Created using a mixture of both blue and yellow, emerald green is a noted shade that is much loved in fabrics and home decor.
What colors make emerald green?
Whilst it may have one descriptive title, emerald green doesn't fall into one shade of colour instead, there are many different hues. Just like with pinks, where you may find pastel pink and fuchsia pink, with emerald green the more you use each blue and yellow colour the darker the overall hue will be.
Fun Fact: Emerald green is a bright blue-green named after the precious gemstone, which gets its distinctive colour from trace amounts of chromium and vanadium. [c: opusartsupplies.com]
The History of Emerald Green
You may, quite rightly, assume that a colour like emerald green is one that came around just by simply mixing colours. However, this is not the case. In fact, there is quite a bit of dark history on how we achieved, and are now able to wear, emerald green today.
It is said that Emerald green was developed in an attempt to improve Scheele's green. This copper aceto-arsenite pigment was first produced commercially by the firm of Wilhelm Sattler at Schweinfurt, Germany in 1814. Trying to improve on Scheele's green, the development of a colour that featured a highly toxic pigment (that we now know to be emerald green) began. At the point of development, this paint became a firm favourite to oblivious painters and fabric creators, among many others.
With the shade being a hit with both developers and customers, it raced through the markets to be used on various items. From clothing to beauty products, candles, wallpaper and even toys, each experienced the emerald green effect.
It wasn't until the release of the ingredients for the paint in 1822, that it became clear what the contents of the liquids really were. With many users of the paint later falling ill and dying, there was the finding of the source of the poison being, in fact, arsenic. Not only were painters, decorators and fabric creators working with this paint against their skin on a regular basis, but so were the wearers of said garments. Despite the banning of the original emerald green pigment in the early 1900s, the colour has still remained a popular colour in artists' palettes with safer ingredients.
The Meaning of Emerald Green
Like all others colours, emerald green is said to have a hidden meaning. The colour green as a whole is said to signify abundance, prosperity and growth. As well as this, of course, it is a simply stunning colour. It is still being loved all these years later, including a recent popularity increase in the beginnings of the 2020s.
What colours go with emerald green clothing?
Using the colour theory wheel, we can easily pair the perfect shades with our emerald green items. Below we show the wheel we suggest using and how to use it!
The colour wheel is a visual representation of colours, with hues arranged according to wavelength. Colour wheels allow colour relationships to represent geometrically and show the relationship between primary colours, secondary colours and tertiary colours – Invision App
Using the colour theory wheel, you can use both complementary and analogous schemes to combine into the perfect outfit. Complementary colours of green include shades that are opposite it on the wheel, which include reds, oranges and pinks. The shades on either side of the green on the wheel, the Analogous colours, include lighter greens and blues.
Complementary Colour Theory Looks
The following looks have been chosen using the Complementary colour theory, so shades that match Emerald Green that belong opposite it on the colour wheel.
Analogous Colour Theory Looks
These looks have been chosen using the Analogous colour theory rule. So, these are shades that match Emerald Green - and they belong on either side of it on the colour wheel.
Emerald Green Diva Catwalk Dresses
At Diva Catwalk we have a large variety of Emerald Green dresses. So we have you covered whether you're looking for a swing dress or a sleeveless number. We're confident you'll find the right design for you.
The Emerald Swing Dress
Our Chesterton Sleeveless dress is the perfect girl-about-town number. Available in ten fun shades, including Blazing Yellow and our favourite Emerald Green, the Chesterton dress features an oversized collar and pleated swing skirt. What's more, with a heart-shaped neckline it means you have the choice to wear the dress on or off-shoulder.
Buy now: Chesterton Sleeveless Dress £125
The Long-Sleeved Pencil Dress
Our Regatta wiggle dress is a versatile dress that features a low v-neck and 3/4 length sleeves. Created using our bi-stretch fabric, this flattering design cinches the waist whilst halting just on the knee.
Buy now: Regatta V-Neck Dress £69 (was £99)
The Long-Sleeved Swing Dress
The Thistledown swing dress comes in 5 elegant shades, including Emerald Green. With a high neckline and cinched waistband, this kind of dress is perfect for when wanting to wear something fitting, without compromising on comfort. What's more, it has pockets!
The Off-Shoulder Dress
Our Mariposa dress is available in a variety of shades, 19 to be exact! In sizes from S to XXXL, we are sure you'll find the right shade and size to match. The Bardot neckline is the stand-alone feature of each Mariposa dress, that pairs perfectly with heels or flats. Made using our Luxury Moss Crepe fabric, its fully lined bodice is tailored for a flattering fit.
When to Wear Emerald Green
You can wear Emerald green all year round, however it is most suited in late summer and into autumn. Emerald green is also a shade that suits most skin tones, so whether you have light, dark, olive or sun-kissed skin you are sure to find the right hue for you.
Emerald Green Footwear
Whether you choose to pair your emerald green dress with matching shoes, or have a different coloured dress with emerald shoes – the choices are endless on how you can combine each to offer the best look.
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