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Black Forest Color

HEX #424F3C / RGB (66, 79, 60)

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What is Black Forest Color?

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Black Forest is a Pantone textile Cotton eXtended color with the PMS number 19-0315 TCX. It is not a web color and cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name. However, it can be applied to web pages and digital works with its hex, RGB or HSL values.
Black Forest color hex code is #424F3C with RGB (66, 79, 60). Please note that the equivalent RAL and CMYK values mentioned on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code and are only approximates.

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Black Forest Color Codes

Hex Code#424F3C
RGB Values(66, 79, 60)
CMYK Values(17%, 0%, 24%, 69%)
HSV/HSB Values(101°, 24%, 31%)
Closest Web Safe#336633
Inverse Color#BDB0C3 [Gray (X11)]
Pantone®19-0315 TCX
Closest RAL6003 [Olive green]
Complementary Color#493C4F [Purple Taupe]
Black Forest Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#444444
Weighted Average (Most Common)#494949
Weighted Average (Luma)#4B4B4B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8E8E8E

Black Forest Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 424F3C. Complementary color is 493C4F

Complementary Palette

The complement of Black Forest is Purple Taupe with the hex code #493C4F. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #424F3C color is offered by #493C4F. 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 (424F3C, 3C4F40 and 4C4F3C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Black Forest (#424F3C) are Rifle Green (#3C4F40) and Olive Drab Camouflage (#4C4F3C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Black Forest 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 (424F3C, 403C4F and 4F3C4C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Black Forest (#424F3C) are #403C4F (Arsenic) and #4F3C4C (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.

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Triadic color palette with (424F3C, 3C424F and 4F3C42)

Triadic Palette

Black Forest triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3C424F (Arsenic) and #4F3C42 (Dark Puce) along with #424F3C 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 (424F3C, 3C424F, 493C4F and 4F493C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Black Forest has four colors - #3C424F (Arsenic), #493C4F (Purple Taupe) and #4F493C (Olive Drab Camouflage) in addition to the base color (#424F3C). 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 (424F3C, 3C4C4F, 493C4F and 4F403C)

Square Palette

Black Forest square color palette has #3C4C4F (Outer Space), #493C4F (Purple Taupe) and #4F403C (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.

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Rainbow color

Black Forest Color Rainbow Palette

Our Black Forest 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 Forest Color


  • Transparent 687263687263
  • Transparent 7B84777B8477
  • Transparent 8E958A8E958A
  • Transparent A1A79EA1A79E
  • Transparent B3B9B1B3B9B1
  • Transparent C6CAC5C6CAC5
  • Transparent D9DCD8D9DCD8
  • Transparent ECEDECECEDEC


  • Transparent 4E594A4E594A
  • Transparent 555E50555E50
  • Transparent 5B63575B6357
  • Transparent 61685E61685E
  • Transparent 676C65676C65
  • Transparent 6D716C6D716C
  • Transparent 747672747672
  • Transparent 7A7B797A7B79


  • Transparent 353F30353F30
  • Transparent 2E372A2E372A
  • Transparent 282F24282F24
  • Transparent 21281E21281E
  • Transparent 1A20181A2018
  • Transparent 141812141812
  • Transparent 0D100C0D100C
  • Transparent 070806070806

Black Forest Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Black Forest Gingham Checks

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    Black Forest Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Forest Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Forest Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Forest Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Forest Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Forest Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Forest Plaid Pattern

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