Soft Purple Color


Soft Purple is calm, 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 #59904a
Complementary Color #7eb56e
Color Shade: cool magenta (287.14° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 57.25% (better contrasting with white)
Soft Purple Color Sample
Soft Purple Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a66fb5

If you're looking for a similar cool magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Soft Purple Color. The Wisteria Purple color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a violet bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called East Side (#aa8cbc) for more calm effect. Try Purple Plum as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#7eb56e is the best complementary color to Soft Purple. 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 #a66fb5 complementary color is Chelsea Cucumber, 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 Wisteria are #826eb5 and #b56ea1. Thus found on the left and right of #a66fb5 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Wisteria and Bouquet colors as they work well with Soft Purple.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Soft Purple palette consists of #6eb582 and #a1b56e colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#7eb56e). Try Silver Tree and Olivine colors in combination with #a66fb5, 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 #a66fb5 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 Soft Purple. Thus Tradewind and Gimblet giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Soft Purple contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Chelsea Cucumber, Sandal, and Hippie Blue split by 90° on the color wheel. #a66fb5 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. Soft Purple tetradic combo consists of warm green complementary color (#7eb56e) and two others. The Gimblet is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Ship Cove – 120° from the complementary Chelsea Cucumber. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #b5a56e and #6e7eb5.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a66fb5 is made of 36% red, 24% green and 40% blue. In a HSL mode Soft Purple has a hue angle of 287.14°, a saturation of 32.11% and a lightness of 57.25%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a66fb5 is made of 5.88% cyan, 27.45% magenta, 0% yellow and 29.02% black ink.

HEX #a66fb5
RGB Decimal rgb(166,111,181)
RGB Percentage 36%, 24%, 40%
CMYK 5.88, 27.45, 0, 29.02
HSL hsl(287.14,32.11%,57.25%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(287.14,38.67%,70.98%)
CIE-LAB lab(54.8782,33.9777,-28.4639)
XYZ xyz(29.7508,22.8121,46.5512)