Pure Black

HEX #000000 / RGB (0, 0, 0)

What is Pure Black Color?

Pure Black (Hex code: 000000) Thumbnail

Pure Black has the hex code #000000. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 0, 0), which means it is composed of 0% red, 0% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:0 Y:0 K:100. In the HSV/HSB scale, Pure Black has a hue of 359°, 0% saturation and a brightness value of 0%.
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.

Pure Black 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 the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Pure Black Color Codes

Hex Code#000000
RGB Values(0, 0, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 0%, 0%, 100%)
HSV/HSB Values(359°, 0%, 0%)
Closest Web Safe#000000
Inverse Color#FFFFFF [White]
Closest Pantone®Black 6 C
Closest RAL9005 [Jet black]
Complementary Color#000000 [Black]
Pure Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#000000
Weighted Average (Most Common)#000000
Weighted Average (Luma)#000000
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#000000

Pure Black Color Palettes

Pure Black is too dark to display its color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 000000. Complementary color is 000000

Complementary Palette

The complement of Pure Black is Black with the hex code #000000. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #000000 color is offered by #000000. 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 (000000, 000000 and 000000)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Pure Black (#000000) are Black (#000000) and Black (#000000). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Pure 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (000000, 000000 and 000000)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Pure Black (#000000) are #000000 (Black) and #000000 (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 (000000, 000000 and 000000)

Triadic Palette

Pure Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #000000 (Black) and #000000 (Black) along with #000000 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 (000000, 000000, 000000 and 000000)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Pure Black has four colors - #000000 (Black), #000000 (Black) and #000000 (Black) in addition to the base color (#000000). 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.

Square color palette with (000000, 000000, 000000 and 000000)

Square Palette

Pure Black square color palette has #000000 (Black), #000000 (Black) and #000000 (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

Pure Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Pure 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Pure Black Color


  • Transparent 333333#333333
  • Transparent 4D4D4D#4D4D4D
  • Transparent 666666#666666
  • Transparent 808080#808080
  • Transparent 999999#999999
  • Transparent B3B3B3#B3B3B3
  • Transparent CCCCCC#CCCCCC
  • Transparent E6E6E6#E6E6E6


  • Transparent 1A1A1A#1A1A1A
  • Transparent 262626#262626
  • Transparent 333333#333333
  • Transparent 404040#404040
  • Transparent 4D4D4D#4D4D4D
  • Transparent 5A5A5A#5A5A5A
  • Transparent 666666#666666
  • Transparent 737373#737373


  • Transparent 000000#000000
  • Transparent 000000#000000
  • Transparent 000000#000000
  • Transparent 000000#000000
  • Transparent 000000#000000
  • Transparent 000000#000000
  • Transparent 000000#000000
  • Transparent 000000#000000

Pure Black Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Pure Black Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Pure Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Black Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Black Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Black Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Black Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Black Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Pure Black Plaid Pattern