Golden CMYK is (0, 30, 100, 10); meaning it has 0 of cyan, 30 of magenta, 100 of yellow and 10 of black. The closest hex code of the color is #E5A812 with RGB equivalent values (229, 168, 18). 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 reproducibility of golden CMYK depends on the quality of the paper, the printer and the inks in the machine.
NOTE: The golden (CMYK) hex color code mentioned on this page is just an approximation. It has been calculated from the CMYK values. As you probably know, the CMYK color model is for print media while hex codes and the equivalent RGB values are for screen. The two can seldom be converted correctly. Additionally, golden color displayed on the screen through its hex code, may look very different when printed (by the CMYK values).
The complement of Golden CMYK is Palatinate Blue with the hex code #124FE5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E5A812 color is offered by #124FE5. 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 Golden CMYK (#E5A812) are Bitter Lemon (#B9E512) and Vermilion (Plochere) (#E53F12). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Golden 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 Golden CMYK (#E5A812) are #12B9E5 (Cyan (Process)) and #3F12E5 (Interdimensional Blue). 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.
Golden CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #12E5A8 (Medium Spring Green) and #A812E5 (Vivid Mulberry) along with #E5A812 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 Golden CMYK has four colors - #12E5A8 (Medium Spring Green), #124FE5 (Palatinate Blue) and #E5124F (Spanish Crimson) in addition to the base color (#E5A812). 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.
Golden CMYK square color palette has #12E53F (Malachite), #124FE5 (Palatinate Blue) and #E512B9 (Shocking Pink). 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.
Golden CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Golden 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.