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Scheele’s Green Color

HEX #478800 / RGB (71, 136, 0)

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What is Scheele’s Green Color?

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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!

Other names: Schloss Green

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Scheele’s Green Color Codes

Hex Code#478800
RGB Values(71, 136, 0)
CMYK Values(48%, 0%, 100%, 47%)
HSV/HSB Values(89°, 100%, 53%)
Closest Web Safe#339900
Inverse Color#B877FF [Lavender (Floral)]
Closest Pantone®370 C
Closest RAL6010 [Grass green]
Complementary Color#410088 [Indigo]
Scheele’s Green Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#454545
Weighted Average (Most Common)#666666
Weighted Average (Luma)#707070
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#ABABAB

Scheele’s Green Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 478800. Complementary color is 410088

Complementary Palette

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.

478800 410088
Analogous color palette with (478800, 038800 and 888500)

Analogous Palette

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.

478800 038800 888500
Split Complementary color palette with (478800, 000388 and 850088)

Split-Complementary Palette

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.

478800 000388 850088
Triadic color palette with (478800, 004788 and 880047)

Triadic Palette

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.

478800 004788 880047
Tetradic color palette with (478800, 004788, 410088 and 884100)

Tetradic Palette

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.

478800 004788 410088 884100
Square color palette with (478800, 008885, 410088 and 880003)

Square Palette

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.

478800 008885 410088 880003
Rainbow color

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.

468800 00882E 006D88 070088 7C0088 88001F 885500

Tints, Tones & Shades of Scheele’s Green Color


  • Transparent 6CA0336CA033
  • Transparent 7EAC4D7EAC4D
  • Transparent 91B86691B866
  • Transparent A3C480A3C480
  • Transparent B5CF99B5CF99
  • Transparent C8DBB3C8DBB3
  • Transparent DAE7CCDAE7CC
  • Transparent EDF3E6EDF3E6


  • Transparent 52861A52861A
  • Transparent 588626588626
  • Transparent 5E85335E8533
  • Transparent 648440648440
  • Transparent 69834D69834D
  • Transparent 6F825A6F825A
  • Transparent 758266758266
  • Transparent 7A81737A8173


  • Transparent 396D00396D00
  • Transparent 325F00325F00
  • Transparent 2B52002B5200
  • Transparent 244400244400
  • Transparent 1C36001C3600
  • Transparent 152900152900
  • Transparent 0E1B000E1B00
  • Transparent 070E00070E00

Scheele’s Green Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Scheele’s Green Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Scheele’s Green Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Scheele’s Green Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Scheele’s Green Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Scheele’s Green Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Scheele’s Green Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Scheele’s Green Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Scheele’s Green Plaid Pattern

Scheele’s Green Color Interior Ideas

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Scheele’s Green Color Drawing Room Textured Wall Paint Idea

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Scheele’s Green Color Living Room Wall Paint Idea

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Scheele’s Green Color Bedroom Wall Paint Idea

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Scheele’s Green Color Kitchen Wall Paint Idea

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