Apricot CMYK is (0, 30, 30, 0), which means there is 30 of magenta and yellow and 0 of both cyan and black. This translates to an approximate hex code #FBBEA8 and RGB values of (251, 190, 168). The CMYK system is the foundation of color printing technology that runs both large industrial and small desktop printers. Colors are created using only four inks - cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K). Please understand that apricot CMYK as it looks on the screen may not be reproduced exactly on printed paper not only because of the two different color models - hex and CMYK - but also because of the quality of the printer, the paper and the four inks.
NOTE: The apricot (CMYK) hex color code mentioned on this page is just an approximation. It has been calculated from the CMYK values. As you probably know, the CMYK color model is for print media while hex codes and the equivalent RGB values are for screen. The two can seldom be converted correctly. Additionally, apricot color displayed on the screen through its hex code, may look very different when printed (by the CMYK values).
The complement of Apricot CMYK is Fresh Air with the hex code #A8E5FB. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FBBEA8 color is offered by #A8E5FB. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.
The analogous colors of Apricot CMYK (#FBBEA8) are Medium Champagne (#FBE8A8) and Carnation Pink (#FBA8BC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Apricot CMYK with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Apricot CMYK (#FBBEA8) are #A8FBE8 (Pale Blue) and #A8BCFB (Baby Blue Eyes). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.
Apricot CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A8FBBE (Magic Mint) and #BEA8FB (Pale Violet) along with #FBBEA8 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Apricot CMYK has four colors - #A8FBBE (Magic Mint), #A8E5FB (Fresh Air) and #FBA8E5 (Lavender Rose) in addition to the base color (#FBBEA8). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.
Apricot CMYK square color palette has #BCFBA8 (Menthol), #A8E5FB (Fresh Air) and #E8A8FB (Rich Brilliant Lavender). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°. Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.
Apricot CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Apricot CMYK rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.