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Cardinal CMYK Color

HEX #C9243F / RGB (201, 36, 63)

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What is Cardinal CMYK Color?

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Cardinal CMYK is (20, 100, 80, 0); meaning it has 20 of cyan, 100 of magenta, 80 of yellow and 0 of black. This translates to an approximate hex code #C9243F and RGB values of (201, 36, 63). 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 cardinal 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 cardinal (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, cardinal color displayed on the screen through its hex code, may look very different when printed (by the CMYK values).

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Cardinal CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#C9243F
RGB Values(201, 36, 63)
CMYK Values(20%, 100%, 80%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(350°, 82%, 79%)
Closest Web Safe#CC3333
Inverse Color#36DBC0 [Turquoise]
Closest Pantone®1797 C
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#24C9AE [Maximum Blue Green]
Cardinal CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#646464
Weighted Average (Most Common)#585858
Weighted Average (Luma)#494949
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#8D8D8D

Cardinal CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C9243F. Complementary color is 24C9AE

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cardinal CMYK is Maximum Blue Green with the hex code #24C9AE. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C9243F color is offered by #24C9AE. 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.

C9243F 24C9AE
Analogous color palette with (C9243F, C95C24 and C92492)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cardinal CMYK (#C9243F) are Chocolate (Web) (#C95C24) and Royal Fuchsia (#C92492). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cardinal 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.

C9243F C95C24 C92492
Split Complementary color palette with (C9243F, 24C95C and 2492C9)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cardinal CMYK (#C9243F) are #24C95C (UFO Green) and #2492C9 (Cyan Cornflower Blue). 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.

C9243F 24C95C 2492C9
Triadic color palette with (C9243F, 3FC924 and 243FC9)

Triadic Palette

Cardinal CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #3FC924 (Harlequin Green) and #243FC9 (New Car) along with #C9243F create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

C9243F 3FC924 243FC9
Tetradic color palette with (C9243F, 3FC924, 24C9AE and AE24C9)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cardinal CMYK has four colors - #3FC924 (Harlequin Green), #24C9AE (Maximum Blue Green) and #AE24C9 (Dark Orchid) in addition to the base color (#C9243F). 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.

C9243F 3FC924 24C9AE AE24C9
Square color palette with (C9243F, 92C924, 24C9AE and 5C24C9)

Square Palette

Cardinal CMYK square color palette has #92C924 (Dark Lemon Lime), #24C9AE (Maximum Blue Green) and #5C24C9 (Ocean Blue). 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.

C9243F 92C924 24C9AE 5C24C9
Rainbow color

Cardinal CMYK Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cardinal 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.

C92440 C99624 6FC924 24C967 249EC9 3824C9 C524C9

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cardinal CMYK Color


  • Transparent D45065D45065
  • Transparent D96679D96679
  • Transparent DF7C8CDF7C8C
  • Transparent E4929FE4929F
  • Transparent E9A7B2E9A7B2
  • Transparent EFBDC5EFBDC5
  • Transparent F4D3D9F4D3D9
  • Transparent FAE9ECFAE9EC


  • Transparent BA364CBA364C
  • Transparent B34053B34053
  • Transparent AC4959AC4959
  • Transparent A55260A55260
  • Transparent 9D5B669D5B66
  • Transparent 96646D96646D
  • Transparent 8F6E738F6E73
  • Transparent 87777A87777A


  • Transparent A11D32A11D32
  • Transparent 8D192C8D192C
  • Transparent 791626791626
  • Transparent 651220651220
  • Transparent 500E19500E19
  • Transparent 3C0B133C0B13
  • Transparent 28070D28070D
  • Transparent 140406140406

Cardinal CMYK Color Patterns

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    Cardinal CMYK Gingham Checks

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    Cardinal CMYK Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Cardinal CMYK Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal CMYK Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal CMYK Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal CMYK Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cardinal CMYK Plaid Pattern

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