Most people would agree that there are seven colors in a rainbow. But how boring would life be if we only had seven colors to ever choose from and if we weren’t allowed to combine colors together? Luckily, the world isn’t as simple as it may seem. There are thousands of colors out there, with many colors being shades of one particular color. Not to mention that the shades of green color being used have grown substantially, with some variations having only existed since the late 1800s.
Whether you’re looking for a specific shade you vaguely remember, or if you need to find matching colors for your design or website, there are almost endless options out there; half that you may not even be aware of. Below are a variety of shades of green color with names and HTML, Hex, RGB, CMYK codes.
We all know what forest green looks like; it’s a rich, deep color that reminds one of Evergreen trees. It’s a nice dark shade if you’re looking for a darker color for your design.
RGB 11, 102, 35
CMYK 89, 0, 66, 60
A color you may recognize if you’re familiar with olives, like those infamous fruits (yes olives are fruits) we all know and either love or hate. Olive green shouldn’t need much description for you to picture what it looks like.
RGB 112, 130, 56
CMYK 14, 0, 57, 49
Hunter green is a pale green. It’s a mellow color that reminds one of a forest floor near the end of autumn; the grass isn’t vibrant at this time of year and because of this lack of vibrancy, the grass can look pale. That’s what hunter green can be described as.
RGB 63, 112, 77
CMYK 44, 0, 31, 56
You may be thinking that artichoke green has to look and have the exact same color as its aforementioned namesake, but artichokes are slightly brighter than this color. Artichoke green can look a little pale when you first see it, about a mix between grey and green, but incorporate it in your design and you’ll find yourself staring at a soothing green color that can complement every element and style that exists.
RGB 143, 151, 121
CMYK 5, 0, 20, 41
Jungle green is another color that you may think you already know the looks of without seeing it, but when you discover it, you realize that it’s entirely different. Jungle green is a hard color to describe as the color can be all over the place, since there are even variations of jungle green itself. These include tropical rainforest, amazon, deep jungle green, medium jungle green, and dark jungle green. If you don’t like the look of jungle green itself, color codes for the other shades are included below. Jungle green is used in the United States Army for the color of the uniforms and berets that are worn by the United States Army Special Forces.
Because jungle green is such a rich and versatile color, it can be utilized for almost everything.
RGB 41, 171, 135
CMYK 76, 0, 21, 33
RGB 0, 117, 94
CMYK 100, 0, 20, 54
RGB 59, 122, 87
CMYK 52, 0, 29, 52
Deep Jungle green
RGB 0, 75, 73
CMYK 100, 0, 3, 71
Medium Jungle green
RGB 28, 53, 45
CMYK 47, 0, 15, 79
Dark Jungle green
RGB 26, 36, 33
CMYK 28, 0, 8, 86
A color that is slightly similar to its namesake, as moss green resembles the coloration that you see in moss.
RGB 138, 154, 91
CMYK 10, 0, 41, 40
As much as one would think that myrtle green is the appropriate word to describe the color Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter series living face would have taken if she needed to barf (yes, I’m a huge HP fan), this color is anything but that. Myrtle green is meant to represent the unique color that are the leaves of a myrtle plant. Myrtle is a genus of flowering plants that are native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe as well as North Africa.
If you need an idea of what myrtle green might look like, the modern cricket caps worn by Australian test cricketers are dyed myrtle green.
RGB 49, 120, 115
CMYK 59, 0, 4, 53
Pine green is what you would think it looks like. It’s a rich color and a shade of spring green that is akin to the color of pine trees. It has been an official color in the Crayola company since 1903.
RGB 1, 121, 111
CMYK 99, 0, 8, 53
Persian green is a unique color that doesn’t tend to be used often. It’s a color that is typically seen in Persian carpets and pottery. It’s a color that you can find all over Iran due to its positive connotation, as the color is renowned for representing nature, heaven, and sanctity.
RGB 0, 166, 147
CMYK 100, 0, 11, 35
Emerald green is one of those unique colors that has been featured a lot in popular culture, from Ireland’s nickname as the Emerald Isle due to the countries abundance of lush greenery, to the infamous city in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz where Dorthy encounters that not only is the food emerald green, but so are the people. Emerald green is a shade of green that isn’t particularly light or bright, as the color is similar to the appearance of an emerald gemstone.
RGB 80, 200, 120
CMYK 60, 0, 40, 22
Neon green is a very bright shade of green that is primarily seen in psychedelic art, fashion, or if you’ve ever had laser lights in a club flash directly into your eyes, then you have an idea of what this color looks like.
RGB 57, 255, 20
CMYK 78, 0, 92, 0
Aptly named because of its use as the official color for California’s Sacramento State University. While this color might not see much use outside of the official capacity for the college, it’s a variation of green that you should know exist.
RGB 4, 57, 39
CMYK 93, 0, 32, 78
Sea green is a color that resembles the seafloor, which is then reflected through the water. So if you’ve ever gone swimming at a beach and found that the water had a green tinge to it, that effect is caused by sea green.
RGB 46, 139, 87
CMYK 67, 0, 37, 45
This is a greenish-gray color that resembles the color of dried sage leaves.
RGB 157, 193, 131
CMYK 19, 0, 32, 24
Lime green is a color that resembles the color of the fruit, lime. It’s bright and vivid in coloration.
RGB 199, 234, 70
CMYK 15, 0, 70, 8
Jade green got its name due to the fact that its color closely resembles that of the jade gemstone, despite the fact that the hue of jades themselves can vary widely.
RGB 0, 168, 107
CMYK 100, 0, 36, 34
Fern green got its name as the color closely resembles fern leaves. In 1998, Crayola officially included fern green into their products, though it tends to be fairly lighter than the official color swatches for fern green.
RGB 79, 121, 66
CMYK 35, 0, 45, 53
While laurel green sounds like it could be the name of a country singer with several platinum records to her name, laurel green is anything but that. It’s a medium-light hue of greenish-gray, similar in color to asparagus, but lighter than that.
RGB 169, 186, 157
CMYK 9, 0, 16, 27
Mint green is a color that you will discover if you like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mint green gets its name because it shares a similar color with the mint leaf.
RGB 152, 251, 152
CMYK 39, 0, 39, 2
A light shade of green that gets its name from the color of brewed green tea.
RGB 208, 240, 192
CMYK 13, 0, 20, 6
Army green is a color that has been used in militaries since World War II or even before that period, although the hue of army green in military uniforms varies between nations.
RGB 75, 83, 32
CMYK 10, 0, 61, 67
Kelly green is a unique color that only seems to exist in America and was coined back in the early 1900s. Kelly green refers to the fact that the surname Kelly, along with the color green, are both popular in Ireland. Due to the fact that much of America’s early history was made up by the abundance of Irish immigrants, the name grew to popularity in America.
RGB 76, 187, 23
CMYK 59, 0, 88, 27
Russian green has a similar history to some other variations of green that appear in this list. It got the name Russian green when it started being used as the shade of green worn by many regiments of the Imperial Russian Army, from 1700 to 1914.
RGB 103, 146, 103
CMYK 29, 0, 29, 43
Paris green has a lengthy range. It can be pale or even a vivid bluish-green, to a deeper shade of regular green itself. Paris green gets its name from the popular pigment that appeared in artists’ paints and was primarily found in inorganic compound copper acetoarsenite.
RGB 80, 200, 120
CMYK 60, 0, 40, 22
Pakistan green is a dark shade of green that is primarily used in web development and graphic design. It gets the name from its use as the background color of the Pakistani flag.
RGB 0, 102, 0
CMYK 100, 0, 100, 60
Midnight green is a relatively dark, green-bluish color. It’s the official primary color of the Philadelphia Eagles, which is why it’s also sometimes referred to as eagle green.
RGB 0, 73, 83
CMYK 100, 12, 0, 67
India green gets its name from its official use as the color of the lower band of the flag of India. The color is used in the flag to represent fertility and prosperity.
RGB 19, 136, 8
CMYK 86, 0, 94, 47
Hunter green is a color that was mostly worn by hunters in the 1800s. However, most hunters changed and took to wearing olive-colored garbs rather than anything with hunter green by the 1900s. Today, some hunters still wear clothing or bandanas in hunter green.
Hunter green is the official primary color of the Green Bay Packers, as well as the New York Jets from a period of 1998 to 2019.
RGB 53, 94, 59
CMYK 44, 0, 37, 63
Celadon is a shade of green that is grayish and pale in nature. It’s named after a class of Chinese ceramics that made its way to Korea and Japan. Because Celadon has European linguistic roots, its name may have been derived from a character, Celadon, that appears in the work L’Astrée, a French pastoral novel that depicts life in an idealized manner for the reader. The character in the novel wore a light green color.
In the past, Celadon was used as a glaze in pottery; it was fairly common in Asia for its resemblance to jade.
RGB 172, 225, 175
CMYK 24, 0, 22, 12
Shades of Green Color
There are countless shades of green color, so many that you could continuously discover a new variation every day. The colors mentioned above are only a fraction of the shades that exist, but there should still be plenty for you to choose from when you create your graphic design, website or whatever your heart desires to use the colors for.
These colors can also be found in nature. Here’s a visual list of things that are green.