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American Black Color

HEX #2B2626 / RGB (43, 38, 38)

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What is American Black Color?

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American Black has the hex code #2B2626. The equivalent RGB values are (43, 38, 38), which means it is composed of 36% red, 32% green and 32% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:12 Y:12 K:83. In the HSV/HSB scale, American Black has a hue of 0°, 12% saturation and a brightness value of 17%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Not quite black though almost there, American Black is a beautiful dark color that can be used in brightly lit rooms, if you're thinking of interiors, to provide a strong contrast with gold (ideally) or yellow and orange. The color is not included in the web colors list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, American Black can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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American Black Color Codes

Hex Code#2B2626
RGB Values(43, 38, 38)
CMYK Values(0%, 12%, 12%, 83%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 12%, 17%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#D4D9D9 [Light Silver]
Closest Pantone®Black C
Closest RAL9017 [Traffic black]
Complementary Color#262B2B [Charleston Green]
American Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#282828
Weighted Average (Most Common)#282828
Weighted Average (Luma)#272727
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#696969

American Black Color Palettes

American Black is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 2B2626. Complementary color is 262B2B

Complementary Palette

The complement of American Black is Charleston Green with the hex code #262B2B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2B2626 color is offered by #262B2B. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

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Analogous color palette with (2B2626, 2B2926 and 2B2629)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of American Black (#2B2626) are Pine Tree (#2B2926) and Charleston Green (#2B2629). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of American Black with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

2B2626 2B2926 2B2629
Split Complementary color palette with (2B2626, 262B29 and 26292B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of American Black (#2B2626) are #262B29 (Charleston Green) and #26292B (Charleston Green). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

2B2626 262B29 26292B
Triadic color palette with (2B2626, 262B26 and 26262B)

Triadic Palette

American Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #262B26 (Charleston Green) and #26262B (Charleston Green) along with #2B2626 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (2B2626, 262B26, 262B2B and 2B262B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of American Black has four colors - #262B26 (Charleston Green), #262B2B (Charleston Green) and #2B262B (Charleston Green) in addition to the base color (#2B2626). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

2B2626 262B26 262B2B 2B262B
Square color palette with (2B2626, 292B26, 262B2B and 29262B)

Square Palette

American Black square color palette has #292B26 (Pine Tree), #262B2B (Charleston Green) and #29262B (Charleston Green). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

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Rainbow color

American Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our American Black rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

2B2626 2B2A26 272B26 262B29 26292B 27262B 2B262A

Tints, Tones & Shades of American Black Color


  • Transparent 555151555151
  • Transparent 6B67676B6767
  • Transparent 807D7D807D7D
  • Transparent 959393959393
  • Transparent AAA8A8AAA8A8
  • Transparent BFBEBEBFBEBE
  • Transparent D5D4D4D5D4D4
  • Transparent EAE9E9EAE9E9


  • Transparent 3C38383C3838
  • Transparent 454141454141
  • Transparent 4D4A4A4D4A4A
  • Transparent 565353565353
  • Transparent 5E5C5C5E5C5C
  • Transparent 676565676565
  • Transparent 6F6E6E6F6E6E
  • Transparent 787777787777


  • Transparent 221E1E221E1E
  • Transparent 1E1B1B1E1B1B
  • Transparent 1A17171A1717
  • Transparent 161313161313
  • Transparent 110F0F110F0F
  • Transparent 0D0B0B0D0B0B
  • Transparent 090808090808
  • Transparent 040404040404

American Black Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    American Black Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    American Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Black Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Black Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Black Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Black Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Black Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    American Black Plaid Pattern

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