Plum Color


Plum is soft, 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 #7bce86
Complementary Color #30843b
Color Shade: mid magenta (307.95° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 35.49% (better contrasting with white)
Plum Color Sample
Plum Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #843179

If you're looking for a similar mid magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Plum Color. The Blackest Berry 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 soft alternative called Pretty in Prune (#6b295a) for more calm effect. Try Charisma as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#30843b is the best complementary color to Plum. 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 #843179 complementary color is Sea Green, 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 Plum are #653084 and #84304f. Thus found on the left and right of #843179 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Eminence and Camelot colors as they work well with Plum.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Plum palette consists of #308465 and #4f8430 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#30843b). Try Sea Green and Apple colors in combination with #843179, 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 #843179 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 Plum. Thus Paradiso and Crete giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Plum contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Sea Green, Pesto, and Chambray split by 90° on the color wheel. #843179 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. Plum tetradic combo consists of mid green complementary color (#30843b) and two others. The Crete is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Minsk – 120° from the complementary Sea Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #798430 and #3b3084.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #843179 is made of 44% red, 16% green and 40% blue. In a HSL mode Plum has a hue angle of 307.95°, a saturation of 45.86% and a lightness of 35.49%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #843179 is made of 0% cyan, 32.54% magenta, 4.31% yellow and 48.24% black ink.

HEX #843179
RGB Decimal rgb(132,49,121)
RGB Percentage 44%, 16%, 40%
CMYK 0, 32.54, 4.31, 48.24
HSL hsl(307.95,45.86%,35.49%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(307.95,62.88%,51.76%)
CIE-LAB lab(34.9685,44.7761,-23.8563)
XYZ xyz(14.0652,8.4826,18.9852)