Cyan CMYK values are (100, 0, 0, 0); meaning it is composed of 100 of cyan and 0 of the rest (magenta, yellow and black). This translates to an approximate hex code #00AEEF and RGB values of (0, 174, 239). 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).
NOTE: The cyan (CMYK) hex color code mentioned on this page is just an approximation. CMYK model is for print media while hexadecimal color codes and the equivalent RGB values are for screen. The two can seldom be converted correctly.
The complement of Cyan CMYK is Tangelo with the hex code #EF4100. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #00AEEF color is offered by #EF4100. 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 Cyan CMYK (#00AEEF) are Blue (RYB) (#0037EF) and Sea Green (Crayola) (#00EFB9). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cyan 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 Cyan CMYK (#00AEEF) are #EF0037 (Red (Munsell)) and #EFB900 (American Yellow). 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.
Cyan CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #EF00AE (Fashion Fuchsia) and #AEEF00 (Spring Bud) along with #00AEEF 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 Cyan CMYK has four colors - #EF00AE (Fashion Fuchsia), #EF4100 (Tangelo) and #00EF41 (Malachite) in addition to the base color (#00AEEF). 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.
Cyan CMYK square color palette has #B900EF (Vivid Mulberry), #EF4100 (Tangelo) and #37EF00 (Harlequin). 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.
Cyan CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Cyan 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.