Classic Matte Black

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

What is Classic Matte Black Color?

Classic Matte Black (Hex code: 1C1C1C) Thumbnail

Classic Matte Black 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, Classic Matte Black 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.

Classic Matte Black color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, classic matte 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 Matte Black 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]
Classic Matte Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#1C1C1C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#1C1C1C
Weighted Average (Luma)#1C1C1C
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#5A5A5A

Classic Matte Black Color Palettes

Classic Matte Black 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 Classic Matte Black 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.

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

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Classic Matte Black (#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 Classic Matte 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.

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

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Classic Matte Black (#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.

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

Triadic Palette

Classic Matte Black 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.

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

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Classic Matte Black 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.

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

Square Palette

Classic Matte Black 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.

Rainbow color

Classic Matte Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Classic Matte 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Classic Matte Black Color


  • Transparent 494949#494949
  • Transparent 606060#606060
  • Transparent 777777#777777
  • Transparent 8E8E8E#8E8E8E
  • Transparent A4A4A4#A4A4A4
  • Transparent BBBBBB#BBBBBB
  • Transparent D2D2D2#D2D2D2
  • Transparent E8E8E8#E8E8E8


  • Transparent 303030#303030
  • Transparent 3A3A3A#3A3A3A
  • Transparent 444444#444444
  • Transparent 4E4E4E#4E4E4E
  • Transparent 585858#585858
  • Transparent 626262#626262
  • Transparent 6C6C6C#6C6C6C
  • Transparent 767676#767676


  • Transparent 161616#161616
  • Transparent 141414#141414
  • Transparent 111111#111111
  • Transparent 0E0E0E#0E0E0E
  • Transparent 0B0B0B#0B0B0B
  • Transparent 080808#080808
  • Transparent 060606#060606
  • Transparent 030303#030303

Classic Matte Black Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Classic Matte Black Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Classic Matte Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Matte Black Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Matte Black Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Matte Black Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Matte Black Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Matte Black Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Classic Matte Black Plaid Pattern