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Lime
 
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]

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 hex code #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]

Lemon Lime[edit]

Lemon Lime
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #E3FF00
sRGBB  (rgb) (227, 255, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (11, 0, 100, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (67°, 100%, 100%)
Source Sprite
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Lemon-Lime is a fluorescent chartreuse color that is named after the carbonated soft drinks such as Sprite, 7 Up and Sierra Mist.

The red value to this neon color is almost to Yellow.

Arctic Lime[edit]

Arctic Lime
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #D0FF14
sRGBB  (rgb) (208, 255, 20)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (18, 0, 92, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (72°, 92%, 100%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color Arctic lime.

Same as Electric Lime, but created in 2009. This is one of the colors in Crayola's eXtreme colors ultra-bright colored pencils.

Volt[edit]

Volt
 
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. This color is similar to Electric Lime below.

Electric lime[edit]

Electric Lime
 
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 1990.

This tint of lime is popular in psychedelic art.

French lime[edit]

Lime (Pourpre.com)
 
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)
 
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 Green
 
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".

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  • Crayola has released a crayon with the color label "Lime".[8]

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. ^ "Explore Colors." http://crayola.com/explore-colors. Web. 5 June 2015.

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