CMYK Color wheel picker

CMYK Color Wheel Picker allows you to sample any CMYK color based on this circular gradient spectrum. This tool is easy to use, as it helps to obtain CMYK color code by just using your mouse. Simply select any particular point in the color spectrum by moving your cursor around on the circle and clicking wherever your desired color is located. You can then copy CMYK color codes and use these exact colors in your projects, print in CMYK colors, share them with coworkers, send colors to design agencies or convert to other standards using color tools here on this website.

Color wheel picker is not the only way to obtain CMYK colors, you can also search them by name, use the classic color picker tool or even extact CMYK colors from image that you upload. You can also lookup any CMYK color codes that you already have.

CMYK Wheel
Point and click to sample colors

How to use this CMYK color wheel

Here’s how the color wheel works: it uses combination of art and science that’s used to determine what colors look good together. The color wheel was invented in 1666 by Isaac Newton, who mapped the color spectrum onto a circle. The color wheel is the basis of color theory, because it shows the relationship between colors. In this case, the color wheel is adapted to display CMYK colors, so you can sample them directly without the unnecessary step of manual conversion between CMYK and other color spaces like RGB, RYB, HSL or LAB.

Step 1:

Look at the color wheel and decide which color tones you need to sample.

Step 2:

Use your mouse to point and click any desired spot on the color wheel. You’ll see this color code appear on the screen.

Step 3:

Keep clicking to refine your selection, obtain more colors, or to form a desirable color scheme. Popular CMYK color wheel-based schemes include complementary colors, analogous colors, triadic colors, tetradic colors, and more.

Step 4:

Copy the CMYK code or click any color title to explore specific CMYK color further.