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)

Forest green is 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.


Forest green (Crayola)[edit]

Forest green (Crayola)
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#5FA777
sRGBB (r, g, b)(95, 167, 119)
HSV (h, s, v)(140°, 43%, 65%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(63, 45, 139°)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color called "forest green" in Crayola crayons. Forest green has been a Crayola crayon name since 1958, when it was renamed from dark green.

Tropical rainforest[edit]

Tropical Rainforest
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#00755E
sRGBB (r, g, b)(0, 117, 94)
HSV (h, s, v)(168°, 100%, 46%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(44, 38, 163°)
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color tropical rainforest, a bluish-shade of forest green.

The color tropical rainforest was formulated by Crayola in 1993.

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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  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”?: