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Bitter Chocolate Color

HEX #2B1A15 / RGB (43, 26, 21)

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What is Bitter Chocolate Color?

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Bitter Chocolate has the hex code #2B1A15. The equivalent RGB values are (43, 26, 21), which means it is composed of 48% red, 29% green and 23% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:40 Y:51 K:83. In the HSV/HSB scale, Bitter Chocolate has a hue of 14°, 51% 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.

Bitter Chocolate color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, bitter chocolate 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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Bitter Chocolate Color Codes

Hex Code#2B1A15
RGB Values(43, 26, 21)
CMYK Values(0%, 40%, 51%, 83%)
HSV/HSB Values(14°, 51%, 17%)
Closest Web Safe#333300
Inverse Color#D4E5EA [Azureish White]
Closest Pantone®Black 4 C
Closest RAL8022 [Black brown]
Complementary Color#15262B [Dark Gunmetal]
Bitter Chocolate Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#1E1E1E
Weighted Average (Most Common)#1F1F1F
Weighted Average (Luma)#1D1D1D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#5C5C5C

Bitter Chocolate Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 2B1A15. Complementary color is 15262B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Bitter Chocolate is Dark Gunmetal with the hex code #15262B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2B1A15 color is offered by #15262B. 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.

2B1A15 15262B
Analogous color palette with (2B1A15, 2B2515 and 2B151B)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Bitter Chocolate (#2B1A15) are Raisin Black (#2B2515) and Raisin Black (#2B151B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Bitter Chocolate 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.

2B1A15 2B2515 2B151B
Split Complementary color palette with (2B1A15, 152B25 and 151B2B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Bitter Chocolate (#2B1A15) are #152B25 (Dark Jungle Green) and #151B2B (Dark Jungle 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.

2B1A15 152B25 151B2B
Triadic color palette with (2B1A15, 152B1A and 1A152B)

Triadic Palette

Bitter Chocolate triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #152B1A (Dark Jungle Green) and #1A152B (Eerie Black) along with #2B1A15 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

2B1A15 152B1A 1A152B
Tetradic color palette with (2B1A15, 152B1A, 15262B and 2B1526)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Bitter Chocolate has four colors - #152B1A (Dark Jungle Green), #15262B (Dark Gunmetal) and #2B1526 (Raisin Black) in addition to the base color (#2B1A15). 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.

2B1A15 152B1A 15262B 2B1526
Square color palette with (2B1A15, 1B2B15, 15262B and 25152B)

Square Palette

Bitter Chocolate square color palette has #1B2B15 (Dark Jungle Green), #15262B (Dark Gunmetal) and #25152B (Raisin Black). 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.

2B1A15 1B2B15 15262B 25152B
Rainbow color

Bitter Chocolate Color Rainbow Palette

Our Bitter Chocolate 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.

2B1A15 292B15 162B15 152B27 151C2B 20152B 2B1523

Tints, Tones & Shades of Bitter Chocolate Color


  • Transparent 554844554844
  • Transparent 6B5F5B6B5F5B
  • Transparent 807673807673
  • Transparent 958D8A958D8A
  • Transparent AAA3A1AAA3A1
  • Transparent BFBAB9BFBAB9
  • Transparent D5D1D0D5D1D0
  • Transparent EAE8E8EAE8E8


  • Transparent 3C2E2A3C2E2A
  • Transparent 453935453935
  • Transparent 4D43404D4340
  • Transparent 564D4B564D4B
  • Transparent 5E57555E5755
  • Transparent 676160676160
  • Transparent 6F6C6B6F6C6B
  • Transparent 787675787675


  • Transparent 221511221511
  • Transparent 1E120F1E120F
  • Transparent 1A100D1A100D
  • Transparent 160D0B160D0B
  • Transparent 110A08110A08
  • Transparent 0D08060D0806
  • Transparent 090504090504
  • Transparent 040302040302

Bitter Chocolate Color Patterns

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    Bitter Chocolate Gingham Checks

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    Bitter Chocolate Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Chocolate Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Chocolate Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Chocolate Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Chocolate Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Chocolate Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Bitter Chocolate Plaid Pattern

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