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Understanding the Different Shades of Green

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Green is soothing and peaceful. It gives a sense of naturalness and earthiness. Maybe the human eye has developed so as to be calmed at the sight of a lush green forest. Green is certainly the most familiar colour to the human eye. We take a look at the lot of colours evolving from green that will help us to understand the different shades of green.

Chartreuse

Chartreuse is a French liquor which shares its colour with Absinthe-the green fairy. This colour has a gloss and gives a sophisticated feel to your design.

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Image – Wikimedia

Sage

A shade of green leaning towards grey is sage. It gives a washed out and dry sense to your compositions.

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Image – Pixabay

Lime

The colour of summer. The most lively shade of green is lime. It’s the perfect blend of green and yellow. Gives away a raw and young feel.

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Image – Pixabay

Olive

Olive is a dull shade of green, leaning towards grey and brown. It can be used to communicate antiquity and decorum.

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Image – Pixabay

Emerald

A luxurious shade of green. It can be used to exhibit royalty and extravagance.

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Image – Pixabay

Pear

A shade formed when yellow blends into green. Pear is a cheerful colour.

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Image – publicdomainpictures.net

Shamrock

It’s a dark, matte green colour. Can be used for a discreet, muted down look.

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Image – Commons.wikimedia.org

Seafoam

This colour reminds of paradise, the waters of paradise. Seafoam is a beautiful colour. Can make your design look heavenly.

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Image – Pixabay

Parakeet

This odd, unnaturally bright green colour is striking, loud and gives out a sense of being unconventional.

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Image – Pixabay

Mint

A greeny shade of green. This colour is the closest to green. Use it to communicate a feeling of freshness and springtime.

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Image – Pixabay

Seaweed

A dead green colour, with heavy influence of grey. This colour conveys a winter mood well.

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Image – publicdomainpictures.net

Pickle

A juicy green shade. Gives a conventional and seasoned look to your design.

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Image – Kate Ter Haar Via Flickr

Crocodile

This is what green looks like in leather.

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Image – Pixabay

Armed with this information, now you know that it’s ‘pear’, not “yellowish green”.

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Lakshya Dahiya

Laksh is a professional writer with more than 10 years of experience in visual design. He loves to write about brand design and colors.

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