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A comprehensive guide to hex color #000000

About hex color #000000 - Black

Hex color #000000 is commonly known by the name "Black". It's described as "black". When humans think of black in ads, the following may come to mind: prestige, being slick, sports or competition, clothing, and being bold. The color typically isn't associated with energy. Princeton University, NC State University, and 68 others are using a color close to Black in their branding. (Explore brands using Black).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #000000 is created using 0% red, 0% green, and 0% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 0% magenta, 0% yellow, and 100% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
0%
 
0%
 
0%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
0%
 
0%
100%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#000000 is made up of R: 0, G: 0, B: 0 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:0, Y:0, K:100 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 0 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000000. This color is named "Black". White should be used ontop of #000000 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #000000. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #000000
Websafe hex #000000
rgb 0, 0, 0
rgb percent (%) 0%, 0%, 0%
rgba R: 0, G: 0, B: 0, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:0, Y:0, K:100
hsv 0, 0, 0
hsb 0, 0, 0
luma 0
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 0, 0, 0
Closest named color Black
Hunter-Lab 0, 0, 0
CIE-L*ab 0, 0, 0
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 0, 0, 360
CIE-L*uv 0, 0, 0°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #000000. These color palettes have been mathematically proven to pair well in designs.
 

Complimentary

The Complimentary color scheme is made up of two colors. These two colors are opposite one another in the color spectrum. The first color is called the "base" #000000 and the second color is called the "compliment" #000000.

Design Tip: Complimentary colors do the job if you want an element to really stand out!

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#000000

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #000000 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #000000.

Design Tip: The Split Complimentary color scheme offers most of the contrast of the Complimentary Color scheme but without being as intense.

#000000
#000000
#000000

Triadic

The Triadic color scheme is made up of three colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all three colors are spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Design Tip: This color scheme tends to produce colors that are quite vibrant, regardless of saturation.

#000000
#000000
#000000

Tetradic

The Tetradic color scheme is made up of four colors. When viewed on a color wheel, all four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart.

Design Tip: Find balance between the warm and cold colors if you desire to use the Tetradic color scheme in your design.

#000000
#000000
#000000
#000000

Analagous

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

Design Tip: Analagous colors often appear in nature. If you're designing with the outdoors in mind, keep this color harmony at your disposal.

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#000000
#000000

When designing or marketing products, especially on a worldwide platform like Amazon, color is important. This section contains links to Amazon products that have some relation to one of the attributes of the color #000000: "being slick".
 

Please note that 2020 Colours will receive commission for purchases made through the affiliate links above. This page's Amazon links are paid advertisements and are not endoresements or reviews of the product.

Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #000000 can help you with your creative processes. Remember, you can click on a color to be taken to its own page full of unique color information.
 

Darker shades

Darker shades are produced by blending #000000 with black #000000.

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#000000
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#000000
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#000000
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Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #000000 with white #FFFFFF.

#333333
#4c4c4c
#666666
#7f7f7f
#999999
#b2b2b2
#cccccc
#e5e5e5

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #000000 with gray #808080.

#666666
#595959
#4c4c4c
#404040
#333333
#262626
#191919
#0c0c0c

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #000000 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the Color Harmonies section above.

Below each gradient is the CSS color code that was used to create it. You can copy and paste it so it can be used in designs of your own.

For more information on how to apply gradients, visit the w3schools.com page on CSS gradients.

Seeing #000000 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #000000 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions. For example, #000000 appears as #000000 when in northern sky daylight and as #000000 when in cool fluorescent.

Incandescent/tungsten
Old direct sunlight at noon
Old daylight
ICC profile PCS
Mid-morning daylight
Daylight, sRGB, Adobe-RGB
North sky daylight
Equal energy
Daylight Fluorescent
Cool fluorescent
White Fluorescent
Warm White Fluorescent
Daylight Fluorescent
Lite White Fluorescent
Daylight fluorescent, D65 simulator
Sylvania F40, D50 simulator
Cool White Fluorescent
Ultralume 50, Philips TL85
Ultralume 40, Philips TL84
Ultralume 30, Philips TL83
Data used in calculating these colors comes courtesy of Easy RGB.

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated. View a list of all 1,500+ named colors.

Closest named colors to #000000

#000000 might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Black
Mahogany
Registration black
Vampire black
Smoky black
Chinese black
Licorice
French Middle Red Purple

Furthest named colors to #000000

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from #000000. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

White
Baby powder
Lotion
Snow
Tooth
Milk
Ghost white
Azure mist

Colors are important to brands and the messages they convey. Brand recognition and colors go hand-in-hand. Knowing what brands are using #000000, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Fab.com uses the color #000000

#000000
#dd0017
  

Sony uses the color #000000

#000000
#00a4e8
#165b65
#697d99
#7c8285
#96b8db
#a4dbdb
#b1b134
#b24f3f
#b2c8bd
#b51f29
#bbd634
#bfbdb0
#dbe3b6
#dc9018
#df8f2d
#e31a22
#f4979c
#f58268
#fdd666

Purdue University uses the color #000000

#000000
#98700d
#c28e0e
 

Adidas uses the color #000000

#000000
#2c9f45
#371777
#511378
#52325d
#be0027
#cf8d2e
#e4e932

Atlanta Falcons uses the color #000000

#000000
#a5acaf
#a71930
 

Oregon State University uses the color #000000

#000000
#dc4405
  

Mojang uses the color #000000

#000000
#db1f29
  

Cartoon Network uses the color #000000

#000000
#00aeef
#ed008c
#fff000

Film4 uses the color #000000

#000000
#d6182a
  

University of Cincinnati uses the color #000000

#000000
#e00122
  

University of Waterloo uses the color #000000

#000000
#ffd54f
  

Vodafone uses the color #000000

#000000
#007c92
#00b0ca
#4a4d4e
#5e2750
#9c2aa0
#a8b400
#e60000
#eb9800
#fecb00
  

Continental AG uses the color #000000

#000000
#004eaf
#00a5dc
#057855
#2db928
#737373
#969696
#cdcdcd
#f0f0f0
#ff2d37
#ffa500
 

The Times uses the color #000000

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Fiskars uses the color #000000

#000000
#005172
#55601c
#955214
#ff8e00
   

Royal Mail uses the color #000000

#000000
#ff0000
#ffff00
 

IFTTT uses the color #000000

#000000
#33ccff
#ff4400
 

LastPass uses the color #000000

#000000
#00a3e0
#0c2340
#333f48
#af0809
#d32d27
#d9e1e2
#ede04b

Fairmont uses the color #000000

#000000
#a6a685
  

Houzz uses the color #000000

#000000
#7ac142
  

Oxford University Press uses the color #000000

#000000
#002147
#666666
 

Sterling Hotels uses the color #000000

#000000
#002054
#3b5a6f
#828a87
#838f97
#9db7c4
#ccd7dd
 

Rolls-Royce uses the color #000000

#000000
#680021
#939598
#fffaec

Spoken uses the color #000000

#000000
#fc00c1
  

Easy Jet uses the color #000000

#000000
#58595b
#ff6600
 

LEGO uses the color #000000

#000000
#d11013
#f6ec35
 

MySpace uses the color #000000

#000000
   

American Red Cross uses the color #000000

#000000
#004b79
#0091cd
#537b35
#56a0d3
#6d6e70
#7f181b
#8ec06c
#9f9fa3
#b4a996
#c4dff6
#d7d7d8
#d7d7d8
#ecb731
#ed1b2e
 

Instapaper uses the color #000000

#000000
#428bca
  

AngularJS uses the color #000000

#000000
#b52e31
  

National Geographic uses the color #000000

#000000
#ffcc00
  

iDEAL uses the color #000000

#000000
#79afc1
#cc0066
 

Discogs uses the color #000000

#000000
#333333
#f5df2e
 

Knight Foundation uses the color #000000

#000000
#03cce6
#29c876
#666666
#cccccc
#f5f4f2
#fdce2e
#ff3939
#ff4081
   

Wikipedia uses the color #000000

#000000
#636466
#939598
#c7c8ca

Gibson uses the color #000000

#000000
#436f8e
#887d59
#8f9696

Steam uses the color #000000

#000000
#00adee
  

NC State University uses the color #000000

#000000
#cc0000
  

Puma uses the color #000000

#000000
#44403f
#696965
#ae946d
#ba2026
   

Nationwide uses the color #000000

#000000
#0071bf
  

Ninjas in Pyjamas uses the color #000000

#000000
#12191c
#6f7f8d
#a98c66

Wake Forest University uses the color #000000

#000000
#375669
#3d3c1d
#456525
#511536
#625750
#443e67
#59786c
#82231c
#9e7e38
  

Stockton University uses the color #000000

#000000
#79bde9
#a7a9ac
#bc9b6a
#ffc423
   

Yellow Pages uses the color #000000

#000000
#ffd400
  

San Francisco Giants uses the color #000000

#000000
#fd5a1e
  

Canon uses the color #000000

#000000
#bc0024
  

LinkedIn uses the color #000000

#000000
#0077b5
#00a0dc
#313335
#86888a
#8d6cab
#caccce
#dd5143
#e68523
   

Panasonic uses the color #000000

#000000
#0f58a8
  

Ello uses the color #000000

#000000
   

Case-Mate uses the color #000000

#000000
#84754e
#a6192e
#decba5

Microsoft Surface uses the color #000000

#000000
#0078d7
#505050
#737373
#eeeeee
   

Photobucket uses the color #000000

#000000
#0ea0db
  

San Francisco 49ers uses the color #000000

#000000
#c8aa76
#e91e22
 

Postmates uses the color #000000

#000000
#36454f
  

Blackberry uses the color #000000

#000000
#005387
#788cb6
#88aca1
#8cb811
#8f8f8c
#a1a1a4
#fdb813

Renaissance Hotels uses the color #000000

#000000
#999999
#f58021
 

FiveThirtyEight uses the color #000000

#000000
#ed713a
  

CNN uses the color #000000

#000000
#282828
#464646
#cc0000

Digg uses the color #000000

#000000
#005be2
  

Princeton University uses the color #000000

#000000
#ee7f2d
  

Pfizer uses the color #000000

#000000
#0093d0
#00a950
#00aeef
#4a245e
#616365
#75d1e0
#7dba00
#cc292b
#d6006e
#f26649
#f7d417
#f8971d
   

Texas Tech University uses the color #000000

#000000
#cc0000
  

Storyful uses the color #010101

#010101
#8b8b64
#bbbdc0
#f97200

iStock uses the color #0c0d0d

#0c0d0d
#02a388
#dce1e1
#e8eded
#fe423f
   

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee uses the color #000000

#000000
#474d52
#5382af
#5f9a38
#694d88
#98c646
#d06d34
#ffbd00

University of Dayton uses the color #000000

#000000
#004b8d
#0082ca
#199051
#ce1141
#cf0a2c
#d1cdb8
#e76829
#faf2f3
#ffdd00
  

Channel 4 uses the color #000000

#000000
#051736
#2e1f54
#335238
#4a8594
#52057f
#598c14
#706357
#b0a696
#bf033b
#dbe0e3
#dbeede
#ed3b21
#f00a36
#ff6908
#ffc719

Pac-12 uses the color #000007

#000007
#00274d
#004b91
#0076c0
#a1a1a4
#d3c4a0
#d6e03d
 

Oracle uses the color #000000

#000000
#7f7f7f
#ff0000
 

Jawbone uses the color #000000

#000000
   
Brand data comes courtesy of Brand Colors. Brands linked may not be suitable for all ages and in no way affiliated with 2020 Colors.

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

HTML, CSS #000000
Java new Color(0, 0, 0)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 0, 0, 0);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0 blue:0 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0f, 0f, 0f);
Swift UIColor(red:0, green:0, blue:0, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $000000
Python Color('#000000')

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #000000. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 0 while the individual RGB conversions are: 0, 0, 0.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000000000000000000000000
Hex000000
Octal000
Decimal000

If you're considering using #000000 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #000000 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below.

This text is hex color #000000 on a solid black (#000000) background.

This text is hex color #000000 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #000000 background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #000000 background.

This text is hex color #000000 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is hex color #000000 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #000000 and white (#ffffff) background.

This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #000000 and white (#ffffff) background.

Patterns courtesy of Hero Patterns.

If you're a web developer, you might find it useful to see elements like buttons and check boxes in the color #000000.

Buttons

The HTML and CSS used to create these elements comes from w3schools.com.
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