Matte Lime has the hex code #75AD50. The equivalent RGB values are (117, 173, 80), which means it is composed of 32% red, 47% green and 22% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:32 M:0 Y:54 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, Matte Lime has a hue of 96°, 54% saturation and a brightness value of 68%. 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 RGB color space, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the color lime. As a web color, it is listed with the hexadecimal code #00FF00. The astute amongst you will immediately raise your hands up with a question: "Shouldn't that hex code be for green?" Yes! The X11 list, on which the web colors list is based, does in fact puts that hex code as green. However, things got muddled up somehow and now green of the web colors list is #008000 and #00FF00 is named lime.
Matte lime color doesn't come directly from RGB space. It is darker and duller than the bright color of the web world. Also, the color can only be used on web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its RGB, CMYK, HSB or hex code.
The complement of Matte Lime is Royal Purple with the hex code #8850AD. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #75AD50 color is offered by #8850AD. 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 Matte Lime (#75AD50) are Apple (#50AD5A) and Olive Green (#A4AD50). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Matte Lime 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 Matte Lime (#75AD50) are #5A50AD (Plump Purple) and #AD50A4 (Rose Quartz 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.
Matte Lime triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #5075AD (Blue Yonder) and #AD5075 (China Rose) along with #75AD50 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 Matte Lime has four colors - #5075AD (Blue Yonder), #8850AD (Royal Purple) and #AD8850 (Bronze (Metallic)) in addition to the base color (#75AD50). 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.
Matte Lime square color palette has #50A4AD (Verdigris), #8850AD (Royal Purple) and #AD5A50 (Giant's Club). 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.
Matte Lime Color Rainbow Palette
Our Matte Lime 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.