#bf00ff Color Information

#bf00ff 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 #bf00ff, and its official name is Electric Purple. In RGB, it consists of 74.9% Red, 0.0% Green, and 100.0% Blue. Likewise, in the CMYK color space, it consists of 25.1% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 0% Black. On the color wheel, its Hue is found at 284.9°, with saturation of 100% and lightness of 50%. The decimal value for #bf00ff is 12517631, and its nearest "web safe" color is #cc00ff. In the RGB color space, the strongest component for #bf00ff 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#bf00ff Copy
  • NameThe common name of this colorElectric Purple Copy
  • RGBRed, Green, Blue composition for this color191, 0, 255 Copy
  • RGB PercentPercent Red, Green, Blue composition for this color74.9%, 0.0%, 100.0% Copy
  • CMYCyan, Magenta, Yellow composition for this color0.251, 1.000, 0.000 Copy
  • CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black composition for this color0.251, 1, 0, 0 Copy
  • HSLHue, Saturation, Lightness combination for this color284.9°, 100.0%, 50.0% Copy
  • HSV (or HSB)Hue, Saturation, Brightness combination for this color284.9°, 100.0%, 100.0% Copy
  • XYZCIE 1931 color space XYZ coordinates for this color39.536, 18.296, 96.055 Copy
  • RYBRed, Yellow, Blue composition for this color191, 0, 255 Copy
  • DecimalDecimal representation of this color's hex code12517631 Copy
  • CIE-LABCIELAB color space coordinates for this color49.854, 89.388, -78.275 Copy
  • CIE-LCHCIE-LCH color space coordinates for this color (chroma, hue, etc.)49.854, 118.815, 318.792 Copy
  • CIE-LUVCIE-LUV color space coordinates for this color49.854, 41.992, -126.294 Copy
  • Hunter LabHunter-Lab color space coordinates for this color42.774, 90.131, -103.202 Copy
  • xyYCIE xyY color space coordinates for this color0.257, 0.119, 18.296 Copy
  • AndroidValue of this color in Android development4290707711 / 0xffbf00ff Copy
  • Web SafeHex code of the nearest "web safe" version of this color#cc00ff Copy
Last Updated: March 1, 2024

Shades of #bf00ff

Shades are created by adding black to or removing lightness from a particular color. For #bf00ff, its pure hue is 284.9° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, and its lightness is 50.0%. 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 9 different shades of #bf00ff, which — excluding black and our original color — range from #180020 to #a700df.

Tints of #bf00ff

Tints are created by adding white or lightness to a particular color. For #bf00ff, its pure hue is 284.9° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, and its lightness is 50.0%. As the amount of white (lightness) is added to this hue, the result is increasingly lighter tints. The following palette gives 9 different tints of #bf00ff, which — excluding white and our original color — range from #c720ff to #f7dfff.

Tones of #bf00ff

Tones are the result of adding gray to a pure hue. In the case of #bf00ff, its pure hue is 284.9° on the color wheel and its saturation is 100.0%, so we increase this saturation to create more colorful tones, and decrease the saturation to create grayer tones. The palette shown below gives 9 different tones of #bf00ff, which range from #808080 (the grayest / 0% saturation) to #bf00ff (the most colorful / 100% saturation).

Variations of #bf00ff

There are several ways to create color variations and premutations of #bf00ff! For #bf00ff, 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, #bf00ff. Click on these colors to learn more about them, too!

Color Coordinates of #bf00ff

This color, #bf00ff, consists of 74.9% Red, 0.0% Green, and 100.0% Blue, resulting in color coordinates Red = 191, Green = 0, Blue = 255. Likewise, the CMYK color space composition for #bf00ff is 25.1% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 0% Yellow, and 0% Black. These values are shown in the following charts and tables.

R74.9%
C25.1%
G0.0%
M100.0%
B100.0%
Y0.0%
K0.0%
Color Base R (Red) G (Green) B (Blue)
Decimal 191 0 255
Octal 277 0 377
Hexa #bf #00 #ff
Binary 10111111 00000000 11111111
Color Base C (Cyan) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) Y (Black)
Decimal 25 100 0 0
Octal 31 144 0 0
Hexa #19 #64 #00 #00
Binary 00011001 01100100 00000000 00000000

Analogous Colors of #bf00ff

Analogous colors are located 30 degrees away from a color's hue on the color wheel. For #bf00ff — which has hue 284.9° — its analogous colors are located at 254.9° and 314.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bf00ff.

Triadic Colors of #bf00ff

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 #bf00ff — which has hue 284.9° — its triadic colors are located at 44.9° and 284.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bf00ff.

Complementary Color of #bf00ff

A complementary color is located opposite a color on the color wheel (180 degrees away). For #bf00ff — which has hue 284.9° — its complementary color is located at 104.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bf00ff.

Split Complementary Colors of #bf00ff

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 #bf00ff — which has hue 284.9° — its split complementary colors its split complementary colors are located at 74.9° and 284.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bf00ff.

Tetradic Colors of #bf00ff

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 #bf00ff — which has hue 284.9° — its tetradic colors are located at 194.9°, 284.9°, 14.9°, and 104.9° on the color wheel, with the same saturation and lightness as #bf00ff.

Monochromatic Colors of #bf00ff

Monochromatic colors are colors that share a common hue but that have different saturations and lightness. For #bf00ff, we show 9 different monochromatic colors of it, ranging from #600080 — (which has very low saturation and very low lightness) — to #df80ff (which has a very high saturation and very high lightness).

HTML+CSS Examples & Previews of #bf00ff

We want to make getting started with #bf00ff on your website fast and easy! Below are 8 examples of how to integrate #bf00ff into a website using HTML+CSS. These examples include showing how #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff with other HTML elements.

#bf00ff Foreground / Text Color

The color of this text is #bf00ff.
<span style="color: #bf00ff;">The color of this text is #bf00ff.</span>

#bf00ff Background Color

The background color for this text is #bf00ff.
<div style="background-color: #bf00ff; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">The background color for this text is #bf00ff.</div>

#bf00ff Text Shadow Color

This color for the shadow of this text is #bf00ff.
<span style="text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #bf00ff;">This color for the shadow of this text is #bf00ff.</span>

#bf00ff Border Color

This is a div with border color #bf00ff.
<div style="border: #bf00ff 4px solid;width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a div with border color #bf00ff.</div>

#bf00ff Color Rectangle on a White Background

This is a rectangle of color #bf00ff on a white background.
<div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #bf00ff; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #bf00ff on a white background.</div></div>

#bf00ff Color Rectangle on a Black Background

This is a rectangle of color #bf00ff on a black background.
<div style="background-color: #000000; padding: 60px; width:100%; height: 100%;"><div style="background-color: #bf00ff; color:#ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; padding: 10px; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a rectangle of color #bf00ff on a black background.</div></div>

Gradient from #bf00ff to White

This is a gradient from #bf00ff to white.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#bf00ff,white); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#bf00ff,white); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#bf00ff,white); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#bf00ff,white); width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #bf00ff to white.</div>

Gradient from #bf00ff to Black

This is a gradient from #bf00ff to black.
<div style="background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left,#bf00ff,black); /* Firefox */ background: linear-gradient(to right,#bf00ff,black); /* Safari */ background: -o-linear-gradient(left,#bf00ff,black); /* Opera */ background: -moz-linear-gradient(left,#bf00ff,black); color: #ffffff; width:100%; height:100%; display: flex; justify-content: center; align-items: center;">This is a gradient from #bf00ff to black.</div>

Coding & Programming with #bf00ff

In addition to using #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff in the language and environment of your choice. These code snippets are principally the hexadecimal representation of #bf00ff, or the RGB color coordinates for the same (Red = 191, Green = 0, Blue = 255). If you need details about the color coordinates of #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff
HTML + CSS (RGB Code) Web rgb(191, 0, 255)
CSS Background Color Web .myclass { background-color: #bf00ff; }
CSS Foreground + Text Color Web .myclass { color: #bf00ff; }
CSS Border Color Web .myclass { border: 2px solid #bf00ff; }
Java (Multi-platform) new Color(191, 0, 255);
Python (Multi-platform) Color("#bf00ff")
Swift iOS UIColor(red:191, green:0, blue:255, alpha:1.0000)
Objective-C (iOS) iOS [UIColor colorWithRed:191 green:0 blue:255 alpha:1.0000];
OpenGL (Graphics) glColor3f(191f, 0f, 255f);
C# / .NET Windows Color.FromArgb(191, 0, 255);
 

#bf00ff Color Blindness

Not everyone can see #bf00ff the same way. For those with color blindness, #bf00ff might look very, very different. Here, we simulate eight examples of color blindness, and how #bf00ff looks next to each one of them. In all cases, #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff 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 #bf00ff 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 4.5:1 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 #bf00ff would and would not be an accessible foreground color are summarized below.

WCAG AA
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WCAG AA
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WCAG AAA
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WCAG AAA
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