Skip to main content

The Colors of Roses and Their Meanings


Roses are by far the most popular flowers in the world. Their gentle petals and sharp thorns make an instant dramatic impact. Roses’ colors tell many interesting stories which evolve through time and cultures. We can’t imagine Valentine’s day without them.

But there’s a catch. What does the color of a specific rose actually tell? Is there a difference if you send a single rose or a bouquet? Are red roses saying the same, no matter the shade? We intend to provide you at least a basic insight into the fascinating world of roses’ colors and their sometimes obvious but in many cases very subtle meanings connected with often very complicated symbolism.

At the end of this article, you should be able to understand the message of the rose you are sending or receiving. You should also know how to paint a rose (learn how to draw a rose here) and effectively use it as an authentic gift or a decorative element in a design.

For starters, we’ll provide facts about ten different colors of roses and their meanings. We have already prepared material for at least half a dozen more rose colors in near future, so don’t think about this article as a complete story yet. It will expand soon. And it will probably continue to expand for many more years …

Meanings of Red Roses

Red roses tell a story about desire, longing, love, and passion. What a bouquet of red roses says instead of the sender? ‘I love you!’ Deeper the color, the more ready you are for a committed relationship.

#C21E56 (194, 30, 86) Rose Red (Htmlcolorcodes)
#FF033E (255, 3, 62) Rose Red (Canva) aka American Rose
#CD7687 (205, 118, 135) Rose Red Color (Color-Name)
#C21E56 (194, 30, 86) Rose Red Color (Eggradients)
#BE013C (190, 1, 60) Rose Red (Wikimix)

#FF5454 (255, 84, 84) Rose (Hexcolor)
#C08081 (192, 128, 129) Old Rose aka Ashes of Rose
#C4808A (196, 128, 138) Old Rose Red (Color Combos)
#AB4E52 (171, 78, 82) Rose Vale
#BE013C (190, 1, 60) Rose Red (XKCD)

#B94D58 (185, 77, 88) ICI Paints Red Red Rose
#C1565C (193, 86, 92) Devoe Paint Red Red Rose
#C75361 (199, 83, 97) Glidden Red Red Rose
#E71837 (231, 24, 55) Nanjing Automotive Group Rose Red Solid / Plymouth Antique Rose
#A93B46 (169, 59, 70) Glidden Red Rose Bouquet

#BB5A58 (187, 90, 88) Valspar Paint Deep Rose
#CD6D70 (205, 109, 112) Australian Standard Deep Rose
#A0372F (160, 55, 47) Benjamin Moore Deep Rose
#C28285 (194, 130, 133) Glidden Deep Dusty Rose
#BE594B (190, 89, 75) Diamond Vogel Sweet Baby Rose / ECOS Paints Sweet Baby Rose

#C4375C (196, 55, 92) Pantone Rose Red
#DD727D (221, 114, 125) Pantone Tea Rose
#CB555D (203, 85, 93) Rose Red
#905D5D (144, 93, 93) Rose Taupe
#B17376 (177, 115, 118) Benjamin Moore Burgundy Rose

Meanings of Pink Roses

What is the meaning of pink roses? While the red color of the roses reveals more intense feelings, the sender of the pink roses tries to disclose something gentler, and more sensible. Pink is for admiration, appreciation, elegance, and sweetness.

Of course, there are numerous shades, hues, and tints of pink roses as well.

FF66CC (255, 102, 204) Rose Pink
F9429E (249, 66, 158) Rose Bonbon
F653A6 (246, 83, 166) Brilliant Rose
F64A8A (246, 74, 138) French Rose
FF33CC (255, 51, 204) Razzle Dazzle Rose

#FE28A2 (254, 40, 162) Persian Rose
#C74375 (199, 67, 117) Fuchsia Rose
#D71868 (215, 24, 104) Dogwood Rose
#B3446C (179, 68, 108) Raspberry Rose
#A8516E (168, 81, 110) China Rose

#FF007F (255, 0, 128) Rose Color (HiSoUR)
#A26666 (162, 102, 102) Withered Rose Color
#FF0080 (255, 0, 128) Rose
#FF00CC (255, 0, 204) Rose (Safe Hex3)
#FFE4E1 (255, 228, 225) Misty Rose

#F7CAC1 (247, 202, 193) PPG Pittsburgh Paints Rose Pink / Glidden Rose Pink
#F0D6D7 (240, 214, 215) Porter Paints Rosey Cheeks
#EFD4D5 (239, 212, 213) Valspar Paint Rose Vanilla
#F4D2CF (244, 210, 207) Olympic Rose Radiance
#F7DFD7 (247, 223, 215) PPG Pittsburgh Paints Cameo Rose / Glidden Cameo Rose

White Rose – It’s Color Meaning

What’s the meaning of white roses? They suggest chastity, innocence, loyalty, and purity. White is the color of a new beginning but also farewells, so it’s perfect for weddings. A bouquet of white roses sends a message of recognition. ‘Yes, I am thinking about you!’

#FFEDE7 (255, 237, 231) Rose White (Html Css Color)
#FBEEE8 (251, 238, 232) Rose White (Crispedge)
#EBE0E4 (235, 224, 228) Rose White Color (Color-Name)
#F6FCFA (246, 252, 250) White Rose Color
#FEEEE6 (254, 238, 230) Rose White (Awsmcolor 293)

Purple Rose Color Meaning

Purple roses symbolize magic and are perfect for love at first sight. When you send a purple rose, you clearly admit your admiration of a receiver. After all, purple was reserved for royalty for centuries and is in many areas still used only on special occasions.

#5E2D79 Purple Rose
#B09FCA (176, 159, 202) Pantone Purple Rose
#C0428A (192, 66, 138) Pantone Rose Violet
#CB9AAD (203, 154, 173) Dutch Boy Purple Rose / Sherwin-Williams Rosebay
#CABCD2 (202, 183, 210) Glidden Quaint Purple Rose

#D8B9D8 (216, 185, 216) Crown Diamond Violet Rose
#BE8A97 (190, 138, 151) FolkArt Vintage Tea Rose
#DBA5C5 (219, 165, 197) Devoe Paint Tea Rose Garden
#A4707A (164, 112, 122) Dulux Australia Tea Rose
#D0ACCF (208, 172, 207) Behr Rose Purple

Lavender Rose Color Meaning

still working on it

The Meaning of Yellow Rose

Yellow roses are all about happiness and joy. When you send yellow roses to somebody you are celebrating life at its best moments. A yellow rose is probably the least romantic of all and the most suitable for sending to a platonic friend. It simply says: ‘Thanks for making me happy!’

#FFF000 (255, 240, 0) Yellow Rose
#EFBF4D (239, 191, 77) Adonis Rose Yellow
#FAEDC8 (250, 237, 200) Muralo Yellow Rose
#FFDB75 (255, 219, 117) CIL Yellow Rose / Devoe Paint Yellow Rose / Olympic Beach Ball
#FFD76E (255, 215, 110) ICI Paints Yellow Rose / Coronado Paint Country Sun

Did you know yellow roses symbolized jealousy in the 19th century? Getting a bouquet of yellow roses was a public accusation of betrayal or infidelity! It’s not clear how the meaning changed through time, yet it’s probably related to a simple fact – the message in most cases tells more about the sendee than the sender. Somebody who opted for a yellow rose showed himself or herself as a greedy and jealous person.

The role of the messager of such a negative image is nowadays somehow portrayed by a yellow hyacinth.

#FFDA71 (255, 218, 113) Devoe Paint Yellow Rose
#FFD65C (255, 214, 92) Taubmans Yellow Rose
#FFE27C (255, 226, 124) Glidden Yellow Rose
#F4E3A1 (244, 227, 161) Martha Stewart Living Yellow Rose
#F1DCA5 (241, 220, 165) Martha Stewart Living Tea Rose

Orange Rose Meaning

Orange roses communicate energy, fascination, and pride. Orange is a color of enthusiasm, perfect to express admiration to somebody. An orange rose can motivate you too, especially if you want to congratulate somebody on a certain achievement.

A bouquet of orange roses tells: ‘Great work. Keep it up!’

#DB7146 (219, 113, 70) Matthews Paint Orange Rose
#F9EDE0 (249, 237, 224) Behr Apricot Rose
#EF8957 (239, 137, 87) Valspar Paint Tomato Rose
#EB8B6E (235, 139, 110) Valspar Paint Amber Rose
#E98575 (233, 133, 117) Dulux Gypsy Rose

Meaning of Peach Rose

Peach is a shade of orange color. It’s actually a whole family of colors among a larger group. Peach orange colors are so influential they differ from the ‘normal’ orange (although we all know how many details can we find in there).

So, what’s the meaning of peach roses? They send a message of gratitude and sincerity. They are not so often used in romantic connotations as to a friend or a relative, especially to younger ones.

If you simply want to say: ‘Thank you!’, peach roses are the way to go.

#FFE6D8 (255, 230, 216) Light Peach Rose
#FDE2C5 (253, 226, 197) Peach Rose
#F6E3D5 (246, 227, 213) Peach Rose (Photokit)
#FFE3C6 (255, 227, 198) Vista Paint Peach Rose / Behr Fall Straw / Scib Paints Peach Rose / Berger Peach Rose
#FFDDBE (255, 221, 190) Rodda Paint Peach Rose/ Cloverdale Paint Peach Rose

Green Color Rose Meaning

Green is the color of fertility, harmony, health, and stability. Green roses are rare, yet more and more popular, so we’ll probably see more of them soon. On a symbolic level, they are great to send somebody with best wishes for good health.

A green rose sends a message of hope and recovery.

#DBF9DB (219, 249, 219) Light Rose Green
#292D74 (41, 45, 116) Blue Rose
#7D7CC0 (125, 124, 192) Rose Blue
#5C798A (92, 121, 138) Transmitter Shop Rose Blue
#B2B3CA (178, 179, 202) Dulux Blue Rose

As you can see, we managed to find only one green color officially connected to roses, and four for blue roses.

The obvious question is: what do blue roses mean? The meaning of blue roses is extrapolated from their extraordinariness. They represent lust, mystery, and unrequited love. When you know your love will never be fulfilled, a blue flower will say: ‘I love you even if it’s not meant to be.’

Black Rose Meaning

Black is the color of death but also represents authority, certainty, and confidence. Traditionally black roses were sent to enemies (especially very personal, even intimate ones) as a death wish, but nowadays this changed.

A black rose can send very positive messages, like: ‘I am over it. I am ready to move on. Although there is no more us, I believe in myself.’

#1C0506 (28, 5, 6) Black Rose Color (Color-Name)
#532934 (83, 41, 52) Black Rose (Crispedge)
#74053C (116, 5, 60) Black Rose (Hexcolor)
#532934 (83, 41, 52) Resene Black Rose
#88474E (136, 71, 78) Sico Black Rose

Did you spot the differences between black shades named after black roses? Black roses are rare like green and blue ones, so they are also connected to the mystery. So when you wanna say: ‘I am out of your life, and you’ll never know what you missed.’, a black rose can tell this instead of you.

To be continued.


Valentine’s Colors – dozens of shades with examples with HEX and RGB codes


What Are the Best Colors for St. Valentine’s Day?

Wanna pick a perfect set of Valentine’s colors? Are there only red, white, and pink, or could we expand the palette? What to wear and how to choose appropriate Valentine’s colors for nails?

We’ll present the official Valentine’s colors with their more and less known meanings to allow you to make the best of St. Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Red

Red is the obvious choice for Valentine’s. It’s the color of passion and love, life and blood. A bouquet of red roses is a classic gift for the lady of a gentleman’s heart. But we can do much more with the color red, especially if we are willing to dive a bit deeper and play with its numerous shades and countless combinations with other colors.

If you wander about Valentine’s color code, we got you covered. Let’s start with St. Valentine’s red colors:

#E55451 (229, 84, 81) Valentine Red (Computerhope)
#D41F3A (212, 31, 58) Valentine Red Color (Color Name)
#E72650 (231, 38, 80) Valentine Color (Color Name)
#B233B (155, 35, 59) Valentine Red Color (Crispedge)
#BC3440 (188, 52, 64) Valentine Red (Colourlovers)

The set of Valentine’s reds above comes from various unofficial web sources. Different international standards used to compile this list of red colors don’t have Valentine Red on the list. Yet.

But we all know things can change, right?

The paint makers already offer several red paints named after St. Valentine.

#AE3162 (174, 49, 98) Vista Paint Valentine’s Kiss / Berger Valentine’s Kiss / Scib Paints Valentine’s Kiss
#B44F51 (180, 79, 81) Sico Valentine Card / Crown Diamond Valentine Card
#A5414D (165, 65, 77) Benjamin Moore My Valentine
#DC6B6E (220, 107, 110) CIL Funny Valentine
#DF6B6B (223, 107, 107) Devoe Paint Funny Valentine / Color Your World Funny Valentine

It’s always interesting to note how the perception of color, even if it’s associated with a specific action, event, feeling, or, in this case, holiday, varies. Different companies see Valentine’s Red paint as presented above and below.

#D86367 (216, 99, 103) ICI Paints Funny Valentine
#A53A4E (165, 58, 78) Sherwin-Williams Valentine
#984053 (152, 64, 83) MyPerfectColor Valentine Red
#DE6167 (222, 97, 103) Dulux Funny Valentine
#AA323A (170, 50, 58) Sico Valentine

We are not finished with the list of Red Valentine’s paints. If you are looking for the next color of your walls, don’t forget it’s a vibrant color, loaded with energy, and definitely not suitable for places where you need peace and focus.

Even if you are aiming for intensity and passion, you should probably think about such paint only in balance with very carefully chosen other colors (edges, furniture, ceiling, …).

#AA3132 (170, 49, 50) Crown Diamond Valentine
#A23B4E (162, 59, 78) Sherwin-Williams My Valentine
#BB3E3B (187, 62, 59) PPG Pittsburgh Paints Valentine
#972438 (151, 36, 56) Kelly-Moore Valentine Red
#DD636A (221, 99, 106) Canadian Tire Funny Valentine

Red is the first choice for St. Valentine’s Day. It works best in combination with white and we managed to find a few white (or whiteish) colors too.

White Paints for St. Valentine’s Day

White is the color of youth and innocence. It’s the color of new beginnings. If you just started a romance with somebody, white should be very appropriate for Valentine’s.

#FBF3ED (251, 243, 237) Behr Happy Valentine
#DCCBCB (220, 203, 203) Do it Best Valentine Lace
#D7CAC9 (215, 202, 201) ColorLife Valentine / Colorwheel Valentine / Kwal Paints CL Valentine
#F3D9D6 (243, 217, 214) Glidden Scented Valentine / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Scented Valentine
#F2DDE7 (242, 221, 231) Clark+Kensington My Valentine

White works great for backgrounds and even white paints in our list don’t look completely white, their pinkish, creamy, or beige hues perfectly complement most of the reds presented before. This is useful for any kind of design you are planning.

Valentine’s Pink

As a mixture of red and white pink tries to catch the best of both worlds. It’s lively as red and soft as white. This is a color of admiration and elegance. Pink is undoubtedly the most feminine color of all.

#F6ADC6 (246, 173, 198) Valentine Pink (Colorsexplained)
#BA779F (186, 119, 159) Behr Valentine Heart
#893C60 (137, 60, 96) Earthpaint Sweet Valentine
#E7D2D5 (231, 201, 213) Olympic My Valentine
#E3A4C5 (227, 164, 197) ICI Valentine Pink

While by definition pink is made of red and white, we can play with the proportions to get dozens of different shades. When we add a certain percentage of yellow and blue, things become more complicated.

#F7C5D8 (247, 197, 216) Bristol Valentine’s Day
#E2A3C4 (226, 163, 196) Ameritone Devoe Valentine Pink / Canadian Tire Valentine Pink
#F4CBE5 (244, 203, 229) Benjamin Moore Valentine’s Day
#E3A6C5 (227, 166, 197) CIL Valentine Pink
#E6A6BE (230, 166, 190) Devoe Paint Valentine Pink

Some pink paints look more purplish, some are inclined to orange, and some are so pale, they edge on bright grey. In any case, the paint producers offer so many pink colors named after Valentine, everybody can find something for himself.

#EFC1CB (239, 193, 203) Dutch Boy Valentine Pink
#EAA5C7 (234, 165, 199) Glidden Valentine Pink
#F0B1B3 (240, 177, 179) Porter Paints Pink Valentine
#F4D9D7 (244, 217, 215) Porter Paints Scented Valentine
#F2D3E0 (242, 211, 224) Behr Scented Valentine / Dulux Australia Lily Legs Half

Valentine’s Purple Colors

Purple is the color of intuition and mystery. It’s the color of magic. And what, if not love, is the ultimate magic? Again, it’s hard to find an ‘official’ name of a purple color directly related to Valentine’s Day, but paint manufacturers still offer a few pretty useful shades.

#4D206D (77, 32, 109) Valentine Purple Color (Color Name)
#C194A8 (193, 148, 168) Major Valentine
#DC6177 (220, 97, 119) Color Guild Valentine / Finnaren and Haley Paint Valentine
#9D3A53 (157, 58, 83) True Value Valentine lahko tudi pod rdeco
#B15E8A (177, 94, 138) Sears My Valentine

Some of the presented purple paints look quite red while others sympathize with blue. It’s up to you to pick the right tint for your project. Just bear in mind that purple always tends to dominate, so it’s probably best to start with small amounts and build up from there.

#E3C4D2 (227, 196, 210) Kilz Funny Valentine
#B46FA0 (180, 111, 160) Ace Valentine Heart
#D7CAC9 (215, 202, 201) General Paint Valentine
#D9C1C8 (217, 193, 200) Kilz Valentine’s Kiss
#EC9DC3 (236, 157, 195) Dunn-Edwards Be My Valentine / California Paints Be My Valentine

As we can check in our long list of purple shades, this mixture of red and blue hues soon becomes tricky. Sometimes it’s closer to pink, sometimes to violet.

Violet Valentine Colors

Yes, we decided to make separate groups for purples and violets related to St. Valentine. We could also throw them all in one, but in this case, a whole family of colors would be missing. Well, we could actually add a subfamily of lilacs, right?

#A772C1 (167, 114, 193) Valentine Violet Color
#AAADC1 (170, 173, 193) Dulux Valentine
#DFBED4 (223, 190, 212) Rona Valentine
#AA71A3 (170, 113, 163) Kelly Moore Victorian Valentine
#EEB2C6 (238, 178, 198) Dutch Boy Be My Valentine

If we summarize our exploration of Valentine’s colors so far, we are still playing with red and white in different proportions with a pinch of blue or yellow. So far blue was represented in the majority of cases, often dominating the mixture.

On the other hand, we can also have a lot of yellow and almost none of the blue, which gives us a few interesting orange tones of Valentine’s paints.

Orange Valentine Colors and Paints

Orange is a mixture of red and yellow. It’s joyful and energetic. Orange is a color of adventure, suitable for new love or love with reignited flame. Playful and emotional. Optimistic and determined.

#FADFCD (250, 223, 205) Taubmans Sweet Valentine / Bristol Sweet Valentine
#F8D6C6 (248, 214, 198) Taubmans Scented Valentine
#EFD8D4 (239, 216, 212) Olympic Scented Valentine
#F8DDD8 (248, 221, 216) Benjamin Moore Valentine Memories
#EFCFCD (239, 207, 205) Duron St Valentine / Frazee St Valentine

With this set of somehow orange valentine’s colors, we conclude the article and invite you to explore our other lists among which some grew to pretty huge proportions.

Bookmark our site; so you can find it when you need more info about drawing, painting, colors, and similar stuff. A link from your blog or social profile would mean a lot to us.

And, of course, tell your friends. Because everybody loves Valentine’s colors!


Easter Colors with Examples – HEX and RGB Codes Included


What are the Easter colors?

Are you trying to figure out what shades of purple or violet are most popular among Easter colors? Maybe looking for inspiration to dye eggs, decorate a room, or wandering what to wear on Good Friday? Asking yourself what symbols are behind Easter red, yellow, or blue? Well, you’ll find many answers just by scrolling down, but we have to warn you …

With every answer, you’ll probably want to know even more. So, let’s dive into the longest list of Easter colors on the Web!

Best Easter Colors

Here are the top five: red, purple, blue, green, and yellow. If we are allowed to oversimplify, red represents blood (life), purple is for centuries reserved for royalty (think about the King of the Kings), blue is for the sky (and purity), green means rebirth (Easter announces spring) and yellow (which can be understood as gold) of course for Sun.

#C92519 (201, 37, 25) Easter Red
#C071FE (192, 113, 254) Easter Purple
#3ED1EE (62, 209, 238) Easter Blue
#A1D269 (161, 210, 105) Easter Green
#F2DA54 (242, 218, 84) Easter Yellow

But this is just the beginning. It’s very interesting to note that dozens of paint producers decided to include the word Easter in the names of their paints. Sometimes it’s combined with one of the colors, sometimes with the name of a flower, sometimes with Easter-related activity, … And, obviously, we can’t do without Easter eggs or bunnies.

Just six of the popular colors for Easter eggs

Easter Purple Colors

The first set of Easter colors of commercially available paints presents five visions of manufacturers. As you can see their presentation of the color purple varies quite a bit.

#CCACCA (204, 172, 202) Benjamin Moore Purple Easter Egg
#9B93B4 (155, 147, 180) Sico Easter Lily Purple / Crown Diamond Easter Lily Purple
#625A79 (98, 90, 121) Sico Easter Choir / Crown Diamond Easter Choir
#C2A4C2 (194, 164, 194) Dutch Boy Easter Egg Purple / Sherwin-Williams Novel Lilac
#9199CC (145, 153, 204) Pantone TPG Easter Egg Color

On the other hand, the same color of purple paint is produced by different factories. There are several reasons for that but it is beyond the point of this article. Let’s see the next set of five paints!

#9F748C (159, 116, 140) Fuller OBrien Easter Purple
#785876 (120, 88, 118) Valspar Easter Bonnet
#E4CDD5 (228, 205, 213) Ace Easter Parade
#ACA7D0 (172, 167, 208) Color Your World Easter Treat
#C6C7DC (198, 199, 220) Rona Easter Day

We could give them other names (like violet, pale purple, lilac, etc.), too, right? Don’t worry, we have those on the list as well!

Easter is the most important Christian holiday (yes, even more than Christmas – and by the way, check this article about Christmas colors). Many religious rituals are part of the celebration and special garments are mandatory. Purple hoods with their symbolic meanings are clearly seen in the next photo.

One of processions in Easter

Just like at the Easter hoods above, there is not just a single shade of purple used for paints. In fact we already presented hundreds of purple shades. It’s time to take a look at the third set of purples with Easter in the name.

#C9C9D3 (201, 201, 211) Ace Easter Bonnet
#D2C7C7 (210, 199, 199) MAB Easter Egg
#D0A7BD (208, 167, 189) Taubmans Purple Easter Egg / Bristol – Purple Easter Egg P088-W3
#7E7596 (126, 117, 150) Sico Easter / Crown Diamond Easter
#D9BFDB (217, 191, 219) CIL Easter Egg

Well, purple color is undoubtedly an important part of the Easter holidays. In the commercial names of the paints on the market, it’s often connected to eggs. Purple is a popular color for egg dyeing, as seen in the next photo.

Egg hunt is a popular activity during Easter holidays

Here we go again. Easter eggs and early bloomers. At least two dominant shades of purples. Or, can we say, we are dealing with two different colors? Apart from purple, violet also bears strong associations with Easter. Try to spot a difference.

Different Shades of Easter Violet Colors

#DDD8DE (221, 216, 222) Berger Easter Party / Scib Paints Easter Party / Vista Paint Easter Party
#B8B1C9 (184, 177, 201) Sico Violet Easter Egg / Crown Diamond Violet Easter Egg
#DAD6DD (218, 214, 221) Kelly-Moore Easter Party
#9AA9C8 (154, 169, 200) Porter Paints Easter Egg
#DDDBDE (221, 219, 222) Cloverdale Paint Easter Party / Rodda Paint Easter Party

After the first set of violet paints with the word Easter in their names, we can probably say there is a larger percentage of red in purples and a larger percentage of blue in violets. But let’s stop this debate before it even begins.

While physics clearly states that violet is a color with a specific wavelength and purple is a mixture of red and blue (with some green), the human eye is simply not equipped to differentiate between purple and violet. The same set of receptors is used for both.

#97ABC2 (151, 171, 194) Taubmans Easter Egg
#DACFFA (218, 207, 250) Valspar Paint Easter Basket
#E6E0E8 (230, 224, 232) Premier Paints Easter Bonnet / Dutch Standard Easter Bonnet
#CDD4E3 (205, 212, 227) Vista Paint Easter Bonnet
#CEC6DF (206, 198, 223) Para Paints Easter Bonnet

The set of violet paints above could be also filed under purples. One of them could also b presented as pale blue. So, as you see, the name doesn’t guarantee a lot. In the next set, we can at least find an example of paint (made by Color Your World) with violet in the name.

#DDC6E2 (221, 198, 226) Sico Easter Egg
#CABAD7 (202, 186, 215) Color Your World Easter Violet
#E9E5EA (233, 229, 234) Rodda Paint Easter Bunny / Columbia Paint Easter Bunny / Hirshfields Paints Easter Bunny
#D9BDD8 (217, 189, 216) ICI Easter Egg
#D8C0DA (216, 192, 218) Glidden Easter Egg

While eggs still dominate among the names of the presented violet paints (check their RGB values), we managed to find another violet among the next five paints.

#E6D1E4 (230, 209, 228) Crown Diamond Easter Egg
#E0CEDC (224, 206, 220) Canada Hardware Easter Bonnet / Home Hardware Easter Bonnet
#A18CB3 (161, 140, 179) Valspar Easter Parade
#DCD6E5 (220, 214, 229) Color Guild Easter Frost
#D5C2DC (213, 194, 220) Premier Paints Easter Violet / Dutch Standard Easter Violet

Easter Lilac Colors

Just Another Pale Easter Color?

Lilac is another popular Easter color with dubious status. Is it really color on its own or just a shade of purple or violet? By definition, it’s definitely a pale shade of violet, but due to the popularity of pale purples and violets, it deserves at least one set of paints in our presentation.

#D4D7E9 (212, 215, 233) MAB Easter Bonnet
#DAD7DB (218, 215, 219) MAB Easter Party
#DCD8DE (220, 216, 222) Coronado Paints Easter Party
#DBD6DB (219, 214, 219) McCormick Paints Easter Party
#D1C7C7 (209, 199, 199) Coronado Paints Easter Egg / McCormick Paints Easter Egg

Pale shades of violet (or purple) color are not a coincidence during Easter holidays. On a symbolic level it’s associated with compassion and serenity which definitely goes hand in hand with this Christian holiday. Lilacs are also among the earliest bloomers of flowers which goes well with pagan celebrations of the new life in nature coming with spring.

New, fresh life is very well associated with paleness. And what color could be paler by definition than pink?

Easter Pink

Pink is a color of new beginnings and the next paints offer five different visions as seen by paint makers.

#E6A2C1 (230, 162, 193) Bristol Easter Pink
#E8A9D0 (232, 169, 208) Benjamin Moore Easter Pink
#F5E3EF (245, 227, 239) Benjamin Moore Easter Bonnet
#ECE5EC (236, 229, 236) Colortrend Easter Bunny / ECOS Paints Easter Bunny / Diamond Vogel Easter Bunny
#EDEBEA (237, 235, 234) Focoltone Easter Bunny / Sico Easter Bunny / Crown Diamond Easter Bunny

Yes, pink is a color of love and joy. Pink is dawn at its earliest in the morning. It’s also the color of the fourth Sunday of Lent and 21 days before Easter. There are only two occasions when priests are wearing pink and this is one of them (the other, of course, is in Advent).

Easter rose as an object and one of Easter colors

Actually, they will probably tell you that this color is not pink. It’s called rose.

#DDBFD4 (221, 191, 212) Devoe Paint Easter Egg
#E8B9CB (232, 185, 203) Porter Paints Easter Bonnet / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Easter Bonnet
#F7CAD5 (247, 202, 213) Taubmans Easter Treats
#D5C6CA (213, 198, 202) Valspar Paint Easter Rose
#F0D9E1 (240, 217, 225) Valspar Paint Easter Morning

Did you spot the difference between pink and rose? Colors can be tricky, aren’t they?

#E9D3D6 (233, 211, 214) Coronado Paints Easterville / Cloverdale Paint Easterville / Rodda Paint Easterville / MAB Easterville
#ECE5E8 (236, 229, 232) Dal Worth Paints Easter Bonnet
#D2CAC9 (210, 202, 201) Cloverdale Paint Easter Egg / Rodda Paint Easter Egg / Clark+Kensington Abstract Gray
#F1CEC5 (241, 206, 197) Colorwheel Easter Pink
#D3C8C9 (211, 200, 201) Berger Easter Egg / Scib Paints Easter Egg / Vista Paint Easter Egg

Easter Yellow with HEX and RGB Values

Yellow (roughly the same is true for gold) is another spring color. This is the color of the Sun and Sun can be seen as a representation of the rebirth of Jesus in Christianity or the ultimate deity in numerous pagan religions. Easter can’t be represented without yellow.

No wonder there are so many yellow shades of commercial paints directly connected to Easter.

#FBC925 (251, 201, 37) Dulux Easter Morn 1
#FCCD46 (252, 205, 70) Dulux Easter Morn 2
#FFDD78 (255, 221, 120) Dulux Easter Morn 3
#FFDF96 (255, 223, 150) Dulux Easter Morn 4
#F6E2A9 (246, 226, 169) Dulux Easter Morn 5

Dulux created a whole series of paints with the name Easter Morn. Above you can find five of them and below there’s the sixth which can be compared to other yellow paints named after Easter by other producers.

#F6E6BB (246, 230, 187) Dulux Easter Morn 6 / ICI Paints Acacia
#F7F4E2 (247, 244, 226) Benjamin Moore Easter Lily
#F8EACB (248, 234, 203) Devoe Paint Easter Lily
#F5EAD3 (245, 234, 211) Glidden Easter Lily / Dulux Easter Lily
#FADF8D (250, 223, 141) Taubmans Easter Bonnet

While the Easter Lily dominates in this group of Easter yellow colors, we can find other flowers as well. Actually, there is also simply Easter Yellow paint and – what else – Easter Egg paint!

#F3ECD7 (243, 236, 215) Dutch Boy Easter Egg
#FDEB9D (253, 235, 157) Coronado Paints Easter Yellow / Kelly Moore Easter Yellow
#FFC50E (255, 197, 14) Clairtone Easter Iris
#FAF0DD (250, 240, 221) Sico Easter Lily
#FFDA8C (255, 218, 140) Montana Easter Yellow

There we have many more tints of yellow with codes, too.

If Yellow represents the Sun as the major element of spring, green represents new life with everything turning green at this time of the year.

Yellow Easter chicks on Easter green grass

Easter Green (Examples with HEX and RGB)

For your convenience, we compiled a set of green paints named after Easter. Pale Easter Green is a clear winner.

#DDF0CB (221, 240, 203) Benjamin Moore Easter Hunt
#C7CF68 (199, 207, 104) RAL Easter Green
#A0CF79 (160, 207, 121) Huls Easter Green / Ace Easter Green
#EBE094 (235, 224, 148) True Value Easter Grass
#C9E4C8 (201, 228, 200) Valspar Easter Green

As you are already used, we also offer a full article about green shades.

Believe it or not, blue is also one of the Easter colors. If we think a bit, this should not be too surprising fact. After all, it’s the color of the sky and authority, both associated with new life (and the afterlife).

Or, if we stay on strictly practical grounds, we can’t seriously think about purple, violet, or green without a hefty dose of blue.

Easter Blue

Here is a set of popular Easter blue paints by different makers. All with accompanying HEX (HTML) codes and RGB values, if you want to recreate the feel in any of your projects.

#70BFE1 (112, 191, 225) MyPerfectColor Easter Egg Blue
#5385B0 (83, 133, 176) Rona Easter Blue
#9BD0D3 (155, 208, 211) Color Guild Easter Light
#DBE4E8 (219, 228, 232) Kelly Moore Easter Egg
#99AAC8 (153, 170, 200) Glidden Easter Egg / PPG Pittsburgh Paints Easter Egg

Not enough? Check hundreds of blue shades.

If you find this article with 85 (!) examples of Easter colors useful, don’t forget to tell your friends. A link from your blog or social profile would be greatly appreciated.

Easter bunnies and Easter eggs as major symbols of fertility

Also, bookmark this page for your later reference, because we have at least two dozens Easter colors to add soon!


Christmas Colors – Most Popular Colors for Christmas with HEX and RGB Codes


Red and Green are not the only Christmas colors. Yes, we can’t do without them, yet there are several important colors without which we can’t compose a decent Christmas palette. We need them to equilibrate the strong red and green hues, add an emotional accent, or simply for contrast.

Of course, even red and green can be presented in numerous different shades. To help you find the best Christmas colors, we made a selection of main Christmas colors, produced by top paint brands (they included the word Christmas in the name of the paint or color) in the world and add several variations of less known colors, named by influential designers.

All chosen colors will be presented in squares in sets of five, so you can compare them. Each one of them will have corresponding HEX and RGB codes written in their names, so you can recreate your favorites in your projects as you need them. We’ll try to add a few interesting and useful additional info about the colors of Christmas on this page, include links to even more resources, and maybe add a few more colors later in 65 shades presented at the moment won’t be enough.

Christmas Red Colors

Red is undoubtedly the first color coming to one’s mind when we mention Christmas. This was not the case a hundred or more years ago but the commercialization and globalization of this popular holiday led us to that situation.

#D6001C (214,0,28) Christmas Red
#C30F16 (195, 15, 22) Christmas Red Color
#B01B2E (176, 27, 46) Christmas Red
#B11E31 (177, 30, 49) Christmas Red
#B22222 (178, 34, 34) Crayola Christmas Red (Firebrick Color)

As you can see, the shades of red above are not too similar but they still share the same (or almost the same) name thanks to the different standards we are using in the naming of colors. A bit different situation we have when we check the popular paint brands with their vision of Christmas Red.

#6A1219 (106, 18, 25) DecoArt DCA20-9
#B55555 (181, 85, 85) Firebrick Crayola – Christmas Red / Matthews Paint – Hotrod Red 10224
#CB312B (203, 49, 43) FolkArt – Christmas Red 958
#C54245 (197, 66, 69) Kelly-Moore – Christmas Red AC219-R
#BA4546 (186, 69, 70) Christmas Red (AC21-R)

If this is not enough, you can of course use other red shades for your Christmas-related projects. Hundreds are available here:

Gigantic list of red colors with codes.

Christmas Green Shades

If red represents energy, green suggests life. Using evergreen plants for Christmas decor is not a coincidence. Red and green together mean eternity, which is further seen in another typical Christmas element – a wreath.

Our first set of Christmas green hues can be seen below. As you can notice four of the five share the same name, but not the same shade, which is somehow surprisingly light.

#00873E (0, 135, 62) Christmas Green
#1E792C (30, 121, 44) Christmas Green
#007502 (0, 117, 2) Christmas Green
#034F20 (3, 79, 32) Christmas Green
#007A00 (0, 122, 0) Faux-Christmas Green

How about the green paints available in stores and named after Christmas?

#1BAB6C (27, 171, 108) Anita’s Acrylic Craft Paint Christmas Green
#2A8344 (42, 131, 68) Apple Barrel – Christmas Green / 20429 / 20529
#1C5240 (28, 82, 64) Behr Christmas Tree (8377)
#354938 (53,73,56) Colortrend – Christmas Wreath
#006400 (0, 100, 0) Darkgreen / Dark green (X11) / Crayola – Christmas Green / Plascon – Hollyhock Garden G3-C1-1

We have to admit paint producers have a bit more imagination naming their Christmas greens after the tree or wreath or spruce, to justify so different shades in their offer. But not nearly as often as they could. Just check the next set of five green shades of Christmas colors.

#1D411D (29, 65, 29) DecoArt DCA37-3 Christmas Green
#2C7225A (244, 55, 66) Delta – Christmas Green / 020680202W
#0B6031 (11, 96, 49) DoCraft Christmas Green (DOA763241)
#307A56 (48, 122, 86) Duron 4855N Christmas Green
#00827F (0, 130, 127) Teal green / Devoe Paint – Christmas Spruce / 90GG 15/398

You have probably already noticed there are more greens than red colors related to Christmas on the market. There are probably many reasons for that. One of them is probably the fact green is never as dominant as red, so it’s used more as a background. As such its functionality adjusts to the main color – red.

#007475 (0, 116, 117) ICI Paints – 3971 Christmas Spruce 90GG 15/398
#4B7164 (75, 113, 100) Olympic – Christmas Ivy C62-5
#447266 (68, 114, 102) Porter Paints – Christmas Ivy / 403-6
#007152 (0, 113, 82) Taubmans – Christmas Green / T12 51.H5 / Bristol – Christmas Green P144-C7
#4B7460 (75, 116, 96) Taubmans – Christmas Ivy / T10 54I-1

Of course, you can use many more green shades, which are available at this address:

Enormous list of green colors with codes.

Otherwise, this set of Christmas-related greens roughly concludes our basic possibilities for the red and green combo.

Despite the fact we already have more than a hundred different combinations on the table, we still need one more color at the minimum to complete at least a simple pattern of notorious ugly Christmas sweaters.

Christmas White Colors – Examples

White is an obvious choice for incorporation into a Christmas palette. It can be used as a background for more robust red and green, to divide or to frame them, it can add a pattern on its own or compliment the existing one, and it works great with all additional colors if there are any.

#EDE7DC (237, 231, 220) ICI Paints – 4481 Antique White 40YY 83/043 / Pratt & Lambert – Free Spirit 3-32 / Behr – Christmas Angel EBC-10
#ECEEEA (236, 238, 234) Benjamin Moore – White Christmas / 872 / Winter Snow OC-63
#F6EEDF (246, 238, 223) Dunn-Edwards – Birch White / 2519 / California Paints – DEW 326 – White Christmas / ISOMAT – IST 171-01
#EDEFEB (237, 239, 235) CHROMATIC 0032-Blanc Arcalis – Dorval-CH2
#F6F7EF (246, 247, 239) Ford – Performance White / Matthews Paint – White Christmas 7275

We should not be surprised to see five different shades of Christmas white if we take into account our perception of white which stretches from technically perfect white (HEX / HTML code: #FFFFFF and RGB code: 255, 255, 255) to much more liberal hues with a hint of red, green or blue leading to greyish, creamier, greenish, or even pinkish versions of Christmas white.

Is There a Christmas Brown Too?

Believe it or not, it is. Well, they are. Christmas brown colors are not just a specific set of reds with large amounts of green percentage in RGB, but they form an independent family of colors which can be further divided into two larger groups – darker and lighter. Darker can sometimes flirt with purple tones and lighter (typically named after cactus), with an inclination to pink and yellow.

#73604F (115, 96, 79) Diamond Vogel – Christmas Ornament 0186 / Colortrend – 0186 / ECOS Paints – Christmas Ornament (0186)
#F5AC87 (245, 172, 135) Devoe Paint – Christmas Cactus 58YR 53/342
#F7AF90 (247, 175, 144) Glidden – Christmas Cactus Coral
#F1A686 (241, 166, 134) ICI Paints – Christmas Cactus
#4A3A39 (74, 58, 57) Valspar Christmas Pudding

Christmas Gold Colors

Gold is another popular Christmas color. It perfectly matches the Sun (Christmas has its roots in pagan celebrations of the re-birth of the Sun) rays or adds to the celebratory feel of the holidays. Gold can be connected to the oldest traditions but thanks to its shiny appearance it’s also welcome addition if we want to add some sparks of joy, youth, and energy.

#CAA906 (202, 169, 6) Christmas Gold
#C1A520 (193, 165, 32) Christmas Gold
#B2B200 (178, 178, 0) Faux-Christmas Gold
#C6A905 (198, 169, 5) Faux-Christmas Gold
#F1D900 (241, 217, 0) Christmas Yellow

Gold is a classic choice for the star on the Christmas tree and even the most conventional gifts look great wrapped in golden wrapping paper or with a golden bow.

Shades and Tints of Christmas Silver Color

Silver is a close relative to gold, a bit more restrained, less extravagant, yet in some cases more classy. Silver can work great in some specific color combinations, so here is a set of Christmas silver colors as web users define them.

#E1DFE0 (225, 223, 224) Christmas Silver
#B5B5B5 (181, 181, 181) Christmas Silver
#E3E1DF (227, 225, 223) Faux-Christmas Silver
#969594 (150, 149, 148) Christmas Grey
#CACBCE (202, 203, 206) Christmas Silver

Christmas Pink with Codes

We could add pink colors to reds, but in Christmas palettes, they have so different usage they deserve a spot on their own. Pink is much more gentle than red, still lively, very feminine, and able to energize a bit duller combos or tranquil too energetic ones.

#E34285 (227, 66, 133) Christmas Pink
#FDCCCF (253, 204, 207) Faux-Christmas Pink
#F8C7CC (248, 199, 204) Faux-Christmas Pink
#FDC9C7 (253, 201, 199) Faux-Christmas Pink
#FFDDBB (255, 221, 187) Christmas Rose

Obviously, the pinks can sometimes look more yellowish or they can border on purple.

Examples of Christmas Purple

Purple is the color of royalties and it pairs great with gold and white. In combination with red and green, we should use it sparingly and be careful especially if there is brown involved as well.

#4D084B (77,8,75) Christmas Purple
#663398 (102, 51, 152) Christmas Purple
#64378D (100, 55, 141) Faux-Christmas Purple
#5D2B2C (93, 43, 44) Christmas Brown
#5A282A (90, 40, 42) Faux-Christmas Brown

Yes, purple can transform into brown very fast.

Codes for Christmas Blue

Yes, blue is so popular, it is used in Christmas palettes too, even if it’s not our first choice. It pairs well with red, white, gold, silver, and pink, but not looks too good with green, brown, or purple. As you can see, designers use Christmas blue tones in lighter and darker versions. Darker as the night sky and lighter as baby blue?

#2A8FBD (42, 143, 189) Christmas Blue
#F2766 (31,39,102) Christmas Blue
#3685C0 (54, 133, 192) Christmas Blue
#317EB4 (49, 126, 180) Faux Christmas Blue
#1D89A8 (29, 137, 168) Faux Christmas Blue

With this huge selection of Christmas colors complete with HEX (HTML) and RGB codes, with trivial and brand names, and of course some useful examples and links to further resources, we end this article. You have the tools to create several million Christmas patterns for your projects. In near future, we’ll add even more colors. Bookmark this page so you’ll find it later. A link from your blog or social profile would be greatly appreciated. And tell your friends!

Merry Christmas:)


Green Color Names: All the Shades with HEX and RGB Codes


Who Can Name All Green Colors?

While word all always sounds a bit too optimistic, we’ll use it for the motivation – to expand already existing 110 shades of green with their names and appropriate HTML codes for every designer, blogger or just color lover who might need a certain tint or hue for green colors.

Green is very interesting if we focus on definition only. It’s one of the basic seven colors in the rainbow, part of the visible spectrum between yellow and blue, having the wavelength between 495 and 570 nm.

It’s a secondary color in the subtractive color system, being a mixture of yellow and blue, but a primary color in additive color system, used in TV technology. If you heard for RGB, you should know G in this abbreviation stands for green.

The simple fact that all colors in this system can be made of three primary colors (Red, Green, and Blue) causes pretty demanding task. Green is of course the color with max value of G (the value of FF in HEX system) and min values of R and B (values of 0), but many other mixtures with lesser amounts of G and higher of R and/or B look more or less greenish too. So several systems for naming these green colors were created.

That means we have literally hundreds, even thousands of different green shades. Some are closer to yellow, some to blue (several languages don’t distinguish between blue and green!), some to gray, etc. This post is an attempt to present as many green colors with their names, sorted in a human friendly way.

The Most Basic Green Colors

Here are two sets of colors, named simply green:


#008000 (0, 128, 0) Green (HTML) aka Office Green aka Green W3C
#00A550 (0, 165, 80) Green (CMYK) aka Pigment Green
#1CAC78 (28, 172, 120) Green (Crayola)
#00A877 (0, 168, 119) Green (Munsell)
#009F6B (0, 159, 107) Green (NCS)

You already noticed simple green is not enough. That’s why we added names of the systems, which used this basic name according to their logics.


#66B032 (102, 176, 50) Green (RYB)
#00FF00 (0, 255, 0) Green (X11)
#484A22 (72,74,34) Green (BS 4800 12 C 40)
#009D74 (35, 164, 128) Green UP (Pantone)
#00AB84 (0, 165, 80) Green C (Pantone)

If you are not familiar with the abbreviations, send me a note in comments. I should probably make a dedicated post on this theme too.

Green Shades Named After Obvious Characteristics

Before any of these classifications was created, people already used adjectives like light, dark, bright, bald, … to better describe the shade of green in question. Let’s look at several such tints:


#66FF00 (102, 255, 0) Bright Green
#ADFF2F (173, 255, 47) Green-Yellow (Chartreuse)
#006400 (0, 100, 0) Dark Green (X11) aka Electric Green aka Lime Green (X11)
#013220 (1, 50, 32) Dark Green
#03C03C (3, 192, 60) Dark Pastel Green

We are already dealing with a huge span of greens, aren’t we? I would like to warn you on the Green-Yellow color, also called Chartreuse (named after a drink, which, by the way, is just one of the many green colored drinks, just read on). Besides a fancy name it’s also a very special color positioned exactly in the middle of yellow and green in the HSV color wheel. This means it’s made of 50% green and 50% yellow.


#004953 (0, 73, 83) Midnight Green
#B4D3B2 (180, 211, 178) Pastel Green
#90EE90 (144, 238, 144) Light Green
#98FB98 (152, 251, 152) Pale Green
#39FF14 (57, 255, 20) Neon Green

Color poetically named Midnight Green is official color of the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Later we’ll find several more examples of different green colors being used for uniforms or other official cases.

#0D865D (13, 134, 93) Bold Green
#5E8C31 (94, 140, 49) Maximum Green
#76FF7A (118, 255, 122) Screamin’ Green
#9ACD32 (154, 205, 50) Yellow-Green
#D9E650 (217, 230, 80) Maximum Green Yellow

Did you notice the differences between Green Yellow, Yellow-Green and Maximum Green Yellow? Such naming quickly leads to further complications. More complex naming system seems inevitable.

Green Color Shades Named After Herbs

Nature is full of green colors. It’s actually the first color we think about when we mention it. Next few sets will be related with nature, starting with herbs.


#A9BA9D (169, 186, 157) Laurel Green
#354230 (53, 66, 48) Kombu Green
#AAF0D1 (170, 240, 209) Magic Mint
#BCB88A (188, 184, 138) Sage Green
#737B6C (115, 123, 108) Thyme Green

We have already mentioned Chartreuse color with its unique position in the color wheel. Sage Green has a similar story. It’s a grey-green resembling the hue of dried sage leaves. As a quaternary color, it is an equal mix of the tertiary colors citron and slate (both confusingly also known as olive in different sources). We’ll come to the olive a bit later, but citron (on of the shades of yellow) and slate (a shade of gray) are discussed in other articles.

In the same palette one of numerous shades of mint is presented. Here are a few more:


#4FFFB0 (79, 255, 176) Bright Mint
#3EB489 (62, 180, 137) Mint aka Mint Leaf
#F5FFFA (245, 255, 250) Mint Cream
#98FB98 (152, 251, 152) Mint Green
#46877F (70, 135, 127) Mint Turquoise (RAL 6033)

Vegetables are green too:


#8F9779 (143, 151, 121) Artichoke
#4B6F44 (75, 111, 68) Artichoke Green (Pantone)
#87A96B (135, 169, 107) Asparagus
#BFD58E (191, 213, 142) Lettuce Green (Pantone)
#909B4C (144, 155, 76) Spinach Green (Pantone)

And so can be fruits. We’ll focus on ripe ones for now …


#8DB600 (141, 182, 0) Apple Green
#A8E4A0 (168,228,160) Granny Smith Apple
#568203 (86, 130, 3) Avocado
#D6D96A (214, 217, 106) Grape Green (Benjamin Moore)
#F0FFF0 (240, 255, 240) Honeydew

Apple Green is another quaternary color on the RYB color wheel, exactly half way between Green and Chartreuse. Honeydew Green got its name after color of the flesh of honeydew melon.


#A1A989 (161, 169, 137) Kiwi Green (Ford)
#BFFF00 (192, 255, 0) Lime
#32CD32 (50, 205, 50) Lime Green
#D1E231 (209, 226, 49) Pear
#93C572 (147, 197, 114) Pistachio

The color Pear, for instance, also belongs to the family of chartreuse, but it’s much closer to yellow than green, so we could technically include it among yellow colors.


#808000 (128, 128, 0) Olive
#556B2F (85, 107, 47) Dark Olive Green
#3B3C36 (59, 60, 54) Black olive
#A0955D (160, 149, 93) Olive Oil (Berger, Scib, Vista Paint)
#847645 (132, 118, 69) Olive Paste (Sico, Crown Diamond)

A subfamily of olive green colors is so popular several paint makers create their own visions of this color. They are mentioned in the brackets right after the commercial names. To be honest we all probably know olives can vary a lot by color.

We are still not finished with the world of green plants.


#4F7942 (79, 121, 66) Fern Green
#4D6F39 (77, 111, 57) Grass Green (RAL 6010)
#6C7C59 (108, 124, 89) Reseda Green
#325928 (50, 89, 40) Leaf Green (RAL 6002)
#2F7532 (47, 117, 50) Japanese Laurel

Bud Spring Green Colors

#A7FC00 (167, 252, 0) Spring Bud
#00FF7F (0, 255, 127) Spring Green
#A3C1AD (163, 193, 173) Cambridge Blue
#ECEBBD (236, 235, 189) Spring Green (Crayola)
#177245 (23, 114, 69) Dark Spring Green

Don’t be fooled by the name Cambridge Blue – it’s a medium tone of spring green, official color brand of Cambridge University.


#00FA9A (0, 250, 154) Medium Spring Green
#C9DC87 (201, 220, 137) Spring Bud (ISCC-NBS)
#BDDA57 (189, 218, 87) June Bud
#7BB661 (123, 182, 97) Bud Green
#4C9141 (76, 145, 65) May Green

Spring is closely associated with color green, even more than winter with color white (many areas of the world hardly know about snow). With all the springs and buds in greenish shades we can definitely expect at least one sub-family of spring-greens:

Viridian Green Colors


#40826D (64, 130, 109) Viridian
#009B7D (0, 155, 125) Paolo Veronese Green
#009698 (0, 150, 152) Viridian Green
#007F66 (0, 127, 102) Generic Viridian
#007F5C (0, 127, 92) Spanish Viridian

Viridian is a dark shade of spring green and a quaternary color on the RYB color wheel. Viridian, of course, has a Latin origin, coming from viridis and meaning  – green.

Last set of vegetation-related greens is related to larger areas dominated by green plants:


#228B22 (34, 139, 34) Forest Green
#29AB87 (41, 171, 135) Jungle Green
#7CFC00 (124, 252, 0) Lawn Green
#30BA8F (48, 186, 143) Mountain Meadow
#495D4E (73, 93, 78) Park Green (Behr)

Animals Can Be Green Too!


#C6D080 (198, 208, 128) Frog Green (Colortrend, Diamond Vogel, ECOS)
#697A64 (105, 122, 100) Grasshopper Green (AMC)
#A7F432 (167, 244, 50) Green Lizard
#74C365 (116, 195, 101) Mantis
#008080 (0, 128, 128) Teal

Now you know frogs are not the only green animals. As a matter of fact, even frogs have so many different hues of green, we should add a family of colors, named after frogs. In the meantime, you can practice by drawing a frog!

Shades Of Green Color Names Related To Specific Places

#1B4D3E (27, 77, 62) Brunswick Green
#72BE6D (114, 190, 109) Dublin (Behr)
#00573F (0, 87, 63) Gotham Green
#195905 Lincoln Green
#50C878 (80, 200, 120) Paris Green

Brunswick Green is named after Braunschweig, Germany. It’s the color of famous pool tables. gotham, of course is one of the nicknames for New York. This particular tint is official color of NY Jets. You probably also noticed Dublin Green. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has its own color, but this is not he only shade associated with Ireland.

Irish Green Color Shades


#004225 (1, 66, 37) BRG aka British Racing Green
#00FF40 (0, 255, 64) Erin
#4CBB17 (76, 187, 23) Kelly Green
#009B69 (0, 155, 105) St. Patrick (Dutch Boy)
#009E60 (0, 158, 96) Shamrock Green aka Irish Green

You may ask why color BRG (British Racing Green) belongs to Irish colors. The reason is simple. When the racing teams were established, racing was still illegal in Great Britain. so they moved to Ireland and took their color for the color of the team.

And if you didn’t know – Erin is a poetic name for Ireland.


#006A4E (0, 106, 78) Bangladesh Green aka Bottle Green
#138808 (19, 136, 8) India Green
#306030 (48, 96, 48) Mughal Green
#01411C (1, 65, 28) Pakistan Green
#00A693 (0, 166, 147) Persian Green

We have more places associated with green.


#00CC99 (0, 204, 153) Caribbean Green
#5F996B (95, 153, 107) Jamaica Green (Ralph Lauren)
#679267 (103, 146, 103) Russian Green
#043927 (0, 78, 56) Sacramento State Green
#009150 (0, 145, 80) Spanish Green

How About A Green Drink?

We promised to include a few colors named after green drinks and here they are.


#76B583 (118, 181, 131) Absinthe Green (Pantone)
#C9D77E (201, 215, 126) Daiquiri Green (Pantone)
#87F134 (135, 241, 52) Verde Manzana Green
#2A603B (42, 96, 59) Midori Green
#D0F0C0 (208, 240, 192) Tea Green

With this we conclude a list of 120 different shades of green colors. To be continued!


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.