Green is a color produced by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of about 490–560 nm. It is considered a primary color in the RGB additive color model, but is a secondary color in the traditional RYB color wheel made by mixing blue and yellow. An average green color is represented by the following color coordinates:
- Hex triplet: #008000 (HTML/CSS)
- RGB: (0, 128~255, 0); CMYK (0, 0, 0, 100)
- HSV: (120°, 100%, 50~100%)
Examples of inorganic green pigments:
- earth green (Celadonite, Glauconite, Terre verte).
- oxides (Viridian, Chromic oxide, Chrome green, Cobalt green).
- carbonates (Malachite, Bice).
- other (Emerald green, Atacamite, Brochantite).
Examples of organic green pigments:
Synonyms and Related Terms
grøn (Dan.); Grün (Deut.); verde (Esp., It., Port.); pigments verts (Fr.); viridus (Lat.); groen (Ned.); grön (Sven.); pigmentos verdes (Port.)
Resources and Citations
- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)