Lime (color)

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Limes

Lime is a yellowish green color. It is the color that is half way between the color chartreuse green and yellow on the color wheel.[1] The color lime is named after the fruit, lime.

The official web color named lime actually corresponds to pure green on an RGB display. Lime green is the color of the outer skin of a lime. Lime pulp is the color of the inside of a lime and of limeade, a fruit drink that is made from limes [2].

The first recorded use of lime as a color name in English was in 1905. [1]

Meaning of lime[change | edit source]

  • The color lime implies someone or something that is tangy, tasty, and bold like the flavor of limeade, the drink that is made from limes.


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

  • Key Lime (Crayola Key Lime Pearl (Pearl Brites)) (Hex: #E8F48C) (RGB: 232, 244, 140)
  • Pale Lime Yellow (Pantone TPX 12-0520) (Hex: #EAEDA6) (RGB: 234, 237, 166)
  • Sunny Lime (Pantone TPX 12-0741) (Hex: #E2EE83) (RGB: 226, 238, 131)
  • Lime Cream (Pantone TPX 12-0312) (Hex: #DDECC0) (RGB: 221, 236, 192)
  • Shadow Lime (Pantone TPX 13-0319) (Hex: #D4E29B) (RGB: 212, 226, 155)
  • Lime Pulp (Hex: #D1E189) (RGB: 200, 225, 137)
  • Muted Lime (Pantone TPX 14-0636) (Hex: #D6CE7B) (RGB: 214, 206, 123)
  • PAIS Alliance Lime (Hex: #D2D943) (RGB: 210, 217, 67)
  • Wild Lime (Pantone TPX 13-0540) (Hex: #CBD862) (RGB: 205, 216, 98)
  • Lime Punch (Pantone TPX 13-0550) (Hex: #BFD833) (RGB: 191, 216, 51)
  • Jade Lime (Pantone TPX 14-0232) (Hex: #A5CA77) (RGB: 165, 202, 119)
  • Light Lima (Lima Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #BBE261) (RGB: 187, 226, 97)
  • Lemon-Lime (Hex: #E3FF00) (RGB: 227, 255, 0)
  • Electric Lime (Crayola) (Hex: #CCFF00) (RGB: 204, 255, 0)
  • LIME (Maerz and Paul) (Hex: #BFFF00) (RGB: 191, 255, 0)
  • French Lime (Lime (Pourpre.com)) (Hex: #9EFD38) (RGB: 158, 253, 56)
  • Light Lime Green (Lime Green Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #85EA85) (RGB: 133, 234, 133)
  • Green (X11 web color "Lime") (Hex: #00FF00) (RGB: 0, 255, 0)
  • Lime Green (web color) (Hex: #32CD32) (RGB: 50, 205, 50)
  • Lima (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #76BD17) (RGB: 118, 189, 23)
  • Medium Lime Green (Lime Green (Pantone TPX 14-0452)) (Hex: #A1C42C) (RGB: 161, 196, 44)
  • Vivid Lime Green (Liquitex Heavy Body Colors #740) (Hex: #61B834) (RGB: 97, 84, 52)
  • Online Lime (Pantone TPX 17-0145) (Hex: #4B8740) (RGB: 75, 135, 64)


References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. Lime colored limeade drinks from the cover of a 1975 cookbook:

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