Anybody on the street would describe Aero's Cafe Racer in midnight blue as "Black". No hesitation from the uninitiated in calling it black (read-unless you are one of us addicts!!). The nuanced color tones are subtle. It really has different shades simultaneously. There is a definitive evergreen. What I find the most compelling is the quality of the leather. With a hundred sweaty wearing hours, in the heat, wind and rain, and with tossing it over a chair, rolling it up every which way, it has become buttery soft. The hide is simply outstanding. The color difference between black is only obvious when side by side. See the one photo of my new black steerhide 30's half belt on the bottom for contrast. Highly recommended.