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Cerulean CMYK Color

HEX #0080AA / RGB (0, 128, 170)

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What is Cerulean CMYK Color?

Cerulean CMYK (Hex code: 0080AA) Thumbnail

Cerulean CMYK is (90, 40, 20, 0), which means there is 90 of cyan, 40 of magenta, 20 of yellow and 0 of black. The closest hex code of the color is #0080AA with RGB equivalent values (0, 128, 170). The CMYK system is the backbone of the color printing technology found in 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 the reproducibility of cerulean CMYK depends on the quality of the paper, the printer and the inks in the machine.

Note: The hex code for cerulean CMYK mentioned on this page is only an approximation; it has been calculated from the CMYK values. Hexadecimal and RGB color values are for screen and digital media while the CMYK model is used for printing and, therefore, the conversion of one to another is not perfect. Also, the way cerulean looks on the screen (via the hex code) would be very different from how it appears printed on paper (via its CMYK values).

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Cerulean CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#0080AA
RGB Values(0, 128, 170)
CMYK Values(90%, 40%, 20%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(195°, 100%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#009999
Inverse Color#FF7F55 [Coral]
Closest Pantone®7704 C
Closest RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#AA2A00 [Rufous]
Cerulean CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#636363
Weighted Average (Most Common)#5E5E5E
Weighted Average (Luma)#686868
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A5A5A5

Cerulean CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 0080AA. Complementary color is AA2A00

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cerulean CMYK is Rufous with the hex code #AA2A00. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #0080AA color is offered by #AA2A00. 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.

0080AA AA2A00
Analogous color palette with (0080AA, 002BAA and 00AA7F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cerulean CMYK (#0080AA) are International Klein Blue (#002BAA) and Green (Munsell) (#00AA7F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cerulean 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.

0080AA 002BAA 00AA7F
Split Complementary color palette with (0080AA, AA002B and AA7F00)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cerulean CMYK (#0080AA) are #AA002B (Alabama Crimson) and #AA7F00 (Gold). 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.

0080AA AA002B AA7F00
Triadic color palette with (0080AA, AA0080 and 80AA00)

Triadic Palette

Cerulean CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AA0080 (Flirt) and #80AA00 (Apple Green) along with #0080AA create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

0080AA AA0080 80AA00
Tetradic color palette with (0080AA, AA0080, AA2A00 and 00AA2A)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cerulean CMYK has four colors - #AA0080 (Flirt), #AA2A00 (Rufous) and #00AA2A (Green (Pantone)) in addition to the base color (#0080AA). 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.

0080AA AA0080 AA2A00 00AA2A
Square color palette with (0080AA, 7F00AA, AA2A00 and 2BAA00)

Square Palette

Cerulean CMYK square color palette has #7F00AA (Violet (RYB)), #AA2A00 (Rufous) and #2BAA00 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)). 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.

0080AA 7F00AA AA2A00 2BAA00
Rainbow color

Cerulean CMYK Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cerulean 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.

0080AA 1200AA A400AA AA001E AA7300 4FAA00 00AA43

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cerulean CMYK Color


  • Transparent 3399BB3399BB
  • Transparent 4DA6C44DA6C4
  • Transparent 66B3CC66B3CC
  • Transparent 80C0D580C0D5
  • Transparent 99CCDD99CCDD
  • Transparent B3D9E6B3D9E6
  • Transparent CCE6EECCE6EE
  • Transparent E6F2F7E6F2F7


  • Transparent 1A80A21A80A2
  • Transparent 26809D26809D
  • Transparent 338099338099
  • Transparent 408095408095
  • Transparent 4D80914D8091
  • Transparent 5A808D5A808D
  • Transparent 668088668088
  • Transparent 738084738084


  • Transparent 006688006688
  • Transparent 005A77005A77
  • Transparent 004D66004D66
  • Transparent 004055004055
  • Transparent 003344003344
  • Transparent 002633002633
  • Transparent 001A22001A22
  • Transparent 000D11000D11

Cerulean CMYK Color Patterns

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    Cerulean CMYK Gingham Checks

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    Cerulean CMYK Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Cerulean CMYK Polka Dots Pattern

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    Cerulean CMYK Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean CMYK Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean CMYK Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cerulean CMYK Plaid Pattern

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