Skin CMYK values are (10, 30, 30, 0); meaning it is composed of 10 of cyan, 0 of black and 30 of both magenta and yellow. This translates to an approximate hex code #E2B7A7 and RGB values of (226, 183, 167). 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 skin 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 skin (CMYK) hex color code mentioned on this page is just an approximation. It has been calculated from the CMYK values. As you probably know, the CMYK color model is for print media while hex codes and the equivalent RGB values are for screen. The two can seldom be converted correctly. Additionally, skin color displayed on the screen through its hex code, may look very different when printed (by the CMYK values).
The complement of Skin CMYK is Crystal with the hex code #A7D2E2. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E2B7A7 color is offered by #A7D2E2. 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 Skin CMYK (#E2B7A7) are Desert Sand (#E2D5A7) and Pale Chestnut (#E2A7B5). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Skin 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 Skin CMYK (#E2B7A7) are #A7E2D5 (Crystal) and #A7B5E2 (Maximum Blue Purple). 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.
Skin CMYK triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #A7E2B7 (Celadon) and #B7A7E2 (Maximum Blue Purple) along with #E2B7A7 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 Skin CMYK has four colors - #A7E2B7 (Celadon), #A7D2E2 (Crystal) and #E2A7D2 (Light Orchid) in addition to the base color (#E2B7A7). 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.
Skin CMYK square color palette has #B5E2A7 (Light Moss Green), #A7D2E2 (Crystal) and #D5A7E2 (Tropical Violet). 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.
Skin CMYK Color Rainbow Palette
Our Skin 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.