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Chartreuse (traditional) (Chartreuse Yellow) (#DFFF00)
Chartreuse (web) (Chartreuse Green) (#7FFF00)
Chartreuse (:, : ;French: ) is a color between and that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French called, introduced in 1764. Similarly, chartreuse yellow is a yellow color mixed with a small amount of green that was named because of its resemblance to the color of one of the French liqueurs called, introduced in 1838.
The word chartreuse means "". The that the monks of the order (who started producing in 1764) live in, of which the first one was established in 1082 by, are called charter houses because they were chartered—and given generous material support—by the known as when he took over the area in 1378. Philip the Bold's elaborately decorated tomb was initially installed at a Carthusian charterhouse when he died in 1404.
Chartreuse (web color)
At right is displayed the web color chartreuse.
The term chartreuse is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as: "A shade of colour; a pale apple-green". The dictionary gives a quotation in the British publication (26 Dec. 1884) Vol. 7 No. 5 as being the earliest occurrence found in print of the term 'chartreuse' used as the name of a color. However the source does not define or describe the color referred to.
In The Domestic Monthly (1885) is written, "The delicate, pale green, with a yellow tinge, entitled 'Chartreuse,' is a rival to the renewed apple green," and, "The new shade of Chartreuse green, from light to dark, is lovely in the large feather fans.... Some of the corded silks have fancy stripes in a combination of colors such as... mousse and Chartreuse, which is the stylish yellow green."
In The Ladies' Home Journal of May 1889, is written, "Chantilly cloaks come shaped like the old-fashioned rotonde, with collar of narrow lace, and are worn over a lining of chartreuse green or jonquil yellow."
In The Millinery Trade Review (1889) is written, "From Madame Catlin of Paris, a hat of velvet in moss-green of medium tone, or of strong Chartreuse-green."
In The Mineral Industry (1898) is written, "The characteristic twin colors of a few doubly refractive gems will prove of interest... tourmaline green (chartreuse green and bluish green).
In Dry Goods Reporter (1905), it is noted under "Choosing an Easter Hat" — "Chartreuse greens are among the colors hardest of all to combine artistically, and yet with the new popular bluet are charming."
In Pure Products (1910) is written, "The following colors can be bought in powder form... chartreuse green".
"Chartreuse Green" is also listed in Plochere Color System (1948).
In a 1956 edition of, a is advertised as being available in "Delft blue, cherry red, embered charcoal, chartreuse green, bright sand, canary yellow, atoll coral and night-sky black."
In Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names (1976), "Chartreuse Green" is listed under "116. Brilliant Yellow Green".
Chartreuse green was codified to refer to this brighter color when the colors were formulated in 1987; by the early 1990s, they became known as the. The chartreuse is the color precisely halfway between green and yellow, so it is 50% green and 50% yellow. It is one of the tertiary colors of the, also known as the. Another name for this color is chartreuse green.
In 1988, Margaret Walch, director of the is reported to have said, "The hottest color out there now is an ugly chartreuse green.... It suggests what we don't have: nature, youth, energy, growth."
The color name chartreuse yellow, also known as chartreuse (traditional) or traditional chartreuse, refers to the much more yellowish tone of chartreuse than the web color "chartreuse" that was generally regarded as "chartreuse" in the United States (and still is regarded as such by many in that country) before the X11 color chartreuse (shown above) was formulated in 1987.
The first recorded use of chartreuse (meaning the color that is now called chartreuse yellow) in American English was in 1892.
In the book Color Standards and Color Nomenclature (1912), "Chartreuse Yellow" is listed and illustrated.
Variations of chartreuse
The color nyanza is displayed at right.
The first recorded use of nyanza as a color name in was in 1892.
Displayed at right is the color mindaro.
The first use in English of the color name mindaro was in 2001, when it was formulated as one of the colors on the.
Pear is a chartreuse yellow color that resembles the color of the exterior surface of Anjou or Bartlett.
Lemon Lime is a chartreuse color that refers to a theoretical combination of the two colors of the lemon and lime fruit rinds. Such a name might have been popularized by the advertising of various carbonated soft drinks such as, and, although all three of these drinks actually appear clear and colorless.
Lime is a that is a representation of the color of the citrus fruit called.
The first recorded use of lime green as a color name in was in 1890.
Displayed at right is the web color green-yellow, a light of chartreuse.
Displayed at right is the color spring bud.
This was the color that was traditionally called "spring green" before the web color was formulated in 1987.
The first recorded use of spring green as a color name in (meaning the color that is now called spring bud) was in 1766.
Displayed at right is the web color lawn green, a bright tint of chartreuse.
Displayed at right is the color pistachio, also called pistachio green, a representation of the color of the interior meat of a. It is also a representation of the color of, one of the flavors of ice cream in, and of pistachio.
The first recorded use of pistachio green as a color name in English was in 1789.
Source of color:
Displayed at right is the web color yellow-green, a dull medium shade of chartreuse.
Before the X11 colors were formulated in 1987, the color term yellow-green was used to refer to the color that is now designated as the web color chartreuse (chartreuse green), shown above. Now, the term "yellow-green" is used to refer to this medium desaturated shade of chartreuse.
The color of goose droppings is known as caca d'oie in French, and is a yellowish-green shade.
Apple greenApple green as a on the RYB color wheel
Displayed at right is the color apple green, a representation of the color of the outer skin of a. A darker version of this color has been used for the since June 1979, when the decided to assign line colors to all the routes within the major trunk lines in the, plus different colors for services not entering. By doing this, they scrapped the 1967 colors that were assigned separately to each service.
The first recorded use of apple green as a color name in English was in 1648.
Source of color:
Displayed at right is the color turtle green, a representation of the color of turtles.
Source of color:
Avocado is a color that is a representation of the color of the outer surface of an.
The color "avocado" is a dark yellow-green color.
Avocado was a common color for metal surfaces (including and ), as well as the color, during the whole decade of the 1970s. They were both also popular colors for. Both colors (as well as shag carpets) went out of style by the early 1980s.
Olive is a dark shade of yellow typically seen on green. Shades of olive, such as or OD green, are frequently used for, or by the military in general. The of olive is.
The color kombu green is displayed at right.
The color kombu green is a representation of the color of, edible from the family widely eaten in.
The source of this color is the " Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #19-0417 TPX—Kombu Green.
Chartreuse in nature
In popular culture
- The early green LEDs are now sometimes called chartreuse to distinguish them from more modern, deeper-green LEDs.
- The 1960 Universal film Chartroose Caboose featured a "bright green" colored train car.
- Since about 1973, a sort of chartreuse green has been adopted as the color of in parts of the United States and elsewhere. The use of chartreuse fire engines began when New York Stephen Solomon produced research claiming that sparkling bright lime-green paint would boost the night time visibility of emergency vehicles compared to those painted the traditional. The reason for this is the, i.e., the do not function as efficiently in dim light, so red objects appear to be black. In Australia and New Zealand this form of chartreuse yellow is also known as "ACT Yellow" as this is the color of the fire engines in the.
- In 2012, began to author a spoof on the popular book series called 50 Shades of Chartreuse: This Time It's Personal.
- Jazz/Jump Blues saxophonist, singer, and bandleader recorded the song "(You Dyed Your Hair) Chartreuse" in 1950. Composed by and, the song is about a girl who dyes her hair "chartreuse." Although she thinks that the color is "mighty cute," the speaker suggests that the change of color is a ridiculous act of rebellion.
- A song on the album 'The Felt' is named Chartreuse Rewind, in reference to the color associated with the album, its subject matter, and by extension the traditional color of the felt on a table.
- American blues-rock band recorded a song called "Chartreuse" for their 2012 album.
- American indie-pop duo recorded a song called "Chartreuse" for their 2013 album.
- In 's song, red maternity skinny jeans 2018 one of the vehicles participating in the convoy is a chartreuse, which is assigned by the singer/speaker as an escort to a truck hauling (due to the microbus carrying "eleven long-haired friends of Jesus" and the dynamite truck needing "all the help it can get").
- "Chartreuse" is a song on 's spoken word album (1967).
Wrapping the spectrum into a color wheel
If the visible spectrum is wrapped to form a color wheel, chartreuse (additive tertiary) appears midway between and :Visible spectrum wrapped to join green and yellow in an additive mixture of chartreuse
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- The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called chartreuse in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color chartreuse is displayed on page 45 Plate 11, Color Sample L1.
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- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; Color Sample of Spring Green: Page 59 Plate 18 Color Sample J7
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