The meaning behind emerald green

Create refreshing and optimistic designs with emerald green.

About the color

Emerald green is a vibrant and optimistic color that can liven up your graphic designs. It is a combination of calm blue and joyful yellow, so the color can have a soothing and refreshing effect on the mind. The emerald green hex code is #50C878. 

The color name refers to a valuable gemstone. That is a reason emerald green is frequently associated with wealth and prosperity. Besides, green is a color of nature, so it also represents well-being, balance, and renewal.

Fun fact: Ireland got the nickname “Emerald Isle” because of its rich green landscapes. Besides, it’s also the color of the country’s most popular holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. So, it seems like Ireland is really into emerald green.

Well, not only Ireland… Impressionist and post-impressionist artists of the 19th century, like Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, and Munk, frequently used an emerald green color scheme to depict the wealth of nature. But, unluckily, emerald green was produced using highly toxic arsenic. So, after the truth was revealed, the color lost its popularity until a safer way of producing it was invented. 

Type Value
HEX #50C878
RGB 80, 200, 120
CMYK 0.6, 0, 0.4, 0.22

Application in design

Different shades of green are perfect for organic and eco brands. Whether you produce food or beauty products, emerald green helps create a brand's natural aesthetic.

Besides, emerald green is commonly used in interior design and fashion. In 2013, Pantone recognized it as the color of the year.

Emerald green can be used as a background color or as a vivid accent. Mix it with ivory, white, or gold to create calm and chic designs. Combine with pink, orange, and mustard yellow to design bright and standout visuals.

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