Everything about the color Cyan

The meaning of the color Cyan and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Cyan is a bright, lively greenish-blue. Its hex code is #00FFFF. It is one of the cornerstones of the subtractive color model and, as a result, is hugely important in print.


Cyan combines well with its complement, red. You can also pair it with yellow and magenta—two other colors in the subtractive color model. Both of these combinations are bold and modern. For a more conservative color palette, combine cyan with darker shades of blue or with cool grays and whites. You can also create a monochromatic color palette with the vibrant hue, which is good for a background.

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to Cyan.

Information about Cyan / #00FFFF

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #00FFFF is made of 0% red, 100% green and 100% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #00FFFF is made of 100% cyan, 0% magenta, 0% yellow and 0% black. Cyan has a hue angle of 180 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 50%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #00FFFF has RGB values of R: 0, G: 100, B: 100 and CMYK values of C: 1, M: 0, Y: 0, K:0.




RGB Decimal

0, 255, 255


RGB Percentage

0, 100, 100

rgb(0%, 100%, 100%)


100, 0, 0, 0


180°, 100, 50

hsl(180°, 100%, 50%)

HSV (or HSB)

180°, 100, 100

Web Safe




91.113, -48.088, -14.131


53.801, 78.733, 106.95


0.225, 0.329, 78.733


91.113, 50.121, 196.376


91.113, -70.477, -15.204


88.731, -42.982, -14.726


00000000, 11111111, 11111111

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