East Side Color


East Side 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 #557343
Complementary Color #9ebc8c
Color Shade: violet (277.5° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 64.31% (better contrasting with white)
East Side Color Sample
East Side Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #aa8cbc

If you're looking for a similar violet shade, there are some better alternatives to East Side Color. The Extraordinaire color for instance is a lighter and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm blue bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Immortal (#c0a9cc) for more calm effect. Try Ce Soir as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#9ebc8c is the best complementary color to East Side. Yellow green shades generally complement the violet hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #aa8cbc complementary color is Swamp Green, 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 Lavender Purple are #928cbc and #bc8cb6. Thus found on the left and right of #aa8cbc on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Lavender Purple and Lilac colors as they work well with East Side.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary East Side palette consists of #8cbc92 and #b6bc8c colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#9ebc8c). Try Summer Green and Swamp Green colors in combination with #aa8cbc, 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 #aa8cbc 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 East Side. Thus Summer Green and Indian Khaki giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of East Side contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Swamp Green, Quicksand, and Nepal split by 90° on the color wheel. #aa8cbc 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. East Side tetradic combo consists of yellow green complementary color (#9ebc8c) and two others. The Indian Khaki is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Nepal – 120° from the complementary Swamp Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #bcaa8c and #8c9ebc.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #aa8cbc is made of 34% red, 28% green and 38% blue. In a HSL mode East Side has a hue angle of 277.5°, a saturation of 26.37% and a lightness of 64.31%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #aa8cbc is made of 7.06% cyan, 18.83% magenta, 0% yellow and 26.27% black ink.

HEX #aa8cbc
RGB Decimal rgb(170,140,188)
RGB Percentage 34%, 28%, 38%
CMYK 7.06, 18.83, 0, 26.27
HSL hsl(277.5,26.37%,64.31%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(277.5,25.53%,73.73%)
CIE-LAB lab(62.4511,20.3428,-20.7703)
XYZ xyz(35.0327,30.9331,51.7012)