Old Lavender Color


Old Lavender is pale, cool-toned shade of mid magenta. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid green, blue cyan or mid yellow

Inverse Color #869787
Complementary Color #687969
Color Shade: mid magenta (303.53° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 44.12% (better contrasting with white)
Old Lavender Color Sample
Old Lavender Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #796878

If you're looking for a similar mid magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Old Lavender Color. The Vintage Violet color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool magenta bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Opulent Ostrich (#775577) for more energetic effect. Try Lepidolite Purple as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#687969 is the best complementary color to Old Lavender. Mid green shades generally complement the mid magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #796878 complementary color is Xanadu, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of violet, mid magenta, and red magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Old Lavender are #716879 and #79686f. Thus found on the left and right of #796878 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Salt Box and Falcon colors as they work well with Old Lavender.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Old Lavender palette consists of #687971 and #6f7968 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#687969). Try Corduroy and Limed Ash colors in combination with #796878, 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 #796878 offers a combination of mid cyan and mid yellow shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Old Lavender. Thus Sirocco and Flax Smoke giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Old Lavender contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Xanadu, Sandstone, and Nevada split by 90° on the color wheel. #796878 square combo is a palette of mid magenta, orange, mid green and blue 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. Old Lavender tetradic combo consists of mid green complementary color (#687969) and two others. The Flax Smoke is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Dolphin – 120° from the complementary Xanadu. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #787968 and #696879.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #796878 is made of 35% red, 30% green and 35% blue. In a HSL mode Old Lavender has a hue angle of 303.53°, a saturation of 7.56% and a lightness of 44.12%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #796878 is made of 0% cyan, 6.67% magenta, 0.39% yellow and 52.55% black ink.

HEX #796878
RGB Decimal rgb(121,104,120)
RGB Percentage 35%, 30%, 35%
CMYK 0, 6.67, 0.39, 52.55
HSL hsl(303.53,7.56%,44.12%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(303.53,14.05%,47.45%)
CIE-LAB lab(46.0716,9.8188,-6.4253)
XYZ xyz(16.2256,15.3216,19.8715)