Asian Violet Color


Asian Violet is pale, cool-toned shade of cool magenta. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm green, cool cyan or warm yellow

Inverse Color #747e73
Complementary Color #828c81
Color Shade: cool magenta (294.55° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 52.75% (better contrasting with white)
Asian Violet Color Sample
Asian Violet Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #8b818c

If you're looking for a similar cool magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Asian Violet Color. The Garden Flower color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a violet bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Plum Perfume (#a489a3) for more energetic effect. Try Aged to Perfection as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#828c81 is the best complementary color to Asian Violet. Warm green shades generally complement the cool magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #8b818c complementary color is Stack, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm blue, cool magenta, and warm magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Mamba are #85818c and #8c8187. Thus found on the left and right of #8b818c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Topaz and Suva Gray colors as they work well with Asian Violet.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Asian Violet palette consists of #818c85 and #878c81 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#828c81). Try Gunsmoke and Bitter colors in combination with #8b818c, 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 #8b818c offers a combination of warm cyan and warm yellow shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Asian Violet. Thus Gunsmoke and Natural Gray giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Asian Violet contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Stack, Schooner, and Oslo Gray split by 90° on the color wheel. #8b818c square combo is a palette of cool magenta, warm red, warm green and cool 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. Asian Violet tetradic combo consists of warm green complementary color (#828c81) and two others. The Natural Gray is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Jumbo – 120° from the complementary Stack. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #8c8b81 and #81828c.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #8b818c is made of 34% red, 32% green and 34% blue. In a HSL mode Asian Violet has a hue angle of 294.55°, a saturation of 4.56% and a lightness of 52.75%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #8b818c is made of 0.39% cyan, 4.31% magenta, 0% yellow and 45.1% black ink.

HEX #8b818c
RGB Decimal rgb(139,129,140)
RGB Percentage 34%, 32%, 34%
CMYK 0.39, 4.31, 0, 45.1
HSL hsl(294.55,4.56%,52.75%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(294.55,7.86%,54.9%)
CIE-LAB lab(55.1577,5.9049,-4.561)
XYZ xyz(23.2313,23.0829,28.042)