#1A1509 Hex Code

Color Name: Licorice

What is hex #1A1509 Color?

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The color name of hex code #1A1509 is Licorice. The RGB values are (26, 21, 9) which means it is composed of 46% red, 38% green and 16% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:19 Y:65 K:90. In the HSV/HSB scale, #1A1509 has a hue of 42°, 65% saturation and a brightness value of 10%.
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 #1A1509 Color Codes

Color NameLicorice
RGB Values(26, 21, 9)
CMYK Values(0%, 19%, 65%, 90%)
HSV/HSB Values(42°, 65%, 10%)
Closest Web Safe#330000
Inverse Color#E5EAF6 [Lavender (Web)]
Closest Pantone®Black 6 C
Closest RAL9005 [Jet black]
Complementary Color#090E1A [Rich Black (FOGRA29)]
#1A1509 Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#131313
Desaturated#121212
Weighted Average (Most Common)#151515
Weighted Average (Luma)#151515
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#4E4E4E

Hex #1A1509 Color Palettes

1A1509 is too dark to display its color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 1A1509. Complementary color is 090E1A

Complementary Palette

The complement of #1A1509 is #090E1A which is called Rich Black (FOGRA29). Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1A1509 color is offered by #090E1A. 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 (1A1509, 171A09 and 1A0D09)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #1A1509 are #171A09 and #1A0D09, called Black Chocolate and Licorice, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #1A1509 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 (1A1509, 09171A and 0D091A)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #1A1509 are #09171A (Chinese Black) and #0D091A (Rich Black (FOGRA29)). 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 (1A1509, 091A15 and 15091A)

Triadic Palette

#1A1509 triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #091A15 (Chinese Black) and #15091A (Chinese Black) along with #1A1509, 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 (1A1509, 091A15, 090E1A and 1A090E)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #1A1509 has #091A15 (Chinese Black), #090E1A (Rich Black (FOGRA29)) and #1A090E (Licorice). 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 (1A1509, 091A0D, 090E1A and 1A0917)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #1A1509 contains #091A0D (Chinese Black), #090E1A (Rich Black (FOGRA29)) and #1A0917 (Licorice). 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 #1A1509 Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #1A1509 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.

#1A1509 Color Patterns

  • gingham-checks-pattern - 1A1509

    Licorice gingham checks pattern

  • vertical-stripes-pattern - 1A1509

    Licorice vertical stripes pattern

  • polka-dots-pattern - 1A1509

    Licorice polka dots pattern

  • honeycomb-pattern - 1A1509

    Licorice honeycomb pattern

  • leaves-pattern - 1A1509

    Licorice leaves pattern

  • houndstooth-pattern - 1A1509

    Licorice houndstooth pattern

  • trellis-pattern - 1A1509

    Licorice trellis pattern

  • plaid-pattern - 1A1509

    Licorice 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.