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Viridian

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Hex triplet  #40826D
CMYK   (c, m, y, k)  (76, 30, 63, 11)
Source  Maerz and Paul
sRGB  (r, g, b)  (64, 130, 109)
HSV       (h, s, v)  (161°, 51%, 51%)

Viridian is a blue-green pigment, a hydrated chromium(III) oxide, of medium saturation and relatively dark in value. It is composed more of green than blue. Specifically, it is a dark shade of spring green, the color between green and cyan on the color wheel, or, in paint, a tertiary blue–green color. Viridian takes its name from the Latin viridis, meaning "green".

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The first recorded use of viridian as a color name in English was in the 1860s (exact year uncertain).

Paolo Veronese green

Paolo Veronese green is the color that is called Verde Verones in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.

Paolo Veronese green was a color formulated and used by the noted 16th-century Venetian artist Paolo Veronese.

Paolo Veronese green began to be used as a color name in English sometime in the 1800s (exact year uncertain).

Another name for this color is transparent oxide of chromium.

Viridian green

At right is displayed the color viridian green.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #17-5126 TPX—Viridian Green.

Generic viridian

Generic viridian is the color that is called Viridian inspecifico in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.

Spanish viridian

Spanish viridian is the color that is called Viridian specifico in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.

In popular culture

Although viridian is a less-used color name in English, it is used in a number of cultural references, probably because it is derived from viridis, the Latin word for green, so using the word viridian sounds more elegant than simply referring to the Old English word green.

Automobiles
  • "Viridian Joule" was the winning color name in Chevrolet's Volt Paint-Color Naming Contest.
  • Broadcasting
  • Viridian was the signature color of BBC Two's identity from 1991–2001.
  • Environmental Design
  • The viridian design movement is a popular design movement based on a bright green environmentalism philosophy.
  • Film
  • Viridian is mentioned by Otho when discussing remodeling, in the 1988 film Beetlejuice.
  • Music
  • Viridian is the seventh song off Between the Buried and Me's Colors.
  • Viridian (Interlude) is the sixteenth track on Bethel Music's Without Words: Synesthesia
  • Video games
  • In the Pokémon franchise, in the Kanto region, Viridian City is the first town one encounters after leaving Pallet Town via Route 1.
  • In VVVVVV, the player character is Captain Viridian, who is a light blue-green color. All characters have names referencing their color and starting with the letter V.
  • In Knights of the Old Republic II the player character can find and use a viridian lightsaber crystal.
  • In League of Legends the champion Kayle has a Viridian costume that is green with black wings.
  • In Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations, there's a running joke about the color, started by the character Larry Butz.
  • In the Steam game Aviary Attorney, the Viridian Killer is responsible for murders in France during the 1830s.
  • In the Roblox game The Quarry, Viridian is a rare, green ore found at a variety of depths. The actual ore is inspired by a texture that Roblox has used for multiple 'Catalog' items.
  • References

    Viridian Wikipedia


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