HEX #71BC78 / RGB (113, 188, 120)

Fern plant

What is Fern Color?

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Fern has the hex code #71BC78. The equivalent RGB values are (113, 188, 120), which means it is composed of 27% red, 45% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:40 M:0 Y:36 K:26. In the HSV/HSB scale, Fern has a hue of 126°, 40% saturation and a brightness value of 74%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Fern is a Crayola color formulated in 1998. It can be used in HTML and CSS with its hex, RGB, HSB or CMYK values. It is named after the color of fern leaves.

Fern Color Codes

Hex Code#71BC78
RGB Values(113, 188, 120)
CMYK Values(40%, 0%, 36%, 26%)
HSV/HSB Values(126°, 40%, 74%)
Closest Web Safe#66CC66
Inverse Color#8E4387 [Plum]
Closest Pantone®556 C
Closest RAL6021 [Pale green]
Complementary Color#BC71B5 [Sky Magenta]
Fern Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#8C8C8C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9E9E9E
Weighted Average (Luma)#A7A7A7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CDCDCD

Fern Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 71BC78. Complementary color is BC71B5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Fern is Sky Magenta with the hex code #BC71B5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #71BC78 color is offered by #BC71B5. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (71BC78, 71BC9E and 90BC71)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Fern (#71BC78) are Green Sheen (#71BC9E) and Pistachio (#90BC71). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Fern with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (71BC78, 9E71BC and BC7190)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Fern (#71BC78) are #9E71BC (Purple Mountain Majesty) and #BC7190 (Turkish Rose). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (71BC78, 7871BC and BC7871)

Triadic Palette

Fern triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #7871BC (Toolbox) and #BC7871 (Rose Gold) along with #71BC78 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (71BC78, 7871BC, BC71B5 and B5BC71)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Fern has four colors - #7871BC (Toolbox), #BC71B5 (Sky Magenta) and #B5BC71 (Dark Khaki) in addition to the base color (#71BC78). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (71BC78, 7190BC, BC71B5 and BC9E71)

Square Palette

Fern square color palette has #7190BC (Cerulean Frost), #BC71B5 (Sky Magenta) and #BC9E71 (Camel). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Fern Color Rainbow Palette

Our Fern rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Fern Color


  • Transparent 8DC993#8DC993
  • Transparent 9CD0A1#9CD0A1
  • Transparent AAD7AE#AAD7AE
  • Transparent B8DEBC#B8DEBC
  • Transparent C6E4C9#C6E4C9
  • Transparent D4EBD7#D4EBD7
  • Transparent E3F2E4#E3F2E4
  • Transparent F1F8F2#F1F8F2


  • Transparent 74B07A#74B07A
  • Transparent 76AA7A#76AA7A
  • Transparent 77A47B#77A47B
  • Transparent 799E7C#799E7C
  • Transparent 7A987D#7A987D
  • Transparent 7C927E#7C927E
  • Transparent 7D8C7E#7D8C7E
  • Transparent 7F867F#7F867F


  • Transparent 5A9660#5A9660
  • Transparent 4F8454#4F8454
  • Transparent 447148#447148
  • Transparent 395E3C#395E3C
  • Transparent 2D4B30#2D4B30
  • Transparent 223824#223824
  • Transparent 172618#172618
  • Transparent 0B130C#0B130C

Fern Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Fern Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Fern Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fern Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fern Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fern Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fern Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fern Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Fern Plaid Pattern

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