Everything about
the color Seafoam Green

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

Start designing
Edit Seafoam Green
Change Color
Select new color

What color is seafoam green?

Seafoam green is a soft green-blue shade. The seafoam green hex code is #93E9BE.

Seafoam green is very similar in appearance to mint green and the two names are sometimes used interchangeably. However, they’re considered different shades by the hex color chart used by web designers and developers, where mint green has a hex code of #98FF98.

Other web colors seafoam green is very similar to include sea green, spring green and light green.

seafoam-green

Is seafoam green or blue?

Seafoam green is actually a mix of both. The shade is made up of green, blue and gray, but it contains more green than any other color.

Like teal or aqua, it’s one of the shades that sits between green and blue on the color wheel and can be thought of as a halfway point between the two.

To make seafoam green paint, mix blue into a green base and add a small amount of gray or even white to lighten the shade.

The history of seafoam green

Pale green hues like seafoam green have been used since the 1700s. More recently, seafoam green was a very popular shade for clothing in the 1950s.

Seafoam green gets its name from the froth found on ocean water—however it’s not actually the color of sea foam at all, which is white rather than green. But the shade we know as seafoam green evokes the freshness of the ocean, which is probably why it’s named after it.

Crayola introduced a crayon with the name seafoam green in 2001.

What does the color seafoam green mean?

Seafoam is a shade of green, which has strong associations with nature and the environment as it is the color of trees, grass and forests. It is seen as the color of luck, freshness, and renewal. On the other hand, green can also be associated with jealousy—those experiencing pangs of jealousy are said to be “green with envy”.

Pale greens like seafoam green are also thought to evoke youth and innocence. As it also contains blue, the color of the ocean and sky, seafoam green can convey a sense of tranquility.

In color psychology, green is thought to help balance emotions and promote a sense of calm and clarity.

How to use seafoam green

As a subdued tone that is easy on the eyes, seafoam green can be a very versatile color.

The shade is a great choice for any occasion where you want to promote relaxation or associations with renewal, health and freshness. That’s why greens such as seafoam green are commonly used by supermarkets or health food chains.

Seafoam green is well suited to interior design, particularly in bathrooms or kitchens because of its clean character. Its popularity in the 1950s means a splash of seafoam green could give a room a vintage feel.

What color goes with seafoam green?

Wondering what color looks good with seafoam green? When contrasted with neutrals like taupe, seafoam green can pop as an accent color, and looks particularly fresh when paired with white.

If you want to conjure associations with nature and the outdoors, seafoam green also looks lovely contrasted with analogous shades of green. As it is opposite red-orange on the color wheel, shades like coral, salmon and tangerine can really bring seafoam green to life. It even works well with lilac and dusty pink.

The colors that pair well with seafoam green include:

Similar colors to seafoam green

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

Information about Seafoam Green / #98ff98

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #98ff98 is made of 59.6% red, 100% green and 59.6% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #98ff98 is made of 40% cyan, 0% magenta, 40% yellow and 0% black. Seafoam Green has a hue angle of 120 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 79.8%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #98ff98 has RGB values of R: 59.6, G: 100, B: 59.6 and CMYK values of C: 0.4, M: 0, Y: 0.4, K:0.

ValueCSS
Hex

98ff98

#98ff98

RGB Decimal

152, 255, 152

rgb(152, 255, 152)

RGB Percentage

59.6, 100, 59.6

rgb(59.6%, 100%, 59.6%)

CMYK

40, 0, 40, 0

HSL

120°, 100, 79.8

hsl(120°, 100%, 79.8%)

HSV (or HSB)

120°, 40.4, 100

Web Safe

99ff99

#99ff99

CIE-LAB

91.89, -49.976, 40.01

XYZ

54.374, 80.459, 42.365

xyY

0.307, 0.454, 80.459

CIE-LCH

91.89, 64.018, 141.32

CIE-LUV

91.89, -49.196, 63.598

Hunter-Lab

89.699, -44.678, 31.054

Binary

10011000, 11111111, 10011000

Create a stunning graphic in this color

With 420,000+ templates, Canva is the easiest way to create beautiful designs.

Search 1,000,000 images...SEARCHTEXTLAYOUTSBKGROUNDUPLOADSShareDownloadPrivate

Learn more about colors