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Lime as a quaternary color on the RGB color wheel

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] Previous names for this color included, yellow green, lemon lime, lime green, or bitter lime.[citation needed]

About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#BFFF00
sRGBB  (rgb)(192, 255, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(25, 0, 100, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v)(75°, 100%, 100[1]%)
SourceMaerz & Paul[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)


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.


Lemon LimeEdit

Lemon Lime
      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%)
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 limeEdit

Arctic Lime
      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%)
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.


      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#e6e200
sRGBB  (rgb)(230, 226, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 2, 100, 10)
HSV       (h, s, v)(59°, 100%, 100%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color peridot is displayed at right.

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.


      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#CEFF00
sRGBB  (rgb)(206, 255, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v)(72°, 100%, 100%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

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.

Electric limeEdit

Electric Lime
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#CCFF00
sRGBB  (rgb)(204, 255, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v)(72°, 100%, 100%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

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 limeEdit

French Lime
      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[6]%)[7]
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 color list, a color list widely popular in France. A sample can be seen to the right.

Web color "lime" (X11 Green)Edit

Lime (HTML/CSS); Green (X11)
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#00FF00
sRGBB  (rgb)(0, 255, 0)
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.

Lime greenEdit

Lime Green
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#32CD32
sRGBB  (rgb)(50, 205, 50)
HSV       (h, s, v)(120°, 76%, 80%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

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

In cultureEdit

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.[9][10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #BFFF00 (Lime):". 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. ^ 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 UK public library membership required)
  4. ^
  5. ^ "The 10 Most Significant Colors in Sneaker History1. Volt". Complex. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b "W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords". Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Gay City USA. Archived from the original on 6 December 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Best, Joel; Bogle, Kathleen A. (19 November 2017). "Kids Gone Wild: From Rainbow Parties to Sexting, Understanding the Hype Over Teen Sex". NYU Press. Retrieved 19 November 2017 – via Google Books.

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