Everything about the color Forest Green

The meaning of the color Forest Green and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Merely reading its name, forest green will likely evoke visions of thick bushes and tall trees. Named for that exact type of scenery, forest green is a dark green hue commonly found in nature. The forest green hex code is #228B22.


Often associated with the environment, forest green has been used for designs related to causes supporting the earth and its ecosystem. As forest green’s most direct complementing color is a bright red, it can often also evoke the Christmas holiday when used together. To avoid that association, you can use forest green to accent blues and greens.

Looking for a different hue? The following colors are related to forest green.

Information about Forest Green / #228B22

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #228B22 is made of 13.3% red, 54.5% green and 13.3% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #228B22 is made of 76% cyan, 0% magenta, 76% yellow and 45% black. Forest Green has a hue angle of 120 degrees, a saturation of 60.7% and a lightness of 33.9%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #228B22 has RGB values of R: 13.3, G: 54.5, B: 13.3 and CMYK values of C: 0.76, M: 0, Y: 0.76, K:0.45.




RGB Decimal

34, 139, 34


RGB Percentage

13.3, 54.5, 13.3

rgb(13.3%, 54.5%, 13.3%)


76, 0, 76, 45


120°, 60.7, 33.9

hsl(120°, 60.7%, 33.9%)

HSV (or HSB)

120°, 75.5, 54.5

Web Safe




50.593, -49.585, 45.016


10.18, 18.92, 4.628


0.302, 0.561, 18.92


50.593, 66.971, 137.765


50.593, -43.124, 55.748


43.497, -32.527, 22.608


00100010, 10001011, 00100010

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