10 Colors That Go With Emerald Green to Make Your Space Shine

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Emerald green is an elegant, vibrant, and luxurious color that can transform any room or space. Whether you’re an interior design savant or you’re just looking for information on colors that go with emerald green, we’ve got you covered. 

When it comes to pairing emerald green with other colors, the world is your oyster because of how versatile the color is. 

You can experiment with many colors until you get a pairing that speaks to what you want. However, this can consume a lot of time. This is why we’re here to give you a guidebook and save you all that time and energy. 

Tip When Pairing Emerald Green

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The one thing to remember when working with the emerald green color is that it’s important to have an idea of the aesthetic and vibe you want to create. This will allow you to know which colors to go with. 

For example, if you want a classic and elegant vibe, it’s best to pair emerald green with neutral colors. On the other hand, if you want dramatic luxury, pair your emerald green color with jewel tones such as blue, red, and purple. 

Pastels are great at toning down the emerald green tone and giving your space a more subdued look. 

Colors That Go With Emerald Green

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A) Neutral Colors

We’re starting with neutral colors because they really bring out the emerald green color in your space. Neutrals act as a subtle backdrop to your emerald green and help it maintain its elegant and striking look. 

Here are some of the best neutrals that go well with emerald green. 

1. White 

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White is a neutral you can never go wrong with. This crisp color will help you create a bright and clean aesthetic in your living room, bedroom, or even kitchen. 

You can pair emerald green with white in a space you want to exude brightness, light, energy, and cleanliness. 

2. Gray

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Gray is another neutral that will help you create a sleek look while still maintaining that modern and elegant vibe. 

You can use gray as an accent color or emerald green as the accent color. However, we’ve found that having splashes of emerald green in a gray aesthetic gives a better vibe, especially when you’re going for a relaxed, sophisticated, and bright look. 

Remember that using different shades of gray will give you different results when pairing with emerald green. If you choose to go with a dark gray tone, you’ll get a moody and mysterious vibe compared to the bright feel that pale gray with give you. 

3. Beige

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Beige is known for its inviting and warm nature. Therefore, pairing beige with emerald green paint or emerald green furniture will give your room a cozy and inviting feel. 

You can use this combination to make your living room feel more cozy and inviting, especially if you love hosting your loved ones.

Check out this guide on colors that go with beige for more ideas on how to pair this inviting color.

B) Jewel Tones 

Jewel tones consist of colors that remind you of precious gems, such as rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. These colors are often characterized by being deep, rich, and saturated. Some good jewel tones you can consider when pairing emerald green include deep purple, royal blue, ruby red, amber, burgundy, and forest green. 

Pairing these jewel colors with emerald green will add a rich elegance to your space. Emerald green is already elegant on its own. Therefore, by adding another jewel color, you maximize its elegant effect. 

Let’s look at a few jewel tones you can pair with your emerald green color. 

1. Sapphire Blue 

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The combination of emerald green and sapphire blue creates this dramatic yet deep feel to your space. Both of these colors scream elegance, and combining them will make your space scream elegance and luxury. 

Because blue is the predominant undertone of emerald green, pairing emerald green with sapphire blue will complement its undertone and create a harmonious blend of colors. You can add some gold to the mix to complete the luxurious look. 

2. Ruby Red 

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Ruby red takes it up a notch when combined with emerald green and this combination will ensure you are strikingly stylish and loud.

However, when using the green and red colors, then one needs to be very careful lest it comes out like the Christmas colors. To clarify, we do not oppose the celebration of Christmas at all. After all, it is one of the best holidays we know.

Still, you wouldn’t wish to hear it all year – nor would we. Hence, if you wanna combine emerald green with ruby red, you have to consider 60/30 proportion. This will give you a nice compromise while still keeping the delicate look.

3. Deep Purple 

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Thanks to its blue undertones, emerald green goes well with a deep purple. These colors are elegant and will give you that royal vibe that makes you feel like you own the world. 

4. Amber 

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Emerald green, going hand in hand with amber, is a good idea to bring some energy into the atmosphere. This simply means that Amber is a vigorous shade of orange color that gives an energy boost as you watch it.

Thus, try incorporating emerald green and amber if you wish to have vibrant atmosphere to your interior yet keep it classy.

C) Matching Pastels 

Unlike jewel tones that can go toe to toe with emerald green, pastel colors are great at toning down the emerald green color. If you have emerald green in your room and you feel like it’s a bit too much, consider a pastel color to create a more subdued look. 

Here are some of the best pastels to pair with your emerald green color. 

1. Pale Pink 

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We’ve found that pairing emerald green with pale pink creates a dreamy feel that borders on romantic. You’ll still have your elegant vibe but with a twist of sweet fantasy. This soft and sweet shade of pink is the perfect one to pair with this green because it doesn’t compete with it.

2. Lilac 

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It is equally important to distinguish between deep purple and lilac as the two are closely related in their color scheme. So, combining it with emerald green makes emerald green less vibrant and brings this dreamlike feel that you can lay in.

If you would like to create a more female atmosphere, you can use this combination in your bedroom or even in the living room.

For more ideas on what colours to use in your living room, refer to our guide on living room color for further information.

3. Mint Green

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Mint green adds a refreshing feel to emerald green. It almost feels like loosening the belt and relaxing a bit. This is the vibe that pairing emerald green with mint green will give your space.

The mint green and emerald green combination is great if you want to achieve a modern and fresh look. 

Check out our guide on colors that go with mint green for more ideas on how to pair this refreshing color.


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You can pair emerald green with a variety of colors to create the feel you want. If you want to tone down the intensity of emerald green, consider pairing it with pastel colors. 

On the other hand, if you want to bring out emerald green in your space, neutral colors like white and gray will do the trick. They will act as a backdrop and let the elegance of the emerald green shine through. 

Finally, if you want a color that will complement your emerald green while going toe to toe with it, consider a jewel tone. Some great jewel colors you can go for include amber, ruby red, and sapphire blue. 

However, remember to create a good balance when using jewel tones to avoid having both colors competing for attention. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Colors that Go with the Emerald Green Color

1. What colors contrast with emerald green?

Some colors that strongly contrast with emerald green include light canary yellow and dark blue. This makes them great options when pairing emerald green.

Therefore, if you have blue and yellow paint in your home and are wondering how to complement them with some good contrast, consider emerald green furniture pieces.

You can also consider other colors like ruby red, deep purple, and pale pink to create a good contrast in your room. Read more on these colors above to know exactly how to pair them.

2. Is emerald green and gray a good combination?

Yes. In fact, gray is a great color to pair with emerald green if you want to bring out the emerald green. This is because gray is a neutral color, which makes it a great backdrop for your emerald green.

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Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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