Graphite CMYK is (10, 10, 0, 70); meaning it has 10 of both cyan and magenta, 0 of yellow and 70 of black. This translates to an approximate hex code #61616A and RGB values of (97, 97, 106). 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). Please understand that graphite CMYK as it looks on the screen may not be reproduced exactly on printed paper not only because of the two different color models - hex and CMYK - but also because of the quality of the printer, the paper and the four inks.
NOTE: The graphite (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, graphite color displayed on the screen through its hex code, may look very different when printed (by the CMYK values).
The complement of Graphite CMYK is Granite Gray with the hex code #6A6A61. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #61616A color is offered by #6A6A61. 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 Graphite CMYK (#61616A) are Granite Gray (#66616A) and Granite Gray (#61666A). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Graphite 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 Graphite CMYK (#61616A) are #6A6661 (Granite Gray) and #666A61 (Granite Gray). 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.
Graphite CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #6A6161 (Granite Gray) and #616A61 (Granite Gray) along with #61616A 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 Graphite CMYK has four colors - #6A6161 (Granite Gray), #6A6A61 (Granite Gray) and #616A6A (Granite Gray) in addition to the base color (#61616A). 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.
Graphite CMYK square color palette has #6A6166 (Granite Gray), #6A6A61 (Granite Gray) and #616A66 (Granite Gray). 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.
Graphite CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Graphite 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.