Lavender Color in Design: The Ultimate Guide

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After reading this comprehensive blog post, you’ll be able to distinguish the Exact Lavender color, its Hex code, and its palettes.

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  • Psychological depths 
  • History 
  • Color codes
  • Combinations 
  • And lot more

So, if you want to make Lavender or want to use it in a professional way that looks appealing, you’ll love this in-depth guide.

Let’s get started.

Definition of the Lavender Color

Light and bright shade of purple is a Lavender color. Or the palest hue of red and blue mixture. It takes its name from a flower of the same color.

Lavender’s family is Pastel Purple. It is considered a warm color with high lightness and medium saturation.

Meaning of the Lavender

Lavender is rich in meanings and associations. This color represents the softness and delicacies. In humans, it shows grace, elegance, and refinement.

As the parent color Purple symbolizes royalty and wealth, Lavender will also give you a sense of respect and love.

Psychology of The Lavender

Psychology of the Lavender

Lavender represents the youthful, untamed growth, vigor, and vitality of youth. Moreover, the emotions, mental thought processes, imaginations, and creativity of the spring season are also linked with the Lavender color.

As it has deep psychological effects, it will produce masculine, feminine, dynamic, and restful states of mind. Psychologists use this color for different medicinal purposes. It is used for calm, tranquility of mind, relaxation, and meditative purposes.

As Lavender gives nostalgic feelings, different products are given this color to evoke past memories. Even several psychologists try to remember childhood memories using this color.

History of The Lavender

The word “Lavender” was first used in 1705 for this color. Later, in 1930, three different shades of Lavender were discovered.

  • Floral Lavender
  • Lavender gray
  • Lavender blue

After this, in 1955, dozens of shades of Lavender were formed and discovered.

Variations of The Lavender

Variations of the Lavender Color
 laveder color types

Lavender blush

Hex triplet #FFF0F5

This beautiful shade occurs in the field of blossoming Lavender flowers at sunset and sunrise. 

Lavender mist

Hex triplet #E6E6FA

The Lavender mist is found over the fields of lavender plants in the morning. This pale tint of Lavender was developed as a web color.   

Languid Lavender

Hex triplet #D6CADD

This shade was discovered by the Plochere Color System in 1948 which was observed in Lavender field during a light breeze. 

Lavender Gray

Hex triplet #C4C3D0

The sky becomes Lavender Gray after dusk and before dawn. 


Hex triplet #CEC8EF

The pale, creamy Lavender shade is found in Lavender scented soaps. 

Pale Lavender 

Hex triplet #DCD0FF

A pale lavender hue is absorbed when sunlight passes through the clouds in the morning. 

Lavender blue

Hex triplet #CCCCFF

During serene twilight, these pastel hues are present in the sky. 

Light Lavender 

Hex triplet #C9A0DC

On sunny days, the Lavender colors give this shade. 

Pink Lavender 

Hex triplet #DBB2D1

This is one of the colors of the Lavender flower. 

Lavender Pink

Hex triplet #FBAED2

This bluish-pink tone of this color is found in the lavender flowers. 

Lavender Rose

Hex triplet #FBA0E3

When Lavender petals are intertwined with the petals of a Rose, they reflect the Lavender rose shade. 

Lavender Magenta

Hex triplet #EE82EE

Some varieties of Lavender plants have flowers of this shade. 

Medium Lavender Magenta

Hex triplet #DDA0DD

When Lavender flowers mature, they give this hue. 


Hex triplet #DF73FF

The Heliotrope flowers have this color. 

Bright Ube

Hex triplet #D19FE8

Pastries and ice creams that are flavored with Ube have Bright Ube color. 

Lavender Floral

Hex triplet #B57EDC

Lavender flowers reflect this color. 


Hex triplet #9966CC

It is the color of a quartz stone. 

Lavender Indigo

Hex triplet #9457EB

When this color becomes duskier, it becomes an Indigo hue of Lavender. 

Deep Lavender 

Hex triplet #9370DB

Some flowers of Lavender give this intense shade of Lavender. 

Lavender Purple

Hex triplet #9678B6

This is also known as Purple Mountain Majesty, as it is the color which is reflected from the Auke Bay, Alaska mountains. 

English Lavender

Hex triplet #B48395

This grayish-pinkish shade of Lavender comes from the blossoms of the Lavender. 

Twilight Lavender

Hex triplet #8A496B

This is a metallic color. You can see this color during twilight.   

Dark Lavender

Hex triplet #734F96

Dark Lavender is the shade of Lavender flowers under the moonlight. 

Halaya Ube

Hex triplet #663854

This is the color of the jam that comes in Filipino Grocery stores. 

Old Lavender

Hex triplet #796878

The aged lavender blooms are this shaded color. 

Cultural Association

In the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian ages, women wore Lavender clothes in mourning rituals.

Moreover, the Christians used this color at the time of Easter. Levander is counted among the official colors of the Christians. 

How To Make Lavender Color

You can make this color through different mixtures. First and foremost, the mixture used for making Lavender contains the following.

  • Red 90.2 %
  • Green 90.2%
  • Blue 98%

The very next mixture used to make the color is:

  • Cyan 8% 
  • Magenta 8%
  • Yellow 0%
  • Black 2 %

Lavender Color Codes

Hex code means the color in hexadecimal form. The hex code of Lavender is #E6E6FA, which means pale purple color formed by the following components.

  • #E6 means red
  • E6 means green
  • FA means blue

Contrast With Black And White

The contrast level is used to make the reading easy and comfortable. Different colors have different contrast levels with the black and white. Lavender has a very high contrast ratio with black, which is 7.0: 1, so it will have good readability. While there is a low contrast ratio of Lavender with white that is only 3.0: 1. It makes reading very difficult. 

Moreover, the luminous level of Lavender or brightness of Lavender is very low , only 30 % as compared to other colors. 

Lilac VS Lavender 

The family of Lilac and Lavender is purple.

Lilac is a shade of Purple but has a pinkish shade. You will find many further shades of Lilac, such as pale Lilac, deep Lilac, bright Lilac, French Lilac, etc. It is a warmer color. 

Meanwhile, the bluish shade of Purple gives it a Lavender color. The further shades of Lavender are pale Lavender, Lavender blue, pink Lavender, etc. It is a cooler color. 

FeaturesLavender Lilac 
Hue angle240 degrees300 degrees
Saturation rate66.7 %25.7 %
Lightness94 %71 %
RGB90.2 %, 90.2 %, 98%78.4 %, 63.5 %, 78.4 %
CMYK8 %, 8 %, 0 %, 2 %0 %, 19 %, 0 %, 22 %
Hex code#E6E6FA#C8A2C8

Lavender Color Palettes

Lavender comes on the top of the list of favorite colors among painters and designers. It becomes more attractive when it is paired with other colors.

Following are some of the most favorite color palettes among designers and creators.  

Cool Color Combinations

  • Lavender and Light Blue
  • Lavender and Mint Green
  • Lavender and Gray

These pairs produce a soothing, cool, soft, and refreshing atmosphere. 

Warm Color Combinations

  • Lavender and Peach
  • Lavender and Coral
  • Lavender and Mustard Yellow

These combinations are used to create romantic, bold, warm vibes. 

Neutral Color Combinations 

  • Lavender and White
  • Lavender and Cream
  • Lavender and Charcoal

For an airy, calm, and delicate atmosphere, use these pairs. 

Making Lavender Color in Digital Art

You will find a bundle of ways to make Lavender color digitally. But here is the easiest step-by-step procedure for creating this.

  1. Have any art software like Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, GIMP, etc. 
  2. Select the base color, violet, to create a new layer of color mixing. 
  3. Select the brush and start adding white to the base color gently. 
  4. After making a lighter shade of violet, add blue slightly to make it a little bluish. 
  5. After making a Lavender color, adjust the lightness and saturation until you have achieved the desired results.

Now you have learned all about Lavender color.

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