Search Colors

Blackboard Color

HEX #1C1C1C / RGB (28, 28, 28)

White chalk for blackboard

What is Blackboard Color?

Blackboard (Hex code: 1C1C1C) Thumbnail

Blackboard has the hex code #1C1C1C. The equivalent RGB values are (28, 28, 28), 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:89. In the HSV/HSB scale, Blackboard has a hue of 359°, 0% saturation and a brightness value of 11%.
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.

Blackboard color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Blackboard 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.

Download Blackboard Solid Color Background

Blackboard Color Codes

Hex Code#1C1C1C
RGB Values(28, 28, 28)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 0%, 89%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 0%, 11%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#E3E3E3 [Platinum]
Closest Pantone®419 C
Closest RAL8022 [Black brown]
Complementary Color#1C1C1C [Eerie Black]
Blackboard Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#1C1C1C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#1C1C1C
Weighted Average (Luma)#1C1C1C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#5A5A5A

Blackboard Color Palettes

Blackboard is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 1C1C1C. Complementary color is 1C1C1C

Complementary Palette

The complement of Blackboard is Eerie Black with the hex code #1C1C1C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1C1C1C color is offered by #1C1C1C. 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.

1C1C1C 1C1C1C
Analogous color palette with (1C1C1C, 1C1C1C and 1C1C1C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Blackboard (#1C1C1C) are Eerie Black (#1C1C1C) and Eerie Black (#1C1C1C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Blackboard 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.

1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C
Split Complementary color palette with (1C1C1C, 1C1C1C and 1C1C1C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Blackboard (#1C1C1C) are #1C1C1C (Eerie Black) and #1C1C1C (Eerie 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.

1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C
Triadic color palette with (1C1C1C, 1C1C1C and 1C1C1C)

Triadic Palette

Blackboard triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #1C1C1C (Eerie Black) and #1C1C1C (Eerie Black) along with #1C1C1C create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C
Tetradic color palette with (1C1C1C, 1C1C1C, 1C1C1C and 1C1C1C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Blackboard has four colors - #1C1C1C (Eerie Black), #1C1C1C (Eerie Black) and #1C1C1C (Eerie Black) in addition to the base color (#1C1C1C). 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.

1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C
Square color palette with (1C1C1C, 1C1C1C, 1C1C1C and 1C1C1C)

Square Palette

Blackboard square color palette has #1C1C1C (Eerie Black), #1C1C1C (Eerie Black) and #1C1C1C (Eerie 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.

1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C
Rainbow color

Blackboard Color Rainbow Palette

Our Blackboard 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.

1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C 1C1C1C

Tints, Tones & Shades of Blackboard Color


  • Transparent 494949494949
  • Transparent 606060606060
  • Transparent 777777777777
  • Transparent 8E8E8E8E8E8E
  • Transparent A4A4A4A4A4A4
  • Transparent BBBBBBBBBBBB
  • Transparent D2D2D2D2D2D2
  • Transparent E8E8E8E8E8E8


  • Transparent 303030303030
  • Transparent 3A3A3A3A3A3A
  • Transparent 444444444444
  • Transparent 4E4E4E4E4E4E
  • Transparent 585858585858
  • Transparent 626262626262
  • Transparent 6C6C6C6C6C6C
  • Transparent 767676767676


  • Transparent 161616161616
  • Transparent 141414141414
  • Transparent 111111111111
  • Transparent 0E0E0E0E0E0E
  • Transparent 0B0B0B0B0B0B
  • Transparent 080808080808
  • Transparent 060606060606
  • Transparent 030303030303

Blackboard Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Blackboard Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Blackboard Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blackboard Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blackboard Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blackboard Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blackboard Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blackboard Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Blackboard Plaid Pattern

Blackboard Color Interior Ideas

Pretty Photo frame on Blackboard color drawing room interior textured wall

Blackboard Color Drawing Room Textured Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Blackboard color Living room wal color

Blackboard Color Living Room Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Blackboard color Bedroom interior wall color

Blackboard Color Bedroom Wall Paint Idea

Pretty Photo frame on Blackboard color kitchen interior wall color

Blackboard Color Kitchen Wall Paint Idea

Photo credits: