Candy Floss Color


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

Inverse Color #17581d
Complementary Color #a7e7ad
Color Shade: mid magenta (305.54° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 78.24% (better contrasting with white)
Candy Floss Color Sample
Candy Floss Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #e8a7e2

If you're looking for a similar mid magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to Candy Floss Color. The Light Orchid color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool magenta bias. Consider a lighter and more saturated alternative called Lovecloud (#eebbee) for more energetic effect. Try Purple's Baby Sister as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#a7e7ad is the best complementary color to Candy Floss. Mid green shades generally complement the mid magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #e8a7e2 complementary color is Chinook, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of violet, mid magenta, and red magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of Light Orchid are #cda7e7 and #e7a7c1. Thus found on the left and right of #e8a7e2 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Biloba Flower and Kobi colors as they work well with Candy Floss.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Candy Floss palette consists of #a7e7cd and #c1e7a7 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#a7e7ad). Try Padua and Caper colors in combination with #e8a7e2, 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 #e8a7e2 offers a combination of mid cyan and mid yellow shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Candy Floss. Thus Regent St Blue and Zombie giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Candy Floss contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Chinook, Cashmere, and Spindle split by 90° on the color wheel. #e8a7e2 square combo is a palette of mid magenta, orange, mid green and blue 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. Candy Floss tetradic combo consists of mid green complementary color (#a7e7ad) and two others. The Zombie is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Dull Lavender – 120° from the complementary Chinook. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #e2e7a7 and #ada7e7.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #e8a7e2 is made of 37% red, 27% green and 36% blue. In a HSL mode Candy Floss has a hue angle of 305.54°, a saturation of 58.56% and a lightness of 78.24%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #e8a7e2 is made of 0% cyan, 25.49% magenta, 2.35% yellow and 9.02% black ink.

HEX #e8a7e2
RGB Decimal rgb(232,167,226)
RGB Percentage 37%, 27%, 36%
CMYK 0, 25.49, 2.35, 9.02
HSL hsl(305.54,58.56%,78.24%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(305.54,28.02%,90.98%)
CIE-LAB lab(76.2434,33.2739,-20.2583)
XYZ xyz(60.8249,50.2842,78.4515)