Charcoal CMYK

HEX #314550 / RGB (49, 69, 80)

What is Charcoal CMYK Color?

Charcoal CMYK (Hex code: 314550) Thumbnail

Charcoal color in the CMYK model has the values (80, 60, 50, 40). Thus, there is 80 of cyan, 60 of magenta, 50 of yellow and 40 of black. The closest hex code of the color is #314550 with RGB equivalent values (49, 69, 80). The CMYK system is the backbone of the color printing technology found in both large industrial and small desktop printers. Colors are created using only four inks - cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K). Please understand that the reproducibility of charcoal CMYK depends on the quality of the paper, the printer and the inks in the machine.

NOTE: The charcoal (CMYK) hex color code mentioned on this page is just an approximation. It has been calculated from the CMYK values. As you probably know, the CMYK color model is for print media while hex codes and the equivalent RGB values are for screen. The two can seldom be converted correctly. Additionally, charcoal color displayed on the screen through its hex code, may look very different when printed (by the CMYK values).

Charcoal CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#314550
RGB Values(49, 69, 80)
CMYK Values(80%, 60%, 50%, 40%)
HSV/HSB Values(201°, 39%, 31%)
Closest Web Safe#333366
Inverse Color#CEBAAF [Dark Vanilla]
Closest Pantone®432 C
Closest RAL7026 [Granite grey]
Complementary Color#503C31 [Royal Brown]
Charcoal CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#424242
Weighted Average (Most Common)#404040
Weighted Average (Luma)#424242
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#868686

Charcoal CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 314550. Complementary color is 503C31

Complementary Palette

The complement of Charcoal CMYK is Royal Brown with the hex code #503C31. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #314550 color is offered by #503C31. 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 (314550, 313650 and 31504C)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Charcoal CMYK (#314550) are Charcoal (#313650) and Dark Slate Gray (#31504C). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Charcoal CMYK 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 (314550, 503136 and 504C31)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Charcoal CMYK (#314550) are #503136 (Royal Brown) and #504C31 (Olive Drab Camouflage). 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 (314550, 503145 and 455031)

Triadic Palette

Charcoal CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #503145 (Dark Puce) and #455031 (Rifle Green) along with #314550 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 (314550, 503145, 503C31 and 31503C)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Charcoal CMYK has four colors - #503145 (Dark Puce), #503C31 (Royal Brown) and #31503C (Deep Moss Green) in addition to the base color (#314550). 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 (314550, 4C3150, 503C31 and 365031)

Square Palette

Charcoal CMYK square color palette has #4C3150 (Purple Taupe), #503C31 (Royal Brown) and #365031 (Kombu Green). 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

Charcoal CMYK Color Rainbow Palette

Our Charcoal CMYK 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 Charcoal CMYK Color


  • Transparent 5A6A73#5A6A73
  • Transparent 6F7D85#6F7D85
  • Transparent 838F96#838F96
  • Transparent 98A2A8#98A2A8
  • Transparent ADB5B9#ADB5B9
  • Transparent C1C7CB#C1C7CB
  • Transparent D6DADC#D6DADC
  • Transparent EAECEE#EAECEE


  • Transparent 41515A#41515A
  • Transparent 49575E#49575E
  • Transparent 515D63#515D63
  • Transparent 596368#596368
  • Transparent 60686D#60686D
  • Transparent 686E72#686E72
  • Transparent 707476#707476
  • Transparent 787A7B#787A7B


  • Transparent 273740#273740
  • Transparent 223038#223038
  • Transparent 1D2930#1D2930
  • Transparent 192328#192328
  • Transparent 141C20#141C20
  • Transparent 0F1518#0F1518
  • Transparent 0A0E10#0A0E10
  • Transparent 050708#050708

Charcoal CMYK Color Patterns

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    Charcoal CMYK Gingham Checks

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    Charcoal CMYK Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Charcoal CMYK Polka Dots Pattern

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    Charcoal CMYK Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal CMYK Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal CMYK Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Charcoal CMYK Plaid Pattern

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