#121111 Hex Code

Color Name: Chinese Black

What is hex #121111 Color?

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The color name of hex code #121111 is Chinese Black. The RGB values are (18, 17, 17) which means it is composed of 35% red, 33% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:1 M:6 Y:6 K:93. In the HSV/HSB scale, #121111 has a hue of 0°, 6% saturation and a brightness value of 7%.
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.

Hex #121111 Color Codes

Color NameChinese Black
RGB Values(18, 17, 17)
CMYK Values(1%, 6%, 6%, 93%)
HSV/HSB Values(0°, 6%, 7%)
Closest Web Safe#000000
Inverse Color#EDEEEE [Bright Gray]
Closest Pantone®Black 6 C
Closest RAL9005 [Jet black]
Complementary Color#111212 [Chinese Black]
#121111 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#111111
Weighted Average (Most Common)#111111
Weighted Average (Luma)#111111
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#474747

Hex #121111 Color Palettes

121111 is too dark to display its color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 121111. Complementary color is 111212

Complementary Palette

The complement of #121111 is #111212 which is called Chinese Black. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #121111 color is offered by #111212. 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 (121111, 121211 and 121112)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #121111 are #121211 and #121112, called Chinese Black and Chinese Black, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #121111 with a 30° separation. 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 (121111, 111212 and 111212)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #121111 are #111212 (Chinese Black) and #111212 (Chinese 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 (121111, 111211 and 111112)

Triadic Palette

#121111 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #111211 (Chinese Black) and #111112 (Chinese Black) along with #121111, our main color, 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 (121111, 111211, 111212 and 121112)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #121111 has #111211 (Chinese Black), #111212 (Chinese Black) and #121112 (Chinese Black). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (121111, 121211, 111212 and 121112)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #121111 contains #121211 (Chinese Black), #111212 (Chinese Black) and #121112 (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.

Rainbow color

Hex #121111 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #121111 rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color 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.

Shades of Chinese Black Color


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#121111 Color Patterns

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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

Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.