Magenta color in the CMYK model has the values (0, 100, 0, 0). Thus, there is 100 (full) magenta and nil of blue, yellow and black. The closest hex code of the color is #EC008C with RGB equivalent values (236, 0, 140). 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 magenta 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.
The complement of Magenta CMYK is Malachite with the hex code #00EC60. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #EC008C color is offered by #00EC60. 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 Magenta CMYK (#EC008C) are KU Crimson (#EC0016) and Phlox (#D600EC). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Magenta 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 Magenta CMYK (#EC008C) are #16EC00 (Electric Green) and #00ECD6 (Bright Turquoise). 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.
Magenta CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #8CEC00 (Alien Armpit) and #008CEC (Blue Cola) along with #EC008C 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 Magenta CMYK has four colors - #8CEC00 (Alien Armpit), #00EC60 (Malachite) and #6000EC (Electric Indigo) in addition to the base color (#EC008C). 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.
Magenta CMYK square color palette has #ECD600 (Safety Yellow), #00EC60 (Malachite) and #0016EC (Bluebonnet). 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.
Magenta CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Magenta 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.