It looks as though there is black in this tie, but it is actually an incredibly dark midnight blue. It is so dark it is almost indistinguishable from black, even when looking very close with the naked eye. It's so close that I never end up wearing this tie with warm colors, ever. It is just too dark. The other colors in the tie are gray, white and baby blue. These help push everything over the edge into a fairy chilly corner. A sport coat with a cool hue is the way to go with a tie like this.