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Cyan CMYK Color

HEX #00AEEF / RGB (0, 174, 239)

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What is Cyan CMYK Color?

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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.

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Cyan CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#00AEEF
RGB Values(0, 174, 239)
CMYK Values(100%, 0%, 0%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(196°, 100%, 94%)
Closest Web Safe#0099FF
Inverse Color#FF5110 [Orioles Orange]
Closest Pantone®306 C
Closest RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#EF4100 [Tangelo]
Cyan CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8A8A8A
Weighted Average (Most Common)#818181
Weighted Average (Luma)#8E8E8E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BEBEBE

Cyan CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 00AEEF. Complementary color is EF4100

Complementary Palette

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.

00AEEF EF4100
Analogous color palette with (00AEEF, 0037EF and 00EFB9)

Analogous Palette

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.

00AEEF 0037EF 00EFB9
Split Complementary color palette with (00AEEF, EF0037 and EFB900)

Split-Complementary Palette

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.

00AEEF EF0037 EFB900
Triadic color palette with (00AEEF, EF00AE and AEEF00)

Triadic Palette

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.

Tetradic color palette with (00AEEF, EF00AE, EF4100 and 00EF41)

Tetradic Palette

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.

00AEEF EF00AE EF4100 00EF41
Square color palette with (00AEEF, B900EF, EF4100 and 37EF00)

Square Palette

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.

00AEEF B900EF EF4100 37EF00
Rainbow color

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.

00AFEF 1E00EF EA00EF EF0027 EFA600 6BEF00 00EF62

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cyan CMYK Color


  • Transparent 33BEF233BEF2
  • Transparent 4DC6F44DC6F4
  • Transparent 66CEF566CEF5
  • Transparent 80D7F780D7F7
  • Transparent 99DFF999DFF9
  • Transparent B3E7FAB3E7FA
  • Transparent CCEFFCCCEFFC
  • Transparent E6F7FDE6F7FD


  • Transparent 1AA5D91AA5D9
  • Transparent 26A0CE26A0CE
  • Transparent 339CC3339CC3
  • Transparent 4097B84097B8
  • Transparent 4D92AC4D92AC
  • Transparent 5A8EA15A8EA1
  • Transparent 668996668996
  • Transparent 73858B73858B


  • Transparent 008BBF008BBF
  • Transparent 007AA7007AA7
  • Transparent 00688F00688F
  • Transparent 005778005778
  • Transparent 004660004660
  • Transparent 003448003448
  • Transparent 002330002330
  • Transparent 001118001118

Cyan CMYK Color Patterns

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    Cyan CMYK Gingham Checks

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    Cyan CMYK Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Cyan CMYK Polka Dots Pattern

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    Cyan CMYK Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan CMYK Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan CMYK Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan CMYK Plaid Pattern

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