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Lime
Limes.jpg
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #BFFF00
RGBB (r, g, b) (191, 255, 0)
Source Maerz & Paul [1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Lime , also traditionally known as lime green, is a color three-fourths of the way between yellow and green (closer to yellow than to green), so named because it is a representation of the color of the citrus fruit called limes. It is the color that is half way between the web color chartreuse and yellow on the color wheel.[1]

Lime green is approximately the most visible color on the spectrum because it corresponds to a wavelength near the peak of the photopic luminosity function.

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Lime (traditional lime green)

At right above is displayed the traditional color lime green. This color is usually called simply lime (since this was the color normally regarded as lime long before web colors were invented) in order to distinguish it from the web color lime (X11 Green) and web color lime green, shown below.

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

Web color "lime" (X11 Green)

Lime (HTML/CSS); Green (X11)
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #00FF00
sRGBB (r, g, b) (0, 255, 0)
Source HTML/CSS[2]
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.

Web color lime green

Lime Green
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #32CD32
RGBB (r, g, b) (50, 205, 50)
Source X11[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color called lime green.


Electric lime

Electric Lime
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #CCFF00
RGBB (r, g, b) (204, 255, 0)
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.

Lime in culture

American Cuisine

Automobiles

  • Chrysler Corporation automobiles were available painted a bright yellow-green called "Sublime" on Dodges and "Limelight" on Plymouths in the early 1970s[1], [2]; there were additional lime-related color names on Chrysler-built cars of the era such as "Lime poly", a metallic yellow-green. Jeeps were available in the mid-2000s painted "Electric Lime", a bright metallic centric green [3].

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References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords
  3. ^ Kay, Katty (2001-02-06). "Utah loves Jell-O - official". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1156021.stm. Retrieved 2007-02-19.  

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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]

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Meaning of lime

  • 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

  • Lime Pulp (Hex: #D1E189) (RGB: 200, 225, 137)
  • Electric Lime (Crayola) (Hex: #CCFF00) (RGB: 204, 255, 0)
  • LIME (Hex: #BFFF00) (RGB: 191, 255, 0)
  • Green (X11 "Lime") (Hex: #00FF00) (RGB: 0, 255, 0)
  • Lime Green (web color) (Hex: #32CD32) (RGB: 50, 205, 50)
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References

  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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