Medium Red Violet Color


Medium Red Violet is vibrant, warm-toned shade of warm magenta. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool green, cool blue or cool yellow

Inverse Color #44cc7a
Complementary Color #33bb69
Color Shade: warm magenta (323.82° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 46.67% (better contrasting with white)
Medium Red Violet Color Sample
Medium Red Violet Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #bb3385

If you're looking for a similar warm magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Medium Red Violet Color. The Amaranth Deep Purple color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a mid magenta bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Scarlet Flame (#993366) for more calm effect. Try Kirby as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#33bb69 is the best complementary color to Medium Red Violet. Cool green shades generally complement the warm magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #bb3385 complementary color is Jungle Green, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool magenta, warm magenta, and cool red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Medium Red Violet are #ac33bb and #bb3341. Thus found on the left and right of #bb3385 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Purple Heart and Well Read colors as they work well with Medium Red Violet.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Medium Red Violet palette consists of #33bbac and #41bb33 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#33bb69). Try Puerto Rico and Apple colors in combination with #bb3385, 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 #bb3385 offers a combination of cool cyan and cool yellow shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Medium Red Violet. Thus Boston Blue and Sushi giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Medium Red Violet contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Jungle Green, Earls Green, and Governor Bay split by 90° on the color wheel. #bb3385 square combo is a palette of warm magenta, warm yellow, cool green and cool blue 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. Medium Red Violet tetradic combo consists of cool green complementary color (#33bb69) and two others. The Sushi is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Purple Heart – 120° from the complementary Jungle Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #84bb33 and #6933bb.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #bb3385 is made of 50% red, 14% green and 36% blue. In a HSL mode Medium Red Violet has a hue angle of 323.82°, a saturation of 57.14% and a lightness of 46.67%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #bb3385 is made of 0% cyan, 53.33% magenta, 21.17% yellow and 26.67% black ink.

HEX #bb3385
RGB Decimal rgb(187,51,133)
RGB Percentage 50%, 14%, 36%
CMYK 0, 53.33, 21.17, 26.67
HSL hsl(323.82,57.14%,46.67%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(323.82,72.73%,73.33%)
CIE-LAB lab(45.1175,60.7666,-14.844)
XYZ xyz(25.911,14.6259,23.6477)