#9966cc Color Information

#9966cc Color Information
Details | Shades, Tints, and Tones | Variations | Color Coordinates | Color Schemes | HTML+CSS Examples | Coding & Programming | Color Blindness | Accessibility | Related Colors

The hexadecimal value (hex value) of this color is #9966cc, and its official name is Amethyst. In RGB, it consists of 60.0% Red, 40.0% Green, and 80.0% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 25% Cyan, 50% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 20% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 270.0°, with saturation of 50% and lightness of 60%. The decimal value for #9966cc is 10053324, and it is its own "web safe" color. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #9966cc is blue. In the CMYK color space, its strongest component is magenta. And in the RYB color space, its strongest component is blue.
  • HexHex code for this color#9966cc Copy
  • NameThe common name of this colorAmethyst Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color153, 102, 204 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color60.0%, 40.0%, 80.0% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.400, 0.600, 0.200 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.25, 0.5, 0, 0.2 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color270.0°, 50.0%, 60.0% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color270.0°, 50.0%, 80.0% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color28.787, 20.635, 59.592 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color153, 102, 204 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code10053324 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color52.547, 40.319, -45.411 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)52.547, 60.728, 311.601 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color52.547, 16.975, -74.585 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color45.425, 33.626, -45.983 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.264, 0.189, 20.635 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4288243404 / 0xff9966cc Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#9966cc Copy
Last Updated: February 5, 2023

Shades of #9966cc

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #9966cc, its pure hue is 270.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 50.0%, and its lightness is 60.0%. As the amount of black is added to this hue and we reduce its lightness, the result is increasingly darker shades tints. The palette given below provides 18 different shades of #9966cc, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #09060c to #9060c0.

Tints of #9966cc

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #9966cc, its pure hue is 270.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 50.0%, and its lightness is 60.0%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 18 different tints of #9966cc, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #9f6fcf to #f9f6fc.

Tones of #9966cc

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #9966cc, its pure hue is 270.0° on the color wheel and its saturation is 50.0%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 27 different tones of #9966cc, which range from #999999 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #9933ff (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #9966cc

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #9966cc! For #9966cc, there are 6 variations of the color that can be created by swapping its Red, Green, and Blue color positions, of which 5 are different from our original color. Among these six variations, there are 6 unique colors including our original color, #9966cc. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #9966cc

This color, #9966cc, consists of 60.0% Red, 40.0% Green, and 80.0% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 153, Green = 102, Blue = 204. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #9966cc is 25% Cyan, 50% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 20% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R60.0%
C25.0%
G40.0%
M50.0%
B80.0%
Y0.0%
K20.0%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 153 102 204
Octal 231 146 314
Hexa #99 #66 #cc
Binary 10011001 01100110 11001100
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 25 50 0 19
Octal 31 62 0 23
Hexa #19 #32 #00 #13
Binary 00011001 00110010 00000000 00010011

Analogous Colors of #9966cc

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #9966cc — which has hue 270.0° — its analogous colors are located at 240.0° and 300.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #9966cc.

Triadic Colors of #9966cc

Triadic colors are located 120 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel, which means the original color and its triadic colors are equidistant from one another on the color wheel and form a triangle. For #9966cc — which has hue 270.0° — its triadic colors are located at 30.0° and 270.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #9966cc.

Complementary Color of #9966cc

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #9966cc — which has hue 270.0° — its complementary color is located at 90.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #9966cc.

Split Complementary Colors of #9966cc

Split complementary colors are the analogs of a color's complement, which places them 210 degrees away on the color wheel from an original color. For #9966cc — which has hue 270.0° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 60.0° and 270.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #9966cc.

Tetradic Colors of #9966cc

Tetradic colors are two sets of complementary colors on either side of a color wheel from each other, forming a rectangle on the color wheel. For #9966cc — which has hue 270.0° — its tetradic colors are located at 180.0°, 270.0°, 360.0°, and 90.0° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #9966cc.

Monochromatic Colors of #9966cc

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #9966cc, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #664d80 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #cca6f2 (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #9966cc

We want to make getting started with #9966cc on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #9966cc into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #9966cc can be used to color text, backgrounds, shadows, and borders, as well as how it can be used as a solid fill or gradient fill for rectangles. These examples principally make use of <span> and <div> tags, although the CSS shown in particular can be repurposed to make use of #9966cc with other HTML elements.

#9966cc Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #9966cc.
<span style="color: #9966cc;">The color of this text is #9966cc.</span>

#9966cc Background Color

The background color for this text is #9966cc.
<div style="background-color: #9966cc; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #9966cc.</div>

#9966cc Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #9966cc.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #9966cc;">This color for the shadow of this text is #9966cc.</span>

#9966cc Border Color

This is a div with border color #9966cc.
<div style="border: #9966cc 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #9966cc.</div>

#9966cc Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #9966cc on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #9966cc; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #9966cc on a white background.</div></div>

#9966cc Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #9966cc on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #9966cc; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #9966cc on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #9966cc to White

This is a gradient from #9966cc to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#9966cc,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#9966cc,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#9966cc,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#9966cc,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #9966cc to white.</div>

Gradient from #9966cc to Black

This is a gradient from #9966cc to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#9966cc,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#9966cc,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#9966cc,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#9966cc,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #9966cc to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #9966cc

In addition to using #9966cc on the web, we know you might want to use it in your mobile and desktop apps, too. Whatever your needs, the table below shows how to access #9966cc in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #9966cc, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 153, Green = 102, Blue = 204). If you need details about the color coordinates of #9966cc in other color spaces, refer to these details as provided toward the top of this page.

Language Environment Code Snippet
HTML + CSS (Hex Code) Web #9966cc
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(153, 102, 204)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #9966cc; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #9966cc; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #9966cc; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(153, 102, 204);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#9966cc")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:153, green:102, blue:204, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:153 green:102 blue:204 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(153f, 102f, 204f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(153, 102, 204);
 

#9966cc Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #9966cc the same way. For those with color blindness, #9966cc might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #9966cc looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #9966cc is placed in a circle in the upper-left corner of each of the below boxes, with the color in the rest of those boxes signifying how #9966cc looks for someone with that type of color blindness. Many people will perceive close similarities between the colors in these boxes and the colors in the circles — with some noticing particular similarities. We offer this insight so that as you make choices about colors to use for your purposes, you can make an informed decision about whether #9966cc will be a good fit for everyone in your audience!

Trichromacy

Protanomaly
Affects 1 in 100 Men & 1 in 10,000 Women

Deuteranomaly
Affects 1 in 17 Men & 1 in 250 Women

Tritanomaly
Affects 1 in 10,000

Dichromacy

Protanopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Deuteranopia
Affects 1 in 100, Mostly Men

Tritanopia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Monochromacy

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 20,000

Achromatopsia
Affects 1 in 100,000

Accessibility

Not Accessibility Recommended

We analyzed whether #9966cc is an accessible color when used as a text / foreground color against a white background. This analysis is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 Level issued by W3C. Based on this analysis, we calculate a contrast ratio against white of approximately 4.1:1 against white. While there are some situations where this contrast is high enough to be considered accessible under the AA or AAA level standards, it is not high enough to be considered accessible in all cases. Details about the specific circumstances where #9966cc would and would not be an accessible foreground color are summarized below.

WCAG AA
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WCAG AAA
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WCAG AAA
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