1. Charcoal

Everything about the color Charcoal

The meaning of the color Charcoal and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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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. The hex code for charcoal is #36454F.


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.

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to charcoal.

Information about Charcoal / #36454F

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #36454F is made of 21.2% red, 27.1% green and 31% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #36454F is made of 32% cyan, 13% magenta, 0% yellow and 69% black. Charcoal has a hue angle of 204 degrees, a saturation of 18.8% and a lightness of 26.1%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #36454F has RGB values of R: 21.2, G: 27.1, B: 31 and CMYK values of C: 0.32, M: 0.13, Y: 0, K:0.69.




RGB Decimal

54, 69, 79


RGB Percentage

21.2, 27.1, 31

rgb(21.2%, 27.1%, 31%)


32, 13, 0, 69


204°, 18.8, 26.1

hsl(204°, 18.8%, 26.1%)

HSV (or HSB)

204°, 31.6, 31

Web Safe




28.393, -3.251, -7.957


5.06, 5.605, 8.211


0.268, 0.297, 5.605


28.393, 8.596, 247.78


28.393, -7.352, -9.204


23.674, -2.044, -5.483


00110110, 01000101, 01001111

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