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#181716 Hex Code

Color Name: Chinese Black

What is hex #181716 Color?

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The color name of hex code #181716 is Chinese Black. The RGB values are (24, 23, 22) 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:8 K:91. In the HSV/HSB scale, #181716 has a hue of 30°, 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.

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Hex #181716 Color Codes

Color NameChinese Black
RGB Values(24, 23, 22)
CMYK Values(0%, 4%, 8%, 91%)
HSV/HSB Values(30°, 8%, 9%)
Closest Web Safe#000000
Inverse Color#E7E8E9 [Platinum]
Closest Pantone®Black 6 C
Closest RAL8022 [Black brown]
Complementary Color#161718 [Chinese Black]
#181716 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#171717
Weighted Average (Most Common)#171717
Weighted Average (Luma)#171717
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#525252

Hex #181716 Color Palettes

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

Complementary Palette

The complement of #181716 is #161718 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 #181716 color is offered by #161718. 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 (181716, 181816 and 181616)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #181716 are #181816 and #181616, called Black Chocolate and Chinese Black, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #181716 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (181716, 161818 and 161618)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #181716 are #161818 (Chinese Black) and #161618 (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.

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Triadic color palette with (181716, 161817 and 171618)

Triadic Palette

#181716 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #161817 (Chinese Black) and #171618 (Chinese Black) along with #181716, 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.

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Tetradic color palette with (181716, 161817, 161718 and 181617)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #181716 has #161817 (Chinese Black), #161718 (Chinese Black) and #181617 (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.

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Square color palette with (181716, 161816, 161718 and 181618)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #181716 contains #161816 (Chinese Black), #161718 (Chinese Black) and #181618 (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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Hex #181716 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #181716 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of 181716 Color


  • Transparent 464545464545
  • Transparent 5D5D5C5D5D5C
  • Transparent 747473747473
  • Transparent 8C8B8B8C8B8B
  • Transparent A3A2A2A3A2A2
  • Transparent BAB9B9BAB9B9
  • Transparent D1D1D0D1D1D0
  • Transparent E8E8E8E8E8E8


  • Transparent 2D2C2B2D2C2B
  • Transparent 373736373736
  • Transparent 424140424140
  • Transparent 4C4C4B4C4C4B
  • Transparent 565656565656
  • Transparent 616160616160
  • Transparent 6B6B6B6B6B6B
  • Transparent 767675767675


  • Transparent 131212131212
  • Transparent 11100F11100F
  • Transparent 0E0E0D0E0E0D
  • Transparent 0C0C0B0C0C0B
  • Transparent 0A09090A0909
  • Transparent 070707070707
  • Transparent 050504050504
  • Transparent 020202020202

#181716 Color Patterns

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    #181716 Houndstooth Pattern

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    #181716 Plaid Pattern

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