Inspirationail’s Colour School – What to Wear with Yellowish-Green

By Inspirationail

Inspirationail's Colour SchoolWelcome to the yellowish-green week of Team Inspirationail’s Colour School, if you haven’t already be sure to check out lessons on the basics & colour combos as well as red, pink, yellow, green, grey, black, white, brown, beige, blue, orange, purple, rust & mango and this week we are looking at the best colours to match with sunny yellowish-green.

An Educated Guess

Yellow-green can be a feminine and flattering colour that Team Inspirationail quite likes. We like it because it is a warm green which makes it versatile & easy to wear. This is also a colour that loves other colours and looks great with bold accents.

Here are a few tips you can utilize to help you decide what to wear with your favourite yellowish-green.

Youthful Yellowish-Green

This is a fantastic colour all year round, it’s bright enough to look great on summer tans and light enough to brighten up even the coldest winter day. Keep it sheer & shimmering in the winter and bold & vivid in the summer to help balance the colour with the weather.

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Skin Tone Matters

This is actually a fairly versatile colour which is generally easy to match. Sunny yellowish greens run from sweet candy shades to deeper, warmer lime colours. Lighter skinned divas should wear all of the above, limiting creamy or matte shades during winter months. Darker skinned lovelies can wear this shade all year round, but should avoid sheer pastels.

Tertiary Yellowish-Green

Perfectly suited for solid pieces & chunky accessories, this is a colour that few people have too much of. Yellowish-green is a tertiary colour so it tends to be more muted than the vivid primary & secondary colours. Our advice is to opt for light cotton fabrics, warmer tones & shiny accessories. To learn more about tertiary colours be sure to check out our colour basics lesson. There are several ways you can use the colour wheel to help you decide what to wear with your yellowish-green.

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Complimentary Colours

Complimentary colours are opposite to each other on the colour wheel and provide a high degree of contrast. The compliment to yellowish-green is reddish-purple which can actually work as a match. Try soft, sweet lavenders, warm berries or bright sparkling purples.

Analogous Colours

Analogous colours are directly next to each other on the colour wheel which makes them monochrome & often easier to match. Yellowish-green’s nearest neighbors are yellow and green, both of which can easily be paired with this happy colour. Try lively sunny yellows, bold grass greens or deep leafy greens.

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Triad Colours

Triad colours are equally spaced out along the colour wheel & similar to compliments they provide higher contrast options. In yellowish-green’s case it’s reddish-orange & bluish-purple (both also tertiary colours). Both of these options can be fantastic matches for simple yellow-green hues. Try warm terra cottas, electric lavenders or velvety midnight purples.


Split-complimentary colours start with one base colour and then takes the two colours next to it’s compliment. Sounds confusing, but the concept is simple. When we use yellowish-green as our base, it’s split-compliments are red and purple. These two shades are perhaps the most difficult to match of them all. If you want to give it a go, try sweet robin reds, glimmering brick reds or sweet shimmering purples.

Yellowish-Green Apple

Inspirationail’s Picks

We like using our colour wheel to help find combinations we’d never have come up with. Although, we also like to keep our fashion sense keen by coming up with our own matches (helps to keep us sharp). For yellow-greens we like shiny blacks, barely-there pinks or dark steel greys.

Your Two Cents

In the end, you have to make the decision…you are the one wearing the yellowish-green. We’ve given you a few new ideas (and a few tried & true ones). Please leave us your light green-matching ideas in the comments below, we’d love to hear your ideas! Be sure to also check out the Inspirationail Colour School lesson round-up.


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