Dull Lavender Color


Dull Lavender is calm, cool-toned shade of mid blue. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid yellow, green cyan or mid red

Inverse Color #576619
Complementary Color #d6e599
Color Shade: mid blue (251.69° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 75.1% (better contrasting with white)
Dull Lavender Color Sample
Dull Lavender Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a899e6

If you're looking for a similar mid blue shade, there are some better alternatives to Dull Lavender Color. The Connecticut Lilac color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool blue bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Biloba Flower (#b2a1ea) for more energetic effect. Try Dreamy Candy Forest as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#d6e599 is the best complementary color to Dull Lavender. Mid yellow shades generally complement the mid blue hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a899e6 complementary color is Zombie, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of blue cyan, mid blue, and violet colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Dull Lavender are #99b0e5 and #ce99e5. Thus found on the left and right of #a899e6 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Dull Lavender and Biloba Flower colors as they work well with Dull Lavender.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Dull Lavender palette consists of #b0e599 and #e5ce99 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#d6e599). Try Granny Smith Apple and Zombie colors in combination with #a899e6, 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 #a899e6 offers a combination of mid green and mid red shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Dull Lavender. Thus Algae Green and Tonys Pink giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Dull Lavender contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Zombie, Kobi, and Water Leaf split by 90° on the color wheel. #a899e6 square combo is a palette of mid blue, red magenta, mid yellow and green 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. Dull Lavender tetradic combo consists of mid yellow complementary color (#d6e599) and two others. The Tonys Pink is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Regent St Blue – 120° from the complementary Zombie. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #e5a899 and #99d6e5.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a899e6 is made of 30% red, 28% green and 42% blue. In a HSL mode Dull Lavender has a hue angle of 251.69°, a saturation of 60.63% and a lightness of 75.1%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a899e6 is made of 24.32% cyan, 30.2% magenta, 0% yellow and 9.8% black ink.

HEX #a899e6
RGB Decimal rgb(168,153,230)
RGB Percentage 30%, 28%, 42%
CMYK 24.32, 30.2, 0, 9.8
HSL hsl(251.69,60.63%,75.1%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(251.69,33.48%,90.2%)
CIE-LAB lab(67.1421,21.9299,-36.9458)
XYZ xyz(41.8226,36.8205,79.7657)