Paris Green Color

HEX #50C878 / RGB (80, 200, 120)

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What is Paris Green Color?

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Paris Green has the hex code #50C878. The equivalent RGB values are (80, 200, 120), which means it is composed of 20% red, 50% green and 30% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:60 M:0 Y:40 K:22. In the HSV/HSB scale, Paris Green has a hue of 140°, 60% saturation and a brightness value of 78%.
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.

Paris Green was created at the Wilhelm Dye and White Lead Company by chemists Russ and Sattler in 1814. The chemical name of the pigment is copper acetoarsenite. If you've read that carefully, you'll realise that it contains arsenic which is highly poisonous. But that did not stop its use in paints and water colors.

However, over time, probably because it caused so many unintentional deaths, Paris Green gradually went out of favour as a pigment and started being used as an insecticide. And this is how its name came about - it was once used to kill rats in the sewers of Paris.

Other names: Schweinfurt Green, Emerald Green, Vienna Green

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Paris Green Color Codes

Hex Code#50C878
RGB Values(80, 200, 120)
CMYK Values(60%, 0%, 40%, 22%)
HSV/HSB Values(140°, 60%, 78%)
Closest Web Safe#66CC66
Inverse Color#AF3787 [Fandango]
Closest Pantone®7723 C
Closest RAL6033 [Mint turquoise]
Complementary Color#C850A0 [Mulberry (Crayola)]
Paris Green Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#858585
Desaturated#8C8C8C
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9B9B9B
Weighted Average (Luma)#A9A9A9
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CDCDCD

Paris Green Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 50C878. Complementary color is C850A0

Complementary Palette

The complement of Paris Green is Mulberry (Crayola) with the hex code #C850A0. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #50C878 color is offered by #C850A0. 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.

50C878 C850A0
Analogous color palette with (50C878, 50C8B4 and 64C850)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Paris Green (#50C878) are Eucalyptus (#50C8B4) and Apple (#64C850). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Paris 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.

50C878 50C8B4 64C850
Split Complementary color palette with (50C878, B450C8 and C85064)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Paris Green (#50C878) are #B450C8 (Medium Orchid) and #C85064 (Dark Terra Cotta). 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.

50C878 B450C8 C85064
Triadic color palette with (50C878, 7850C8 and C87850)

Triadic Palette

Paris Green triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #7850C8 (Slate Blue) and #C87850 (Copper Red) along with #50C878 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

50C878 7850C8 C87850
Tetradic color palette with (50C878, 7850C8, C850A0 and A0C850)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Paris Green has four colors - #7850C8 (Slate Blue), #C850A0 (Mulberry (Crayola)) and #A0C850 (Middle Green Yellow) in addition to the base color (#50C878). 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.

50C878 7850C8 C850A0 A0C850
Square color palette with (50C878, 5064C8, C850A0 and C8B450)

Square Palette

Paris Green square color palette has #5064C8 (Han Blue), #C850A0 (Mulberry (Crayola)) and #C8B450 (Vegas Gold). 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.

50C878 5064C8 C850A0 C8B450
Rainbow color

Paris Green Color Rainbow Palette

Our Paris 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.

50C878 50B1C8 5650C8 BD50C8 C8506D C89A50 8FC850

Tints, Tones & Shades of Paris Green Color

Tints

  • Transparent 73D39373D393
  • Transparent 85D9A185D9A1
  • Transparent 96DEAE96DEAE
  • Transparent A8E4BCA8E4BC
  • Transparent B9E9C9B9E9C9
  • Transparent CBEFD7CBEFD7
  • Transparent DCF4E4DCF4E4
  • Transparent EEFAF2EEFAF2

Tones

  • Transparent 5ABA7A5ABA7A
  • Transparent 5EB27A5EB27A
  • Transparent 63AB7B63AB7B
  • Transparent 68A47C68A47C
  • Transparent 6D9D7D6D9D7D
  • Transparent 72967E72967E
  • Transparent 768E7E768E7E
  • Transparent 7B877F7B877F

Shades

  • Transparent 40A06040A060
  • Transparent 388C54388C54
  • Transparent 307848307848
  • Transparent 28643C28643C
  • Transparent 205030205030
  • Transparent 183C24183C24
  • Transparent 102818102818
  • Transparent 08140C08140C

Paris Green Color Patterns

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    Paris Green Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Paris Green Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paris Green Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paris Green Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paris Green Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paris Green Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paris Green Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Paris Green Plaid Pattern


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