Grape Color


Grape is deep, cool-toned shade of violet. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with yellow green, mid cyan or orange

Inverse Color #c7e5ae
Complementary Color #32501a
Color Shade: violet (272.73° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 20.98% (better contrasting with white)
Grape Color Sample
Grape Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #381a51

If you're looking for a similar violet shade, there are some better alternatives to Grape Color. The Purple Door color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a warm blue bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Galactic Wonder (#442255) for more calm effect. Try Fading Horizon as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#32501a is the best complementary color to Grape. Yellow green shades generally complement the violet hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #381a51 complementary color is Seaweed, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid blue, violet, and mid magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Grape are #1c1a50 and #501a4e. Thus found on the left and right of #381a51 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Valhalla and Wine Berry colors as they work well with Grape.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Grape palette consists of #1a501c and #4e501a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#32501a). Try Parsley and Thatch Green colors in combination with #381a51, 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 #381a51 offers a combination of green cyan and orange shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Grape. Thus Green Pea and Metallic Bronze giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Grape contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Seaweed, Cocoa Bean, and Blue Dianne split by 90° on the color wheel. #381a51 square combo is a palette of violet, mid red, yellow green and mid 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. Grape tetradic combo consists of yellow green complementary color (#32501a) and two others. The Metallic Bronze is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Nile Blue – 120° from the complementary Seaweed. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #50381a and #1a3250.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #381a51 is made of 34% red, 16% green and 50% blue. In a HSL mode Grape has a hue angle of 272.73°, a saturation of 51.4% and a lightness of 20.98%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #381a51 is made of 9.8% cyan, 21.56% magenta, 0% yellow and 68.24% black ink.

HEX #381a51
RGB Decimal rgb(56,26,81)
RGB Percentage 34%, 16%, 50%
CMYK 9.8, 21.56, 0, 68.24
HSL hsl(272.73,51.4%,20.98%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(272.73,67.9%,31.76%)
CIE-LAB lab(16.3732,26.5762,-28.0224)
XYZ xyz(3.4855,2.1736,8.0204)