Irish Green: Learn About the Different Colors of St. Patrick’s Day

  1. RGB and CMYK Formulas
  2. Shades of green (and orange and gold) for Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day
  3. irish green
  4. Clover green
  5. Emerald green
  6. Kelly green
  7. golden yellow

RGB and CMYK Formulas

Shades of green (and orange and gold) for Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re looking for just the right green to match your St. Patrick’s Day design, look no further than the green on the flag of Ireland and its closest Irish relatives.

Green is closely associated with Ireland, Irish Day and St Patrick’s Day – wherever it is celebrated. Green is also the color of nature. Blue was originally the color for St. Patrick, but today it’s all about green. You can’t go wrong with these four specific shades of green paired with the orange flag and leprechaun gold for your Irish themed designs.

These greens are a great starting point for your shamrocks, Irish web pages, greeting cards and St. Patrick’s Day decorations, as well as the green you’ll be wearing so you don’t get squeezed on March 17th.

irish green

Irish Green or Irish Flag is a spring green shade. Sometimes referred to as clover green, it is slightly greener with fewer blue hues than the color called clover green. This is the green of the Irish flag.

The national flag of Ireland is a tricolor flag of green, white and orange. The official Pantone color designations for green and orange are PMS 347 and PMS 151 respectively. Hex codes, RGB and CMYK formulas:

  • Green PMS 347: Hex #009a49 | RGB 0.154.73 | CMYK 100,0,53,40

  • Orange PMS 151: Hex #ff7900 | RGB 255.121.0 | CMYK

An interesting bit of green and orange trivia: Every year, the Chicago River is painted green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The powdered dye used to make the river greener turns orange until it mixes with water.

Clover green

Shamrock green is another shade of spring green that is very close to the green of the Irish flag. It is connected with clover and nature.

  • Shamrock Green: hex #009e60 | RGB 0.158.96 | CMYK 100,0,39,38

Emerald green

Ireland is called the Emerald Isle because of its lush, green vegetation. Emerald Green is a light, slightly bluish green, also known as Paris Green, Parrot Green and Vienna Green.

  • Emerald green: Hex #50c878 | RGB 80 200 120 | CMYK 60,0,40,22

Kelly green

A vibrant green juice, Kelly Green is associated with nature and by the name Kelly (a popular name in Ireland). It is more yellow than other St. Patrick’s Day vegetables.

  • Kelly Green: Hexadecimal #4cbb17 | RGB 76,187.23 | CMYK

golden yellow

Shades of yellow or gold are sometimes incorrectly used instead of orange in the Irish flag. However, gold is the color of the coins in the leprechaun jar at the end of the rainbow, so it’s a good choice for your St. Patrick’s Day designs. It can be called golden yellow or golden yellow.

  • Gold: Hex #ffd700 | RGB 255.215.0 | CMYK

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