Olive CMYK values are (20, 10, 100, 30) which means it has 100 of yellow, 30 of black, 20 of cyan and 10 of magenta. This translates to an approximate hex code #9D991B and RGB values of (157, 153, 27). 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 the hex code of the olive 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 Olive CMYK is Indigo Dye with the hex code #1B1F9D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #9D991B color is offered by #1B1F9D. 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 Olive CMYK (#9D991B) are Olive Drab (#3) (#609D1B) and Golden Brown (#9D581B). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Olive 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 Olive CMYK (#9D991B) are #1B609D (Lapis Lazuli) and #581B9D (American Violet). 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.
Olive CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #1B9D99 (Jungle Green) and #991B9D (Dark Magenta) along with #9D991B 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 Olive CMYK has four colors - #1B9D99 (Jungle Green), #1B1F9D (Indigo Dye) and #9D1B1F (Ruby Red) in addition to the base color (#9D991B). 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.
Olive CMYK square color palette has #1B9D58 (Sea Green), #1B1F9D (Indigo Dye) and #9D1B60 (Amaranth Deep Purple). 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.
Olive CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Olive 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.