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Matte Charcoal Color

HEX #3B4248 / RGB (59, 66, 72)

Charcoal Material for smoke

What is Matte Charcoal Color?

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Matte Charcoal has the hex code #3B4248. The equivalent RGB values are (59, 66, 72), which means it is composed of 30% red, 34% green and 37% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:18 M:8 Y:0 K:72. In the HSV/HSB scale, Matte Charcoal has a hue of 208°, 18% saturation and a brightness value of 28%.
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.

Matte Charcoal is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the matte charcoal CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

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Matte Charcoal Color Codes

Hex Code#3B4248
RGB Values(59, 66, 72)
CMYK Values(18%, 8%, 0%, 72%)
HSV/HSB Values(208°, 18%, 28%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#C4BDB7 [Pale Silver]
Closest Pantone®446 C
Closest RAL7026 [Granite grey]
Complementary Color#48413B [Dark Puce]
Matte Charcoal Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#424242
Weighted Average (Most Common)#414141
Weighted Average (Luma)#414141
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#858585

Matte Charcoal Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 3B4248. Complementary color is 48413B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Matte Charcoal is Dark Puce with the hex code #48413B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #3B4248 color is offered by #48413B. 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 (3B4248, 3B3C48 and 3B4848)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Matte Charcoal (#3B4248) are Arsenic (#3B3C48) and Arsenic (#3B4848). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Matte Charcoal 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 (3B4248, 483B3C and 48483B)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Matte Charcoal (#3B4248) are #483B3C (Dark Puce) and #48483B (Rifle Green). 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 (3B4248, 483B42 and 42483B)

Triadic Palette

Matte Charcoal triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #483B42 (Dark Puce) and #42483B (Rifle Green) along with #3B4248 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 (3B4248, 483B42, 48413B and 3B4841)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Matte Charcoal has four colors - #483B42 (Dark Puce), #48413B (Dark Puce) and #3B4841 (Arsenic) in addition to the base color (#3B4248). 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 (3B4248, 483B48, 48413B and 3C483B)

Square Palette

Matte Charcoal square color palette has #483B48 (Purple Taupe), #48413B (Dark Puce) and #3C483B (Rifle Green). 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

Matte Charcoal Color Rainbow Palette

Our Matte Charcoal 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 Matte Charcoal Color


  • Transparent 62686D62686D
  • Transparent 767B7F767B7F
  • Transparent 898E91898E91
  • Transparent 9DA1A49DA1A4
  • Transparent B1B3B6B1B3B6
  • Transparent C4C6C8C4C6C8
  • Transparent D8D9DAD8D9DA
  • Transparent EBECEDEBECED


  • Transparent 494E53494E53
  • Transparent 505559505559
  • Transparent 575B5E575B5E
  • Transparent 5E61645E6164
  • Transparent 64676A64676A
  • Transparent 6B6D6F6B6D6F
  • Transparent 727475727475
  • Transparent 797A7A797A7A


  • Transparent 2F353A2F353A
  • Transparent 292E32292E32
  • Transparent 23282B23282B
  • Transparent 1E21241E2124
  • Transparent 181A1D181A1D
  • Transparent 121416121416
  • Transparent 0C0D0E0C0D0E
  • Transparent 060707060707

Matte Charcoal Color Patterns

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    Matte Charcoal Gingham Checks

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    Matte Charcoal Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Charcoal Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Charcoal Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Charcoal Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Charcoal Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Charcoal Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Matte Charcoal Plaid Pattern

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