Talk:Shades of green

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ASU for Army Green[edit]

Citation for 2014 wear out date —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:45, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Citation can also be found at at Q3. (talk) 04:37, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

The Plan[edit]

  1. Gather fragmented pages to this page.
  2. Expand and cite everything
  3. Delete things that can't be cited
  4. Step back and see what's next.

Simple, quick, efficient, and deadly (in a friendly way) Wrad (talk) 01:40, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Two articles we should leave alone are Ao (color) and Vert. They aren't exactly shades of green. They deal with a different concept. Wrad (talk) 02:56, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Only two that I still see out there are Spring bud and Spring green (color). What should we do with the trivia/human culture sections for example Jungle_green#Jungle_green_and_tropical_rain_forest_in_human_culture (as of revision 161464806)? PaleAqua (talk) 03:15, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Just squish it all into the Jungle green section for now. Most of it won't last long, anyway. Wrad (talk) 03:24, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Kelly green[edit]

Joni Mitchell's song "Little Green" is about her daughter named Kelly, that she had to give up for adoption. Kelly as in kelly green. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:21, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

The color swatch is wrong. Kelly green's got more blue in it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:04, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Duffy Green[edit]

What are the color coordinates for the so called "Duffy Green" color used by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department? (talk) 17:10, 10 August 2009 (UTC)


Why is myrtle immoderately dark? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Drofe (talkcontribs) 08:49, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Optical green[edit]

Is this also called "optical green"?

  • Green-yellow is near the center of the light spectrum visible to the human eye, and is very eye catching to humans. For this reason many emergency vehicles and uniforms exhibit green-yellow.

--Pawyilee (talk) 12:56, 21 November 2009 (UTC)


This needs adding. Johnbod (talk) 20:50, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

While google can't decide if its a blue or a green, Wikipedia has put it under blue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:51, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Remove school colors?[edit]

Recently, school colors have found their way into this article. They probably should be deleted or moved to a new article concerning green in school uniforms or to the articles on each school. Most of these school colors' notabilities extend no farther than the boundaries of the school, and since there are many schools with green as a school color, half the shades of green listed here could be school colors Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 23:57, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Well said. As well, I thought CPP's green was identical to CP-SLO's green, anyhow. Wrong? YellowAries2010 (talk) 15:54, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Other colors.[edit]

Malachite, viridian, chartreuse, verdigris, olive, seafoam, jade, emerald. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:47, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Apple green? oops, found it Manytexts (talk) 06:28, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

What about sage green? I think it is similar to either Russian green or asparagus, but I'm not sure of the exact shade. That's actually what I came here to find out. --H-ko (Talk) 03:21, 10 February 2013 (UTC)


The article currently states that feldgrau "was one of the first standardized uniforms suitable to the age of smokeless gun powder". The connection between a colour for uniforms and the use of a certain type of gunpowder isn't made clear. Can anyone elucidate? --Picapica (talk) 08:17, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Maybe it might have to do with not having the cover from smoking gunpowder when the guns were fired, so soldiers would have to wear more dull-colored uniforms so they couldn't be picked out so easily when it came to rifles and artillery. Can't recall the book, but I'll find it later. --Buspirtraz (talk) 18:22, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Here's a possible source for you. It's Niall Ferguson's 2011 book Civilization: The West and the Rest. The full reference is available for you. Unfortunately, the book does not provide page numbers but instead sections within a chapter, so no page numbers. The quote is available for you.
Actually, the theory behind the field gray was more of my thinking rather than the book, but the book, especially the surrounding quote, did help guide me to that logic.
Ferguson, Niall (November 1, 2011). "5. Consumption > The Birth of the Consumer Society". Civilization: The West and the Rest (1st American ed. ed.). New York: Penguin Press. ISBN 9781594203053. "[...] Yet the military innovations of the nineteenth century, which greatly improved the accuracy and power of artillery, as well as introducing smokeless gunpowder, necessitated a shift from the bright coats of the eighteenth and nineteenth century to altogether drabber uniforms. [...]" 
--Buspirtraz (talk) 18:56, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

"Green (HTML/CSS color)" vs "Office green"[edit]

Any particular reason why this (#008000) deserves two separate sections? If noone disagrees, i intend to merge the second section into the first one. -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 11:19, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Oh, i just realized there are more ovelaps than the above-mentioned one... Here are the other two: "Castleton green" and "Sacramento State Green" are both #00563F, and "Emerald" and "Paris Green" are both #50C878. I believe these should also be merged. -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 11:22, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Devil's green[edit]

From Flowing Wells Witch Trial:

a preference for wearing devil's green (a shade between chartreuse and lime),

--Error (talk) 00:28, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Dartmouth green[edit]

The various sources for "Dartmouth green", including Dartmouth's own style guide (cited), are inconsistent with each other:

Hex RGB S% V% C% M% Y% K% Source
#00693C 154 100 41 100 0 43 59 Dartmouth style guide "Pantone 349", Pantone swatch
#006E3C 153 100 43 100 0 45 57 Dartmouth style guide "Pantone 349", Alt source 1 of Pantone swatches[1][2][3]
#006134 152 100 38 100 0 46 62 Dartmouth style guide "Pantone 349", Alt source 2 of Pantone swatches from CIElab 35, -43, 18
#006233 151 100 38 100 0 48 62 Dartmouth style guide "Pantone 349", Alt source 2 of Pantone swatches from #006233
#00940D 125 100 58 100 0 91 42 Dartmouth style guide CMYK (100, 0, 91, 42)
#00703C 152 100 44 100 0 46 56 Dartmouth style guide RGB (0, 112, 60), Encycolorpedia
#00703C 152 100 44 100 0 46 56 List of colors: A–F, Shades of green, Encycolorpedia
#0C7F0E 121 91 50 91 0 89 50 List of colors: A–F previous HSV (121, 90, 50)
#0D800F 121 90 50 90 0 88 50 Shades of green previous CMYK (93, 33, 92, 25)

In particular, the CMYK values given in Dartmouth's style guide are so far off from any of the Pantone simulations or the RGB values they gave, I think they are probably typo'd in some way (like maybe the 91 was supposed to be 41, equivalent to RGB #009457 ———).

I chose to leave it as #00703C in this article and the lists, and correct the HSV and CMYK coords, because of it's being in the Dartmouth source as well as Encycolorpedia and other sources on the web. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 06:35, 14 October 2013 (UTC)