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Green (X11) Color

HEX #00FF00 / RGB (0, 255, 0)

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What is Green (X11) Color?

Green (X11) (Hex code: 00FF00) Thumbnail

Green (X11) has the hex code #00FF00. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 255, 0), which means it is composed of 0% red, 100% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:100 M:0 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Green (X11) has a hue of 120°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
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.

One of the primary colors of the RGB system along with red and blue, the hexadecimal code of green SHOULD be #00FF00 technically. Why? Because red is #FF0000 and blue is #0000FF. However, things got muddled up somehow. You see, the web colors (those that can be used by their English names in HTML and CSS) are based on the X11 list. In the X11 list, the hex code for green in #00FF00 which is ALSO that of lime.

The people who made the list of web colors assigned #00FF00 to lime and #008000 to green! Don't ask us. We didn't create those lists. To put it briefly, the first HTML (version 3.2), CSS (version 1.0) and VGA color lists have lime as #00FF00 and green as #008000. The web color names list of today carried on with these names and their corresponding hex codes.

This brings up an interesting, though controversial, question - should we even call it the RGB model? Shouldn't it be RLB? On this site, green refers to #00FF00 with the RGB values (0, 255, 0) as a homage to the X11 color list - the one that began it all.

Other names: X11 Green, X11 Lime and Lime (Web)

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Green (X11) Color Codes

Hex Code#00FF00
RGB Values(0, 255, 0)
CMYK Values(100%, 0%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(120°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#00FF00
Inverse Color#FF00FF [Fuchsia]
Closest Pantone®2271 C
Closest RAL6038 [Luminous green]
Complementary Color#FF00FF [Fuchsia]
Green (X11) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#555555
Weighted Average (Most Common)#969696
Weighted Average (Luma)#B6B6B6
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D5D5D5

Green (X11) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 00FF00. Complementary color is FF00FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Green (X11) is Fuchsia with the hex code #FF00FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #00FF00 color is offered by #FF00FF. 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.

00FF00 FF00FF
Analogous color palette with (00FF00, 00FF80 and 80FF00)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Green (X11) (#00FF00) are Guppie Green (#00FF80) and Chartreuse (Web) (#80FF00). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Green (X11) 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.

00FF00 00FF80 80FF00
Split Complementary color palette with (00FF00, 8000FF and FF0080)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Green (X11) (#00FF00) are #8000FF (Violet (Color Wheel)) and #FF0080 (Bright Pink). 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.

00FF00 8000FF FF0080
Triadic color palette with (00FF00, 0000FF and FF0000)

Triadic Palette

Green (X11) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #0000FF (Blue) and #FF0000 (Red) along with #00FF00 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

00FF00 0000FF FF0000
Tetradic color palette with (00FF00, 0000FF, FF00FF and FFFF00)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Green (X11) has four colors - #0000FF (Blue), #FF00FF (Fuchsia) and #FFFF00 (Yellow) in addition to the base color (#00FF00). 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.

00FF00 0000FF FF00FF FFFF00
Square color palette with (00FF00, 0080FF, FF00FF and FF8000)

Square Palette

Green (X11) square color palette has #0080FF (Azure), #FF00FF (Fuchsia) and #FF8000 (Orange (Color Wheel)). 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.

00FF00 0080FF FF00FF FF8000
Rainbow color

Green (X11) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Green (X11) 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.

00FF00 00FFDB 0049FF 9200FF FF0092 FF4900 DBFF00

Tints, Tones & Shades of Green (X11) Color


  • Transparent 33FF3333FF33
  • Transparent 4DFF4D4DFF4D
  • Transparent 66FF6666FF66
  • Transparent 80FF8080FF80
  • Transparent 99FF9999FF99
  • Transparent B3FFB3B3FFB3
  • Transparent CCFFCCCCFFCC
  • Transparent E6FFE6E6FFE6


  • Transparent 1AE61A1AE61A
  • Transparent 26D92626D926
  • Transparent 33CC3333CC33
  • Transparent 40C04040C040
  • Transparent 4DB34D4DB34D
  • Transparent 5AA65A5AA65A
  • Transparent 669966669966
  • Transparent 738D73738D73


  • Transparent 00CC0000CC00
  • Transparent 00B30000B300
  • Transparent 009900009900
  • Transparent 008000008000
  • Transparent 006600006600
  • Transparent 004D00004D00
  • Transparent 003300003300
  • Transparent 001A00001A00

Green (X11) Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Green (X11) Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Green (X11) Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Green (X11) Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Green (X11) Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Green (X11) Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Green (X11) Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Green (X11) Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Green (X11) Plaid Pattern

Green (X11) Color Interior Ideas

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Green (X11) Color Living Room Wall Paint Idea

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Green (X11) Color Kitchen Wall Paint Idea

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