Forest green

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Forest green
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#228B22
sRGBB (r, g, b)(34, 139, 34)
HSV (h, s, v)(120°, 76%, 55%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(51, 70, 128°)
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellowish green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color forest green. Forest green refers to a green color said to resemble the color of the trees and other plants in a forest.

This web color, when written as computer code in HTML for website color display, is written in the form forestgreen (no space).[1]

The first recorded use of forest green as a color name in English was in 1810.[2]

Ferns in a forest
Ferns in a forest

Forest green is a representation of the average color of the leaves of the trees of a temperate zone deciduous forest.

In culture[edit]


  • Forest green is used to represent deciduous forest on maps depicting natural vegetation.


School colors[edit]



  • Forest green is a frequent color used in woodland camouflage. Beyond camo uniforms, soldiers will spray their weapons using a multitude of colors including forest green to what would otherwise be black or wooden material.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ W3C. "SVG Color Keywords, CSS3 Color Module, W3C Candidate Recommendation 14 May 2003". Retrieved 2007-01-06.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 195; color sample of Forest Green: Page 69 Plate 23 Color Sample L6
  3. ^ Go halfway down web page where it says “How Green is Nest”?: