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Spring bud (#A7FC00)

Spring bud is the color that used to be called spring green before the X11 web color spring green was formulated in 1987 when the X11 colors were first promulgated. This color is now called spring bud to avoid confusion with the web color.

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Spring Bud

Spring Bud
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #A7FC00
RGBB (r, g, b) (167, 252, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (88°, 90%, 63%)
Source Internet
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color spring bud.

This color is also called soft spring green.

The first recorded use of spring green as a color name in English (meaning the color that is now called spring bud) was in 1766. [1]

The source of this color is the soft spring green color sample displayed at the following website: [1]

June bud

June bud
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #BDDA57
RGBB (r, g, b) (189, 218, 87)
HSV (h, s, v) (80°, 75%, 85%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is the less saturated color june bud.

The source of this color is the following website, the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955) (a site for stamp collectors to identify the colors of their stamps)--Color Sample of June Bud (color sample #116): [2]

Medium spring bud

Medium spring bud
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C9DC87
RGBB (r, g, b) (201, 220, 137)
HSV (h, s, v) (80°, 70%, 80%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is the even less saturated color medium spring bud.

The source of this color is the following website, the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955) (a site for stamp collectors to identify the colors of their stamps)--Color Sample of [Medium] Spring Bud (color sample #119): [3]

Pale spring bud

Pale spring bud
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #ECEBBD
RGBB (r, g, b) (236, 235, 189)
HSV (h, s, v) (80°, 60%, 90%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is the pale not very saturated color pale spring bud.

This is the color called spring green in Crayola crayons. (See spring green on the List of Crayola crayon colors).

Tones of spring bud color comparison chart

  • Pale spring bud (Crayola "Spring Green") (Hex: #ECEBBD) (RGB: 236, 235, 189)
  • Medium spring bud (Hex: #C9DC89) (RGB: 202, 220, 137)
  • June bud (Hex: #BDDA57) (RGB: 189, 218, 87)
  • Spring bud (Hex: #A7FC00) (RGB: 167, 252, 0)

Spring bud in human culture

Horticulture

  • The color spring bud is representative of and brings to mind the young buds of growing vegetation in early spring, and thus it is associated with new life.

References

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; Color Sample of Spring Green: Page 59 Plate 18 Color Sample J7 (Note: Before the formulation of the X11 color list color spring green in 1987, Spring Green was thought of as a light green tinted toward the yellow that is shown in the color box above labeled spring bud and in the color sample labeled spring green in Maerz and Paul, instead of the pure spectrum web color spring green halfway between green and cyan that is now regarded as the color spring green.)

See also

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