French Lilac Color


French Lilac is pale, cool-toned shade of cool magenta. It is better contrasting with black. This color combines beautifully with warm green, cool cyan or warm yellow

Inverse Color #133811
Complementary Color #c9edc7
Color Shade: cool magenta (296.92° hue)
Color Temperature: cool
Lightness: 85.69% (better contrasting with black)
French Lilac Color Sample
French Lilac Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ecc7ee

If you're looking for a similar cool magenta shade, there are some better alternatives to French Lilac Color. The Purple's Baby Sister color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a violet bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Bubblegum Crisis (#eeccee) for more calm effect. Try Soft Lavender as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#c9edc7 is the best complementary color to French Lilac. Warm green shades generally complement the cool magenta hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #ecc7ee complementary color is Tea Green, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm blue, cool magenta, and warm magenta colors offers a soft combination of similar cool shades. The analogous colors of French Lilac are #d8c7ed and #edc7dc. Thus found on the left and right of #ecc7ee on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching French Lilac and Vanilla Ice colors as they work well with French Lilac.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary French Lilac palette consists of #c7edd8 and #dcedc7 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#c9edc7). Try Jagged Ice and Chrome White colors in combination with #ecc7ee, 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 #ecc7ee offers a combination of warm cyan and warm yellow shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the French Lilac. Thus Jagged Ice and Fall Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of French Lilac contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Tea Green, Almond, and Spindle split by 90° on the color wheel. #ecc7ee square combo is a palette of cool magenta, warm red, warm green and cool 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. French Lilac tetradic combo consists of warm green complementary color (#c9edc7) and two others. The Fall Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Periwinkle Gray – 120° from the complementary Tea Green. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #edecc7 and #c7c9ed.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ecc7ee is made of 35% red, 30% green and 35% blue. In a HSL mode French Lilac has a hue angle of 296.92°, a saturation of 53.42% and a lightness of 85.69%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ecc7ee is made of 0.78% cyan, 15.29% magenta, 0% yellow and 6.67% black ink.

HEX #ecc7ee
RGB Decimal rgb(236,199,238)
RGB Percentage 35%, 30%, 35%
CMYK 0.78, 15.29, 0, 6.67
HSL hsl(296.92,53.42%,85.69%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(296.92,16.39%,93.33%)
CIE-LAB lab(84.4078,19.7026,-14.367)
XYZ xyz(70.4481,64.8528,89.6937)