State Of The Blog Logo & Color Reference

Celebrating Art


Red, Green, Blue
“This color model is based on adding and mixing light – when you add Red, Green, and Blue light together, you create a pure white.” Modern Soapmaking, DIY Design: What’s the difference between RGB and CMYK?. Think of aiming spotlights onto a dark stage.

R0 B0 G0 = C0 M0 Y0 K100 = hex 000000 = black

s = R255 G0 B0 = C0 M100 Y100 K0 = hex ff0000 = red

0 = R0 G255 B0 = C100 M0 Y100 K0 = hex 00ff00 = lime green

t = R0 G0 B255 = C100 M100 Y0 K0 = hex 0000ff = blue

b = R255 G255 B255 = C0 M0 Y0 K0 = hex ffffff = white

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
“In subtractive color theory, all colors mix to yield black.” Color Matters, Color Systems – RGB & CMYK . CMYK is used for printing. Art media is also subtractive. Think of colored paints piled on a white canvas

C0 M0 Y0 K0 = R255 B255 G255 = hex ffffff = white

s background = C100 M0 Y0 K0 = R0 B255 G255 = hex 00ffff = light blue, i.e. cyan

o background = C0 M100 Y0 K0 = R255 B0 G255 = hex ff00ff = hot pink, i.e. magenta (In my mind, magenta is darker than this.)

t background = C0 M0 Y100 K0 = R255 B255 G0 = hex ffff00 = yellow

b background = C0 M0 Y0 K100 = R0 B0 G0 = hex 000000 = black (also = C? M? Y? K100, as far as I can tell)

So it seems that a single RBG color is equal to two CRMK colors. Vice versa, a single CRMK color is equal to two RBG colors. Would you like to convert the CMYK color to a RGB model? This page gives conversion formulas & an automatic converter with handy sliders.

Previous fun with color [Yellow Associations].

Anyone who understands color theory want to educate/correct me? I’m leaving HSL for another day.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

3 thoughts on “State Of The Blog Logo & Color Reference

  1. I don’t go with the technicalities, just what looks good to me. Which is sometimes problem if I don’t mix up enough of a color and try to match it later.

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