Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c) color information

Hex color #0c0c0c greatly resembles "Smoky black" because of their close resemblance. It's labeled as "very dark black". When people from western culture see this color, Smoky black (#0c0c0c), used in branding, they might associate it with having value, modernism, portable devices, technology, and being formal. Colors labeled as "very dark black" are rarely tied to health care. iStock, Vidme, and Sabre use this color, according to our database.

Breakdown of Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)

#0c0c0c is made up of (12, 12, 12) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 95.29) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 789516 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000000. White should be used ontop of #0c0c0c to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #0c0c0c. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #0c0c0c luma #11.99
Websafe hex #000000 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(12, 12, 12) Adobe RGB (0.00, 0.00, 0.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(5%, 5%, 5%) Closest named color Smoky black
rgba rgba(12.0, 12.0, 12.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (0.00, 0.00, 0.00)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 95.29) CIE-L*ab (0.00, 0.00, 0.00)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 5.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (0.00, 0.00, 360.00)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 5.00) CIE-L*uv (0.00, 0.00, 0.00)
RGB COMPOSITION
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)

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" #0c0c0c and the second color is called the "compliment" #0c0c0c.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Split Complimentary Colors of #Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #0c0c0c is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #0c0c0c.

If you're new to designing, basing your color choices off the Split Complimentary color scheme is a good idea; it's not as easy to mess up the color pairing when it's being used.

Triadic Colors of Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)

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

Similar to the Split Complimentary color scheme, it's smart to use the secondary colors for accents and highlights.

Tetradic Colors of Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

The Tetradic color scheme is a highly-aggressive color scheme as all four colors fight for dominance.

Analagous Colors of Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)

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.

Finding the right contrast may prove to be a challenge when working with Analagous colors.

Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)'s Lighter shades

When you combine pure white with this color, #0c0c0c, lighter shades are produced.

Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)'s Darker shades

When you combine pure black with this color, #0c0c0c, darker shades are produced.

Tones of #0c0c0c

When you combine pure gray with this color, #0c0c0c, tones are produced.

#0c0c0c in gradients

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 #0c0c0c as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#0c0c0c → #0c0c0c
#0c0c0c → #545454
#0c0c0c → #ffffff
#0c0c0c → #0c0c0c
#0c0c0c → #070707
#0c0c0c → #0c0c0c

#0c0c0c in different lighting conditions

Seeing #0c0c0c 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 #0c0c0c could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#0c0c0cmight 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.

Named colors and Paints furthest from Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c)

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#0c0c0c. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Sabre
iStock
Vidme

#0c0c0c in programming

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.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #0c0c0c
Java new Color(12, 12, 12);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 12, 12, 12);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:12 green:12 blue:12 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(12f, 12f, 12f);
Swift UIColor(red:12, green:12, blue:12, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $0c0c0c
Python Color('#0c0c0c')

Base Conversions of hex color #0c0c0c

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #0c0c0c. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 789516 while the individual RGB conversions are: 12, 12, 12.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00001100 00001100 00001100
Hex 0c 0c 0c
Octal 14 14 14
Decimal 12 12 12

#0c0c0c Icons

If you're considering using #0c0c0c in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Faux-Smoky black (#0c0c0c) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #0c0c0c colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #0c0c0c on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #0c0c0c on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #0c0c0c background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #0c0c0c background.
This text is hex color #0c0c0c on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #0c0c0c on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #0c0c0c and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #0c0c0c and white (#ffffff) background.