9 Colors to Pair with Green Outfits, As Seen on Celebrities

Not sure how to style Gen Z Green? We got you.
by Em Enriquez for Preview.ph   |  Jan 3, 2022
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All the fashion-savvy folks on the internet are currently obsessed with green, and we're certainly some of them. Something about the grassy hue just injects a carefree touch of quirkiness into one's daily ensembles, and no matter what shade it's worn in, it instantly makes any 'fit an eye-catching one. We can probably thank luxury house Bottega Veneta for the rise in interest in this verdant color; we mean, they do have a shade of green named after them.

Though, let's admit, it is quite challenging to don the hue, especially if you're new to wearing colorful outfits. The biggest tip we can give is to go big or go home—either you focus your entire look on one statement piece in green, or you play around with other hues that can complement it. Need some ideas to get you started? Scroll away for nine different colors that we assure you will perfectly pair with green. 

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Here are 9 colors to match with green for the freshest OOTDs

1. White

Starting off with the most basic of all color combinations, teaming any colorful article of clothing with white will always be a go-to. It certainly makes the green pop, allowing it to become the focal piece of any OOTD.

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While any shade of green would collaborate well with white, lighter tones such as mint will make for the most aesthetically pleasing looks. Don't you think Ashley Garcia looks Pinterest-worthy with her sleeveless collared top and white pants?

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2. Light or nude tones of brown

Green and brown tones naturally pair well with one another. For cooler shades of green, lighter and more subdued browns are the way to go.

If you have a pair of khaki pants or similar-in-tone trousers in your closet, they can best be worn with any pistachio or sage green tops. Take this casual but chic errands-ready 'fit of Ira Denise Oyco for example.

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3. Dark tones of brown

If you want to step into neon territories, let darker, richer shades of brown be your companions. The visual disparity between the two makes the green stand out, but also tones it down just a bit.

Laureen Uy's OOTD below has various brown tones surrounding her vibrant green ensemble. Her leather short-sleeve isn't only a cool layering piece, as it also offers some tonal contrast with the base outfit underneath.

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4. Blue washes of denim

We're 100% certain that every color has a shade of denim that matches it perfectly. The trick is to determine the tone your primary garment is in and hunting for denim pieces that are in the same league.

When it comes to green, chartreuse shades pair nicely with equally-as-cool, light-washed denim. Case in point: Anne Curtis in this Jacquemus cropped cardigan and jeans 'fit. The same idea applies to pastels and other softer hues.

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5. Mustard yellow

Jewel tones just beg to be worn with their fellow jewel tones. Emerald green, and even teal pieces, are made even more striking when teamed with other saturated colors such as mustard yellow. 

An outfit all hubaderas (such as influencer Josh Cruz) will enjoy with this color match-up is a crop top with high-waisted trousers and sneakers.

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6. Purple

The visual opposite of a neutral green is purple, which actually makes them a harmonious and pleasing color combination. Purple pieces "warm up" when viewed side-by-side with a kelly or emerald green garment, which makes for a fun outfit that will definitely turn heads. Take notes from Laureen and try out the color combo the next time you rock a casual, school girl-inspired 'fit!

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7. Pink

Another great option for some color-blocking action with green is pink. Mellow cotton candy shades delightfully offset dark forest greens, resulting in delectable outfits you'd want to wear over and over again. You can easily try out the pairing by layering a green jacket over a pastel pink top (or vice versa, depending on what you have).

When you already have this much color on, Camille Co implores you to not stop there. Add more flavor with a colorful bag, inner top and jewelry, and balance everything out with some neutral bottoms and shoes.

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8. Varying shades of green

There are simply too many fetching shades of green to only stick to one. When going monochrome with the hue, experiment and pair together two or three variations of it for a fun and fresh ensemble. Elisse Joson is definitely convincing us to wear lime and mint green together the next time we go on a stroll.

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9. Black

Say it with us now: Wearing black will never fail you. When you have an uber colorful 'fit on, say this head-to-ankle olive green moment from Camille, black accessories will seamlessly round everything out. They'll allow the main pieces to take center stage, while finishing things off with a sleek touch.

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