold. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #782208 and #085d78.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #220878 is made of 21% red, 5% green and 74% blue. In a HSL mode Prunelle has a hue angle of 253.93°, a saturation of 87.5% and a lightness of 25.1%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #220878 is made of 33.73% cyan, 43.92% magenta, 0% yellow and 52.94% black ink.

HEX #220878
RGB Decimal rgb(34,8,120)
RGB Percentage 21%, 5%, 74%
CMYK 33.73, 43.92, 0, 52.94
HSL hsl(253.93,87.5%,25.1%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(253.93,93.33%,47.06%)
CIE-LAB lab(14.7887,43.1669,-56.5032)
XYZ xyz(4.1367,1.8698,17.9122)