Soft Black

HEX #181A18 / RGB (24, 26, 24)

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What is Soft Black Color?

Soft Black (Hex code: 181A18) Thumbnail

Soft Black has the hex code #181A18. The equivalent RGB values are (24, 26, 24), which means it is composed of 32% red, 35% green and 32% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:8 M:0 Y:8 K:90. In the HSV/HSB scale, Soft Black has a hue of 120°, 8% saturation and a brightness value of 10%.
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.

Soft black is slightly lesser intense black color. It can be applied on a web page with HTML and CSS via its hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color codes.

Soft Black Color Codes

Hex Code#181A18
RGB Values(24, 26, 24)
CMYK Values(8%, 0%, 8%, 90%)
HSV/HSB Values(120°, 8%, 10%)
Closest Web Safe#003300
Inverse Color#E7E5E7 [Platinum]
Closest Pantone®Black 6 C
Closest RAL8022 [Black brown]
Complementary Color#1A181A [Eerie Black]
Soft Black Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#191919
Weighted Average (Most Common)#191919
Weighted Average (Luma)#191919
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#565656

Soft Black Color Palettes

Soft Black is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of 181A18. Complementary color is 1A181A

Complementary Palette

The complement of Soft Black is Eerie Black with the hex code #1A181A. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #181A18 color is offered by #1A181A. 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 (181A18, 181A19 and 191A18)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Soft Black (#181A18) are Eerie Black (#181A19) and Eerie Black (#191A18). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Soft 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 (181A18, 19181A and 1A1819)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Soft Black (#181A18) are #19181A (Eerie Black) and #1A1819 (Eerie 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 (181A18, 18181A and 1A1818)

Triadic Palette

Soft Black triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #18181A (Eerie Black) and #1A1818 (Eerie Black) along with #181A18 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 (181A18, 18181A, 1A181A and 1A1A18)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Soft Black has four colors - #18181A (Eerie Black), #1A181A (Eerie Black) and #1A1A18 (Eerie Black) in addition to the base color (#181A18). 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 (181A18, 18191A, 1A181A and 1A1918)

Square Palette

Soft Black square color palette has #18191A (Eerie Black), #1A181A (Eerie Black) and #1A1918 (Eerie 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

Soft Black Color Rainbow Palette

Our Soft 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 Soft Black Color


  • Transparent 464846#464846
  • Transparent 5D5F5D#5D5F5D
  • Transparent 747674#747674
  • Transparent 8C8D8C#8C8D8C
  • Transparent A3A3A3#A3A3A3
  • Transparent BABABA#BABABA
  • Transparent D1D1D1#D1D1D1
  • Transparent E8E8E8#E8E8E8


  • Transparent 2D2E2D#2D2E2D
  • Transparent 373937#373937
  • Transparent 424342#424342
  • Transparent 4C4D4C#4C4D4C
  • Transparent 565756#565756
  • Transparent 616161#616161
  • Transparent 6B6C6B#6B6C6B
  • Transparent 767676#767676


  • Transparent 131513#131513
  • Transparent 111211#111211
  • Transparent 0E100E#0E100E
  • Transparent 0C0D0C#0C0D0C
  • Transparent 0A0A0A#0A0A0A
  • Transparent 070807#070807
  • Transparent 050505#050505
  • Transparent 020302#020302

Soft Black Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Soft Black Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Soft Black Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Black Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Black Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Black Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Black Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Black Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Soft Black Plaid Pattern

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