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Chinese Black Color

HEX #161718 / RGB (22, 23, 24)

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What is Chinese Black Color?

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Chinese Black has the hex code #161718. The equivalent RGB values are (22, 23, 24), which means it is composed of 32% red, 33% green and 35% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:8 M:4 Y:0 K:91. In the HSV/HSB scale, Chinese Black has a hue of 210°, 8% saturation and a brightness value of 9%.
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.

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

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Chinese Black Color Codes

Hex Code#161718
RGB Values(22, 23, 24)
CMYK Values(8%, 4%, 0%, 91%)
HSV/HSB Values(210°, 8%, 9%)
Closest Web Safe#000000
Inverse Color#E9E8E7 [Platinum]
Closest Pantone®Black 6 C
Closest RAL8022 [Black brown]
Complementary Color#181716 [Chinese Black]
Chinese Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#171717
Weighted Average (Most Common)#171717
Weighted Average (Luma)#171717
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#515151

Chinese Black Color Palettes

Chinese Black is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 161718. Complementary color is 181716

Complementary Palette

The complement of Chinese Black is Chinese Black with the hex code #181716. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #161718 color is offered by #181716. 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 (161718, 161618 and 161818)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Chinese Black (#161718) are Chinese Black (#161618) and Chinese Black (#161818). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Chinese Black 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 (161718, 181616 and 181816)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Chinese Black (#161718) are #181616 (Chinese Black) and #181816 (Black Chocolate). 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 (161718, 181617 and 171816)

Triadic Palette

Chinese Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #181617 (Chinese Black) and #171816 (Chinese Black) along with #161718 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 (161718, 181617, 181716 and 161817)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Chinese Black has four colors - #181617 (Chinese Black), #181716 (Chinese Black) and #161817 (Chinese Black) in addition to the base color (#161718). 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 (161718, 181618, 181716 and 161816)

Square Palette

Chinese Black square color palette has #181618 (Chinese Black), #181716 (Chinese Black) and #161816 (Chinese 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.

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Chinese Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Chinese Black 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 Chinese Black Color


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  • Transparent 5C5D5D5C5D5D
  • Transparent 737474737474
  • Transparent 8B8B8C8B8B8C
  • Transparent A2A2A3A2A2A3
  • Transparent B9B9BAB9B9BA
  • Transparent D0D1D1D0D1D1
  • Transparent E8E8E8E8E8E8


  • Transparent 2B2C2D2B2C2D
  • Transparent 363737363737
  • Transparent 404142404142
  • Transparent 4B4C4C4B4C4C
  • Transparent 565656565656
  • Transparent 606161606161
  • Transparent 6B6B6B6B6B6B
  • Transparent 757676757676


  • Transparent 121213121213
  • Transparent 0F10110F1011
  • Transparent 0D0E0E0D0E0E
  • Transparent 0B0C0C0B0C0C
  • Transparent 09090A09090A
  • Transparent 070707070707
  • Transparent 040505040505
  • Transparent 020202020202

Chinese Black Color Patterns

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    Chinese Black Gingham Checks

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    Chinese Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Chinese Black Polka Dots Pattern

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    Chinese Black Honeycomb Pattern

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    Chinese Black Leaves Pattern

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    Chinese Black Houndstooth Pattern

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    Chinese Black Trellis Pattern

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    Chinese Black Plaid Pattern

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