Ube Color


Ube is calm, 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 #77873c
Complementary Color #b3c378
Color Shade: mid blue (252.8° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 61.76% (better contrasting with white)
Ube Color Sample
Ube Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8878c3

If you're looking for a similar mid blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Ube Color. The Ultra Violet color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a cool blue bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Cold Purple (#9d8abf) for more calm effect. Try Genestealer Purple as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#b3c378 is the best complementary color to Ube. 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 #8878c3 complementary color is Wild Willow, 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 Marguerite are #788dc3 and #ad78c3. Thus found on the left and right of #8878c3 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Ship Cove and Wisteria colors as they work well with Ube.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Ube palette consists of #8dc378 and #c3ad78 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#b3c378). Try Olivine and Gimblet colors in combination with #8878c3, 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 #8878c3 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 Ube. Thus De York and Old Rose giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Ube contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Wild Willow, Old Rose, and Neptune split by 90° on the color wheel. #8878c3 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. Ube tetradic combo consists of mid yellow complementary color (#b3c378) and two others. The Old Rose is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Glacier – 120° from the complementary Wild Willow. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c38778 and #78b3c3.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8878c3 is made of 30% red, 27% green and 43% blue. In a HSL mode Ube has a hue angle of 252.8°, a saturation of 38.46% and a lightness of 61.76%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8878c3 is made of 23.14% cyan, 29.41% magenta, 0% yellow and 23.53% black ink.

HEX #8878c3
RGB Decimal rgb(136,120,195)
RGB Percentage 30%, 27%, 43%
CMYK 23.14, 29.41, 0, 23.53
HSL hsl(252.8,38.46%,61.76%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(252.8,38.46%,76.47%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.6655,22.9515,-37.0424)
XYZ xyz(26.7201,22.6073,54.5851)