Lime (color)

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LimeHow to read this color infobox
Limes.jpg
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #BFFF00
sRGBB  (rgb) (191, 255, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (25, 0, 100, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (75°, 100%, 100[1]%)
Source Maerz & Paul[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Lime, also traditionally known as lime green, lime-green, or bitter lime, is a color that is a shade of green, so named because it is a representation of the color of the citrus fruit called limes. It is the color that is in between the web color chartreuse and yellow on the color wheel.[2] It is of green hue and is also one of Crayola's many colors.

Lime (traditional lime green)[edit]

The first recorded use of lime green as a color name in English was in 1890.[3][2]

Lime (color#BFFF00) is a pure spectral color at approximately 564 nanometers on the visible spectrum when plotted on the CIE chromaticity diagram.

Variations of lime[edit]

Volt[edit]

VoltHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CEFF00
sRGBB  (rgb) (206, 255, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (72°, 100%, 100%)
Source Complex.com[4]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color Volt.

The color Volt is used by Nike in several of their athletic products, most notably their Air Max 90 Hyperfuse sneakers, which were introduced in 2011.

Electric lime[edit]

Electric LimeHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CCFF00
sRGBB  (rgb) (204, 255, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (72°, 100%, 100%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color electric lime.

This Crayola color was created in 1991.

This tint of lime is popular in psychedelic art.

French lime[edit]

Lime (Pourpre.com)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #9EFD38
sRGBB  (rgb) (158, 253, 56)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (38, 0, 78, 1)
HSV       (h, s, v) (89°, 78%, 99[5]%)
Source Pourpre.com
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color French lime, which is the shade of lime called "lime" in the Pourpre.com color list, a color list widely popular in France.

Web color "lime" (X11 Green)[edit]

Lime (HTML/CSS); Green (X11)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #00FF00
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 255, 0)
Source HTML/CSS[6]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color named "lime" actually corresponds to the green primary of an RGB display: it has a different HTML color code (#00FF00). A sample can be seen to the right.

See the chart Color names that clash between X11 and HTML/CSS in the X11 color names article to see those colors which are different in HTML and X11.

This color is the color of lime Jell-O and lemon lime Kool-Aid.

Web color lime green[edit]

Lime GreenHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #32CD32
sRGBB  (rgb) (50, 205, 50)
Source X11[6]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color called "lime green".


Lime in human culture[edit]

Politics

The logo of the PAIS Alliance of Ecuador

Sexuality

Sports

Transportation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #BFFF00 (Lime):". Web.forret.com. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b c Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; The index refers to Plate 20 Color Sample J1 as Lime Green; this color is shown on Plate 20 as being halfway between yellow-green (the old name for the color that is now called chartreuse green) and yellow on the color wheel.
  3. ^ The Daily News (London) 14 July 1890. "lime, n2.". Oxford English Dictionary online version. Oxford University Press. September 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-15.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ The 10 Most Significant Colors in Sneaker History
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #9EFD38 (French Lime):
  6. ^ a b "W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords". W3.org. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  7. ^ Gay City USA Handkerchief Codes:
  8. ^ List of New York City Subway lines

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