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

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

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 adds boldness to the mix when paired with emerald green to give you a striking look that screams confidence. 

However, when pairing green and red tones, it’s important to get a good balance to avoid getting a Christmas vibe. Just to be clear, we have nothing against Christmas. In fact, it’s one of our favorite holidays. 

Nonetheless, we wouldn’t want to be reminded of it all year – you wouldn’t either. Therefore, if you choose to pair emerald green with ruby red, consider a 60-30 ratio. This will give you a good balance while still maintaining that elegant vibe. 

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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Pairing emerald green with amber is a great way to add some energy to your space. Amber is a beautifully rich and warm shade of orange that makes you feel energized by just looking at it. 

Therefore, consider an emerald green and amber pairing if you want to brighten up and energize your space while still maintaining that elegant feel. 

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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Although both are shades of purple, lilac differs from deep purple in that it is soft and delicate. This means that pairing it with emerald green tones down the intensity of emerald green and creates this dreamy vibe that you can relax in. 

You can use this combination in your bedroom or even the living room if you want to be surrounded by more feminine vibes. 

If you want more ideas on what colors to put in your living room, check out our guide on living room color ideas for extra inspiration.

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.

Conclusion 

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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

Frequently Asked Questions About Colors that go with the emerald green color

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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

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Ian Mutuli

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