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Mauve is a pale, bluish purple that sits between violet and pink in the color wheel. Its name comes from the French word “malva,” which means mallow flower. Mauve is the color of the first mass-produced dye that English chemist William Perkin accidentally discovered in 1856. The unusual shade of purple revolutionized fashion and proved to be exceptionally popular in the 1890s, which is sometimes referred to as the “Mauve Decade.” The hex code for mauve is #E0B0FF.

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Mauve invokes feelings of romance, nostalgia, and sentimentality. It balances its complementary color yellow, goes well with other shades of purple, and makes lime green pop.

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Information about Mauve / #E0B0FF

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #E0B0FF is made of 87.8% red, 69% green and 100% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #E0B0FF is made of 12% cyan, 31% magenta, 0% yellow and 0% black. Mauve has a hue angle of 276.5 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 84.5%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #E0B0FF has RGB values of R: 87.8, G: 69, B: 100 and CMYK values of C: 0.12, M: 0.31, Y: 0, K:0.

ValueCSS
Hex

e0b0ff

#e0b0ff

RGB Decimal

224, 176, 255

rgb(224, 176, 255)

RGB Percentage

87.8, 69, 100

rgb(87.8%, 69%, 100%)

CMYK

12, 31, 0, 0

HSL

276.5°, 100, 84.5

hsl(276.5°, 100%, 84.5%)

HSV (or HSB)

276.5°, 31, 100

Web Safe

cc99ff

#cc99ff

CIE-LAB

78.531, 31.497, -32.483

XYZ

64.313, 54.119, 101.646

xyY

0.292, 0.246, 54.119

CIE-LCH

78.531, 45.246, 314.117

CIE-LUV

78.531, 20.396, -57.096

Hunter-Lab

73.565, 31.735, -35.754

Binary

11100000, 10110000, 11111111

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