Silver in the CMYK color model has the values (20, 10, 10, 0) which means it has 20 of cyan, 10 of yellow, 10 of magenta and 0 of black. This translates to an approximate hex code #CAD5DA and RGB values of (202, 213, 218). 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 silver 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 Silver CMYK is Timberwolf with the hex code #DACFCA. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #CAD5DA color is offered by #DACFCA. 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 Silver CMYK (#CAD5DA) are Light Periwinkle (#CACDDA) and Light Gray (#CADAD7). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Silver 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 Silver CMYK (#CAD5DA) are #DACACD (Dust Storm) and #DAD7CA (Timberwolf). 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.
Silver CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #DACAD5 (Languid Lavender) and #D5DACA (Timberwolf) along with #CAD5DA 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 Silver CMYK has four colors - #DACAD5 (Languid Lavender), #DACFCA (Timberwolf) and #CADACF (American Silver) in addition to the base color (#CAD5DA). 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.
Silver CMYK square color palette has #D7CADA (Languid Lavender), #DACFCA (Timberwolf) and #CDDACA (American Silver). 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.
Silver CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Silver 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.