Scheele’s Green has the hex code #478800. The equivalent RGB values are (71, 136, 0), which means it is composed of 34% red, 66% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:48 M:0 Y:100 K:47. In the HSV/HSB scale, Scheele’s Green has a hue of 89°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 53%. 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.
Scheele's Green was invented in 1775 by one of the most prolific, though little known chemist and pharmacist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele of Sweden. It is an inorganic compound with the chemical name copper arsenite and is highly poisonous. (Did you miss "arsenic" in the name?)
Scheele's Green has a beautiful greenish-yellow color and was used extensively in wallpapers, paints, candles etc. However, because its a copper compound, it has a tendency to blacken in the presence of sulphides. In 1814, Paris Green, also known as Emerald Green, was created to replace Scheele's Green but that too to ended up being quite toxic.
An interesting note: Scheele's Green could have been responsible for killing, though unintentionally, Napoleon. Yes, the famous Napoleon Bonaparte!
The complement of Scheele’s Green is Indigo with the hex code #410088. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #478800 color is offered by #410088. 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 Scheele’s Green (#478800) are Ao (English) (#038800) and Olive (#888500). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Scheele’s 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 Scheele’s Green (#478800) are #000388 (Dark Blue) and #850088 (Mardi Gras). 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.
Scheele’s Green triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #004788 (Midnight Blue) and #880047 (Rose Garnet) along with #478800 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 Scheele’s Green has four colors - #004788 (Midnight Blue), #410088 (Indigo) and #884100 (Dark Bronze) in addition to the base color (#478800). 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.
Scheele’s Green square color palette has #008885 (Dark Cyan), #410088 (Indigo) and #880003 (Blood). 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.
Scheele’s Green Color Rainbow Palette
Our Scheele’s 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.