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Forest Green Color

HEX #228B22 / RGB (34, 139, 34)

Forest trees and vines

What is Forest Green Color?

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Forest Green has the hex code #228B22. The equivalent RGB values are (34, 139, 34), which means it is composed of 16% red, 67% green and 16% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:76 M:0 Y:76 K:46. In the HSV/HSB scale, Forest Green has a hue of 120°, 76% saturation and a brightness value of 55%.
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.

Forest Green is included in the web colors list. It can, thus, be used with its name, "ForestGreen" in HTML and CSS code.

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Forest Green Color Codes

Hex Code#228B22
RGB Values(34, 139, 34)
CMYK Values(76%, 0%, 76%, 46%)
HSV/HSB Values(120°, 76%, 55%)
Closest Web Safe#339933
Inverse Color#DD74DD [Orchid]
Closest Pantone®3529 C
Closest RAL6037 [Pure green]
Complementary Color#8B228B [Maximum Purple]
Forest Green Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#454545
Weighted Average (Most Common)#606060
Weighted Average (Luma)#6D6D6D
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A9A9A9

Forest Green Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 228B22. Complementary color is 8B228B

Complementary Palette

The complement of Forest Green is Maximum Purple with the hex code #8B228B. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #228B22 color is offered by #8B228B. 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.

228B22 8B228B
Analogous color palette with (228B22, 228B57 and 578B22)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Forest Green (#228B22) are Sea Green (#228B57) and Maximum Green (#578B22). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Forest Green 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.

228B22 228B57 578B22
Split Complementary color palette with (228B22, 57228B and 8B2257)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Forest Green (#228B22) are #57228B (American Violet) and #8B2257 (Dark Raspberry). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (228B22, 22228B and 8B2222)

Triadic Palette

Forest Green triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #22228B (Cosmic Cobalt) and #8B2222 (Vivid Auburn) along with #228B22 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

228B22 22228B 8B2222
Tetradic color palette with (228B22, 22228B, 8B228B and 8B8B22)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Forest Green has four colors - #22228B (Cosmic Cobalt), #8B228B (Maximum Purple) and #8B8B22 (Old Moss Green) in addition to the base color (#228B22). 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.

228B22 22228B 8B228B 8B8B22
Square color palette with (228B22, 22578B, 8B228B and 8B5722)

Square Palette

Forest Green square color palette has #22578B (YInMn Blue), #8B228B (Maximum Purple) and #8B5722 (Russet). 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.

228B22 22578B 8B228B 8B5722
Rainbow color

Forest Green Color Rainbow Palette

Our Forest Green 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.

228B22 228B7C 22408B 5E228B 8B225E 8B4022 7C8B22

Tints, Tones & Shades of Forest Green Color


  • Transparent 4EA24E4EA24E
  • Transparent 64AE6464AE64
  • Transparent 7AB97A7AB97A
  • Transparent 91C59191C591
  • Transparent A7D1A7A7D1A7
  • Transparent BDDCBDBDDCBD
  • Transparent D3E8D3D3E8D3
  • Transparent E9F3E9E9F3E9


  • Transparent 358935358935
  • Transparent 3E883E3E883E
  • Transparent 488748488748
  • Transparent 518651518651
  • Transparent 5A845A5A845A
  • Transparent 648364648364
  • Transparent 6D826D6D826D
  • Transparent 778177778177


  • Transparent 1B6F1B1B6F1B
  • Transparent 186118186118
  • Transparent 145314145314
  • Transparent 114611114611
  • Transparent 0E380E0E380E
  • Transparent 0A2A0A0A2A0A
  • Transparent 071C07071C07
  • Transparent 030E03030E03

Forest Green Color Patterns

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    Forest Green Gingham Checks

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    Forest Green Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Forest Green Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Forest Green Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Forest Green Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Forest Green Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Forest Green Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Forest Green Plaid Pattern

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