- This article is about the color. For other uses see Cyan (disambiguation)
Cyan is a pure spectral color, but the same hue can also be generated by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. As such, cyan is the complement of red: cyan pigments absorb red light. Cyan is sometimes called blue-green or turquoise and often goes undistinguished from light blue.
An example of a cyan color in the RGB color space has intensities [0, 255, 255] on a 0 to 255 scale.
Cyan is one of the common inks used in four-color printing, along with magenta, yellow, and black; this set of colors is referred to as CMYK.
- Spectral reflectance curve
Hex triplet = #00FFFF
RGB (r, g, b) = (0, 255, 255)
CMYK (c, m, y, k) = (255, 0, 0, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) = (180, 100, 100)
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