So the color of the year is green and we all will probably be fine with it sooner or later. Perhaps not pea green in specific, but green in general! So, to get us all started I thought it would be quite the good idea to spill the (green) beans on the subject. Here’s how to match green!
Idea of green
Of course no one is forced to embrace green and if you’re planning on ignoring it you’ll be more than fine. But the same as with trends, color of the year is a fun way of keeping the fashion game in transition. It’s not a rule to follow but a spice to add (slaying on the metaphor front here). So as for this post, green can be a fun addition and not a color that should feel compulsory. But head’s up that we all will probably see green a lot, like a lot a lot.
Different shades of green
There are different shades of green, obviously, but the one in specific for the year is pea green. Pea green is quite the difficult color as it’s hard to match, feels a bit too retro and is not completely in line with the trends we’ll be seeing the upcoming year. Even though I’m curious about seeing how this color will develop from here, I’m even more excited about embracing green in general.
Depending on what shade you’re going to embrace, the best color match is different. So I put together some ideas, and some of the best matches according to moí. I wrote more about color matching on green in this post. In general though, when color matching, it’s always a great idea to play with different details and placement of the colors. Bright tops enlarge your upper body and dark tops narrows. If you’re unsure about starting, choose the darker color for the base and pair with a brighter color as detail. When you’ve built up a good dose of color confidence, work yourself up and let the brighter color be in focus! Here’s a full post on how to color match.
If you want to work the green color scale as a pro, focusing on texture is a great way of dealing with it. I’ve already declared my love for dark green and velvet in combination, but green really is a great color in fun textures. Like, forest green faux leather or emerald green faux fur. Why not neon green in combo with knitwear? After all, green is a color of nature so going full out and embracing crazy texture is quite the way to do it. Another pro-tip is to work green with silver metallic. Whatever shade of green will do the trick for you!
Folks! Are you planning on embracing green this year and if so, how do you match green?
34 thoughts on “How To Color Match Green (The Color of the year)”
I love green especially how their is different shades. The olive green is so lovely and I really love that velvet style. 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/01/lingerie-with-benifits.html
The velvet style is so good though! So chic with the combination and doing it with pea green too! Xx
Great post, I love green and pink together I think it;s a lovely colour match. Gemma x
Love the color chart on how to wear green and what colors complement it!
Great tips! Thanks for sharing!
Yessss! Can’t wait to wear more of this color!
Le Stylo Rouge
That color match pictorial is just brilliant babe!
Love wearing green. I love moss green the most, I find it is super elegant!
those color combos are brilliant!
When I was younger green used to be my favourite shade but it’s been replaced by blue now. And when it comes to fashions I’ve never really warmed to this hue. I’m not sure how much I’ll warm to it this year, even though I have one or two green pieces in my wardrobe as we speak lol
Love this post! I don’t wear green much but will be when Spring comes along. For now though, I’m really loving olive! xo, sharon
Green can be such a challenge to get right! I think I’ll stick to richer emerald and forrest options. Your suggestion of dark green velvet sounds so luxe!
I definitely don’t have enough of green in my wardrobe. I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve worn green. But now that greenery is the color of the year, perhaps I will be more inspired and find more of it available to shop! Pea green is so retro, but I love the idea of mixing shades of the same color so that would be a fun challenge to style with maybe a jewel tone like emerald green.
Great suggestions! I love the complimentary colors, and this totally helps for accepting green as the color 😉 Not my favorite to try to match, but this encourages me to give it a try!
GREAT post, thanks for sharing
Great tips to style Green!
I definitely need to add more green in my closet!
Need to get some more green in my closet 🙂 Thanks for the tips! x
love wearing green! cute post!
Great color pairing ideas, thanks! I don’t have a ton of this color in my wardrobe and I am not sure why because I love it.
Straight A Style
Green is a gorgeous colour, and not one I have in my wardrobe all too much! I tend to love blues and reds at the moment, time to find some pretty green picks!
I have been seeing more and more green everywhere, especially coats. I have to say I like it!
Tamara – LoveofMode.com
This is insanely helpful! I 1. didn’t know green was the color of the year and 2. never know what to pair green with. I feel like it either looks amazing orrrrr it doesn’t 😉
Green is a so challenging color! Very beautiful but challenging: It clash with the most skin colors in almost even shade and it’s pretty hard to combine!
So your tips are so handful since it’s gonna be one of the color of the year!
I love especially emerald green, mint green and bright grass green, and since I really liked the matching colors you selected I’m gonna try all those combination for sure! 😀
Green is my fave color! I am so happy it’s on trend! Great tips on how to wear green this season, babe!
Love the post!!
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I absolutely LOVE this guide, girl! You’ve created some gorgeous color combinations here that I will definitely be referencing. Green can be one of those tough colors to work with depending on the shade, in this case, pea green. But, you’ve created some combinations that are unique and modern, I specifically love it paired with that plum shade, so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous girlie, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!
I own absolutely nothing in this color right now – I really need to change that ASAP! It’s so pretty for spring too 🙂 Have a great week!
I have worn green last year as a Holiday look! So I totally agree with your tips here.
To be honest, I am not really a big fan of green but your tipps will probably change that 🙂 Love the puffer jacket as well as the velvet blazer – maybe I should try with a bold green sweater or jacket as well 🙂
Have a great week babe ♥
I am loving this post so much! I love all the different tips! They are perfect for styling this gorgeous color!
I love green, so I am really excited to see how it is used and the varieties of colors that will come out this year.
Whitney & Blaire
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Great post) Thanks for sharing)
Thanks for the suggestion.
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