Eye-catching color combinations.
Chartreuse is best used as a highlight or accent color. Since many shades are quite bright and attention grabbing, they can overwhelm the viewer when used as the primary color. “Instead, pair chartreuse with a warm dark gray or something,” says Ackerman. When you add more neutral or calm hues to your color system, like cream, black, gray, or blue, you can either tone down the bright shades or highlight the contrast. Just experiment with different shades and tones, and see what works best for your design.
Wall paint colors and home decor.
Aside from web design and illustrations, chartreuse also makes a great choice for interior design color schemes. The Pantone color Bright Chartreuse is a popular favorite of late. “But keep in mind, chartreuse shows up very differently in different mediums, whether digitally, in fashion, or paint,” explains McGoldrick. So before you choose a darker green chartreuse for your dining room, or a bright chartreuse yellow for the living room, get samples and see what works best for the space, especially if you plan to take real estate photographs.
The color chartreuse is bright and cheerful, and with such a wide range of shades and hues, it’s a versatile color for your design needs. So whether you incorporate chartreuse into your next website design, digital drawing, or still life photo, use Adobe Creative Cloud to fine-tune all your projects and find the perfect shade of chartreuse.