Viola Color


Viola is pale, warm-toned shade of red magenta. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with green cyan, mid blue or yellow green

Inverse Color #347056
Complementary Color #8fcbb1
Color Shade: red magenta (334° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 67.84% (better contrasting with white)
Viola Color Sample
Viola Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #cb8fa9

If you're looking for a similar red magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Viola Color. The Strawberry Surprise color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm magenta bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Rhine Wine (#c87291) for more energetic effect. Try Prehistoric Pink as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#8fcbb1 is the best complementary color to Viola. Green cyan shades generally complement the red magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #cb8fa9 complementary color is Vista Blue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid magenta, red magenta, and mid red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Viola are #cb8fc7 and #cb938f. Thus found on the left and right of #cb8fa9 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Viola and Oriental Pink colors as they work well with Viola.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Viola palette consists of #8fc7cb and #8fcb93 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#8fcbb1). Try Half Baked and De York colors in combination with #cb8fa9, 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 #cb8fa9 offers a combination of blue cyan and yellow green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Viola. Thus Polo Blue and Pine Glade giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Viola contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Vista Blue, Pine Glade, and Blue Bell split by 90° on the color wheel. #cb8fa9 square combo is a palette of red magenta, mid yellow, green cyan and mid 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. Viola tetradic combo consists of green cyan complementary color (#8fcbb1) and two others. The Pine Glade is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and East Side – 120° from the complementary Vista Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #a9cb8f and #b08fcb.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #cb8fa9 is made of 39% red, 28% green and 33% blue. In a HSL mode Viola has a hue angle of 334°, a saturation of 36.59% and a lightness of 67.84%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #cb8fa9 is made of 0% cyan, 23.53% magenta, 13.34% yellow and 20.39% black ink.

HEX #cb8fa9
RGB Decimal rgb(203,143,169)
RGB Percentage 39%, 28%, 33%
CMYK 0, 23.53, 13.34, 20.39
HSL hsl(334,36.59%,67.84%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(334,29.56%,79.61%)
CIE-LAB lab(65.9087,26.6082,-4.526)
XYZ xyz(41.6125,35.206,42.1383)