The Magic of Colors … Cyan
Oh yes, even if it sounds so technical, all the stuff with printing colors …
Being a graphic designer in the field of pre-press I stick to the printing colors.
Just remember the 5 models.
Pick the color with the color picker, but make sure that you have chosen RGB-mode for web or CMYK-mode for printing.
|H 198°||L 57||R 0||C 100%||Hexa#|
|S 100%||a –44||G 156||M 0%||009cdd|
|B 87%||b –21||B 221||Y 0%|
One of the 4 printing colors.
Usually observed as a color located between green and blue.
We won’t use the term cyan to describe the color. Most people would use turquoise.
It is the very color of the gem.
Other terms can be aquamarine, celeste, light sea green.
Cyan can be described as a cold color, since it is very blueish and blue is connected with coldness.
Cyan is also a very fresh color. It reminds of a fresh splash of water.
Swimming pools usually have tiles, which are colored cyan, so people have the idea that water is colored that way.
A color called aqua, which is a light cyan, is popular for ladies outer clothing.
Cyan is connected with brightness, open mind, coolness, distance.
It can convey a certain emptiness.
If your body doesn’t get enough oxygen, your skin will show a certain abnormal blueness, which is called “Cyanosis”.
What impression do you have of cyan?