Orchid CMYK is (20, 60, 0, 0); meaning it has 20 of cyan, 60 of magenta and 0 of both yellow and black. This translates to an approximate hex code #C77EB5 and RGB values of (199, 126, 181). 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 orchid 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 orchid 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 orchid looks on the screen (via the hex code) would be very different from how it appears printed on paper (via its CMYK values).
The complement of Orchid CMYK is Dark Sea Green with the hex code #7EC790. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C77EB5 color is offered by #7EC790. 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 Orchid CMYK (#C77EB5) are Puce (#C77E91) and African Violet (#B57EC7). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Orchid 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 Orchid CMYK (#C77EB5) are #91C77E (Pistachio) and #7EC7B5 (Pearl Aqua). 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.
Orchid CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #B5C77E (Sage) and #7EB5C7 (Moonstone Blue) along with #C77EB5 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 Orchid CMYK has four colors - #B5C77E (Sage), #7EC790 (Dark Sea Green) and #907EC7 (Ube) in addition to the base color (#C77EB5). 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.
Orchid CMYK square color palette has #C7B57E (Ecru), #7EC790 (Dark Sea Green) and #7E91C7 (Dark Pastel Blue). 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.
Orchid CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Orchid 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.