Green has the hex code #008000. The equivalent RGB values are (0, 128, 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:50. In the HSV/HSB scale, Green has a hue of 120°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 50%. 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.
In the web color list used presently, "green" is NOT #00FF00 but #008000. The former hexadecimal code is for the color called lime. This is because the present web list comes from the original 16 color list used in earlier versions of HTML and CSS in which the green and lime were defined as #008000 and #00FF00, respectively.
Web colors are ones that can be used with their English names in HTML and CSS instead of hex or RGB code. They come from the X11 color list in which green/lime has the code #00FF00. Thus, in X11 list green and lime have the same hex code, while in the web color list, green is #008000 (RGB: 0, 128, 0) and lime is #00FF00 (RGB: 0, 255, 0).
The complement of Green is Patriarch with the hex code #800080. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #008000 color is offered by #800080. 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.
The analogous colors of Green (#008000) are Philippine Green (#008040) and Avocado (#408000). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Green (#008000) are #400080 (Indigo) and #800040 (Rose Garnet). 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.
Green triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #000080 (Navy Blue) and #800000 (Maroon (HTML/CSS)) along with #008000 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Green has four colors - #000080 (Navy Blue), #800080 (Patriarch) and #808000 (Olive) in addition to the base color (#008000). 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.
Green square color palette has #004080 (Dark Cerulean), #800080 (Patriarch) and #804000 (Chocolate (Traditional)). 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.
Green Color Rainbow Palette
Our 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.