Blue Violet Color


Blue Violet is soft, 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 #9ba948
Complementary Color #a9b756
Color Shade: mid blue (248.66° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 52.75% (better contrasting with white)
Blue Violet Color Sample
Blue Violet Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #6456b7

If you're looking for a similar mid blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Blue Violet Color. The Ultra Violet color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool blue bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Blue Marguerite (#7666c6) for more energetic effect. Try Genestealer Purple as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a9b756 is the best complementary color to Blue Violet. 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 #6456b7 complementary color is Olive Green, 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 Blue Violet are #5678b7 and #9456b7. Thus found on the left and right of #6456b7 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Steel Blue and Fuchsia Blue colors as they work well with Blue Violet.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Blue Violet palette consists of #78b756 and #b79456 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a9b756). Try Mantis and Muddy Waters colors in combination with #6456b7, 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 #6456b7 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 Blue Violet. Thus Fern and Matrix giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Blue Violet contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Olive Green, Cadillac, and Silver Tree split by 90° on the color wheel. #6456b7 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. Blue Violet tetradic combo consists of mid yellow complementary color (#a9b756) and two others. The Matrix is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Fountain Blue – 120° from the complementary Olive Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #b76456 and #56a9b7.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #6456b7 is made of 27% red, 23% green and 50% blue. In a HSL mode Blue Violet has a hue angle of 248.66°, a saturation of 40.25% and a lightness of 52.75%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #6456b7 is made of 32.54% cyan, 38.03% magenta, 0% yellow and 28.24% black ink.

HEX #6456b7
RGB Decimal rgb(100,86,183)
RGB Percentage 27%, 23%, 50%
CMYK 32.54, 38.03, 0, 28.24
HSL hsl(248.66,40.25%,52.75%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(248.66,53.01%,71.76%)
CIE-LAB lab(42.4357,30.5545,-49.7148)
XYZ xyz(17.1306,12.7838,46.3644)