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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.