Not to be confused with gray, charcoal is one of the most versatile colors. Gray is a mixture of white and black, but charcoal has a hint of blue added to the mix.
Pair it with midnight black to define an elegant space, or keep things light and lively by pairing it with coral. You can also couple it with deep purple to create a decadent, fashion-forward vibe, or combine charcoal with airy whites and soft grays for a modern feel. Nearly every bright color pairs beautifully with charcoal, making it perfect for almost every palette. Nonetheless, charcoal works best in a secondary role that amps up a bright accent color.
It communicates strength and mystery, much like black, and, due to its widespread use in modern interior décor, is associated with clean, minimalist design.