Harlequin (color)

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Harlequin is the name of the color that is halfway between green and chartreuse green on the color wheel. On color plate 17 in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color, the color harlequin is shown as being on the color wheel precisely halfway between green and yellow-green (the color which was formerly called yellow-green is now called chartreuse green). [1]

The first recorded use of harlequin as a color name in English was in 1923.[2]

Meaning of harlequin[change | edit source]

  • In medieval times, jesters often wore a harlequin colored costume (the word harlequin is sometimes used as a synonym for jester). Therefore, the color harlequin represents humor.

Tones of harlequin color comparison chart[change | edit source]

Light Harlequin (Hex: #9FFF7F) (RGB: 159, 255, 127)
Brilliant Harlequin (Hex: #7FFF55) (RGB: 127, 255, 85)
Bright Green (Environmentalist Green) (Hex: #66FF00) (RGB: 102, 255, 0)
HARLEQUIN (Hex: #3FFF00) (RGB: 63, 255, 0)
Pastel Green (Hex: #77DD77) (RGB: 119, 221, 119)
Malachite (Hex: #0BDA51) (RGB: 11, 218, 81)
Rich Harlequin (Hex: #3AE500) (RGB: 58, 229, 0)
Lime Green (web color) (Hex: #32CD32) (RGB: 50, 205, 50)
Deep Harlequin (Hex: #33CC00) (RGB: 51, 204, 0)
Dark Pastel Green (Hex: #03C03C) (RGB: 3, 192, 60)
Apple Green (Hex: #4CBB17) (RGB: 76, 187, 23)
Usumbara Chameleon Harlequin (Hex: #50B708) (RGB: 80, 183, 8)
Islamic Green (Hex: #009900) (RGB: 0, 153, 0)
India Green (Hex: #138808) (RGB: 19, 136, 8)
Medium Harlequin (Hex: #44944A) (RGB: 68, 148, 74)
Forest Green (web color) (Hex: #228B22) (RGB:34, 139, 34)
Napier Green (Original British Racing Green) (Hex: #3B7E00) (RGB: 59, 126, 0)
Sap Green (Hex: #507D2A) (RGB: 80, 125, 42)
Fern Green (Hex: #4F7942)

References[change | edit source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Color Sample of Harlequin: Page 57 Plate 17 Color Sample K11--Harlequin (The colors on the right and bottom of the charts displaying the most saturated colors, of which Plate 17 is one, represent the colors of the color wheel.)
  2. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196; Color Sample: Page 57 Plate 17 Color Sample K11--Harlequin

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