What Color is Chartreuse: 20 Ideas and Inspiration

We’re gushing over chartreuse today and spreading a bit of light on this bold and vivacious shade. But what color is chartreuse, you ask? A bright mix of yellow and green, chartreuse takes the place of lime and mustard with even more powerful personality and trendy appeal. In an effort to enlighten and inspire, we’ve compiled a list of 10 rooms that uses chartreuse in the most beautiful and stylish of ways. Learn how to accent and what colors to pair with it by taking a peek at the ideas below.

1. With White.

What Color is Chartreuse

If you’ve decided to use chartreuse in a larger area or in larger bouts, make sure you balance out this strong tone with a light and comfortable neutral. Whether that be a beige or creamy white, you’ll want to compliment the color but not have it overpower your living rooms or kitchens.

2. Stand Out.

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This color is also perfect for dressing standout pieces of the house. Whether that be the sofa or office accent chair, chartreuse makes for a great option of creating focal points in any room. Like this sofa for example, it transforms this charcoal-dipped space into something even more stylish.

3. Bold Choice.

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Don’t be scared of going bold. Your dining room could be the highlight of your home if you decide to dress the walls in chartreuse and make them pop even more by adding violet and cobalt blue around the space for complimenting and accessorizing.

4. Lightened Up.

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Give your chartreuse walls a lighter look by placing them in an area with a lot of natural lighting and creamy textures and wooden accents. It gives a softer look to this lively, green shade and a more touchable finish. But it never takes away from its unique look!{found on pillmaharam}.

5. Retro Style.

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This color dresses retro pieces really well. There’s something about the funkiness of the color that makes retro pieces look contemporary and hip. It’s a great way to mesh that vintage flair with fashion-forward energy without committing to a blander, more traditional look.{found on dijeaupoage}.

6. Printed Looks.

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For a completely surprising and outside-the-box space, decorate it with a printed piece of chartreuse. This guest bathroom has texture, tone, depth and interest with just the addition of these patterned wallpaper. It may seem busy but we see it as a fun addition to the house.

7. Trendy Additions.

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This blue-hued room was taken to an entirely different level with the addition of these trendy and fun chartreuse chairs. It adds a youthful presence to the space and makes a personal touch that much more evident. The pairing of these two shades really is quite magical.

8. Outdoor Ideas.

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Chartreuse can even brighten up and add style to your outdoor areas. From the front porch to the back, paired with whites, blacks or charcoals, this color will make your outside pop with a bout of design-worthy envy. You’ll have the best curbside on the block!{found on fabarchitecture}.

9. Small Spots.

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This chartreuse door makes this simple and sleek space so much more interesting and fun. This is a great example of how an easy addition and idea can transform even the smallest of spaces around the house – and anyone can make this happen without breaking the bank.{found on feldmanarchitecture}.

10. Funky Accents.

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Chartreuse is really one of the best colors to dress your home in funky styles with. Because it has such a unique tone and texture all its own, it makes for such a fun way of decorating with prints and personality-filled nick-knacks and tidbits.{found on amylaudesign}.

11. Matching accents.

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The bright chartreuse accents give this dining room a really vibrant and exciting look and create a sunny atmosphere without being too bold. Also, it’s beautiful how the chairs and the curtains fill the whole room with color. This gorgeous space was designed by Martha O’Hara Interiors.

12. Complementary details.

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Chartreuse is a powerful and vibrant color which is best used in small doses. It’s also a nuance that goes really well with certain neutrals, grays in particular. This combination is beautifully exemplified in this beach-inspired bedroom created by studio Musso Design Group.

13. Subtle hints.

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This living room designed by Giulietti / Schouten Architects makes use of chartreuse as an accent color in a very interesting way. The color accents are unexpected, in the form of an accent wall that’s small and almost completely hidden behind the furniture as well as a simple border around the painting hanging above the fireplace.

14. Casual focal points.

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A white ceiling and gray walls with a white border at the top and the bottom create a minimalistic and neutral décor which is beautifully balanced out by the wooden floor. However, it’s the chartreuse-colored sofa that completely changes the ambiance in this bedroom, infusing it with energy and adding a sophisticated vibe to its design. This beautiful space is the work of studio Wake + Loom Design.

15. Strong contrasts.

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Introducing two strong accent colors into a room is not easy and yet Melhem Construction Group managed to make it work here. These colors are concentrated around the staircase area which features a dark turquoise wall complemented by a chartreuse bench and balanced out by the dark wooden floor.

16. Inspired by nature.

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A little bit of color can add more character to a small structure like a garden shed for example. This one by Atmoscaper Design has a simple wooden exterior and it’s decorated with all these chartreuse-colored bits like window planters and trellises and that creates a really nice feeling of immersion and a strong connection with nature.

17. Fresh kitchen vibes.

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It’s easy to get carried away when designing or decorating a kitchen and wanting everything to match. When you get the color palette just right the whole room suddenly comes together and everything looks perfect. Check out this beautiful mixture of dark wood, bright chartreuse and black countertops. Isn’t it wonderful?

18. An accent wall with a twist.

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One of the easiest ways to add color to a room is by giving it an accent wall. That strategy was used in this playroom designed by Durham Builders but it took a unique turn. You see, it’s not just the wall that has this vibrant and beautiful shade of chartreuse on it but a section of the ceiling, the door and the shelves on it too.

19. Patio ideas.

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Chartreuse is a nuance that fits beautifully into the color scheme used for outdoor areas such as patios, decks and backyard seating areas. It’s a color inspired by nature that belongs in nature and there are many interesting and creative ways to integrate it into various types of designs. Here, for example, it was used to create a backdrop for the patio in the form of a minimalist fireplace surround.

20. Rooftop energy.

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The cities are surprisingly lacking in color, with most of the buildings being made of concrete and has a neutral feel to them. That’s why it’s very exciting and satisfying to bring lots of color into our designs and decors, especially outdoors. This magnificent rooftop deck by Chicago Green Design Inc. is bursting with energy and we absolutely love that about it.