Kelly green is an intense, pure green that sits between blue and yellow in the color wheel. 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.