You aren't wrong, the blacks I have seen on the colour pallet are all just dark tones of another colour. From what I can tell it is either a dark grey, dark grey with a blue hint or a dark brown colour, no true black.
Perhaps it is like that so we don't get lost with our ships while in sector space! <.< >.>
Seriously though I would not have thought it was a serious oversight by the devs, perhaps it is a fault of the graphics engine that interprets a solid or matt black as an absence of colour and throws a fit because of t, I don't know, perhaps if a dev is reading his thread they can through some light on it as to why there is no matt flat black in the colour pallet for us to use?
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