Cyan Color

HEX #00FFFF / RGB (0, 255, 255)

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What is Cyan Color?

Cyan (Hex code: 00FFFF) Thumbnail

Cyan has the hex code #00FFFF. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 255, 255), which means it is composed of 0% red, 50% green and 50% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:100 M:0 Y:0 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Cyan has a hue of 180°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

With HSB/HSV values of (180°, 100%, 100%), Cyan is exactly between blue and green in the RGB color model. It is often confused with another color, Aqua, though both are the same.

Cyan was included in the X11 list and later adopted by the web colors list. This means you can use the color name "Cyan" (or "Aqua") instead the hex code (#00FFFF) or RGB values (0, 255, 255) in HTML and CSS code.

Other names: Aqua

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Cyan Color Codes

Hex Code#00FFFF
RGB Values(0, 255, 255)
CMYK Values(100%, 0%, 0%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(180°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#00FFFF
Inverse Color#FF0000 [Red]
Closest Pantone®311 C
Closest RAL5012 [Light blue]
Complementary Color#FF0000 [Red]
Cyan Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#AAAAAA
Desaturated#808080
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Luma)#C9C9C9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#DEDEDE

Cyan Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 00FFFF. Complementary color is FF0000

Complementary Palette

The complement of Cyan is Red with the hex code #FF0000. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #00FFFF color is offered by #FF0000. 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.

00FFFF FF0000
Analogous color palette with (00FFFF, 0080FF and 00FF80)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Cyan (#00FFFF) are Azure (#0080FF) and Guppie Green (#00FF80). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Cyan 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.

00FFFF 0080FF 00FF80
Split Complementary color palette with (00FFFF, FF0080 and FF8000)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Cyan (#00FFFF) are #FF0080 (Bright Pink) and #FF8000 (Orange (Color Wheel)). 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.

00FFFF FF0080 FF8000
Triadic color palette with (00FFFF, FF00FF and FFFF00)

Triadic Palette

Cyan triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #FF00FF (Fuchsia) and #FFFF00 (Yellow) along with #00FFFF create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

00FFFF FF00FF FFFF00
Tetradic color palette with (00FFFF, FF00FF, FF0000 and 00FF00)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Cyan has four colors - #FF00FF (Fuchsia), #FF0000 (Red) and #00FF00 (Electric Green) in addition to the base color (#00FFFF). 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.

00FFFF FF00FF FF0000 00FF00
Square color palette with (00FFFF, 8000FF, FF0000 and 80FF00)

Square Palette

Cyan square color palette has #8000FF (Violet (Color Wheel)), #FF0000 (Red) and #80FF00 (Chartreuse (Web)). 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.

00FFFF 8000FF FF0000 80FF00
Rainbow color

Cyan Color Rainbow Palette

Our Cyan 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.

00FFFF 0024FF B600FF FF006D FF6D00 B6FF00 00FF24

Tints, Tones & Shades of Cyan Color

Tints

  • Transparent 33FFFF33FFFF
  • Transparent 4DFFFF4DFFFF
  • Transparent 66FFFF66FFFF
  • Transparent 80FFFF80FFFF
  • Transparent 99FFFF99FFFF
  • Transparent B3FFFFB3FFFF
  • Transparent CCFFFFCCFFFF
  • Transparent E6FFFFE6FFFF

Tones

  • Transparent 1AE6E61AE6E6
  • Transparent 26D9D926D9D9
  • Transparent 33CCCC33CCCC
  • Transparent 40C0C040C0C0
  • Transparent 4DB3B34DB3B3
  • Transparent 5AA6A65AA6A6
  • Transparent 669999669999
  • Transparent 738D8D738D8D

Shades

  • Transparent 00CCCC00CCCC
  • Transparent 00B3B300B3B3
  • Transparent 009999009999
  • Transparent 008080008080
  • Transparent 006666006666
  • Transparent 004D4D004D4D
  • Transparent 003333003333
  • Transparent 001A1A001A1A

Cyan Color Patterns

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    Cyan Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Cyan Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Cyan Plaid Pattern


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