Amethyst Color


Amethyst is soft, cool-toned shade of warm blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool yellow, mid cyan or warm red

Inverse Color #693
Complementary Color #9c6
Color Shade: warm blue (270° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 60% (better contrasting with white)
Amethyst Color Sample
Amethyst Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9966cc

If you're looking for a similar warm blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Amethyst Color. The Lilac Bush color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid blue bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Ripe Lavander (#a259ce) for more energetic effect. Try Teldrassil Purple as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#9c6 is the best complementary color to Amethyst. 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 #96c complementary color is White, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool blue, warm blue, and mid magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of White are #66c and #cc66cb. Thus found on the left and right of #96c on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching White and Fuchsia Pink colors as they work well with Amethyst.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Amethyst palette consists of #6c6 and #cbcc66 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9c6). Try White and Laser colors in combination with #96c, 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 #96c 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 Amethyst. Thus White and White giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Amethyst contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary White, White, and Downy split by 90° on the color wheel. #96c square combo is a palette of warm blue, mid red, cool yellow 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. Amethyst tetradic combo consists of cool yellow complementary color (#9c6) and two others. The White is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Danube – 120° from the complementary White. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #c96 and #6698cc.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9966cc is made of 33% red, 22% green and 44% blue. In a HSL mode Amethyst has a hue angle of 270°, a saturation of 50% and a lightness of 60%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9966cc is made of 20% cyan, 40% magenta, 0% yellow and 20% black ink.

HEX #9966cc
RGB Decimal rgb(153,102,204)
RGB Percentage 33%, 22%, 44%
CMYK 20, 40, 0, 20
HSL hsl(270,50%,60%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(270,50%,80%)
CIE-LAB lab(52.5473,40.3195,-45.4113)
XYZ xyz(28.7873,20.6347,59.5924)