Dark Gray color in the CMYK model has the values (0, 0, 0, 80). Thus, there is 80 of black and 0 of cyan, magenta and yellow. The closest hex code of the color is #58595B with RGB equivalent values (88, 89, 91). 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 hex code of the dark gray CMYK mentioned on this page is only an approximation. 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.
Dark Gray CMYK is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
The complement of Dark Gray CMYK is Davy's Grey with the hex code #5B5A58. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #58595B color is offered by #5B5A58. 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 Dark Gray CMYK (#58595B) are Davy's Grey (#59585B) and Davy's Grey (#585B5B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Dark Gray 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 Dark Gray CMYK (#58595B) are #5B5958 (Davy's Grey) and #5B5B58 (Davy's Grey). 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.
Dark Gray CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #5B5859 (Davy's Grey) and #595B58 (Davy's Grey) along with #58595B 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 Dark Gray CMYK has four colors - #5B5859 (Davy's Grey), #5B5A58 (Davy's Grey) and #585B5A (Davy's Grey) in addition to the base color (#58595B). 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.
Dark Gray CMYK square color palette has #5B585B (Davy's Grey), #5B5A58 (Davy's Grey) and #585B59 (Davy's Grey). 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.
Dark Gray CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Dark Gray 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.