Emerald is the color of the city in L. Frank Baum’s novel “The Wizard of Oz” which represented the growth that the characters undergo on the journey to the city to seek the Wonderful wizard. Emerald is a color associated with wealth, growth, achievement, and success. In rap songs, Emerald is the color of money.
How the color is made: Emerald is made by mixing Pale Cyan with Dark Lime Green to create a leafy Gren that encourages a sense of growth and inspiration.
History: Traditionally, Emerald was associated with the jewel of the same name and was considered a sign of wealth and good fortune.
Color in Action
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” Jay Gatsby (the main character) is constantly looking toward an Emerald Green light that shines at the end of his dock. The light represents his desire and reaching for his dream of acquiring Daisy as his love. In this way, the Emerald color is symbolic of ambition and success in the novel.
Emerald is seen throughout fashion in the collections of Chadwick Bell, Tibi, Vivienne Westwood, and Monique Lhuiller from 2013 and onwards without an end in sight. Emerald is one of those jewel tones that will stand the test of time as both designers and fashion enthusiasts clamor for more Emerald items in their wardrobes.
Colors that go with Emerald
Complement Emerald with Moderate Pink for a look that feels modern and eclectic. Or try Emeral with Moderate Red and Moderate Violet for a split-complementary color scheme that is vibrant and playful.
Emerald Color Palettes and Schemes
Emerald can be used in a monochrome way too when placed alongside Hunter green and Evergreen for a woodsy vibe that creates a back-to-nature feel.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Tartan patterns in Emerald with Black and Red lines create a Christmasy feel at any time of the year, while herringbone wallpaper in Emerald and Black has an elevated appeal.