Lime (color)

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Short description: Shade of yellow-green
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Hex triplet#C0FF00
SourceRGB color system
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green

Lime is a color that is a shade of yellow-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.[1] Alternate names for this color included yellow-green, lemon-lime, lime green, or bitter lime.[2]

Lime as a quaternary color on the RGB color wheel

Lime (traditional lime green)

The first recorded use of lime green as a color name in English was in 1890.[3][1]

Lime (color hex code #C0FF00) is a pure spectral color at approximately 564 nanometers on the visible spectrum when plotted on the CIE chromaticity diagram.


Key lime

Key lime
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Hex triplet#E8F48C
SourceCrayola Key Lime Pearl (Pearl Brites)

Key lime is a light lime color that is named after a Crayola Pearl Brites crayon.


About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E3FF00
SourceSprite[citation needed]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green

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 lime

Arctic lime
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Hex triplet#D0FF14
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green

The color Arctic lime is close to electric lime, and was named in 2009. This is one of the colors in Crayola's eXtreme colors ultra-bright colored pencils.


Peridot gemstones
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Hex triplet#E6E200
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid greenish yellow

The color peridot is a shade of lime with lemon undertones, which represents the color of the peridot gemstone. Peridot is the birthstone for those born in August.


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Nike sneakers, mostly colored volt
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Hex triplet#CEFF00
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green

The color 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.

Electric lime

Electric lime
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Hex triplet#CCFF00
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green

Electric lime is a Crayola color created in 1990. This tint of lime is popular in psychedelic art.

French lime

French Lime
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Hex triplet#9EFD38[6]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green

The color French lime is the shade of lime called "lime" in the color list, a color list widely popular in France .

Web color "lime" (X11 Green)

Lime (HTML/CSS); Green (X11)
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Hex triplet#00FF00
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellowish green

The web color named "lime", in the CSS color scheme maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), has the identical normalized color coordinates as the color green, as found in X11 color names formulized over 1985–1989. The web color lime / X11 color green match the green primary color of the RGB color model.

The W3C web color named green is darker than the color named green in X11, using the HTML color code #008000 as compared to the color code #00FF00 in X11. This lime versus green issue is one of the very few clashes between web and X11 colors in the CSS color scheme.

Lime green

Lime green
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#32CD32
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellowish green

Lime green is a vivid yellowish green web color.

Bright lime

Bright lime
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Hex triplet#72FE00

Bright lime is a luminous vivid chartreuse green web color.


A lime yellow Oshkosh P-15 fire truck

During the 2000s, lime green was a very popular aesthetic, particularly with products, throughout the entirety of the decade and eventually saw a resurgence during the early 2020s.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] Famous examples include Song Airlines,[16][17][18][19] Crocs shoes,[20][21][22] and the Seattle Seahawks.[23]

Some fire engines in the United States are lime yellow rather than red due to safety and ergonomics reasons. A 2009 study by the U.S. Fire Administration concluded that fluorescent colors, including yellow-green and orange, are easiest to spot in daylight.[24]

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.[25][26]

The National Rugby League team Canberra Raiders uses lime green as one of its main colours, as does the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, which utilizes a color officially named Action Green, which strongly resembles lime green.

See also

  • List of colors


  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 colour, Canva. "Colour Meanings". 
  3. The Daily News (London) 14 July 1890. "lime, n2.". Oxford English Dictionary online version. Oxford University Press. September 2011.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. "Peridot / #e6e200 Hex Color Code". 
  5. "The 10 Most Significant Colors in Sneaker History1. Volt". 
  6. Bilik, Yan. "Dictionnaire des noms de couleurs". 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords". 
  8. LaPlaca, Anna (10 September 2022). "The 2000s Fashion Trends Everyone Will Wear This Year" (in en). 
  9. McNulty, Madison (2018-08-20). "Lime Green Crocs And 14 Other Early 2000s Fashion Trends That Need To Comeback ASAP" (in en-us). 
  10. "The Worst Design Trends From The 2000s" (in en). 
  11. Gladstone, Valerie (2003-03-16). "DANCE; Lime Green Unitards, And the Child Within" (in en-US). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. 
  12. "Summer at Blumarine" (in en-US). The New York Times. 2007-09-26. ISSN 0362-4331. 
  13. Shipley, Amy (2000-09-09). "Keeping Sharks at Bay" (in en-US). Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. 
  14. Copel, Lib (2000-10-18). "It's Not Easy Being Green" (in en-US). Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. 
  15. "Like It or Not, Gaudy Y2K Style Is Roaring Back" (in en-US). 2021-07-26. 
  16. "frontline: the persuaders: shaping a new brand | PBS". 2004-11-12. 
  17. "A bittersweet story of Song Airlines: low-cost brand of Delta Air Lines" (in en-us). 2021-10-08. 
  18. McMurtry, Ian (2015-02-06). "TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Song Airlines –" (in en). 
  19. Staff Writer (April 16, 2003). "Song takes flight while airlines sing the blues" (in en-US). 
  20. "The colourful clog that is all the rage" (in en-US). September 24, 2005. 
  21. "Crazy for Crocs: Popular rubber clogs can be seen anywhere" (in en-US). November 4, 2005. 
  22. "Have you been bit yet?" (in en-US). August 11, 2005. 
  23. Drahold, Byron (2017-03-17). "St. Patrick's Day special: History of the Seahawks green uniforms" (in en-US). 
  24. "Why lime-yellow fire trucks are safer than red". American Psychological Association. 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2021. 
  25. "Gay Hanky Code, Bandanna Code Meanings". Gay City USA. 
  26. Best, Joel; Bogle, Kathleen A. (19 November 2017). Kids Gone Wild: From Rainbow Parties to Sexting, Understanding the Hype Over Teen Sex. NYU Press. ISBN 9780814760659. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 

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