Black colour

Black is a powerful elegant colour often used to create dramatic and sophisticated art pieces. It can evoke feelings of luxury, mystery, and creativity. Black is a versatile timeless colour.

What is a complementary colour to black?

Black is an achromatic colour, which means it doesn't have a direct complementary colour. However, when designing or creating art, it's common to use colours that provide high contrast with black. Some colours that provide good contrast and can be considered "complementary" to black are:

  • White (#FFFFFF)
  • Red (#FF0000)
  • Purple (#800080)

What are complementary colours?

Complementary colours are a combination that provides a high contrast and high impact colour combination – together, these colours will appear brighter and more prominent.

What is the colour wheel?

The colour wheel is a diagram used in the visual arts to represent the colours of the visible spectrum and their relationships to one another.

What is a good contrasting colour combination with black?

White & black colours are high in contrast. This combination makes black appear more vibrant and defined.

What is a neutral colour combination with black?

Grey is a neutral colour that complements black without competing with it, creating a harmonious balance.

Colour palette (examples)

Examples of colours that work well with black.

Keep in mind that colour palettes can vary depending on the design style, brand identity, and personal preferences. These palettes are meant to serve as a starting point for your design explorations.

Colours in the colour palette

  • Harmonize with the main colour
  • Create a visually appealing contrast with the main colour
  • Enhance the main colour without overpowering it
  • Create a cohesive and consistent look with the main colour

Monochromatic colours

  • Black: #000000
  • Dark Gray: #333333
  • Medium Gray: #666666
  • Light Gray: #999999
  • White: #FFFFFF