Murex Color


Murex is pale, 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 #7b814e
Complementary Color #aab17e
Color Shade: mid blue (247.06° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 59.41% (better contrasting with white)
Murex Color Sample
Murex Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #847eb1

If you're looking for a similar mid blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Murex Color. The June Berry 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 Grape Arbor (#a598c7) for more energetic effect. Try Cosmo Purple as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#aab17e is the best complementary color to Murex. 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 #847eb1 complementary color is Swamp 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 Lavender Purple are #7e91b1 and #9d7eb1. Thus found on the left and right of #847eb1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Wild Blue Yonder and Lavender Purple colors as they work well with Murex.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Murex palette consists of #91b17e and #b19d7e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#aab17e). Try Olivine and Mongoose colors in combination with #847eb1, 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 #847eb1 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 Murex. Thus Bay Leaf and Brandy Rose giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Murex contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Swamp Green, Bouquet, and Acapulco split by 90° on the color wheel. #847eb1 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. Murex tetradic combo consists of mid yellow complementary color (#aab17e) and two others. The Brandy Rose is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Gulf Stream – 120° from the complementary Swamp Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #b1847e and #7eaab1.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #847eb1 is made of 30% red, 29% green and 41% blue. In a HSL mode Murex has a hue angle of 247.06°, a saturation of 24.64% and a lightness of 59.41%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #847eb1 is made of 17.65% cyan, 20% magenta, 0% yellow and 30.59% black ink.

HEX #847eb1
RGB Decimal rgb(132,126,177)
RGB Percentage 30%, 29%, 41%
CMYK 17.65, 20, 0, 30.59
HSL hsl(247.06,24.64%,59.41%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(247.06,28.81%,69.41%)
CIE-LAB lab(55.074,13.6313,-26.1262)
XYZ xyz(24.9124,23.0016,44.7217)