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RGB and CMYK are different color models: RGB is additive and it's used on screens, while CMYK is subtractive and it's used on prints. RGB uses white as a combination of all primary colors and black as the absence of light. CMYK, conversely, uses white as the natural color of the print background and black as a combination of colored inks.
Representations of this color for each color space
Every color can be represented by a combination of different values with different meanings.
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Matching colors and names
Every color is slightly different, here is a list of the most similar colors and paints that have a name
Colors can be used on a website using CSS
Use one of these values interchangeably for any CSS property that accept a color as a value: color, background-color, border-color.
rgb(10, 45, 123)
hsl(221, 85%, 26%)
Tints, Shades, and Tones
Mixing black and white to change color brightness
A tint is a mixture of a color with white, this will increase lightness. A shade is a mixture with black and this increases darkness. A tone is a mixture of a color with gray, it's used to control saturation.
A tint is obtained by adding white to a color. This process reduces darkness.
A shade is obtained by adding black to a color. This process increases darkness.
A tone is produced either by mixing a color with grey, or by both tinting and shading.
Schemes of colors that work well together
Harmonies are color combinations on the color wheel created choosing colors at specific angles calculated from the original hue.
180° - Complementary color scheme is made using the opposite color in the color wheel (180 degrees difference). It creates the strongest contrast and each color stands out. The opposite color of 10, 45, 123 is 123, 87, 10.
120° - Triad color scheme is made dividing the color wheel in three. Each color is 120 degrees apart from the other. Usually one color is the dominant and the other two colors are used as accents. If 10, 45, 123 is the dominant color, its accents would be 123, 10, 46 and 46, 123, 10.
90° - Square color scheme is made dividing the color wheel in four parts. Each color is 90° degrees apart from the other. This scheme is very balanced because it spans equally along the color wheel creating two warm colors (123, 10, 102, 123, 87, 10) and two cool colors (10, 45, 123, 10, 123, 31).
Adjacent / Analogous / Analogic
± 30° - Adjacent color scheme is made picking colors near each other in the color wheel. The other colors are 30 degrees apart from the main color. This scheme is very harmonious and it is useful for having multiple colors of similar hue. With 10, 45, 123 we can pick 10, 102, 123 at 30° clockwise and 31, 10, 123 at 30° counterclockwise.
180° ± 30° - Split complementary color scheme is like complementary scheme but instead of picking the exact opposite it uses two colors at ± 30° from the complementary. This scheme has a strong visual contrast but lower tension than the complementary scheme.
Rectangle / Tetradic
60° - Rectangle color scheme is made up of two complementary pairs. The first pair is like the complementary scheme, the second one is tilted 60 degrees.
- 60° - The color scheme variant is made by tilting the second complementary scheme in the opposite direction.
72° - Pentagram color scheme is full of color, it spans over the color wheel and every color is 72 degrees apart from each other. It is very useful when you need a lot of colors that go well together.