Agate Violet Color


Agate Violet 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 #a5a48b
Complementary Color #74725a
Color Shade: cool blue (237.69° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 40.39% (better contrasting with white)
Agate Violet Color Sample
Agate Violet Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #5a5b74

If you're looking for a similar cool blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Agate Violet Color. The Heraldic color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a blue cyan bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Blackish Grey (#5b5c61) for more calm effect. Try Quiet Shade as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#74725a is the best complementary color to Agate Violet. 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 #5a5b74 complementary color is Crocodile, 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 Comet are #5a6874 and #655a74. Thus found on the left and right of #5a5b74 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Shuttle Gray and Smoky colors as they work well with Agate Violet.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Agate Violet palette consists of #68745a and #74655a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#74725a). Try Willow Grove and Coffee colors in combination with #5a5b74, 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 #5a5b74 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 Agate Violet. Thus Cactus and Russett giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Agate Violet contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Crocodile, Falcon, and Corduroy split by 90° on the color wheel. #5a5b74 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. Agate Violet tetradic combo consists of warm yellow complementary color (#74725a) and two others. The Russett is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Cutty Sark – 120° from the complementary Crocodile. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #745a5b and #5a7472.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #5a5b74 is made of 30% red, 31% green and 39% blue. In a HSL mode Agate Violet has a hue angle of 237.69°, a saturation of 12.62% and a lightness of 40.39%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #5a5b74 is made of 10.2% cyan, 9.8% magenta, 0% yellow and 54.51% black ink.

HEX #5a5b74
RGB Decimal rgb(90,91,116)
RGB Percentage 30%, 31%, 39%
CMYK 10.2, 9.8, 0, 54.51
HSL hsl(237.69,12.62%,40.39%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(237.69,22.41%,45.49%)
CIE-LAB lab(39.44,5.5058,-14.2703)
XYZ xyz(11.1099,10.9168,18.0446)