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Classic Black Color

HEX #1C1B1A / RGB (28, 27, 26)

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What is Classic Black Color?

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Classic Black has the hex code #1C1B1A. The equivalent RGB values are (28, 27, 26), which means it is composed of 35% red, 33% green and 32% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:4 Y:7 K:89. In the HSV/HSB scale, Classic Black has a hue of 30°, 7% 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.

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

Hex Code#1C1B1A
RGB Values(28, 27, 26)
CMYK Values(0%, 4%, 7%, 89%)
HSV/HSB Values(30°, 7%, 11%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#E3E4E5 [Platinum]
Closest Pantone®419 C
Closest RAL8022 [Black brown]
Complementary Color#1A1B1C [Eerie Black]
Classic Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#1B1B1B
Weighted Average (Most Common)#1B1B1B
Weighted Average (Luma)#1B1B1B
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#595959

Classic Black Color Palettes

Classic Black is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 1C1B1A. Complementary color is 1A1B1C

Complementary Palette

The complement of Classic Black is Eerie Black with the hex code #1A1B1C. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1C1B1A color is offered by #1A1B1C. 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 (1C1B1A, 1C1C1A and 1C1A1A)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Classic Black (#1C1B1A) are Eerie Black (#1C1C1A) and Eerie Black (#1C1A1A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Classic 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 (1C1B1A, 1A1C1C and 1A1A1C)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Classic Black (#1C1B1A) are #1A1C1C (Eerie Black) and #1A1A1C (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.

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Triadic color palette with (1C1B1A, 1A1C1B and 1B1A1C)

Triadic Palette

Classic Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #1A1C1B (Eerie Black) and #1B1A1C (Eerie Black) along with #1C1B1A 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 (1C1B1A, 1A1C1B, 1A1B1C and 1C1A1B)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Classic Black has four colors - #1A1C1B (Eerie Black), #1A1B1C (Eerie Black) and #1C1A1B (Eerie Black) in addition to the base color (#1C1B1A). 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 (1C1B1A, 1A1C1A, 1A1B1C and 1C1A1C)

Square Palette

Classic Black square color palette has #1A1C1A (Eerie Black), #1A1B1C (Eerie Black) and #1C1A1C (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.

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Rainbow color

Classic Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Classic 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 Classic Black Color


  • Transparent 494948494948
  • Transparent 605F5F605F5F
  • Transparent 777676777676
  • Transparent 8E8D8D8E8D8D
  • Transparent A4A4A3A4A4A3
  • Transparent BBBBBABBBBBA
  • Transparent D2D1D1D2D1D1
  • Transparent E8E8E8E8E8E8


  • Transparent 302F2E302F2E
  • Transparent 3A39393A3939
  • Transparent 444343444343
  • Transparent 4E4E4D4E4E4D
  • Transparent 585857585857
  • Transparent 626261626261
  • Transparent 6C6C6C6C6C6C
  • Transparent 767676767676


  • Transparent 161615161615
  • Transparent 141312141312
  • Transparent 111010111010
  • Transparent 0E0E0D0E0E0D
  • Transparent 0B0B0A0B0B0A
  • Transparent 080808080808
  • Transparent 060505060505
  • Transparent 030303030303

Classic Black Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Classic Black Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Classic Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Black Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Black Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Black Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Black Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Black Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Black Plaid Pattern

Classic Black Color Interior Ideas

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