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Nixplore Blog: How To Use Yellow-Green in Design

#Nixplore yellow-green in the Nix Color Column.

Yellow-green or chartreuse is a mix of warm (yellow) and cool (green) colors. The greener shades of chartreuse have a fresh, springtime feel, and can be a bit ’60s retro. However, the more yellow chartreuse is a perky color, but its warmth is toned down by the bits of green. With that said, different hues of this color can completely change the atmosphere of a space.

Take a look at the many different hues of chartreuse. Get inspired by the green, yellow, soft or hard variations of design.

Green Chartreuse


The use of soft green chartreuse can make a plain setting look much more youthful and exciting even in its softest form. The soft hues will lighten up the space.

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Even strong green chartreuse will balance well with bold colors. Colors opposite to greens on the color wheel – Pinks, purples and blues create the perfect harmony.

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Yellow Chartreuse


Adding elements of soft yellow chartreuse in neutral spaces make a room feel fresh and clean. You can always swap out a few neutral pieces for accents of chartreuse. Whites and neutral browns tone down the vibrancy of the chartreuse to create a comfortable space.

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Less is more. The use of strong yellow chartreuse brings an immediate explosive vibrancy to the environment. If not done well, it can make a space feel overwhelming and overtakes the different elements that complement chartreuse.

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Overall, no matter the hue, it’s a color that always manages to stand out in any space.

Best of the Brand

Take a look at some of best hues of yellow-green or chartreuse from popular paint brands: Behr, Benjamin-Moore, Dulux and Sherwin-Williams. All of these colors can be found in the Nix Paints App library on Apple or Android devices. Make sure you check out our App to #nixplore your favorite paint colors and harmonies.

More to #nixplore

Read on about the history of YELLOW-GREEN and the origins of chartreuse pigments. (Click here to read now)

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