HEX #00ADEC / RGB (0, 173, 236)

What is Cyan CMYK Color?

Cyan CMYK (Hex code: 00ADEC) Thumbnail

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 #00ADEC and RGB values of (0, 173, 236). 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.

Cyan CMYK Color Codes

Hex Code#00ADEC
RGB Values(0, 173, 236)
HSV/HSB Values(196°, 100%, 93%)
Closest Web Safe#0099FF
Inverse Color#FF5213 [Orioles Orange]
Closest Pantone®2995 C
Closest RAL5015 [Sky blue]
Complementary Color#EC3F00 [Tangelo]
Cyan CMYK Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#888888
Weighted Average (Most Common)#808080
Weighted Average (Luma)#8D8D8D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BEBEBE

Cyan CMYK Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 00ADEC. Complementary color is EC3F00

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cyan CMYK is Tangelo with the hex code #EC3F00. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #00ADEC color is offered by #EC3F00. 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.

Analogous color palette with (00ADEC, 0037EC and 00ECB5)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cyan CMYK (#00ADEC) are Blue (RYB) (#0037EC) and Medium Spring Green (#00ECB5). 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (00ADEC, EC0037 and ECB500)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cyan CMYK (#00ADEC) are #EC0037 (Red (Munsell)) and #ECB500 (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.

Triadic color palette with (00ADEC, EC00AD and ADEC00)

Triadic Palette

Cyan CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #EC00AD (Fashion Fuchsia) and #ADEC00 (Spring Bud) along with #00ADEC 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 (00ADEC, EC00AD, EC3F00 and 00EC3F)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cyan CMYK has four colors - #EC00AD (Fashion Fuchsia), #EC3F00 (Tangelo) and #00EC3F (Malachite) in addition to the base color (#00ADEC). 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.

Square color palette with (00ADEC, B500EC, EC3F00 and 37EC00)

Square Palette

Cyan CMYK square color palette has #B500EC (Vivid Mulberry), #EC3F00 (Tangelo) and #37EC00 (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.

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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cyan CMYK Color


  • Transparent 33BDF0#33BDF0
  • Transparent 4DC6F2#4DC6F2
  • Transparent 66CEF4#66CEF4
  • Transparent 80D6F6#80D6F6
  • Transparent 99DEF7#99DEF7
  • Transparent B3E6F9#B3E6F9
  • Transparent CCEFFB#CCEFFB
  • Transparent E6F7FD#E6F7FD


  • Transparent 1AA4D6#1AA4D6
  • Transparent 26A0CC#26A0CC
  • Transparent 339BC1#339BC1
  • Transparent 4097B6#4097B6
  • Transparent 4D92AB#4D92AB
  • Transparent 5A8EA0#5A8EA0
  • Transparent 668996#668996
  • Transparent 73858B#73858B


  • Transparent 008ABD#008ABD
  • Transparent 0079A5#0079A5
  • Transparent 00688E#00688E
  • Transparent 005776#005776
  • Transparent 00455E#00455E
  • Transparent 003447#003447
  • Transparent 00232F#00232F
  • Transparent 001118#001118

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

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    Cyan CMYK Leaves Pattern

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    Cyan CMYK Houndstooth Pattern

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    Cyan CMYK Trellis Pattern

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    Cyan CMYK Plaid Pattern