Colors CMYK

The usage of CMYK

The color model of CMYK is mainly used for printing and never for style sheets or HTML. It is one of the most popular forms of color representation and is displayed here to help you get a general idea about the CMYK color model. This will allow you to compare it to the HTML color systems. CMYK is short for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black color). This model is known as subtractive, as inks subtract the colors from white. In contrary to the RGB model, in CMYK white color is the natural color of the background.

With the help of our CMYK color tool, you can simply calculate the desired color. CMYK model includes a large number of colors, but the quantity of colors is limited in comparison with RGB.

How to create colors in CMYK?

In the CMYK model to get a solid black color, you need to choose 100 % of all colors. On the contrary, if you choose 0% of all colors, you will get a blank print. Whenever you want to get just black and white colors, you can do it, specifying only K (black). For example, if you set C 0%, M 0%, Y 0% and K 100%, you’ll get true black color. Red color can be reached by setting C 0% M 84% Y 80% K 19%.

We highly recommend using CMYK while creating a design for printing to ensure the accuracy of the desired colors.