Academy Purple Color


Academy Purple is pale, cool-toned shade of cool blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm yellow, cool green or cool red

Inverse Color #adac98
Complementary Color #676552
Color Shade: cool blue (237.14° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 36.27% (better contrasting with white)
Academy Purple Color Sample
Academy Purple Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #525367

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Academy Purple Color. The Champion Blue color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Grey Pinstripe (#49494d) for more calm effect. Try Warpfiend Grey as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#676552 is the best complementary color to Academy Purple. Warm yellow shades generally complement the cool blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #525367 complementary color is Kokoda, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool cyan, cool blue, and warm blue colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Scarpa Flow are #525d67 and #5b5267. Thus found on the left and right of #525367 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Shuttle Gray and Scarpa Flow colors as they work well with Academy Purple.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Academy Purple palette consists of #5d6752 and #675b52 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#676552). Try Siam and Pine Cone colors in combination with #525367, 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 #525367 offers a combination of warm green and cool red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Academy Purple. Thus Finlandia and Zambezi giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Academy Purple contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Kokoda, Zambezi, and Nandor split by 90° on the color wheel. #525367 square combo is a palette of cool blue, warm magenta, warm yellow and cool green 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. Academy Purple tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#676552) and two others. The Zambezi is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Corduroy – 120° from the complementary Kokoda. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #675253 and #526766.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #525367 is made of 31% red, 31% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode Academy Purple has a hue angle of 237.14°, a saturation of 11.35% and a lightness of 36.27%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #525367 is made of 8.23% cyan, 7.84% magenta, 0% yellow and 59.61% black ink.

HEX #525367
RGB Decimal rgb(82,83,103)
RGB Percentage 31%, 31%, 38%
CMYK 8.23, 7.84, 0, 59.61
HSL hsl(237.14,11.35%,36.27%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(237.14,20.39%,40.39%)
CIE-LAB lab(35.9064,4.3401,-11.6574)
XYZ xyz(9.0211,8.9596,14.0859)