Everything about the color Ebony

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

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Ebony is the color characteristic of wood derived from tropical trees commonly found in India and Sri Lanka. Ebony was named after the popular material used to create piano keys and chess pieces. However, the material’s popularity, along with unsustainable harvesting practices, has endangered many of the species yielding ebony The hex code for ebony is #555D50.


Unlike jet-black, ebony is characterized by brown and, in some cases, olive undertones. Not surprisingly and as its use in piano keys suggests, combine ebony with white for a classic and timeless color palette.

Like black, however, ebony gives a sense of seriousness, elegance, and prestige.

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

Information about Ebony / #555D50

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #555D50 is made of 33.3% red, 36.5% green and 31.4% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #555D50 is made of 9% cyan, 0% magenta, 14% yellow and 64% black. Ebony has a hue angle of 96.9 degrees, a saturation of 7.5% and a lightness of 33.9%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #555D50 has RGB values of R: 33.3, G: 36.5, B: 31.4 and CMYK values of C: 0.09, M: 0, Y: 0.14, K:0.64.




RGB Decimal

85, 93, 80


RGB Percentage

33.3, 36.5, 31.4

rgb(33.3%, 36.5%, 31.4%)


9, 0, 14, 64


96.9°, 7.5, 33.9

hsl(96.9°, 7.5%, 33.9%)

HSV (or HSB)

96.9°, 14, 36.5

Web Safe




38.444, -5.866, 6.415


9.108, 10.339, 9.104


0.319, 0.362, 10.339


38.444, 8.693, 132.44


38.444, -3.795, 8.776


32.155, -4.053, 4.124


01010101, 01011101, 01010000

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