Pastel green: A soft and balanced shade.

Learn more about the meaning of this soft green shade.

When you think of “pastel,” shades of pink and blue are likely the first to mind. However, pastel green is an often-overlooked shade that holds lots of hidden meaning and has a prominent role in design history; being used in everything from modern home goods to classical ball gowns. Keep reading to learn more about this shade and how it can transform your next design.

What does the color “pastel green” mean?

Pastel green gets its name from its original powdered pigment form, which resulted in a softer shade of green than its oil-based counterparts. Pastel green can promote feelings of balance and serenity, a meaning which color psychologists have confirmed. It can also speak of freshness and good luck, thanks to its association with grass and four-leaf clovers.

The pastel green hex code is #77DD77, and its RGB values are R: 119, G: 221, B: 119.

Pastel green color pairings and variations.

Pastel green is very soft and neutral, meaning it pairs well with a wide variety of colors. It also pairs well with other pastels like dusty rose, lilac, and periwinkle, and can complement soft neutrals like grey, beige, and nude. One way you can use these pairings is to bring balance to home decor by layering rose and pastel green pillows in a room with neutral beige wallpaper.

If you’re looking for an alternative shade to pastel green, try these similar shades:

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