Paisley Purple Color


Paisley Purple is calm, cool-toned shade of warm blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool yellow, warm cyan or warm red

Inverse Color #74864e
Complementary Color #9fb079
Color Shade: warm blue (259.29° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 58.43% (better contrasting with white)
Paisley Purple Color Sample
Paisley Purple Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8b79b1

If you're looking for a similar warm blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Paisley Purple Color. The Chive Flower color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid blue bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Distinct Purple (#a294c9) for more energetic effect. Try Lush Mauve as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#9fb079 is the best complementary color to Paisley Purple. Cool yellow shades generally complement the warm blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8b79b1 complementary color is Green Smoke, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool blue, warm blue, and cool magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Lavender Purple are #7983b0 and #a679b0. Thus found on the left and right of #8b79b1 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Wild Blue Yonder and Lavender Purple colors as they work well with Paisley Purple.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Paisley Purple palette consists of #83b079 and #b0a679 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9fb079). Try Bay Leaf and Mongoose colors in combination with #8b79b1, 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 #8b79b1 offers a combination of cool green and warm red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Paisley Purple. Thus Bay Leaf and Sandrift giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Paisley Purple contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Green Smoke, Turkish Rose, and Acapulco split by 90° on the color wheel. #8b79b1 square combo is a palette of warm blue, cool red, cool yellow and warm 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. Paisley Purple tetradic combo consists of cool yellow complementary color (#9fb079) and two others. The Sandrift is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Bali Hai – 120° from the complementary Green Smoke. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #b08b79 and #799eb0.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8b79b1 is made of 32% red, 28% green and 41% blue. In a HSL mode Paisley Purple has a hue angle of 259.29°, a saturation of 26.42% and a lightness of 58.43%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8b79b1 is made of 14.9% cyan, 21.96% magenta, 0% yellow and 30.59% black ink.

HEX #8b79b1
RGB Decimal rgb(139,121,177)
RGB Percentage 32%, 28%, 41%
CMYK 14.9, 21.96, 0, 30.59
HSL hsl(259.29,26.42%,58.43%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(259.29,31.64%,69.41%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.3838,18.7673,-27.1442)
XYZ xyz(25.4206,22.338,44.5668)