Black Gold

HEX #281C02 / RGB (40, 28, 2)

What is Black Gold Color?

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Black Gold has the hex code #281C02. The equivalent RGB values are (40, 28, 2), which means it is composed of 57% red, 40% green and 3% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:30 Y:95 K:84. In the HSV/HSB scale, Black Gold has a hue of 41°, 95% saturation and a brightness value of 16%.
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 Gold is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the black gold CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

Black Gold Color Codes

Hex Code#281C02
RGB Values(40, 28, 2)
CMYK Values(0%, 30%, 95%, 84%)
HSV/HSB Values(41°, 95%, 16%)
Closest Web Safe#333300
Inverse Color#D7E3FD [Azureish White]
Closest Pantone®Black 4 C
Closest RAL8022 [Black brown]
Complementary Color#020E28 [Rich Black (FOGRA29)]
Black Gold Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#171717
Weighted Average (Most Common)#1D1D1D
Weighted Average (Luma)#1D1D1D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#5B5B5B

Black Gold Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 281C02. Complementary color is 020E28

Complementary Palette

The complement of Black Gold is Rich Black (FOGRA29) with the hex code #020E28. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #281C02 color is offered by #020E28. 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.

Analogous color palette with (281C02, 212802 and 280902)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Black Gold (#281C02) are Zinnwaldite Brown (#212802) and Root Beer (#280902). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Black Gold 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (281C02, 022128 and 090228)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Black Gold (#281C02) are #022128 (Dark Green) and #090228 (Rich Black (FOGRA29)). 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.

Triadic color palette with (281C02, 02281C and 1C0228)

Triadic Palette

Black Gold triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #02281C (Dark Green) and #1C0228 (Chinese Black) along with #281C02 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (281C02, 02281C, 020E28 and 28020E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Black Gold has four colors - #02281C (Dark Green), #020E28 (Rich Black (FOGRA29)) and #28020E (Root Beer) in addition to the base color (#281C02). 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.

Square color palette with (281C02, 022809, 020E28 and 280221)

Square Palette

Black Gold square color palette has #022809 (Dark Green), #020E28 (Rich Black (FOGRA29)) and #280221 (Dark Chocolate (Hershey's)). 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.

Rainbow color

Black Gold Color Rainbow Palette

Our Black Gold 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Black Gold Color


  • Transparent 534935#534935
  • Transparent 69604E#69604E
  • Transparent 7E7767#7E7767
  • Transparent 948E81#948E81
  • Transparent A9A49A#A9A49A
  • Transparent BFBBB3#BFBBB3
  • Transparent D4D2CC#D4D2CC
  • Transparent EAE8E6#EAE8E6


  • Transparent 3A301B#3A301B
  • Transparent 423A28#423A28
  • Transparent 4B4434#4B4434
  • Transparent 544E41#544E41
  • Transparent 5D584E#5D584E
  • Transparent 66625A#66625A
  • Transparent 6E6C67#6E6C67
  • Transparent 777673#777673


  • Transparent 201602#201602
  • Transparent 1C1401#1C1401
  • Transparent 181101#181101
  • Transparent 140E01#140E01
  • Transparent 100B01#100B01
  • Transparent 0C0801#0C0801
  • Transparent 080600#080600
  • Transparent 040300#040300

Black Gold Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Black Gold Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Black Gold Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Gold Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Gold Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Gold Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Gold Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Gold Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Black Gold Plaid Pattern