Cyan

Cyan (/ˈs.ən, ˈsˌæn/)[1][2][3] is the color between green and blue on the visible spectrum of light.[4][5] It is evoked by light with a predominant wavelength between 490 and 520 nm, between the wavelengths of green and blue.[6]

Cyan
 
Spectral coordinates
Wavelength490–520 nm
Frequency610–575 THz
Common connotations
water
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet#00FFFF
HSV       (h, s, v)(180°, 100%, 100%)
sRGBB  (r, g, b)(0, 255, 255)
SourceCSS Color Module Level 4000
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

In the subtractive color system, or CMYK color model, which can be overlaid to produce all colors in paint and color printing, cyan is one of the primary colors, along with magenta and yellow. In the additive color system, or RGB color model, used to create all the colors on a computer or television display, cyan is made by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. Cyan is the complement of red; it can be made by the removal of red from grey. Mixing red light and cyan light at the right intensity will make white light.

Colors in the cyan color range are teal, turquoise, electric blue, aquamarine, and others described as blue-green.


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