Gunmetal color in the CMYK model has the values (70, 60, 60, 60). Thus, there is 70 of cyan and 60 of magenta, yellow and black. This translates to an approximate hex code #303434 and RGB values of (48, 52, 52). 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 gunmetal 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 hex code for gunmetal CMYK mentioned on this page is only an approximation; it has been calculated from the CMYK values. 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. Also, the way gunmetal looks on the screen (via the hex code) would be very different from how it appears printed on paper (via its CMYK values).
Gunmetal CMYK is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
The complement of Gunmetal CMYK is Dark Charcoal with the hex code #343030. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #303434 color is offered by #343030. 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 Gunmetal CMYK (#303434) are Dark Charcoal (#303234) and Dark Charcoal (#303432). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Gunmetal 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 Gunmetal CMYK (#303434) are #343032 (Dark Charcoal) and #343230 (Dark Charcoal). 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.
Gunmetal CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #343034 (Dark Charcoal) and #343430 (Dark Charcoal) along with #303434 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 Gunmetal CMYK has four colors - #343034 (Dark Charcoal), #343030 (Dark Charcoal) and #303430 (Dark Charcoal) in addition to the base color (#303434). 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.
Gunmetal CMYK square color palette has #323034 (Dark Charcoal), #343030 (Dark Charcoal) and #323430 (Dark Charcoal). 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.
Gunmetal CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Gunmetal 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.