Retro Black

HEX #1F201F / RGB (31, 32, 31)

What is Retro Black Color?

Retro Black (Hex code: 1F201F) Thumbnail

Retro Black has the hex code #1F201F. The equivalent RGB values are (31, 32, 31), which means it is composed of 33% red, 34% green and 33% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:3 M:0 Y:3 K:88. In the HSV/HSB scale, Retro Black has a hue of 120°, 3% saturation and a brightness value of 13%.
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.

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

Retro Black Color Codes

Hex Code#1F201F
RGB Values(31, 32, 31)
CMYK Values(3%, 0%, 3%, 88%)
HSV/HSB Values(120°, 3%, 13%)
Closest Web Safe#333333
Inverse Color#E0DFE0 [Gainsboro]
Closest Pantone®419 C
Closest RAL5004 [Black blue]
Complementary Color#201F20 [Raisin Black]
Retro Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#1F1F1F
Weighted Average (Most Common)#202020
Weighted Average (Luma)#202020
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#5F5F5F

Retro Black Color Palettes

Retro Black is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 1F201F. Complementary color is 201F20

Complementary Palette

The complement of Retro Black is Raisin Black with the hex code #201F20. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #1F201F color is offered by #201F20. 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 (1F201F, 1F2020 and 20201F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Retro Black (#1F201F) are Dark Jungle Green (#1F2020) and Raisin Black (#20201F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Retro 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 (1F201F, 201F20 and 201F20)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Retro Black (#1F201F) are #201F20 (Raisin Black) and #201F20 (Raisin 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 (1F201F, 1F1F20 and 201F1F)

Triadic Palette

Retro Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #1F1F20 (Raisin Black) and #201F1F (Raisin Black) along with #1F201F 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 (1F201F, 1F1F20, 201F20 and 20201F)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Retro Black has four colors - #1F1F20 (Raisin Black), #201F20 (Raisin Black) and #20201F (Raisin Black) in addition to the base color (#1F201F). 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 (1F201F, 1F2020, 201F20 and 20201F)

Square Palette

Retro Black square color palette has #1F2020 (Dark Jungle Green), #201F20 (Raisin Black) and #20201F (Raisin 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

Retro Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Retro 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 Retro Black Color


  • Transparent 4C4D4C#4C4D4C
  • Transparent 626362#626362
  • Transparent 797979#797979
  • Transparent 8F908F#8F908F
  • Transparent A5A6A5#A5A6A5
  • Transparent BCBCBC#BCBCBC
  • Transparent D2D2D2#D2D2D2
  • Transparent E9E9E9#E9E9E9


  • Transparent 323332#323332
  • Transparent 3C3D3C#3C3D3C
  • Transparent 464646#464646
  • Transparent 505050#505050
  • Transparent 595A59#595A59
  • Transparent 636363#636363
  • Transparent 6D6D6D#6D6D6D
  • Transparent 767676#767676


  • Transparent 191A19#191A19
  • Transparent 161616#161616
  • Transparent 131313#131313
  • Transparent 101010#101010
  • Transparent 0C0D0C#0C0D0C
  • Transparent 090A09#090A09
  • Transparent 060606#060606
  • Transparent 030303#030303

Retro Black Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Retro Black Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Retro Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Black Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Black Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Black Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Black Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Black Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Retro Black Plaid Pattern