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Emerald Green Color: Everything You Need to Know

Last Updated on Mar. 8, 2024 – by David Morgan
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Emerald green has been trending all year, so we’ve created a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about this vivid shade of green.

What Color is Emerald Green?

Emerald green, also known as Paris green, is a bold, eye-popping green that is named after the emerald gemstone, which is why it reminds us of royalty and sophistication. Research has shown that the color green is often interpreted as being associated with growth, health, safety, and environmental sustainability. Studies have also shown that men tend to prefer green slightly more than women.

How to Make Emerald Green?

Emerald green can be made by mixing the following colors: 31.4% red, 78.4% green and 47.1% blue. 

Emerald Green’s HEX color code is #50C878.

Emerald Green’s RGB values are R: 31.4, G: 78.4, B: 47.1.

Emerald Green’s CMYK color code is 60, 0, 40, 22. 

Emerald Green’s Web Safe code is 66cc66.

What Color Goes With Emerald Green?

beige, ivory, cream, taupe, and gold

Colors that go best with emerald green are neutral colors such as beige, ivory, cream, taupe, and even gold. These neutral tones allow emerald green to really stand out and be noticed. It’s important to note that emerald green will typically clash with orange and red unless the combination of colors is being used during Halloween or Christmastime.

What Color Matches Emerald Green?

magenta, burgundy, purple, and blue

Colors that compliment emerald green are magenta, burgundy, purple, and blue.

What Colors are Similar to Emerald Green?

Forest green, Shamrock/Irish green, Olive green and Sea green

If you’re not quite sold yet on emerald green, here’s a list of similar colors that you might want to consider for your next design:

  • Forest green (#228B22)
  • Shamrock/Irish green (#009E60)
  • Olive green (#808000)
  • Sea green (#2E8B57)

The History of Emerald Green

The color emerald green was invented by Friedrich Russ and Wilhelm Sattler and produced in Schweinfurt, Germany in 1814. The pigment gained popularity and was used on paintings, wallpaper, and women’s dresses; however, the pigment was made with copper acetoarsenite, which rendered it toxic. After many succumbed to death due to interactions with the pigment, the manufacturing practice was banned in most European countries by the early 1880s.

Emerald green was named Etsy’s 2022 color of the year, and it was also Pantone’s color of the year in 2013.

What Does Emerald Green Symbolize?

Emerald green symbolizes finding balance and harmony. It is an excellent color to use for Thanksgiving or when wanting to represent something natural.

In general, green represents abundance, prosperity, growth, and nature. However, it can also represent jealousy, greed, and envy. 

Working Creatively With Emerald Green

Emerald Green and Interior Design

Emerald Green and Interior Design

Interior designers know that adding splashes of emerald green can provide warmth and a more natural feel to any room. For homes with light-colored wood floors, incorporating emerald green accent pieces such as lampshades, armchairs, blankets, throw pillows, poufs, curtains, and area rugs create a sophisticated environment. 

Emerald Green and Photography

Emerald Green and Photography

In photography, using a photo editing program is an easy way to fine-tune the emerald green in your images to really make the color pop. Making adjustments using the RGB tone curve can alter the green tones that appear in your images. To do this, you would select the green tone curve from the RGB options. Then you’d choose a point in the middle of the tone curve and either increase or decrease the mid-tone. Depending on the other colors you’ve captured in your photo, adding a little magenta can bring out other tones in the image as well.

Emerald Green and Branding

Emerald Green and Branding

Design by Tiago Vidinha

The benefits of using emerald green in branding and graphic design are that it’s a gender-neutral color and is often associated with positive growth and progress. If you have already chosen the main branding color that compliments emerald green, such as magenta or blue, there are still many places to insert emerald green into your marketing campaigns, such as the call-to-action buttons or text headings. 

How to Create a Social Media Post, Graphics, and Videos With Emerald Green

  1. Download the best editor for creating social media content, PowerDirector 365 Business.

  2. Open the software and Start with a Template.
  3. PhotoDirector - Start with a Template
  4. Select a template.
  5. PhotoDirector - Emerald Green Template
  6. Open the Settings of the template and add emerald green to your Brand colors. This will automatically change templates to include emerald green whenever you open them.
  7. PhotoDirector - Brand colors, Template

    Tip: Add some of emerald green’s complimentary colors (magenta, burgundy, purple, or blue) to your Brand colors to ensure templates look their absolute best.

  8. Continue to customize your template and then export it to share.
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