Shades of Purple: Top 50 Shades, HEX & RGB Codes

Due to the influence of a famous boy band in Korea, purple has become the center of talks regarding colors nowadays. It has become a symbol of love for the army who support the BTS band.

From a business perspective, purple portrays wealth, power, and quality thus making it the best choice to incorporate with your business logo, advertisement, and website. In addition to that, based on some studies it also boosts your business impact on society.

Here is the list of different shades of purple together with some information about the shade and where you can effectively use it.

True Purple

Hex #6A0DAD
RGB 106,13,173
CMYK 39,92,0,32

True purple is the most commonly used shade of purple. Basically, it is a secondary color that contains a red and blue hue. It is commonly used by luxury brands because it is believed to portray luxury, power, and royalty.


Hex #D8BFD8
RGB 216,191,216
CMYK 0,12,0,15

Thistle is described to be a very light shade of purple. It was inspired by the colors of the thistle flowers which was considered the national flower of Scotland. It can be a good choice if you like light colors as the background for your websites or advertisements.


RGB 221,160,221
CMYK 0,28,0,13

Plum can be considered a neutral color, it was inspired by the Japanese plum blossoms which are believed to symbolize hope, life, and rebirth. This kind of shade is often used in the interior walls of mental institutions.

Medium Purple

Hex #9370DB
RGB 147,112,219
CMYK 33,49,0,14

From the name itself, Medium purple is a medium-light shade of purple. It has become the official color of an association in the United States that promotes mental health because it was believed to evoke calmness.


Hex #A020F0
RGB 160,32,240
CMYK 33,87,0,6

Veronica is a shade that was inspired by the hue of the veronica flowers. This specific shade was considered to be a symbol of faithfulness and love which made it a good choice for wedding themes.

Pale Purple

RGB 250,230,250
CMYK 0,8,0,2

The pale purple shade is also known as the mauve shade. It is said to portray light-heartedness and wisdom.


Hex #DF73FF
RGB 223,115,255
CMYK 13,55,0,0

Heliotrope was inspired by the heliotrope flowers that bloom in a pink-purple shade. This kind of shade is commonly used in wedding or proposal themes since it is considered to represent eternal love.


Hex #DF00FF
RGB 223,0,255
CMYK 13,100,0,0

Phlox is considered to have a neon magenta and blue shade. It was inspired by the shade of phlox flowers which symbolizes harmony and unity.

Purple Pizzazz

RGB 254,78,218
CMYK 0,69,14,0

Purple pizzazz is often described as light pink. It was first introduced by Crayola in late 1900 and it became a popular color to paint houses or in any paint application.

Liseran Purple

Hex #DE6FA1
RGB 222,111,161
CMYK 0,50,27,13

Liseran purple is considered to be a reddish-purple shade. It is categorized as one of the light shades of purple and it is best suitable for painting walls and cosmetic products.


Hex #C54B8C
RGB 197,75,140
CMYK 0,62,29,23

This mulberry shade was inspired by the fruit called mulberry. It is described to have a deep reddish-purple shade and was believed to portray love, affection, and even lust.


Hex #9A4EAE
RGB 154,78,174
CMYK 11,55,0,32

The word Purpureus in Latin means “brilliant or shining” and it greatly describes this specific shade of purple that is very dazzling to the eyes of the viewers.

Northwestern Purple

Hex #4E2A84
RGB 78,42,132
CMYK 41,68,0,48

Northwestern Purple is the specific shade that was used in the clothes of nobles. It is said to symbolize ranking, royalty, and dignity during the early centuries.

Mardi Gras

Hex #880085
RGB 136,0,133
CMYK 0,100,2,47

Mardi gras was inspired by the rex parade in 1892. It is said that mardi gras purple was created to symbolize justice.


Hex #6C3082
RGB 108,48,130
CMYK 17,63,0,49

The color eminence is considered to have a medium dark shade of magenta while staying in the purple family color. It is often associated with immortality and transcendence.

Pansy Purple

Hex #78184A
RGB 120,24,74
CMYK 0,80,38,53

From the name itself, Pansy purple was inspired by the hue of a purple pansy flower. It is said to symbolize beauty and nobility which made it a commonly used shade during Valentine’s day.


Hex #72246C
RGB 114,36,108
CMYK 0,68,5,55

Palatinate is considered to be a very dark shade of purple. It was used as the official color of some universities like Durham University. It is said to carry the historic status of Durham City.


Hex #702963
RGB 112,41,99
CMYK 0,63,12,56

Byzantium is a dark shade of purple which was used as the official shade in the clothes of Byzantine emperors. It was used as a symbol of bravery and luxury during the Ancient Greek era.

African Violet

Hex #B284BE
RGB 178,132,190
CMYK 6,31,0,25

African violet shade was inspired by the colors of the African violet flower which symbolizes wisdom, ambition, and creativity. It is often used in different events like mother’s day and anniversaries.


Hex #9966CC
RGB 153,102,204
CMYK 25,50,0,20

Amethyst was derived from the color of a gemstone called Amethyst that was commonly used by royalties in ancient times. It is commonly used in jewelry and believed to portray humility and sobriety.


Hex #6F4685
RGB 111,70,133
CMYK 17,47,0,48

Affair is considered to be a warm shade of purple. It is often used in decorating rooms or painting interior walls.

Boss’s Jokes

Hex #B0306A
RGB 176,48,106
CMYK 0,73,40,31

Another weird name for a purple shade, Boss’s Jokes is described to have almost the same shade as magenta. It is best partnered with light or neutral colors to give a nice accent vibe.


Hex #9867C5
RGB 152,103,197
CMYK 23,48,0,23

Same with other shades, Iris was inspired by the shade of a flower named Iris. In Greek term Iris means rainbow but the specific purple Iris is said to symbolize wisdom and royalty.

Prince Charming

Hex #493F5E
RGB 73,63,94
CMYK 22,33,0,63

Though it may be an odd name for a shade, Prince charming was inspired by the bluish-purple shade that was used in the clothes of the princes in the cartoons. Some people also believe that this shade portrays braveness and nobility.

Long Distance

Hex #6F456E
RGB 111,69,110
CMYK 0,38,1,56

Purple never stops to amaze us in naming their shades with odd names. Long distance is considered to have a grayish-purple shade and is believed that this is the first color were imagine when we are talking to a long-distance friend.

Lipstick Stain

Hex #8E4785
RGB 142,71,133
CMYK 0,50,6,44

Basically, the shade lipstick stain was inspired by a cosmetic product lipstick. This is commonly used as a shade in different types of cosmetics and was considered to portray beauty.


Hex #720058
RGB 114,0,88
CMYK 0,100,23,55

The exact meaning of pompadour is “Crimson Color”. This shade has a touch of purplish-pink and is commonly used in cloths during ancient times.


Hex #2C041C
RGB 44,4,28
CMYK 0,91,36,83

You might think that the wine color is red however wine shade is described as dark purple. It is said that purple wine symbolizes royalty.

Pizza Edge

Hex #9A2CA0
RGB 154,44,160
CMYK 4,72,0,37

Another weird name for a shade of purple. Pizza edge is described to have a mix of Fuchsia and true purple.

Tyrian Purple

Hex #66023C
RGB 102,2,60
CMYK 0,98,41,60

Tyrian purple is described to have a reddish-purple shade. It is often used in pottery, textiles, and other luxury items because like other shades of purple it symbolizes wealth and royalty.


Hex #7851A9
RGB 120,81,169
CMYK 29,52,0,34

The studio is a light shade of purple that is commonly used in interior wall paints. It is believed to evoke calmness and creativeness which made it a great option for painting your studio or office room.

Electric Purple

Hex #BF00FF
RGB 191,0,255
CMYK 25,100,0,0

Electric purple can be described as a dark shade of purple. This electrifying shade that looks like a neon color is believed to symbolize the future and imagination.

Periwinkle Purple

Hex #BE93E4
RGB 190,147,228
CMYK 17,36,0,11

Periwinkle purple is classified as a light purple shade. It is often associated with friendship, innocence, and lightheartedness which made it a good choice for baby products.


Hex #4D0F28
RGB 77,15,40
CMYK 0,81,48,70

Sangria is described as a purplish-red color. Basically, sangria means blood which has the same hue as red wine. Its name was inspired by the famous wine brand Sangria.

Good Tax

Hex #C9A0FF
RGB 201,160,255
CMYK 21,37,0,0

Good tax was created by combining purple and cyan. If you are looking for a light and pastel color then this shade is the perfect one for you. It is often used to paint interior walls because of it calming attributes.

Jazzberry Jam

Hex #A50B5E
RGB 103,3,47
CMYK 0,97,54,60

Jazzberry jam shade was inspired by a purple jam called Jazzberry Jam. This shade is considered to be a dark purple shade and best suited if you are marketing some products.

Ripe Plum

Hex #410056
RGB 65,0,86
CMYK 24,100,0,66

Ripe Plum is a dark purple shade that was created by combining purple and red. This shade is considered to evoke a luxurious and uplifting feeling making it best suited for painting walls inside resorts or hotels.

Rebecca Purple

Hex #663399
RGB 102,51,153
CMYK 33,67,0,40

Behind the beautiful shade of Rebecca purple is a sad story, this shade was inspired by Rebecca Allison Meyers’ favorite color. She passed away from brain cancer on her 6th birthday.

Razzmic Berry Purple

Hex #8D4E85
RGB 141,78,133
CMYK 0,45,6,45

Razzmic berry purple is considered to be a member of the magenta color family. If you are looking for a light color to color your room this shade might be the perfect color for you.

Wine Dregs Purple

Hex #673147
RGB 103,49,71
CMYK 0,52,31,60

Wine dregs purple is almost the same as the wine shade but slightly inclined with purple. The shade was inspired by the real color of some wine. This might be a good choice for you if ever you are looking for some dark shades of purple.

Regalia Purple

Hex #522D80
RGB 82,45,128
CMYK 36,65,0,50

This shade was the original shade of academic regalia clothes. This shade is specifically designed for the clothing of graduates for a specific department.

Twilight Lavender Purple

Hex #8A496B
RGB 138,73,107
CMYK 0,47,22,46

Twilight lavender purple was described to be a dark reddish-purple shade. If you are in need of a unique-looking shade of purple that can fit well with other light colors then this shade is the perfect one for you.

Traditional Purple

Hex #8E4585
RGB 142,69,133
CMYK 0,51,6,44

Like true purple, traditional purple almost have the same hue as it. It is often associated with nobility, luxury, and power.

Spanish Violet Purple

Hex #4C2882
RGB 76,40,130
CMYK 42,69,0,49

From the name itself, Spanish violet purple is a combination of violet and purple. It is also the official shade that was used in publishing color books in Spain.

Imperial Purple

Hex #602F6B
RGB 96,47,107
CMYK 10,56,0,58

Imperial Purple is considered to have the same shade as Tyrian purple. However, in Japanese beliefs, they call it Imperial purple because it is said to symbolize power, royalty, and wisdom.

Mountain’s Majesty

Hex #9078C0
RGB 144,120,192
CMYK 25,38,0,25

Another odd name that was added to the list of purple color families, Mountain’s majesty is considered to be a light color that is often associated with wealth and finance which made it a good option for business designs.


Hex #9E7BB5
RGB 158,123,181
CMYK 13,32,0,29

If you are looking for a soft and light color for your website background or even painting your workspace wall then heather is a good choice for you. Heather was created by combining 2 different soft colors which are commonly seen in clothes.

KSU Purple

Hex #512888
RGB 81,40,136
CMYK 40,71,0,47

KSU purple is also known as royal purple. It was the official shade of purple that was used by Kansas State University. It is said that this shade can influence one’s mood depending on how one perceives the color.

Pearly Purple

Hex #B768A2
RGB 183,104,162
CMYK 0,43,11,28

If you are looking for a shiny-looking shade of purple then pearly purple is the best option for you. It is considered to portray the complexity and artistic side of a person which made it the best choice of color if you want to give something to an artistic person.

Were you able to choose the best shade that would best represent your business? Always remember that purple is one of the top choices to use as a theme in creating advertisements, logos, and websites. What are your thoughts about the shades of purple with odd names? Don’t forget to leave your comment below!