In the CMYK color model, navy has the values (90, 90, 0, 30). This means there is 90 of cyan, 90 of magenta, 30 of black and 0 of yellow. The closest hex code of the color is #2F2B75 with RGB equivalent values (47, 43, 117). 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 navy 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 Navy CMYK is Mustard Green with the hex code #71752B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #2F2B75 color is offered by #71752B. 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 Navy CMYK (#2F2B75) are Regalia (#542B75) and Metallic Blue (#2B4C75). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Navy 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 Navy CMYK (#2F2B75) are #75542B (Coffee) and #4C752B (Sap Green). 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.
Navy CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #752F2B (Garnet) and #2B752F (Japanese Laurel) along with #2F2B75 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 Navy CMYK has four colors - #752F2B (Garnet), #71752B (Mustard Green) and #2B7175 (Myrtle Green) in addition to the base color (#2F2B75). 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.
Navy CMYK square color palette has #752B4C (Catawba), #71752B (Mustard Green) and #2B7554 (Amazon). 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.
Navy CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Navy 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.