If you love to stand out in a crowd, wear lime green. It is a bold, gutsy color when used as a dominant hue and it coordinates beautifully with well chosen accessories. But what color goes with lime green? The color, named after the citrus fruit, looks great when paired with purple, blues, black, gray, peach, pink, white and other shades of green. If you really want to make a splash, wear it with chartreuse yellow, hot pink or vibrant red. Wearing lime green, regardless of what you match it with, has survived fashion trends over the years and always makes a striking statement.
What do we know about the psychology of the color green?
Green is the most common color found in nature where it is artfully displayed with other colors. It is the color of balance, harmony, and growth. It is an emotionally positive color, a combination of yellow and blue that encompasses the optimism of yellow with the calm and insight of blue. Both relaxing and invigorating, green has been shown to stimulate creativity. Lime green in particular inspires youthfulness and playfulness and helps clear the mind of negativity, paving the way for fruition.
I was happy when my favorite artisan glass blower created this focal bead:
I love the floral feel of these lampwork beads. Inspired by their artistry, I decided to complement their beautiful springtime palette of grass and lime green and purples with milky pink Czech glass and blush crystals. Imagine wearing this necklace with a pink ensemble and other lime green accessories; that would make a stunning outfit.
Pastel Shades with Lime Green
Lime green remains the star when it is paired with shy pastels. The delicate hues soften the intensity of vivid lime green, creating a demure and feminine feel. Complementary colors, pink and green, can also infer a retro influence.
Lime Green and Chartreuse
Chartreuse can make as great an impact as lime green. It is a citrus yellow that ranges from an electric neon to a softer earthy neutral with some pizzaz. When coupled with lime, chartreuse adds an exotic or tropical note to an outfit.
Lime Green and Navy Blue
This is a classic color combination that typifies the preppy look. Many other shades of blue also pair well with lime green: indigo, peacock, cobalt, teal, turquoise and light blue. Each color combo conveys its own nuance, from sporty to mod to bohemian.
Lime Green and Red
Green and red are both fundamental colors so they’re tricky to pair, but lime green and red can be quite tasteful together. This picnicky palette has a fresh and cheerful appeal in a casual outfit and would take on a sophisticated feel in formal apparel.
Lime Green and Black
This is a strong coupling and assertive choice for a professional look. Modern black accessories add upscale polish to a lime green blazer. The stark contrast against a vivid background also creates a chic graphic effect.
Lime Green and Purple
Lime green really glows against purple and vibrant pinks. Cool purples with lime are refreshing, and warm purples with lime are rich and luxurious. Both add depth to a monochrome purple top and elevate an every-day outfit.
Did you know about the 2013 controversy when Skittles replaced Lime Green with Green Apple?
There was quite an uproar amongst Skittles fans when the brand chose to add a green apple flavor and eliminated lime green. Consumers thought the lime green tasted better with all the other flavors. Like a good cocktail, the lime flavor added a refreshing twist to the candy mix.
We have to agree with the lime green fans, lime is definitely the color to choose if you want a zesty injection of flavor and style.
Is lime green a color you dare to wear?