Amethyst Paint Color


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

Inverse Color #63755b
Complementary Color #92a48a
Color Shade: violet (281.54° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 59.22% (better contrasting with white)
Amethyst Paint Color Sample
Amethyst Paint Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #9c8aa4

If you're looking for a similar violet shade, there are some better alternatives to Amethyst Paint Color. The Grey Ridge 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 saturated alternative called Provence Violet (#827191) for more energetic effect. Try Lunar Light as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#92a48a is the best complementary color to Amethyst Paint. Yellow green shades generally complement the violet hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #9c8aa4 complementary color is Sage, 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 Amethyst Smoke are #8f8aa4 and #a48a9f. Thus found on the left and right of #9c8aa4 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Manatee and Mountbatten Pink colors as they work well with Amethyst Paint.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Amethyst Paint palette consists of #8aa48f and #9fa48a colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#92a48a). Try Envy and Sage colors in combination with #9c8aa4, 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 #9c8aa4 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 Amethyst Paint. Thus Cascade and Gray Olive giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Amethyst Paint contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Sage, Zorba, and Granny Smith split by 90° on the color wheel. #9c8aa4 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. Amethyst Paint tetradic combo consists of yellow green complementary color (#92a48a) and two others. The Gray Olive is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Manatee – 120° from the complementary Sage. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a49c8a and #8a92a4.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #9c8aa4 is made of 34% red, 30% green and 36% blue. In a HSL mode Amethyst Paint has a hue angle of 281.54°, a saturation of 12.5% and a lightness of 59.22%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #9c8aa4 is made of 3.13% cyan, 10.19% magenta, 0% yellow and 35.69% black ink.

HEX #9c8aa4
RGB Decimal rgb(156,138,164)
RGB Percentage 34%, 30%, 36%
CMYK 3.13, 10.19, 0, 35.69
HSL hsl(281.54,12.5%,59.22%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(281.54,15.85%,64.31%)
CIE-LAB lab(59.8211,11.714,-11.258)
XYZ xyz(29.4996,27.9252,38.9573)