Black Forest Green has the hex code #424740. The equivalent RGB values are (66, 71, 64), which means it is composed of
33% red, 35% green and 32% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:7 M:0 Y:10 K:72. In the HSV/HSB scale, Black Forest Green has a hue of 103°, 10% saturation and a brightness value of 28%. 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 Forest Green is an RAL Design color with the number 140 30 05. Different from the Classic list, the RAL Design catalogue specifies colors for interiors. RAL is a well-known color matching system used in several European countries including Germany, France, Italy and the UK.
Black Forest Green hex code is #424740 with equivalent RGB (66, 71, 64). You can use these along with HSL values in HTML and CSS code to display the color on web pages. Please also note that the CMYK values and the corresponding Pantone (PMS) number mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code and are only approximations.
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Black Forest Green is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
The complement of Black Forest Green is Arsenic with the hex code #454047. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #424740 color is offered by #454047. 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.
The analogous colors of Black Forest Green (#424740) are Outer Space (#404742) and Rifle Green (#464740). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Black Forest Green 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Black Forest Green (#424740) are #424047 (Arsenic) and #474046 (Purple Taupe). 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.
Black Forest Green triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #404247 (Arsenic) and #474042 (Dark Puce) along with #424740 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Black Forest Green has four colors - #404247 (Arsenic), #454047 (Arsenic) and #474540 (Rifle Green) in addition to the base color (#424740). 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.
Black Forest Green square color palette has #404647 (Outer Space), #454047 (Arsenic) and #474240 (Dark Puce). 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.
Black Forest Green Color Rainbow Palette
Our Black Forest Green 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.