Electric Violet Color


Electric Violet is vivid, cool-toned shade of violet. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with yellow green, mid cyan or orange

Inverse Color #74ff00
Complementary Color #74ff00
Color Shade: violet (272.71° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 50% (better contrasting with white)
Electric Violet Color Sample
Electric Violet Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8b00ff

If you're looking for a similar violet shade, there are some better alternatives to Electric Violet Color. The Digital Violets color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm blue bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Violet Ink (#9400d3) for more calm effect. Try Bright Violet as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#74ff00 is the best complementary color to Electric Violet. Yellow green shades generally complement the violet hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8b00ff complementary color is Chartreuse, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid blue, violet, and mid magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Electric Violet are #0b00ff and #ff00f3. Thus found on the left and right of #8b00ff on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Blue and Magenta / Fuchsia colors as they work well with Electric Violet.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Electric Violet palette consists of #00ff0b and #f3ff00 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#74ff00). Try Green and Yellow colors in combination with #8b00ff, 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 #8b00ff offers a combination of green cyan and orange shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Electric Violet. Thus Spring Green and Pizazz giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Electric Violet contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Chartreuse, Red, and Cyan / Aqua split by 90° on the color wheel. #8b00ff square combo is a palette of violet, mid red, yellow green and mid 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. Electric Violet tetradic combo consists of yellow green complementary color (#74ff00) and two others. The Pizazz is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Azure Radiance – 120° from the complementary Chartreuse. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #ff8a00 and #0074ff.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8b00ff is made of 35% red, 0% green and 65% blue. In a HSL mode Electric Violet has a hue angle of 272.71°, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 50%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8b00ff is made of 45.49% cyan, 100% magenta, 0% yellow and 0% black ink.

HEX #8b00ff
RGB Decimal rgb(139,0,255)
RGB Percentage 35%, 0%, 65%
CMYK 45.49, 100, 0, 0
HSL hsl(272.71,100%,50%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(272.71,100%,100%)
CIE-LAB lab(42.3214,84.047,-90.9233)
XYZ xyz(28.6975,12.709,95.5483)