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A comprehensive guide to hex color #141414

About hex color #141414 - Chinese black

Hex color #141414 has the name "Chinese black". It's described as "black". When people from western culture see black in ads, they may think of some of the following attributes: having value, not being economical, sports or competition, technology, and having a sense of mystery. The color typically isn't associated with energy. Netflix, Ghost, and 34 others are using a color close to Chinese black in their branding. (Explore brands using Chinese black).

In RGB colorspace, the hexadecimal color #141414 is created using 7.8% red, 7.8% green, and 7.8% blue. In CMYK colorspace, you can make the color using 0% cyan, 0% magenta, 0% yellow, and 92.2% black.
 

RGB Composition
   
7.8%
 
7.8%
 
7.8%
   
    R   G   B    
CMYK Composition
 
0%
 
0%
 
0%
92.2%
 
  C   M   Y   K  

#141414 is made up of R: 20, G: 20, B: 20 in RGB colorspace and C: 0, M:0, Y:0, K:92.16 in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 1315860 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #000000. This color is named "Chinese black". 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
Websafe hex #000000
rgb 20, 20, 20
rgb percent (%) 7.81%, 7.81%, 7.81%
rgba R: 20, G: 20, B: 20, A: 1.0
CMYK C: 0, M:0, Y:0, K:92.16
hsv 0, 0, 7.84
hsb 0, 0, 7.84
luma 19.98
Black or white text? #ffffff
Adobe RGB 27, 27, 27
Closest named color Chinese black
Hunter-Lab 8.36, 0, -0
CIE-L*ab 6.32, 0, -0
CIE-L*Ch(ab) 6.32, 0, 296.81
CIE-L*uv 6.32, 0, -0°

Some colors work better together. Here, you'll find color harmonies and schemes specific to the hex color #141414. 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" #141414 and the second color is called the "compliment" #131313.

Design Tip: It's not unusual for complimentary colors to appear jarring given their contrast, so be sure to tweak vibrancies to your liking.

#131313
#141414

Split Complimentary

The Split Complimentary color scheme is made up of three colors. The base color #141414 is paired with the two colors to the left and the right of compliment color #131313.

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

#131313
#141414
#131313

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

#131313
#141414
#131313

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.

#131313
#131313
#131313
#141414

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

#131313
#141414
#131313

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 #141414: "transportation and cars".
 

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Seeing darker, lighter, and tinted variations of the hex color #141414 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 #141414 with black #000000.

#040404
#060606
#080808
#0a0a0a
#0c0c0c
#0e0e0e
#101010
#121212

Lighter shades

Lighter shades are produced by blending #141414 with white #FFFFFF.

#434343
#5a5a5a
#727272
#898989
#a1a1a1
#b8b8b8
#d0d0d0
#e7e7e7

Tones

Tones are produced by blending #141414 with gray #808080.

#6a6a6a
#5f5f5f
#545454
#4a4a4a
#3f3f3f
#343434
#292929
#1e1e1e

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 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 #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. For example, #141414 appears as #161411 when in old daylight and as #11141a 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 #141414

#141414 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.

Chinese black
Licorice
Black chocolate
Eerie black
Smoky black
French Middle Red Purple
Vampire black
Dark jungle green

Furthest named colors 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.

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 #141414, or a color similar, can help you in determining whether the color is appropriate to your design.

Shazam uses the color #242424

#0088ff
#646464
#949494
#242424
#9911aa
#aadd22
#cc2288
#e4e4e4
#f4f4f4
#ff0033
#ff7700
#ffaa00

Lloyd’s uses the color #1e1e1e

#1e1e1e
#007ea3
#631d76
#6ec9e0
#9e4770
#9ea900
#d81f2a
#e0d86e
#ff9900
   

Stack Overflow uses the color #222426

#222426
#bcbbbb
#f48024
 

Twitch uses the color #262626

#262626
#6441a5
#b9a3e3
#f1f1f1

Soulcycle uses the color #1e1e1e

#1e1e1e
#a7a8aa
#fedf00
 

DeviantArt uses the color #181a1b

#181a1b
#05cc47
#4dc47d
 

University of North Carolina uses the color #151515

#151515
#007fae
#13294b
#4b9cd3
#767676
#e1e1e1
  

charity: water uses the color #231f20

#231f20
#2e9df7
#ffc907
 

Hulu uses the color #222222

#222222
#41811e
#666666
#66aa33
#99cc33
#e8e8e8
  

Delicious uses the color #222222

#222222
#3399ff
#eeeeee
 

Cunard uses the color #1d1d1b

#1d1d1b
#8b8c8d
#ae9a64
#e42313

Livestream uses the color #232121

#232121
#4185be
#6dc067
#8f499c
#cf202e
#f6db35
#f78822
 

Squarespace uses the color #222222

#222222
   

Volvo uses the color #212721

#003057
#115740
#425563
#517891
#212721
#65665c
  

Virgin Media uses the color #222221

#222221
#c3092d
  

The Audience Awards uses the color #222222

#222222
#8c8a8a
#ee8421
 

Spotify uses the color #191414

#191414
#1db954
  

Ninjas in Pyjamas uses the color #12191c

#000000
#12191c
#6f7f8d
#a98c66

Vimeo uses the color #162221

#162221
#1ab7ea
  

New Balance uses the color #231f20

#231f20
#207c88
#4c4d4f
#aac1bf
#ce2724
#e8e9d7
#f3ec19
 

New York Post uses the color #2a2a2a

#2a2a2a
#cc3333
  

Walmart uses the color #222222

#444444
#222222
#007dc6
#76c143
#79b9e7
#e7f0f7
#f2f8fd
#f47421
#ffc120
   

Discord uses the color #23272a

#23272a
#2c2f33
#7289da
#99aab5

Vidme uses the color #111111

#111111
#9f2af8
#aaaaaa
#dff0d8
#f5f5f5
#f82a53
  

Twitter uses the color #14171a

#14171a
#1da1f2
#657786
#aab8c2
#e1e8ed
#f5f8fa
  

GeneratePress uses the color #1b212b

#1b212b
#1e72bd
#efefef
 

CNN uses the color #282828

#000000
#464646
#282828
#cc0000

ESL uses the color #2c2b2b

#2c2b2b
#0d9ddb
#48b8e7
#efecea

Temple uses the color #222222

#899197
#222222
#a41e35
 

Netflix uses the color #221f1f

#221f1f
#e50914
#f5f5f1
 

SugarCRM uses the color #282828

#282828
#595a5c
#e61718
#e8e9ea

Sabre uses the color #111111

#111111
#e50000
  

Atos uses the color #231f20

#231f20
#0066a1
#00b2a9
#6639b7
#a626aa
#aea400
#bfbfbf
#ff6319

Nexar uses the color #221e22

#221e22
#31263e
#44355b
#ee5622
#fbb040
   

Ghost uses the color #212425

#212425
#5ba4e5
#718087
#9fbb58
#e9e8dd
   

YouTube uses the color #282828

#282828
#ff0000
  
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 #141414
Java new Color(20, 20, 20)
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 20, 20, 20);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:0.0784 green:0.0784 blue:0.0784 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(0.0784f, 0.0784f, 0.0784f);
Swift UIColor(red:0.0784, green:0.0784, blue:0.0784, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $141414
Python 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.

BaseRedGreenBlue
Binary000101000001010000010100
Hex141414
Octal242424
Decimal202020

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.

Icons courtesy of Font Awesome.

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.

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.

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 #141414.

Buttons

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