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Black Charcoal Color

HEX #212121 / RGB (33, 33, 33)

Activated charcoal - carbon

What is Black Charcoal Color?

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Black Charcoal has the hex code #212121. The equivalent RGB values are (33, 33, 33), which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:0 K:87. In the HSV/HSB scale, Black Charcoal has a hue of 359°, 0% saturation and a brightness value of 13%.
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.

Black charcoal can only be used in HTML and CSS code (and other web applications) with its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color values.

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Black Charcoal Color Codes

Hex Code#212121
RGB Values(33, 33, 33)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 0%, 87%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 0%, 13%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#DEDEDE [Gainsboro]
Closest Pantone®419 C
Closest RAL5004 [Black blue]
Complementary Color#212121 [Raisin Black]
Black Charcoal Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#212121
Weighted Average (Most Common)#212121
Weighted Average (Luma)#212121
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#616161

Black Charcoal Color Palettes

Black Charcoal is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 212121. Complementary color is 212121

Complementary Palette

The complement of Black Charcoal is Raisin Black with the hex code #212121. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #212121 color is offered by #212121. 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 (212121, 212121 and 212121)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Black Charcoal (#212121) are Raisin Black (#212121) and Raisin Black (#212121). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Black Charcoal 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (212121, 212121 and 212121)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Black Charcoal (#212121) are #212121 (Raisin Black) and #212121 (Raisin Black). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (212121, 212121 and 212121)

Triadic Palette

Black Charcoal triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #212121 (Raisin Black) and #212121 (Raisin Black) along with #212121 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 (212121, 212121, 212121 and 212121)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Black Charcoal has four colors - #212121 (Raisin Black), #212121 (Raisin Black) and #212121 (Raisin Black) in addition to the base color (#212121). 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.

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Square color palette with (212121, 212121, 212121 and 212121)

Square Palette

Black Charcoal square color palette has #212121 (Raisin Black), #212121 (Raisin Black) and #212121 (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.

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Rainbow color

Black Charcoal Color Rainbow Palette

Our Black Charcoal 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Black Charcoal Color


  • Transparent 4D4D4D4D4D4D
  • Transparent 646464646464
  • Transparent 7A7A7A7A7A7A
  • Transparent 909090909090
  • Transparent A6A6A6A6A6A6
  • Transparent BCBCBCBCBCBC
  • Transparent D3D3D3D3D3D3
  • Transparent E9E9E9E9E9E9


  • Transparent 343434343434
  • Transparent 3E3E3E3E3E3E
  • Transparent 474747474747
  • Transparent 515151515151
  • Transparent 5A5A5A5A5A5A
  • Transparent 646464646464
  • Transparent 6D6D6D6D6D6D
  • Transparent 777777777777


  • Transparent 1A1A1A1A1A1A
  • Transparent 171717171717
  • Transparent 141414141414
  • Transparent 111111111111
  • Transparent 0D0D0D0D0D0D
  • Transparent 0A0A0A0A0A0A
  • Transparent 070707070707
  • Transparent 030303030303

Black Charcoal Color Patterns

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    Black Charcoal Gingham Checks

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    Black Charcoal Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Black Charcoal Polka Dots Pattern

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    Black Charcoal Honeycomb Pattern

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    Black Charcoal Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Charcoal Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Charcoal Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Charcoal Plaid Pattern

Black Charcoal Color Interior Ideas

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