Lemon (color)

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Lemon or lemon-color is a pale yellow color, the color of the lemon fruit.[1]

The first recorded use of lemon as a color name in English was in 1598.[2]

Cultural uses[edit]

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

Variations of lemon[edit]

Some variants are fluorescent colors, but are not displayed as such because fluorescence cannot be represented on a display screen.

Lemon chiffon[edit]

Main article: Lemon chiffon (color)
Lemon Chiffon
 
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 Meringue
 
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[3]%)
Source Pantone TPX[4]
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.[5]

Lemon glacier[edit]

Lemon Glacier
 
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[6]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Lemon glacier is a fluorescent color, displayed in non-fluorescent form 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.

Luis Lemon[edit]

Luis Lemon
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #E9FF36
sRGBB  (rgb) (233, 255, 54)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (9, 0, 79, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (67°, 78%, 100%)
Source Model's Own
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Luis Lemon is a fluorescent color, displayed in non-fluorescent form at the right.

Luis Lemon is one of Models Own's ice neon nail polish color sets. It is a variant of Laser Lemon below.

Laser lemon[edit]

Laser Lemon
 
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[7]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Laser lemon is a fluorescent color, displayed in non-fluorescent form at the 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.)

Lemon yellow[edit]

Lemon Yellow
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFF44F
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 244, 79)
HSV       (h, s, v) (56°, 69%, 100[8]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color lemon yellow is shown at right.

Lemon yellow was a Crayola color from 1949 to 1990.

Bitter lemon[edit]

Bitter Lemon
 
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[9]%)
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)
Citron
 
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[10]%)
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 Curry
 
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[11]%)
Source Pantone TPX[12]
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.[13]

Deep lemon[edit]

Lemon (Pantone)
 
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[14]%)
Source Pantone TPX[15]
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.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "lemon". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #F6EABE (Lemon Meringue):
  4. ^ Type the words "Lemon Meringue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  5. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Lemon Meringue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  6. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FDFF00 (Lemon Glacier):
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FFFF66 (Laser Lemon):
  8. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #FFF44F (Lemon Yellow):
  9. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #CAE00D (Bitter Lemon):
  10. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #9FA91F (Citron):
  11. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #CCA01D (Lemon Curry):
  12. ^ Type the words "Lemon Curry" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  13. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Lemon Curry" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  14. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #F5C71A (Deep Lemon):
  15. ^ Type the word "Lemon" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  16. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the word "Lemon" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:

See also[edit]