Rich Black

HEX #010B13 / RGB (1, 11, 19)

What is Rich Black Color?

Rich Black (Hex code: 010B13) Thumbnail

Rich Black has the hex code #010B13. The equivalent RGB values are (1, 11, 19), which means it is composed of 3% red, 35% green and 61% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:95 M:43 Y:1 K:93. In the HSV/HSB scale, Rich Black has a hue of 207°, 95% saturation and a brightness value of 7%.
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.

Rich Black color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, rich black can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

Rich Black Color Codes

Hex Code#010B13
RGB Values(1, 11, 19)
CMYK Values(95%, 43%, 1%, 93%)
HSV/HSB Values(207°, 95%, 7%)
Closest Web Safe#000000
Inverse Color#FEF4EC [Seashell]
Closest Pantone®Black 6 C
Closest RAL9005 [Jet black]
Complementary Color#130901 [Smoky Black]
Rich Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#0A0A0A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#090909
Weighted Average (Luma)#090909
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#343434

Rich Black Color Palettes

Rich Black is too dark to display its color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 010B13. Complementary color is 130901

Complementary Palette

The complement of Rich Black is Smoky Black with the hex code #130901. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #010B13 color is offered by #130901. 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 (010B13, 010213 and 011312)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Rich Black (#010B13) are Rich Black (FOGRA29) (#010213) and Rich Black (FOGRA29) (#011312). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Rich 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 (010B13, 130102 and 131201)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Rich Black (#010B13) are #130102 (Smoky Black) and #131201 (Smoky 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 (010B13, 13010B and 0B1301)

Triadic Palette

Rich Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #13010B (Smoky Black) and #0B1301 (Smoky Black) along with #010B13 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 (010B13, 13010B, 130901 and 011309)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Rich Black has four colors - #13010B (Smoky Black), #130901 (Smoky Black) and #011309 (Rich Black (FOGRA29)) in addition to the base color (#010B13). 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 (010B13, 120113, 130901 and 021301)

Square Palette

Rich Black square color palette has #120113 (Smoky Black), #130901 (Smoky Black) and #021301 (Vampire 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

Rich Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Rich 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 Rich Black Color


  • Transparent 343C42#343C42
  • Transparent 4D545A#4D545A
  • Transparent 676D71#676D71
  • Transparent 808589#808589
  • Transparent 999DA1#999DA1
  • Transparent B3B6B8#B3B6B8
  • Transparent CCCED0#CCCED0
  • Transparent E6E7E7#E6E7E7


  • Transparent 1A2229#1A2229
  • Transparent 272E34#272E34
  • Transparent 343A3F#343A3F
  • Transparent 41464A#41464A
  • Transparent 4D5154#4D5154
  • Transparent 5A5D5F#5A5D5F
  • Transparent 67696A#67696A
  • Transparent 737475#737475


  • Transparent 01090F#01090F
  • Transparent 01080D#01080D
  • Transparent 01070B#01070B
  • Transparent 01060A#01060A
  • Transparent 000408#000408
  • Transparent 000306#000306
  • Transparent 000204#000204
  • Transparent 000102#000102

Rich Black Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Rich Black Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Rich Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rich Black Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rich Black Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rich Black Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rich Black Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rich Black Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Rich Black Plaid Pattern