1. Spring green: This one had to be first of course. Spring green is a color that is the color on the color wheel that is halfway between cyan and green. It is an official web color name. It corresponds to a visual stimulus of 505 nanometers on the visible spectrum.
The complementary color of spring green is Rose.
2. Emerald: An emerald color is a shade of green that is particularly light and bright, with a faint bluish cast. The name derives from the typical appearance of the gemstone emerald. Ireland is sometimes referred to as the Emerald Isle due to its lush greenery.
Emerald City, from the fictional story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, is a city where everything from food to people are emerald green. However, it is revealed at the end of the story that everything in the city is normal colored, but the glasses everyone wears are emerald tinted.
3. Celadon: Celadon is a pale, sea-green pigment. From the French 'Céladon,' a character in L'Astrée (a romance by Honoré d'Urfé), celadon also refers to a type of pottery having the same pale green glaze, originally produced in China. Chemically, celadon is formed by combining chromium oxide, cadmium yellow, and titanium-zinc white. It was most commonly used in Korean art.
I had an incredible meal at the Celadon Restaurant at the Sukhothai Hotel on my first night in Bangkok. I still salivate at the thought of their freshly made Thai iced tea, and the food was out of this world good.
4. Forest green: Forest green refers to a green color said to resemble the color of the trees and other plants in a forest. Forest green is one of the school colors of the University of the Philippines amd Cass Technical High School. It is also one of the team colors of the Forest Green Rovers F.C., an English football club.
5. Kelly green: Kelly green, also known as grass green or pigment green, is achieved by mixing cyan and yellow in equal proportions. This is the color green that is shown in the diagram located at the bottom of the following website offering tintbooks for CMYK printing.
This color is also called grass green. Colored pencils of the 1950s colored this were sometimes called grass green. Psychedelic art made people used to brighter colors of green, and pigment colors or colored pencils called "bright green" or "true green" are produced which approximate (with much less brightness that is possible on a computer screen) the electric green shown above.
6. Sea green: Sea green is a shade of green that resembles the sea floor as seen from the surface. Sea Green is notable for being the emblematic colour of the Levellers party in the politics of 1640s England. Leveller supporters would wear a sea-green ribbon, in a similar manner to the present-day red AIDS awareness ribbon.
Not every language distinguishes blue and green like English.
7. Pine green: Pine green is a greenish shade of cyan that resembles the color of pine trees. It is an official Crayola color.
8. Tea green: Tea Green is a light shade of green. And of course the color of the very delicious green tea.
9. Asparagus: Asparagus is a brownish shade of green that resembles the plant asparagus. It is an official Crayola color. I'm actually not crazy about this color, but I love to eat asparagus so I left it in. 10. Fern green: Fern green is a color that resembles ferns. A Crayola crayon with a similar color named Fern was created in 1998.
11. Jade: Jade is a saturated, slightly bluish green. The name comes from the stone called jade, although the stone varies widely in hue. A magnificent color to be sure.
12. Persian green: Persian green is a color used in pottery and Persian carpets in Iran. Other colours associated with Persia include Persian red and Persian blue. The color persian green is named from the green color of some Persian pottery and is a representation of the color of the mineral malachite. It is a popular color in Iran because the color green symbolizes Islam. The first recorded use of Persian green as a color name in English was in 1892.
The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955), a color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps.
And last and possibly least:
13. Olive: Olive is a dulled, darker yellowish-green color typically seen on green olives. It can be formed by adding a little black to yellow dye or paint. As a color word in the English language, it is unexpectedly old, appearing in late Middle English. Shaded green, it becomes olive drab.
Olive is a direct color name. Sometimes persons are said to be "olive-skinned", to denote shades of medium toned white skin with small hints of yellow and green. In religion, Olive is sometimes used as a Church color during Ordinary Time. (Question from Robin - what is Ordinary Time?). Shades of olive, such as Olive Drab, are frequently used for camouflage, or by the military in general.
I like olive because craggy old olive trees are particularly lovely in their own way, and because olive branches are a symbol of peace, but at the same time I dislike it because it brings with it thoughts of army uniforms, and the necessity of wearing them.
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