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Pirate Black Color

HEX #373838 / RGB (55, 56, 56)

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What is Pirate Black Color?

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Pirate Black comes from the Pantone Textile Cotton eXtended list and has the PMS number 19-4305 TCX. It is not included in the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name. Pirate Black color hex code is #373838 with RGB equivalent (55, 56, 56). It can be applied to web pages with its hex, RGB or HSL values.
The CMYK values of this color are not available on the Pantone web site and the ones listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal code.

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Pirate Black Color Codes

Hex Code#373838
RGB Values(55, 56, 56)
CMYK Values(2%, 0%, 0%, 78%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 2%, 22%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#C8C7C7 [Chinese Silver]
Pantone®19-4305 TCX
Closest RAL8019 [Grey brown]
Complementary Color#383737 [Onyx]
Pirate Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#383838
Weighted Average (Most Common)#383838
Weighted Average (Luma)#383838
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#7C7C7C

Pirate Black Color Palettes

Pirate Black is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 373838. Complementary color is 383737

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pirate Black is Onyx with the hex code #383737. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #373838 color is offered by #383737. 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 (373838, 373838 and 373838)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pirate Black (#373838) are Onyx (#373838) and Onyx (#373838). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pirate 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (373838, 383738 and 383837)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pirate Black (#373838) are #383738 (Onyx) and #383837 (Onyx). 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 (373838, 383738 and 383837)

Triadic Palette

Pirate Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #383738 (Onyx) and #383837 (Onyx) along with #373838 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 (373838, 383738, 383737 and 373837)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pirate Black has four colors - #383738 (Onyx), #383737 (Onyx) and #373837 (Onyx) in addition to the base color (#373838). 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 (373838, 383738, 383737 and 383837)

Square Palette

Pirate Black square color palette has #383738 (Onyx), #383737 (Onyx) and #383837 (Onyx). 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

Pirate Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pirate 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Pirate Black Color


  • Transparent 5F60605F6060
  • Transparent 737474737474
  • Transparent 878888878888
  • Transparent 9B9C9C9B9C9C
  • Transparent AFAFAFAFAFAF
  • Transparent C3C3C3C3C3C3
  • Transparent D7D7D7D7D7D7
  • Transparent EBEBEBEBEBEB


  • Transparent 464646464646
  • Transparent 4D4E4E4D4E4E
  • Transparent 545555545555
  • Transparent 5C5C5C5C5C5C
  • Transparent 636363636363
  • Transparent 6A6A6A6A6A6A
  • Transparent 717272717272
  • Transparent 797979797979


  • Transparent 2C2D2D2C2D2D
  • Transparent 272727272727
  • Transparent 212222212222
  • Transparent 1C1C1C1C1C1C
  • Transparent 161616161616
  • Transparent 111111111111
  • Transparent 0B0B0B0B0B0B
  • Transparent 060606060606

Pirate Black Color Patterns

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    Pirate Black Gingham Checks

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    Pirate Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Pirate Black Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pirate Black Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pirate Black Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pirate Black Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pirate Black Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pirate Black Plaid Pattern

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