Amethyst Smoke Color


Amethyst Smoke is pale, 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 #5c684b
Complementary Color #a8b497
Color Shade: warm blue (264.83° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 64.9% (better contrasting with white)
Amethyst Smoke Color Sample
Amethyst Smoke Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a397b4

If you're looking for a similar warm blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Amethyst Smoke Color. The Chalk Violet color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid blue bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Misty Lilac (#bcb4c4) for more calm effect. Try Juniper Berry as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a8b497 is the best complementary color to Amethyst Smoke. 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 #a397b4 complementary color is Schist, 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 Amethyst Smoke are #9799b4 and #b197b4. Thus found on the left and right of #a397b4 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Santas Gray and Amethyst Smoke colors as they work well with Amethyst Smoke.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Amethyst Smoke palette consists of #99b497 and #b4b197 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a8b497). Try Norway and Taupe Gray colors in combination with #a397b4, 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 #a397b4 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 Smoke. Thus Summer Green and Thatch giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Amethyst Smoke contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Schist, Thatch, and Cascade split by 90° on the color wheel. #a397b4 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. Amethyst Smoke tetradic combo consists of cool yellow complementary color (#a8b497) and two others. The Thatch is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Gull Gray – 120° from the complementary Schist. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #b4a397 and #97a8b4.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a397b4 is made of 33% red, 31% green and 36% blue. In a HSL mode Amethyst Smoke has a hue angle of 264.83°, a saturation of 16.2% and a lightness of 64.9%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a397b4 is made of 6.67% cyan, 11.37% magenta, 0% yellow and 29.41% black ink.

HEX #a397b4
RGB Decimal rgb(163,151,180)
RGB Percentage 33%, 31%, 36%
CMYK 6.67, 11.37, 0, 29.41
HSL hsl(264.83,16.2%,64.9%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(264.83,16.11%,70.59%)
CIE-LAB lab(64.3346,10.0839,-13.4714)
XYZ xyz(34.4091,33.215,47.7776)