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Forest Green Color Codes - The Hex, RGB, HSL and CMYK Values

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By: Contributing Artist

What colors make Forest Green?

On this page, you will find the Forest Green Hex, RGB, Hue Saturation Light (HSL), and CMYK color codes. We also include shades and variations of Forest Green, color palettes, and related colors.

Forest Green color code

The Forest Green hex code is #228B22. The Forest Green hex code can be quantified in RGB values which represent the amount of Red, Green and Blue color channels. The RGB value is an estimated amount of red, green, and blue color to create the color Forest Green. The RGB estimate is:


  • Red: #22 in Hex amounts to 13%
  • Green: #8B in Hex amounts to 55%
  • Blue: #22 in Hex amounts to 13%

Forest Green in HSL

HSL is an acronym which stands for Hue, Saturation, and Lightness. HSL was developed for television and standardized for computer displays.

Hue is the perceived color name. Saturation is the "colorfulness" relative to the color's brightness. Brightness is our human eye's quantifed perception of the spectral light distribution. Lightness is the color brightness relative to a perceived similarly illuminated white.

Brightness and "colorfulness" are absolute measures, while Lightness and and Saturation are relative measures.

Forest Green is 120deg, 61%, 34% HSL.


  • Hue: 120deg
  • Saturation: 61%
  • Light: 34%

Forest Green color in CMYK color model

The CMYK color model is commonly used in printing. The CMYK acronym stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key. Where key is black. Since the black color is the absence of light, the CMYK is a subtractive color model. White light minus red is cyan, minus green is magenta, minus blue is yellow.

Forest Green is 76% 0% 76% 45% CMYK.


  • Cyan: 76%
  • Magenta: 0%
  • Yellow: 76%
  • Key (or Black): 45%

Different shades of Forest Green

According to its HSL value, Forest Green contains about 34% of brightness.

Below are the all the values in HEX, HSL and CMYK color spaces for each shade variations:

  • Hex HSL CMYK
  • #D6F4D6 120deg, 60%, 90% 12%, 0%, 12%, 99%
  • #ADEAAD 120deg, 60%, 80% 26%, 0%, 26%, 99%
  • #84E084 120deg, 60%, 70% 41%, 0%, 41%, 99%
  • #5BD65B 120deg, 60%, 60% 57%, 0%, 57%, 99%
  • #32CC32 120deg, 60%, 50% 75%, 0%, 75%, 99%
  • #28A328 120deg, 60%, 40% 75%, 0%, 75%, 99%
  • #1E7A1E 120deg, 60%, 30% 75%, 0%, 75%, 99%
  • #145114 120deg, 60%, 20% 75%, 0%, 75%, 99%
  • #0A280A 120deg, 60%, 10% 75%, 0%, 75%, 99%

Accessibility tips when using the color Forest Green

Ensure your content remains available to the broadest possible audience. Make sure the text color has enough contrast with its background. When using Forest Green on text, we recommend you use white for the background.

The reason Forest Green contrasts better with a white background is because Forest Green has a degree of brightness of 34% which provides better contrast on a bright background.

The Forest Green color palette hex codes.

There are a few color palettes available when working with Forest Green, but below is our favorite:

  • Burnt Umber
    #8A3324
  • Chocolate Covered
    #8B4121
  • Precious Copper
    #885522
  • Olive Drab (#3)
    #6B8E23
  • La Palma
    #428929
  • Sea Green
    #2E8B57

By interpolating Hue and Saturation values, we can also generate great color palettes inspired from Forest Green

  • Argent
    #888888
  • Hurricane
    #8B7E77
  • Mink
    #8A7561
  • Overgrown Citadel
    #888844
  • Indica
    #588C3A
  • Oriental Herbs
    #118822

Below is a series of palettes generated from the color Forest Green:

Palette variances of 3 colors:

  • #21858B
  • #218B21
  • #8B8521
  • #8B2152
  • #213A8B
  • #218B21
  • #21308B
  • #218B21
  • #8B2F21

Palette variances of 4 colors:

  • #64218B
  • #21698B
  • #218B21
  • #8B6921
  • #216B8B
  • #218B66
  • #218B21
  • #668B21
  • #218B5D
  • #218B21
  • #5D8B21
  • #8B7C21

Palette variances of 5 colors:

  • #218B21
  • #8B8921
  • #8B2125
  • #85218B
  • #21298B
  • #21858B
  • #218B6B
  • #218B46
  • #218B21
  • #468B21
  • #215A8B
  • #218B6F
  • #218B21
  • #6F8B21
  • #8B5921

Palette variances of 6 colors:

  • #8B8A21
  • #8B2121
  • #8A218B
  • #21218B
  • #218A8B
  • #218B21
  • #215B8B
  • #218B87
  • #218B54
  • #218B21
  • #548B21
  • #878B21
  • #216F8B
  • #218B64
  • #218B21
  • #648B21
  • #8B6E21
  • #8B2C21

You will find specific color values of Forest Green on this page. For example, the Forest Green HEX color code is #228B22. We offer a variety of color palette, variances, and an expert color mixer to develop color schemes. Related colors for Forest Green are:

  • La Palma color code is (66.0, 137.0, 41.0).
  • Olive Drab (#3) color code is (107.0, 142.0, 35.0).
  • Sea Green color code is (46.0, 139.0, 87.0).
  • Grass Green color code is (52.0, 140.0, 49.0).
  • Oriental Herbs color code is (17.0, 136.0, 34.0).
  • Eucalyptus color code is (50.0, 151.0, 96.0).
  • Maximum Green color code is (94.0, 140.0, 49.0).
  • Illuminating Emerald color code is (49.0, 145.0, 119.0).
  • Kelp Forest color code is (68.0, 136.0, 17.0).
  • Wild Forest color code is (56.0, 145.0, 74.0).

These values can help you match the specific shade and find complementary colors. Looking for a different shade of brown? Our color mixer expertly generates nine different shades and eighteen color variances.

At ourpastimes.com, we are a creative team of product designers, engineers, and data scientists who want to make the internet a better place. We have poured over color theory, the math is tougher than you think, and built a showcase for color combinations.

We started by building a great virtual color mixer. We hope everyone has seen a color wheel. Personally, I loved the color wheel in my art classroom growing up. The acrylic paints like Titanium White, Burnt sienna, Dioxazine Purple make combining colors visceral and our color mixer virtually offers that visceral feeling of color mixing paints. Use our color mixer to build your next color scheme!

The color wheel pickers showcase 12 main colors. The three primary colors are red, green, and blue. When combined together, the primary colors create pure white light. Secondary colors result from mixing two primary colors:

  • Red and Green make Yellow.
  • Green and Blue make Cyan.
  • Blue and Red make Magenta .

Combining a secondary color and a primary color yields tertiary colors. There are six tertiary colors. The six color names are orange, chartreuse green, spring green, azure, violet and rose. Colors continue to expand, for example, halfway between blue and violet is indigo, color code #4B0082, and violet is halfway between blue and purple.

So, the color wheel includes twelve main colors: red, orange, yellow, chartreuse green, green, spring green, cyan, azure, blue, violet, magenta, and rose.

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Included in our color pages are color palettes, we generate color combinations between three and six colors. We call each different color mixture “palette variances.” Each color palette variance includes eighteen color mixes with HEX code displayed.

A third component we provide on this page is color shades. For example, shades of Forest Green include La Palma, Olive Drab (#3), Sea Green, Grass Green, Oriental Herbs, Eucalyptus, Maximum Green, Illuminating Emerald, Kelp Forest, and Wild Forest. We offer nine tints and shades for each color. A color shade is found by adjusting the color saturation to find a darker hue. A color tint is a lighter color. For example, pink is a tint of red.

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