Forest green

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Forest green
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #228B22
sRGBB  (rgb) (34, 139, 34)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (83, 21, 100, 8)
HSV       (h, s, v) (120°, 76%, 55%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color forest green. Forest green refers to a green color said to resemble the color of the trees and other plants in a forest.

This web color, when written as computer code in HTML for web site color display, is written in the form forestgreen (no space).[1]

The first recorded use of forest green as a color name in English was in 1810.[2]

Forest green is a representation of the average color of the leaves of the trees of a temperate zone deciduous forest.

In culture

Cartography
  • Forest green is used to represent deciduous forest on maps depicting natural vegetation.
Environmentalism
School Colors
Scouting
Military
  • Forest green is a frequent color used in woodland camouflage. Beyond camo uniforms, soldiers will spray their weapons using a multitude of colors including forest green to what would otherwise be black or wooden material.
Sports

References

  1. ^ W3C. "SVG Color Keywords, CSS3 Color Module, W3C Candidate Recommendation 14 May 2003". Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 195; color sample of Forest Green: Page 69 Plate 23 Color Sample L6
  3. ^ Go halfway down web page where it says “How Green is Nest”?:

See also

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