Kelly green is an intense, pure green that sits between blue and yellow in the color wheel. Its hex code is #4CBB17. Named after the common Irish family name, Kelly, it is reminiscent of the lush green Irish landscape. It is also commonly associated with the colors of St. Patrick’s Day.
As a true middle green, Kelly green is a color of renewal, nature, and energy, associated with growth and the environment. It can also be symbolic of money, ambition, and greed.
Kelly green adds a bright, dramatic punch and should be used in controlled doses. It can be paired with other shades of green and with toned-down adjacent hues in the color wheel, such as yellows and oranges or blues and violets.
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