Lime
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#BFFF00
HSV       (h, s, v)(75°, 100%, 100[1]%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(191, 255, 0)
SourceMaerz & Paul[2]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Lime is a color that is a shade of yellow-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] Alternate names for this color included yellow-green, lemon-lime, lime green, or bitter lime.[3]

Lime as a quaternary color on the RGB color wheel
  yellow
  lime
  chartreuse




Lime (traditional lime green)

The first recorded use of lime green as a color name in English was in 1890.[4][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

Key lime

Key lime is a light lime color that is named after a Crayola Pearl Brites crayon.

Key lime
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E8F48C
HSV       (h, s, v)(067°, 83%%, 75%%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(232, 244, 140)
Source(Crayola Key Lime Pearl(Pearl Brites))
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Lemon-lime

Lemon-lime
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E3FF00
HSV       (h, s, v)(67°, 100%, 100%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(227, 255, 0)
SourceSprite[citation needed]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green
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

Arctic lime
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#D0FF14
HSV       (h, s, v)(72°, 92%, 100%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(208, 255, 20)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color Arctic lime is displayed at right.

Close to electric lime, but created in 2009. This is one of the colors in Crayola's eXtreme colors ultra-bright colored pencils.



Peridot

Peridot
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E6E200
HSV       (h, s, v)(59°, 100%, 100%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(230, 226, 0)
SourceEncycolorpedia[5]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color peridot is displayed at right.

Peridot gemstones
Peridot gemstones

This shade of lime with lemon undertones represents the color of the peridot gemstone. Peridot is the birthstone for those born in August.


Volt

Volt
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#CEFF00
HSV       (h, s, v)(72°, 100%, 100%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(206, 255, 0)
SourceComplex[6]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color Volt is displayed at right.

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.

Nike sneakers, mostly colored volt
Nike sneakers, mostly colored volt


Electric lime

Electric lime
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#CCFF00
HSV       (h, s, v)(72°, 100%, 100%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(204, 255, 0)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color electric lime is displayed at right.

This Crayola color was created in 1990.

This tint of lime is popular in psychedelic art.


French lime

French Lime
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#9EFD38
HSV       (h, s, v)(89°, 78%, 99[7]%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(158, 253, 56)
SourcePourpre.com[8]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color French lime is the shade of lime called "lime" in the Pourpre.com color list, a color list widely popular in France. A sample can be seen to the right.



Web color "lime" (X11 Green)

Lime (HTML/CSS); Green (X11)
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#00FF00
HSV       (h, s, v)(120°, 100%, 100%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(0, 255, 0)
SourceHTML/CSS[9]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellowish green
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 in the X11 color names article to see those colors which are different in HTML and X11.


Lime green

Lime green
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#32CD32
HSV       (h, s, v)(120°, 76%, 80%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(50, 205, 50)
SourceX11[9]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellowish green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The web color "lime green" is displayed at right.

Usage

A lime yellow Oshkosh P-15 fire truck
A lime yellow Oshkosh P-15 fire truck

Some fire engines in the United States are lime yellow rather than red due to safety and ergonomics reasons. A 2009 study by the U.S. Fire Administration concluded that fluorescent colors, including yellow-green and orange, are easiest to spot in daylight.[10]

In the bandana code of the gay leather subculture, wearing a lime-colored bandana means one is into the sexual fetish of sitophilia, otherwise known as food fetishism.[11][12]

The National Rugby League team Canberra Raiders uses lime green as one of its main colours, as does the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, which utilizes a color officially named Action Green, which strongly resembles lime green.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #BFFF00 (Lime)". Web.forret.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  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. ^ lime colour, Canva. "Colour Meanings". Canva.
  4. ^ The Daily News (London) 14 July 1890. "lime, n2". Oxford English Dictionary online version. Oxford University Press. September 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011. (subscription or participating institution membership required)
  5. ^ "Peridot / #e6e200 Hex Color Code". encycolorpedia.com.
  6. ^ "The 10 Most Significant Colors in Sneaker History1. Volt". Complex. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". Web.forret.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  8. ^ Bilik, Yan. "Dictionnaire des noms de couleurs". pourpre.com.
  9. ^ a b "W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords". W3.org. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  10. ^ "Why lime-yellow fire trucks are safer than red". American Psychological Association. 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Gay City USA. Archived from the original on 6 December 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Best, Joel; Bogle, Kathleen A. (19 November 2017). Kids Gone Wild: From Rainbow Parties to Sexting, Understanding the Hype Over Teen Sex. NYU Press. ISBN 9780814760659. Retrieved 19 November 2017 – via Google Books.