Lemon (color)

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Lemon is a color somewhat resembling yellow and named after the lemon fruit. The color lemon is a representation of the color of the outer skin of a lemon.

The first recorded use of lemon as a color name in English was in 1598.[1]

The color lemon yellow is sometimes misinterpreted as a neon color (somewhat like the color chartreuse yellow shown below in the shades of yellow color template but more yellowish) but is actually related closely to the simple, plain yellow because it is a representation of the color of the outer skin of the lemon, which is quite close to and actually somewhat brighter than ordinary yellow. The neon conception of the color lemon yellow is represented by the Crayola crayon laser lemon, shown below.

Cultural uses[edit]

Lemon is the color of the library science discipline for academic regalia in the United States.

Variations of lemon[edit]

Lemon chiffon[edit]

Main article: Lemon chiffon (color)
Lemon ChiffonHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFFACD
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 250, 205)
HSV       (h, s, v) (54°, 20%, 100%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color lemon chiffon is shown at right.

The color lemon chiffon was formulated in 1987 as one of the X11 color names. After the invention of the world wide web in 1991, these colors became known as the X11 web colors.


Lemon meringue[edit]

Lemon MeringueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #F6EABE
sRGBB  (rgb) (246, 234, 190)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 5, 23, 4)
HSV       (h, s, v) (47°, 23%, 97[2]%)
Source Pantone TPX[3]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color lemon meringue.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #12-0711 TPX—Lemon Meringue.[4]


Lemon glacier[edit]

Lemon GlacierHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FDFF00
sRGBB  (rgb) (253, 255, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (1, 0, 100, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (60°, 100%, 100[5]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color lemon glacier displayed at the right.

The color lemon glacier was released by Crayola in 2009 in the extreme twistable crayons. This color is very slightly greenish looking to the naked eye (just barely detectable)--as can be seen in its color box, its green code is very slightly larger than its red code.

This color is supposed to be fluorescent but fluorescence in colors does not register on a computer screen as there is no mechanism for displaying this phenomenon on a computer.


Laser lemon[edit]

Laser LemonHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFFF66
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 255, 102)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 0, 60, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (60°, 60%, 100[6]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color laser lemon is shown at right.

The color laser lemon was named by Crayola in 1990. Before that, from its formulation in 1972 to 1990, it had been incorrectly been named chartreuse. In actuality, a chartreuse color is one in which the green hex code has a slightly higher value than the red hex code in the rgb values of the color. (See the color chartreuse yellow for the correct version of the traditional color chartreuse.)

This color is supposed to be a fluorescent color, but there is no mechanism to display fluorescence on a flat computer screen.


Lemon yellow[edit]

Lemon YellowHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFF44F
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 244, 79)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 43, 70, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (56°, 69%, 100[7]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color lemon yellow is shown at right.

Lemon yellow was a Crayola color from 1949 to 1990.


Bitter lemon[edit]

Bitter LemonHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CAE00D
sRGBB  (rgb) (202, 224, 13)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (10, 0, 94, 12)
HSV       (h, s, v) (66°, 94%, 88[8]%)
Source Xona.com
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color bitter lemon.

The first use of the color name bitter lemon was in 2001, when it was formulated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.

Citron[edit]

Main article: citron (color)
CitronHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #9FA91F
sRGBB  (rgb) (158, 169, 31)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (6, 0, 82, 34)
HSV       (h, s, v) (64°, 82%, 66[9]%)
Source Xona.com
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color citron.

The name has been used since at least the 1920s for an equal mix of orange and green pigments.

"Citron" is the French word for "lemon". This dark tone of lemon was formulated for use in interior design and fabric design.

Lemon curry[edit]

Lemon CurryHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CCA01D
sRGBB  (rgb) (204, 160, 29)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 22, 86, 20)
HSV       (h, s, v) (45°, 86%, 80[10]%)
Source Pantone TPX[11]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color lemon curry.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #15-0751 TPX—Lemon Curry.[12]


Deep lemon[edit]

Lemon (Pantone)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #F5C71A
sRGBB  (rgb) (245, 199, 26)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 19, 89, 4)
HSV       (h, s, v) (47°, 89%, 96[13]%)
Source Pantone TPX[14]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color deep lemon.

Deep lemon is the deep tone of lemon that is called "lemon" by Pantone.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #13-0752 TPX—Lemon.[15]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 197; Color Sample of Lemon: Page 43 Plate 10 Color Sample K3
  2. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #F6EABE (Lemon Meringue):
  3. ^ Type the words "Lemon Meringue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  4. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Lemon Meringue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FDFF00 (Lemon Glacier):
  6. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FFFF66 (Laser Lemon):
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FFF44F (Lemon Yellow):
  8. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #CAE00D (Bitter Lemon):
  9. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #9FA91F (Citron):
  10. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #CCA01D (Lemon Curry):
  11. ^ Type the words "Lemon Curry" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  12. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Lemon Curry" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  13. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #F5C71A (Deep Lemon):
  14. ^ Type the word "Lemon" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  15. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the word "Lemon" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:

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