Chinese black (#141414) color information

The hexidecimal color, #141414, is synonymous with "Chinese black". The color is categorized as "very dark purple". When people spot this color, Chinese black (#141414), in branding, they may think of some of these attributes: being successful, calming down and soothing, states of pure consciousness, cutting-edge, and travel. Consider using a different color if you're in the market for energy. Spotify, University of North Carolina, and Sabre are some of the companies in our database that use this color.

Breakdown of Chinese black (#141414)

#141414 is made up of (20, 20, 20) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 92.16) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 1315860 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000000. White should be used ontop of #141414 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #141414. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #141414 luma #19.98
Websafe hex #000000 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(20, 20, 20) Adobe RGB (33.00, 31.00, 30.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(8%, 8%, 8%) Closest named color Chinese black
rgba rgba(20.0, 20.0, 20.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (10.00, 0.90, 0.55)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 92.16) CIE-L*ab (8.99, 1.84, 1.21)
hsv hsv(0.00, 0.00, 8.00) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (8.99, 2.20, 33.33)
hsb hsb(0.00, 0.00, 8.00) CIE-L*uv (8.99, 1.48, 0.63)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Chinese black (#141414)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #141414 while the second is the "compliment" #141414.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Chinese black (#141414)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #141414 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #141414.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Chinese black (#141414)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Chinese black (#141414)

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

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Chinese black (#141414)

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.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Lighter shades of #141414

When you combine pure white with this color, #141414, lighter shades are produced.

Darker variations of #141414

Darker shades are produced by blending #141414 with black

Chinese black (#141414)'s Tones

Tones of #141414 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #141414

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 #141414 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#141414 → #141414
#141414 → #5a5a5a
#141414 → #ffffff
#141414 → #141414
#141414 → #0c0c0c
#141414 → #141414

Chinese black (#141414) in different environments

Seeing #141414 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 #141414 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Chinese black (#141414)

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

#141414might 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.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #141414

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#141414. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

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Programming Language Syntax for #141414

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 #141414
Java new Color(20, 20, 20);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 20, 20, 20);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:20 green:20 blue:20 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(20f, 20f, 20f);
Swift UIColor(red:20, green:20, blue:20, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $141414
Python Color('#141414')

Base Conversions of hex color #141414

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #141414. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 1315860 while the individual RGB conversions are: 20, 20, 20.

Red Green Blue
Binary 00010100 00010100 00010100
Hex 14 14 14
Octal 24 24 24
Decimal 20 20 20

#141414 Icons

If you're considering using #141414 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Chinese black (#141414) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #141414 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 #141414 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #141414 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #141414 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #141414 background.
This text is hex color #141414 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #141414 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #141414 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #141414 and white (#ffffff) background.